Hypnotherapy for obsessive compulsive behaviour
2nd December, 20130 Comments
Written by: Victoria Droy BA (Hons). HPD. DHP. MNCH (Acc).
Imagine a world where you can't leave the house without checking again and again that you have locked the door. Or imagine having to spend endless time shifting objects minutely until they are just right. It might be a world where you feel forced to endlessly count the things around you; if you get it wrong, you have to start counting all over again. These are just a few examples of the restrictions and powerful anxieties that can trouble someone suffering from obsessive compulsive behaviour.
The compulsion may take the form of obsessive thoughts constantly intruding into your mind. Peace of mind can seem a thing of the past. Sufferers can be scared of what might happen if they don't continue with their strange rituals. Whatever the specific behaviours or thought patterns, sufferers are overwhelmed by the need to repeat certain actions. Whether or not these actions are helpful makes little difference. Such patterns of behaviour can be extremely time consuming, frustrating and demoralising. People can feel very distressed, as if they have lost control of their lives. Anyone can be affected - men or women, adults and children.
There is good news, however. Understanding what is going on in the brain is a powerful way of helping a client toward rationalising his or her behaviour. Some therapies concentrate all their efforts on this approach.
However, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy goes a step further. It also uses the power of the mind itself to bring about positive change. By 'talking' to the subconscious part of the brain during trance therapy, hypnotherapy can bring about a change of focus at a much deeper level. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy in particular works from a fundamentally positive stance. It helps clients to find positive solutions to their problems and gain increasing control over their life. They can find a more stable, happier outlook and learn to maintain better mental health in the long term.
Don't stay trapped in a world of obsessive behaviour. Break free!
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