Overcoming OCD with Hypnosis
In the case of OCD high anxiety is felt when you try not to do what your brain is compelling you to do or think. For example your brain may want you to wash you hands repeatedly and if you don’t do this your anxiety will rise and make you feel incredibly uncomfortable. CBT may ask you to try and prolong the period between washing your hands so that the fear rises and then falls again. Over time the plan will be that the periods between hand washing get longer. This can be helpful but it doesn’t get to the bottom of the problem so that OCD therapy can be aimed at the real issue.
When we use hypnosis as an OCD treatment we get our clients relaxed enough to find out why the problem began in the first place. One of our clients with a fear of contamination was worried about infecting others with germs because when she was a little girl her baby sister had died. As she was a little child herself at the time she blamed herself for the death even though she had nothing to do with it. This fear that she might hurt someone else manifested itself in a fear of contamination and an obsession with cleanliness. When my client understood exactly why the problem was there the anxiety dropped significantly as her adult rational mind could step in and challenge the old thought patterns.
No matter what form of OCD anxiety our clients have there is always a rational explanation behind it. Find the underlying reason and you can make a very significant impact on any underlying anxiety.
Self-Hypnosis for OCD
Self-hypnosis for anxiety reduction can also help to change the intensity of the condition. The more stressed and anxious you feel the more likely it is that your symptoms will get worse. Teach yourself to get calm and relaxed and the obsessions or compulsions also get lower. This is why we have created our Ultimate self hypnosis to stop anxiety program. Consisting of five audios is teaches you to increase relaxation, reduce anxiety, stop worrying and negative thinking, reduce feelings of panic and sleep deeply. This audio program can be purchased in our online store.
OCD recovery is possible and using a combination of deep relaxation and therapy to resolve the root cause of the condition significant positive changes can be made. Want to chat to us about your particular problem? Simply fill in the form below or call us on 01636 650 521 for more information.