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Obsessions & Compulsions
Elements of obsessions and compulsions can overlap with habits and addictions; they are all simply labels. You are unique and the therapy will be tailored specifically to you and the issues affecting you.
Whether you are affected by any or indeed a combination of all of these, through the use of hypnotherapy and other psychotherapy techniques, we can work together to change this. We can identify the triggers and alter the responses to those triggers to so that they become positive ones. We can investigate ways to reduce the occurrence of the trigger, change our self-beliefs, create positive thinking and learn how to relax possibly by the use of self-hypnosis. We can also identify the root cause of the problem and in doing so deal with this effectively so that the problem is resolved permanently.
An idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person’s mind.
An irresistible urge to behave in a certain way, especially against one’s conscious wishes.
There are numerous obsessions and compulsions and associated behavious that clients have come to see me for help with. Here are just some examples:
Hair Pulling (Trichotillomania)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Constantly Washing Hands
Carrying out Rituals
Obsession over Cleanliness/Tidiness
Obsessions & Compulsions
Obsessions and compulsions are not the same thing.
With an obsession, you may constantly be thinking about doing something or worrying about something. For example, someone who is obsessed with cleanliness and germs may have an all-consuming desire to wash their hands. However, once they have done this, the worry doesn’t disappear but continues to play on their mind and all they can think about doing is going to wash their hands again. There is no relief for someone with obsessive behaviour or thoughts. It dominates their life. It can affect both men and women and generally those who are perfectionists.
Someone with a compulsion does at least get some relief once they have carried out the compulsive behaviour; however, they often tend to feel guilty afterwards about their behaviour. An example of compulsive behaviour may be someone who compulsively over-eats. They binge on food, feeling an immediate satisfaction as they do so but then feel guilty afterwards and promise to themselves they won’t do it tomorrow. Unfortunately the pattern continues day after day.
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