The aim of clinical hypnotherapy for OCD is to change a person’s way of thinking; to give them control over OCD urges, and to reduce symptoms of anxiety.
Someone who is suffering from OCD is already in a highly-focussed state, which is one of the main characteristics of hypnosis. Sufferers often say they feel ‘spaced out’, or lose track of time, when the OCD anxiety afflicts them; again, indicators of a hypnotic state.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorders are generally rooted in the subconscious mind. The majority of OCD conditions are attributable to emotional and developmental causes.
A person’s inner conflicts can trigger the appearance of obsessive symptoms, creating a “vicious circle” of anxiety reactions, which exacerbate the manifestation of OCD symptoms.
Clinical hypnotherapy allows a sufferer to communicate with their subconscious, to discover the root cause of their OCD. Symptoms may begin to dissipate as soon as insight is gained.
A number of clinical hypnotherapy techniques can be employed to reduce the anxiety caused by worrying about NOT carrying out the OCD activity.
What OCD sufferers are experiencing is really fear, and clinical hypnotherapy is effective at diminishing or eliminating the fear reaction inside the human mind, by providing the sufferer with vital coping techniques.
For more details of how clinical hypnotherapy can help OCD, please do contact me