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 Life Acknowledged, 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” are 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;
It is characterized by repetitive physical or mental acts due to fixation with a perceived defect in physical appearance. People with BDD repeatedly check and focus on their bodies and the way they look. They may cover up the area they perceive as flawed or leave home less often than usual to keep others from seeing the defect. They may also undergo repeated and unnecessary plastic surgery. People with BDD may truly believe they have the perceived defect even when no defect is present or may have some level of insight that their preoccupation and subsequent behaviors are excessive.
It’s characterized by intense difficulty discarding or parting with personal items, regardless of actual monetary value, because of a belief that they must save them. The thought of parting with these items causes severe distress. This results in the accumulation of a massive number of possessions that literally fill up living space of the home and prevent normal use of the living space.
It’s characterized by repeatedly pulling out of hair that results in noticeable hair loss. People with HPD experience increased anxiety prior to pulling or when attempting to stop pulling, but feel relief when hair pulling. People with hair pulling disorder feel considerable distress about their compulsion. Frequently, these people inspect the hair root, chew on or eat hair, twirl the hair, or pull the hair between teeth.