Hypnotherapy for OCD in Nottingham

By | February 13, 2016

Hypnotherapy for OCD in Nottingham

OCD Hypnosis in Nottinghamshire

Hypnotherapy for OCD in Nottingham

 

 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a condition of intrusive thoughts, images, or impulses, and subsequent troubled behaviour. OCD causes severe anxiety, and fear in those affected around both obsessions and compulsions that take over, and get in the way of important day-to-day activities.

What exactly are obsessions and compulsions?

Obsessions are the state of being obsessed with someone or something usually disturbing, and illogical that occurs over and over again and feels outside of the person’s control. These obsessive experiences are frequently accompanied by intense and uncomfortable feelings such as fear, disgust, doubt, or a feeling that things have to be done “in the right way.”

Of course most people have unwanted “intrusive thoughts” from time to time, but in the case of true OCD, these intrusive thoughts come regularly, and trigger extreme anxiety that prohibits normal day-to-day functioning.

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Some Common Compulsions in OCD

Checking

  • Checking related to harming oneself or others without knowing it – people with OCD tend to feel overly responsible for causing harm
  • Checking that nothing bad happened
  • Checking that you did not make a mistake
  • Somatic Obsessions – Checking some parts of your physical condition or body for signs of illness
  • Checking locks, cookers, appliances, and switches

Washing and Cleaning

  • Needless or repeated handwashing, or handwashing may be done in a ritualised manner
  • Excessive washing in order to remove dirt and germs
  • Cleaning household items or other objects excessively
  • Avoiding Contaminants

Repetition

  • Redoing things or repeating routine activities
  • Preoccupation with order, symmetry and arrangement
  • Arranging, hoarding, and “magical” behaviors created to reduce obsessive thinking, and compulsive conduct
  • Repeating body movements (e.g. tapping, touching, blinking)
  • Repeating activities in “multiples” (e.g. doing a task three times before it feels `right`)

Mental Compulsions

  • Going over things in your mind to prevent harm (to oneself, and others, to prevent negative consequences)
  • Special words, images, numbers, repeated mentally to offset anxiety
  • Special prayers, and affirmations
  • Wishing – wishing thoughts would cease and fantasising about how life could be without obsessions
  • Mental counting
  • Mental listmaking
  • Mental reviewing – Reviewing memory to gain certainty about conversations, events, conversations that already occurred
  • Mental erasing of unwanted mental images
  • Mental adjustment or cancelling

Other Compulsions

  • Putting things in order or arranging things until it “feels right”
  • Urges to tell or confess – constantly wondering if you have done something wrong or made a mistake. It is a way of coping with this fear by telling every detail of you actions to another person
  • Hoarding – compulsive purchasing, acquiring, searching, and saving of items that have little or no value
  • Skin picking, and scratching
  • Hair, and eyelash pulling
  • Excessive reassurance seeking – seeking endorsement from others as a way of reducing anxiety from obsessions
  • Ritualised eating behaviours (e.g. eating foods in certain order, etc.)
  • Avoiding situations that might trigger your obsessions

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) NottinghamCompulsions are another aspect of OCD, and can be very time consuming. These are repetitive behaviours or thoughts that a person uses with the positive intention of overcoming, controlling, or making their obsessions go away. This does help a bit but is not the answer. Compulsions can also include avoiding situations that trigger obsessions.

Not all repetitive behaviors or “rituals” are compulsions of course in the strict sense, and are not considered problematic. Behaviors depend on the context, so one needs to look at the function, and the context of the behaviour. In most cases, individuals with OCD feel forced to enter into compulsive behaviour, and really don’t want to have to do these time consuming and distressing tasks which can an take over their life. In OCD, compulsive behaviour is carried out with the intention of trying to ward off or reduce anxiety, or the presence of obsessions.

Hypnotherapy, and EFT for OCD Treatment in Nottingham, Newark-on-Trent, Bingham, West Bridgford, and Southwell

Hypnosis for Obsessions and Compulsions in NottinghamHypnotherapy combined with EFT, and Psychotherapy in Nottingham is a powerful treatment for OCD, and often used in association with medical intervention. Michael G Millett has successfully helped many people over the years reduce, manage or even eliminate their old OCD patterns. Perhaps there is a root cause for your anxieties ? Michael works to change old patterns of thinking, and get to the root causes of your obsessional habits, and help change the way you think, and feel. You will learn how to deal with OCD by recognising patterns and respond differently, and more positively as well as being able to become generally less stressed, and anxious which is the main trigger of the condition.

 

Michael combines the best of psychotherapy, and EFT, and clinical hypnosis to:

  • Address the underlying root cause of your anxiety
  • Work with the ‘OCD’ part to bring it back into alignment with the rest of you
  • Teach you to manage on-going stress in your life better, and develop a new perspective
  • Use EFT to decrease anxiety levels – but avoiding locking into a word or behaviour by using a variety of words for the set up and tapping sequences
  • Use clinical hypnosis to address the symptoms directly

Through the use of Psychotherapy, EFT and Hypnotherapy, Michael has worked with many clients who have varying behaviours typical of OCD.

Get in touch today to discuss your OCD, and how it impacts your life, and find out how Hypnosis for OCD in Nottingham, Newark-on-Trent, Bingham, Southwell, and West Bridgford can help you.

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Disclaimer: Please note that as this is a form of therapy, and therefore organic – Dr. Michael Millett is unable to guarantee results which may vary from person to person. Some people have responded very quickly to the work, and have been delighted with their recovery. Elevated Therapy testimonials show this. Other people take longer to move forward. There are so many different situations, and people are not the same. Michael will help you as fast as he can, and each session will be progressive.


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