Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition in which a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours.
It affects men, women, and children, and can develop at any age. Some people develop the condition early, often around puberty or early adulthood. OCD can be distressing and significantly interfere with your life, but treatment can help you keep it under control.
At Surrey Psychotherapy, we use psychotherapy and hypnosis for treating OCD. Talking therapy is useful in understanding what triggers the client’s OCD symptomology. However, in a complex disorder such as this, simply understanding the triggers does not change the behavior. The behavior is so deeply embedded in the
subconscious mind that the addition of hypnosis is essential for several reasons.
On the simplest level, Hypnotherapy provides deep relaxation, which helps to neutralize the anxiety of OCD clients. Teba Martin will work with the conscious mind using Behavioural and Cognitive therapy and with the subconscious mind using Hypnosis, for long-lasting and effective results. Hypnotherapy with incrementally increasing “exposures” is highly effective to control and manage “OCD thoughts and urges”.
OCD is treatable and there is hope, contact us to discuss how we can help you with different types of obsessive-compulsive disorders.