Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an illness that affects as many as 1 in 50 adults, and twice that many will have experienced it at some time in their lives. It ranges from merely annoying to an emotionally crippling condition which, if left untreated, can affect a person’s relationships, work and family life and lead to depression and other problems.
OCD’s take many forms, such as: concern with dirt or germs, or excessive concern with chemical or environmental contamination; counting compulsions, having to count up to certain numbers; checking compulsions – checking doors, locks, stoves, brakes etc; hoarding or collecting compulsions; repeating rituals, going in and out of doors; aggressive obsessions, like fear of harming people, horrific images, doing something embarrassing, terrible events like death, fire etc.; even severe workaholics are sufferers. OCDs are sometimes accompanied by depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, attention deficit disorder and many other anxiety disorders.
Children are frequent sufferers of OCD, but it can affect a person of any age. OCDs can come and go at any stage of a person’s life, disappear for a period of time and then return in a different form. They range from mildly interfering to extremely incapacitating.
Sufferers are aware that their behavior is irrational and disruptive, but they have great difficulty in controlling it.
Hypnotherapy can greatly assist suffers of OCD because it quickly gets to the roots of the obsession and helps to reframe it.
OCD behavior often stems from events and experiences from long ago. Usually the events themselves they have been forgotten at the conscious level, but the subconscious retains the memories as well as the accompanying motions such as intense fear and anxiety or perhaps a sense of loneliness or isolation.
The subconscious’s efforts to deal with these experiences can manifest as OCD behavior.
A skilled hypnotherapist using hypnosis to regress a client back to that time can work directly at the subconscious level to reframe the memories so that they no longer have a bearing on the present day.
Over time, this usually results in the OCD symptoms disappearing completely.
You can overcome Obsessive Compulsine Disorder and once again enjoy a normal life.
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