High levels of anxiety causes us to perform rituals to try and reduce or get rid of the worries. This is commonly know as OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). When carrying out these rituals we get some relief but it does not last and the OCD cycle starts.
Clients suffering from OCD may find that some of the thoughts they have are extremely negative and can often being distressing. They will often know that the thoughts they have and the actions they undertake as a result are irrational but find that they are powerless to fight them. OCD can be exhausting and debilitating. Many clients feeling embarrassed, guilty and ashamed that they have these thoughts and feeling and often try to hide it from their families.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps sufferers to overcome the OCD by focusing on reducing the anxiety they have, which is feeding these behaviours or thought patterns. We do find focus on the obsession, we look forward into a more positive future with a life free of these thoughts and feelings.