Is your life being ruled by an overwhelming need to check, check and check again? It is a natural instinct to check our environment for any lurking threats but for some people this need can get out of control. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a condition that involves obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. Obsessive thoughts may include things like a fear of hurting yourself or others; or a fear of becoming contaminated by germs; compulsive behaviours could include excessive cleaning, checking or repeating certain words or phrases. When this happens it has a major impact on your life, even preventing you from leading a normal life, and causing extreme anxiety.
If you think you may have OCD then you should consult your doctor before doing anything else. They can advise you on the range of treatments available.
Hypnotherapy can help some people: by reducing anxiety and stress, so reducing the symptoms; or by helping to overcome the disorder itself. Hypnotherapy works by accessing the subconscious mind and using suggestion techniques to bring about change to subconscious behaviour. This can help you to gain control over your symptoms. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps you to change your way of thinking so that your mindset becomes more positive, reducing stress and anxiety.