Obsessive compulsive disorder is defined as a psychiatric anxiety disorder but what is OCD and is there a treatment for OCD? It is usually characterized by a subject’s obsessive, distressing, intrusive thoughts and their related compulsions (tasks or “rituals”) which attempt to neutralize these obsessions.
As you can tell by the name, the disorder has two components; obsessive and compulsive.
The obsessive component consists of recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses, or images. These are normally intrusive and inappropriate and as a result they can cause marked anxiety or distress.
The compulsive component consists of repetitive behaviors or mental acts that the person feels driven to perform in response to an obsession, or according to rules that must be applied rigidly.
The late Howard Hughes suffered from OCD and you can see its portrayal in the film The Aviator.
There are various treatments recommended for obsessive-compulsive disorder. These include behavior therapy, cognitive therapy and medications. But there are also natural treatments that you should consider as well.
One of the most effective alternative treatments for OCD is hypnosis.
Using hypnosis for OCD is one of the best methods available to help treat the problems.
It’s a very simple process: either find a local hypnotherapist who will tailor a series of hypnotherapy sessions to your exact needs or get hold of an OCD hypnosis MP3 and listen to it regularly.
Both options work well and have a high success rate.
The hypnosis will start by relaxing you so that you begin to let your worries and obsessions drift away. Once you’ve reached that relaxed state, you’ll be given a series of instructions that gently work with your mind to bring about a change in the way you react to the issues you’ve been having.
Over the course of several hypnosis sessions, you should begin to notice that the things and events you obsessed about don’t worry you as much. Maybe you wash your hands less often or can put up with things being ever so slightly out of order. These signs will show you that your hypnosis is working.