Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be a very distressing condition for, not only the sufferer but also those who live with them. No one wants to see their loved one going through this issue.
People tell you to just stop. Don't dwell on those thoughts. Don't keep doing those actions. Don't let yourself obsess so much.
They don't understand that OCD isn't something you can control with your conscious mind. If you could, you would, right?
While you may be helpless in the face of the urges to engage in OCD behaviours, you don't have to resign yourself to living a life plagued with them forever…
The good news is - with the right approach (self-guided hypnosis) this condition can be overcome.
The conventional approach to OCD at one time was Prozac, however many adverse reactions were reported. Counselling is another useful approach, however waiting lists are long and private treatment is expensive.
Does Hypnotherapy Work for OCD
Hypnotherapy as an OCD treatment really sets itself apart! Not only is it a completely safe and natural approach. Several scientific studies have demonstrated that hypnotherapy can be extremely effective as a standalone treatment!
Before we dwell into how hypnosis can help, we need to understand the two main components of OCD: Obsessions and Compulsions. Once we understand this, we can then understand how hypnosis can resolve the root causes of OCD.
WHAT ARE OBSESSIONS?
Obsessions are quite different to ordinary, everyday worries that we all experience in our day-to-day life. Obsessions are intrusive thoughts, images or urges that repeatedly appear in your mind and cause significant fear and anxiety.
Common Obsessions include:
Obsessions can be about anything and can often leave you feeling disgusted, guilty or apprehensive. Obsessions can seem frightening or so disturbing that you can’t share them with others. You may try to suppress or ignore these thoughts, but by doing so they are likely to become even more intrusive and cause further anxiety.
WHAT ARE COMPULSIONS?
Compulsions are actions or thoughts you feel compelled to repeat, often as a response to an obsession aimed at reducing the associated anxiety. For example, you may excessively wash your hands as a response to an obsessional fear about germs. You may repeatedly check you’ve locked the door or turned off the oven. You may feel the need to repeatedly touch every light switch in the house eight times to prevent harm coming to a loved one. You may feel the need to arrange all the items in your fridge by colour.
Whatever the compulsion, you are unlikely to experience any pleasure or fulfilment when carrying out it out and yet still find yourself doing it repeatedly. Some will spend hours carrying out compulsions and as a consequence it interferes with their normal everyday activities. Others will carry out their compulsions in secret, like ‘rituals’.
OCD can be so debilitating that it effects your work, relationships, social life and quality of life.
Hypnosis For OCD Treatment
Hypnosis communicates with the ‘OCD problem part’ of the mind. You might have heard the parable of the man looking for something in the street at night:
“What are you looking for?” asks his neighbour.
“I’ve lost my key,” says the man.
“Where did you lose it?”
“In my house.”
“Then why are you looking for it out here in the street?”
“Because there’s more light to see by under this street lamp!”
Trying to work at the conscious level with someone when the OCD problem really resides in, and is maintained, by, their subconscious mind is like the man looking for his key in the wrong place. Just because there seems to be ‘more light’ in that place.
By listening to our hypnosis session, we use the power of positive suggestions, to decondition the anxiety around not carrying out the OCD rituals (Root Cause Analysis). When we do this, OCD can evaporate amazingly fast!
The focus is on taking the fear out of not carrying out some compulsive behaviours. It’s important to understand that, for genuine change to happen at the feeling level, hypnosis – a new way of focusing the mind – must occur.
By helping to resolve and correct this root cause, your OCD can be disposed of naturally and completely without any effort. Additionally, all related symptoms can automatically fade away, until eventually your OCD is nothing but a vague and distant memory!
Our Self-Guided Hypnosis session to Overcome OCD, can help you improve your life by:
★ Allowing you to relax and stay in control of your behaviour
★ Eliminating the subconscious messages that cause you to act obsessively
★ Making you more aware of your behaviour and able to control it
★ Reducing anxiety and stress that can worsen OCD
★ Easing OCD symptoms without causing side effects like medications
You have nothing to lose but the embarrassment, shame and anxiety caused by OCD.
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