Hypnotherapy for OCD
Do you find yourself plagued by intrusive thoughts, urges or images that drain you?
Are you also prone to doing the same repetitive behaviors and it feels like you have to, otherwise something bad might happen or it feels like a must, for the sake of reducing your anxiety?
The good news is that through our hypnotherapy, we can make these issues a thing of the past.
What is OCD?
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by obsessive thoughts, and repetitive behaviors, referred to as compulsions. People with OCD may experience significant impacts on their quality of life, as the condition can be time-consuming and interfere with work, school, and social activities.
In some cases, OCD can lead to social anxiety disorder, causing individuals to alter their routines and even self-imposed isolation, which can be a source of additional stress.
Common behaviors associated with OCD include:
- Avoidance of places, people, or things that trigger obsessions.
- Germ contamination fears: Excessive hand-washing, cleaning, or showering.
- Checking appliances, door locks, or car brakes repeatedly.
- Symmetry and order: The need for things to be arranged in a specific way or to have a perfect symmetry, resulting in repetitive arranging or organizing behaviors
- Feeling the need to touch things a certain number of times.
- Counting and repeating: Engaging in repetitive counting, repeating words or phrases, or performing actions a specific number of times to reduce anxiety.
- Fear of losing control or making mistakes.
- Disturbing thoughts of violence, harm, or taboo subjects that go against the person's true desires.
- Fear of harm or accidents: Persistent worry about causing harm to oneself or others, leading to excessive checking behaviors or seeking reassurance.
- Mental rituals: Engaging in mental processes or prayers to neutralize intrusive thoughts
It is important to recognize that OCD varies from person to person and individuals may exhibit different combinations of obsessions and compulsions. The severity and specific manifestations of OCD can also differ.
The Truth About What It Takes To Get Rid Of OCD
OCD requires more than just understanding your triggers; it necessitates a behavioral change. Merely being aware of your triggers is insufficient to bring about this change. This is where hypnotherapy becomes relevant. Due to the deep-rooted nature of obsessions and compulsions in the subconscious mind, hypnotherapy offers a logical approach.
How Hypnotherapy Can Help You Eliminate OCD
Hypnosis plays a significant role in OCD therapy. It is important to distinguish between hypnosis, which is a state of mind or state of being, and hypnotherapy, which is the use of hypnosis in a therapeutic setting.
Hypnotherapy gives you access to the subconscious mind which is the equivalent of the mind’s hard drive, where all of our programs reside. The subconscious mind plays a crucial role in controlling our automatic behaviors and habits. It oversees functions such as breathing and heart rate, while also serving as the repository for our emotions and memories. Through hypnotherapy, we can work to rewire your mind making it so that your mind no longer feels the need or desire to go to unwanted OCD behaviors.
Why Hypnotherapy Is Better Than Traditional Therapy For Overcoming OCD
-12% of the mind. Unlike the conscious mind, which employs logical thinking, the subconscious mind is believed to consist of 88-95% of the mind. It operates on past experiences and emotions, often disregarding logical reasoning. Consequently, if we have had a negative encounter with something in the past, our subconscious mind may trigger anxiety or fear when we encounter it again, even if there is no logical basis for such reactions.
This is why treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) using traditional methods can be challenging, as the root cause of the problem often lies within the subconscious mind. Hypnotherapy gives you the ability to bypass the conscious mind and tap into the subconscious mind, which is the most powerful part of your mind. That makes hypnotherapy an incredibly potent tool for facilitating the elimination of OCD.
Research on hypnotherapy and hypnosis for anxiety disorders like OCD has shown its effectiveness. Additionally, this therapeutic modality is often more cost-effective compared to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other traditional psychotherapies. Moreover, hypnotherapy generally requires fewer sessions than CBT, which is the most common treatment for OCD.
Our hypnotherapists will help you to address the underlying issues that are at the root of the OCD that you’ve been experiencing. This approach allows for a more targeted and effective strategy.
If you are ready to take control and rewire your mind so that OCD becomes a thing of the past, then book your first session now.
About HEAL YOURSELF Therapy
With over 15 years of experience, we’ve helped thousands of people just like you to gain confidence and love.
Through hypnosis in the form of hypnotherapy, we can help you overcome limiting beliefs and blocks, be your best version of yourself and open the door to love, laughter and companionship.
We offer in-person sessions in our Los Angeles and Northern California offices, as well as online sessions. Both are equally effective. Many of our clients are all over the world.
What is hypnotherapy like?
The experience is a very relaxing one. In fact, our hypnotherapy has been likened to a mental massage.
Every part of the process will be explained to you every step of the way so that you feel safe and relax completely.
How many sessions will I need?
For most topics, it’s a good thing to have in mind at least a few sessions. People usually reach their goals in just a few sessions. If you then decide that you would like to work on something else, we can help with that too.
Many of our past clients continue to be our clients because we’ve helped them throughout the years with anything that life has thrown at them.