Hypnosis for Hoarding

Clutter, which is often related to procrastination, is a leading cause of disorganization. There are many reasons why people clutter. Some reasons include things such as feeling overwhelmed, and your highest priorities at that time, are somewhere else. Perhaps you just don’t know where to start in removing your clutter.

How many times have you heard yourself say, “I better not throw this away? I might need it someday.” Maybe you feel that you do not have enough space or enough time to take care of the 


problem. It could be that you just do not know where to go for help. If you know that you have a problem with keeping things, you may seek the assistance of a friend or even your spouse, if he or she is positive in helping you and not yelling at you for having it.

There are also many organizations that help people get rid of clutter and organize your life. 

Hoarding is a much more serious form of cluttering. It is the excessive collection of things, along with the person’s inability to discard them. Hoarders often create such cramped living conditions that their homes may be filled to capacity with their things, leaving only narrow pathways that wind through the clutter. 

Hoarding has also been referred to as compulsive hoarding or compulsive hoarding syndrome. It also can be a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder. 

The above is an excerpt from a paper titled, ” The Role of Hypnotherapy in Working With Cluttering and Hoarding” By Judith L. Cameron, Ph.D.

Hoarding, as with other Obsesssive  Compulsive Disorder  manifestations, responds well to Hypnotherapy when used to work at the subconscious level to change the way the subconscious expresses its need to regain control of the suffer’s environment and circumstances.

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Hypnotherapy and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)

In a paper titled ‘Hypnotically Induced Dissociation (HID) as a strategic intervention for enhancing OCD treatment’*, researchers and authors Joseph Meyerson and Andres Konichezky, describe in detail how the hypnotherapeutic technique HID was used to successfully treat three patients diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD).

The paper concluded, “we found HID to be a powerful therapeutic tool that enhances psychotherapeutic outcomes in the treatment of OCD patients. It can be used hetero-hypnotically and subsequently during patients’ self-hypnotic experiences. Cautious and skilled implementation of HID for OCD patients can help address psychological issues that have been neglected during major parts of the patients’ development, thus facilitating both psychological growth and well being.”

You can read the entire paper here.

* Hypnotically Induced Dissociation (HID) as a strategic intervention for enhancing OCD, Joseph Meyerson and Andres KonichezkyAmerican Journal of Clinical Hypnosis 53:3, January 2011

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