Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can vary in form and severity. It can become a controlling force in your life which both stems from anxiety and creates anxiety.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has two main parts:

Obsessions are repetitive, unwanted thoughts that result in irrational fears and anxiety.

Compulsions are repetitive behaviours that are carried out to reduce the anxiety caused by the obsession.

Examples of compulsions are excessive cleaning, counting, checking and repeating tasks or actions. Trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling) may also be classified under the general umbrella of OCD.

It is possible to experience obsessive thoughts only and not feel the urge to carry out a compulsion. Examples of obsessions are worrying excessively about germs, illness, fearing causing harm to others. 

How can hypnotherapy help with OCD?

The symptoms of OCD can come and go, but anyone affected will recognise that the obsessions and compulsions are worse when they are stressed or anxious about other things such as work, finances or relationships. 

Hypnotherapy can help enormously by reducing the underlying anxiety that feeds the behaviours and thought patterns, enabling you to regain a sense of normality and control. As the anxiety reduces the OCD fades away.

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