Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder involving two elements: obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are repetitive unwanted thoughts that make you feel anxious. Compulsions are repetitive behaviours and rituals. With OCD you feel that as if you have to complete these rituals or behaviours otherwise something bad will happen. Performing the compulsions can temporarily reduce the anxiety you feel with OCD in certain situations. With OCD you might realise that your thoughts are irrational, but the obsessions and compulsions are difficult to resist. OCD affects people from all different backgrounds, classes, cultures, sexes and intelligence levels. Approximately 2-3% of Australians experience OCD. At Synergy Hypnotherapy Melbourne we can eliminate OCD easily in one session usually using OCD Hypnosis | Hypnotherapy for OCD.
What are the symptoms of OCD?
With OCD you experience some obsessive thoughts and a paricular compulsion. However, the intensity and frequency can vary, and it’s not uncommon for it to be worse when you are particularly stressed (e.g exam time, relationship problems).
Examples of obsessions include
- fear of contamination or dirt
- fear of harming yourself or others
- intrusive sexual thoughts
- fear of illness
- religious or moral issues
Common compulsions may be:
- cleaning or putting things in a particular order
You may also be experiencing a range of emotions, including feeling:
- stressed or anxious
- annoyed and frustrated
- down or depressed
- a sense of shame (and a wish to hide your OCD from others)
OCD may affect other parts of your life too and you might find you’re not able to enjoy the things you normally would. You might also feel more likely to abuse drugs or alcohol as a way to escape or numb overwhelming feelings.
Here at Synergy Hypnotherapy Melbourne we know how OCD works and we know how to eliminate OCD from your life through the use of OCD Hypnosis | Hypnotherapy for OCD. Usually only in one session!