What is OCD?
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is usually triggered when a person has faced traumatic event. Their primitive mind takes over and creates an inappropriate coping strategy becoming the default response to future negative triggers. This can lead to the person experiencing intense and insistent thoughts which have a significant impact on their life. The obsessive thoughts are followed by repetitive compulsions or urges. These thoughts cause the person a great deal of distress because if they fail to act on these thoughts, they or those nearest to them are at risk.
People with OCD are aware that their thoughts are irrational. However, they’re driven to carry out compulsive behaviours and rituals believing this relieve them of the anxiety causing unwanted thoughts. At mindAbility we understand what you are going through and work with our clients using hypnotherapy to develop strategies to manage negative thoughts. Asha Berzon the Clinical Hypnotherapist has years of experience guiding clients to overcome OCD by promoting a greater sense of control. Sessions are dedicated towards the clients’ goals and on average takes between 20-26 sessions but varies depending on clients’ needs.
Four main types of OCD:
- Fear of contamination leading to cleaning
- Symmetry and ordering
- Concerns with unintentional harm and repeated checking (e.g locking doors)
Please Note: Solution focused hypnotherapy is very effective. However, results may vary and success is not guaranteed. Success is dependent on your willingness and commitment to make changes.