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OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by obsessive thoughts and/or compulsory physical activities that can be considered dysfunctional.

Hypnotic techniques empower a client to identify “OCD thoughts and urges”, a process of seeing without necessarily acting, which enables them to create a path away from performing the associated compulsive behaviour.

Inner conflict triggers the obsessive symptoms creating a “vicious circle” of anxiety which exacerbates the symptoms; 'talking therapies' can inflame this negative cycle and even increase the obsessive symptoms. Hypnotherapy however does not do this and is an excellent way of side-stepping this problem and of resolving the original trauma.

The difference between cognitive therapy and hypnotherapy:

Cognitive talking therapy uses the conscious mind, about 10% of the mind.

Hypnosis engages the subconscious, about 90% of the mind.

OCD can be described as an 'out of control trance state' - doesn't it make sense to treat a 'trance state' with a controlled, guided 'trance state'.

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