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OCD

Suffer from an obsessive compulsive disorder? We can help.

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Are you experiencing one of the following symptoms?

  • Fear of being contaminated by germs or dirt or contaminating others.
  • Fear of losing control and harming yourself or others.
  • Excessive double-checking of things, such as locks, appliances, and switches
  • Ordering or arranging things “just so”
  • Accumulating “junk” such as old newspapers or empty food containers
  • Obsessive over thinking

About OCD

The onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder usually occurs during adolescence or young adulthood and younger children.  There has been a good deal of research carried out over the past few years regarding the causes of OCD. It has been speculated that there might be several kinds of OCD and that, in particular, OCD that starts in childhood may be different from that which begins in adulthood. Whatever and whenever the onset it is a pattern of behaviour that once served a positive purpose. The subconscious mind’s sole purpose is to keep you safe; your survival is paramount.  Feeling safe is often about feeling as though you have control and choice in major areas of your life. If this feels impossible (children especially have very little control or choice) the mind creates a pattern of behavior that gives an illusion of control and choice. Because it is the limbic system that is responsible for this survival strategy there is no rational thinking involved (that’s the job of the prefrontal cortex). With this understanding there are some therapy models which can retrain the brain (interrupts the neural pathways) and establish new patterns of behaviour (create new neural pathways).

Top Tips to fight OCD

  1. Recognise the triggers
  2. Learn to resist OCD compulsions
  3. Challenge obsessive thoughts
  4. Manage stress

How we can help you

Cognitive Behavioural therapy and Cognitive Hypnotherapy are extremely effective for helping most people be rid of OCD. EMDR and AMDR also can make permanent changes to help you be rid of your disorder. Latest research based on Neuroscience shows conclusively that we can change brain patterns with certain therapeutic approaches. This means permanent change is completely possible   

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