Beat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Hypnosis is a great and effective tool to help deal with the underlying fears and anxieties, which provoke the negative behaviours associated with OCD.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

Obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD as it is commonly know happens when a person becomes fixated on a particular thought that is provoked by anxious feelings and eventually gets to a point where it becomes obsessive.

This intense compulsion to act on anxiety driven by an obsessive fear, is based on neurotic thoughts, feelings and emotions that elicit some kind of threat or danger. In order to alleviate the anxiety, the person will commit to performing a designated task until the anxiety begins to calm down. The anxiety is often a feeling that there is something wrong, or that if the task isn’t acted out, something bad will happen. The conscious mind often understands and accepts that the behaviour is irrational and wishes it will stop, but can’t figure out how.

OCD sufferers will often create rituals to help ease their intense and unbearable anxiety.

Some people will feel the need to always wash their hands for fear of germs as in the case with a sufferer of Germophobia. Some people will need absolute order & symmetry in the things around them to such a degree that it begins to affect their well-being. Others may feel the need to compulsively check things like light switches, locks, stoves etc. These people will doubt their previous actions and question if they properly checked the appliance or switch., therefore compelling them to go back and check again.

Compulsions tend to fall into checkers, counters, cleaners, Doubters & sinners, arrangers and hoarders.