Updated: 6 days ago
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Finding the right way to treat OCD with Chris Russell
At The Manor Hypnotherapy Consultancy.
While a good number of people might have a bit of "perfectionism" within them, it does not control their lives and actions in the same way as OCD. OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder influences around 2% of the UK population and it is classed as an anxiety disorder.
Somebody with OCD may be compelled to check kitchen appliances, light switches and locks several times and even though they are certain that they have shut and locked the door to their home they would have to go back and check to reassure themselves that everything is in order. Checking the cooker, gas fire, washing machine, windows and doors might have to be done as many as 20 times or higher for some obsessive compulsive disorder sufferers.
Obsessive compulsive disorder can show itself in reaction to numerous different anxiety causes. For example, safety, as anxiety can result in repeated checking of electrical gadgets or locks, illness anxiety can lead to excessive hand washing or cleaning, and control anxiety can result in ritualistic motions, such as repeated praying or arranging of things.
Differentiating between the compulsions and the obsessions:
Any behaviour that obliges them to do something, otherwise something bad is likely to happen could be classed as a compulsive behaviour. The behaviour is a reaction to the obsessive thought processes that are creating high levels of worry and anxiety. Most people with obsessive compulsive disorder realise that there isn't much rational to the behaviour.
For instance, the person may be experiencing obsessive beliefs about the safety of a family member and the anxiety and worry begins to increase in their mind. They feel unable to shake the thought even though they know full well it isn't really true. Even though the worry is irrational, the anxiety felt is real, and the person begins to look for a solution. When they find out that the person is ok they start to convince themselves that it's as a result of their actions.
The compulsive behaviour only presents a small measure of relief from the overwhelming panic that the obsessive ideas have induced. In time, the habits typically get increasingly more extreme. As the person attempts to amplify the stress relieving properties, the ritual or behaviour becomes a lot more complex or intense. This escalation of behaviour creates a continuing vicious cycle of panic and worry which traps the OCD sufferer.
Kinds of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Organiser - Somebody that likes symmetry and order in their life. Washer - being hooked on cleanliness. They fear being infected from bacteria.
Doubter - imagine that disaster would occur if they do not do specific tasks in a particular manner.
Hoarder - concentrates on keeping all clothing, boxes as well as other items. These people have the fear that throwing out any belongings will probably result in some type of disastrous results.
Squirrel - This person will keep everything in case it's important later. By way of example, they may fear that discarding a special item may result in tragedy.
Deep Inner Mind approaches as a Treatment Solution for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
With Deep Inner Mind therapy, it is possible for people to conquer their OCD issues and achieve an inner calmness. OCD can typically be overcome using hypnosis, as it may help break the cycle of anxiety. They may also help the customer discover and resolve the original issue that was the "root cause" for the disorder, which can be very helpful in collapsing it totally.
Deep Inner Mind therapy is also an effective way to tackle the extreme anxiety that OCD sufferers face, because conquering the elevated levels of panic and anxiety is a key which helps individuals let go of their obsessive thoughts and behaviours so they can regain power over their lives.
Chris Russell from The Manor Consultancy based in Drayton, Portsmouth, Hants said, "OCD can be treated when you obtain access to the Deep Inner Mind the way hypnotherapy does. Using Deep Inner Mind Therapy I have helped many, many people become free from their OCD and by doing so, helping them to live a happier life. Maybe I can do that for you!
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