Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD is an anxiety disorder whereby a person entertains recurrent and intrusive thoughts, ideas or feelings and then feels compelled to carry out some repetitive and ritualistic behaviour to get a sense of relief. These behaviours are often such things as hand washing, checking and rechecking, putting things into a certain order.
This can be extremely time consuming and distressing for the individuals concerned, who often manage to keep it secret even from close acquaintances.
Recent research supported by brain scans shows that three areas of the brain are involved, and in the case of OCD an unhelpful loop is created and maintained. This is sometimes referred to as brain lock. In a person not suffering from OCD, this loop serves a purpose, which once achieved, automatically turns off.
How I help people with OCD
Anxiety is at the root of OCD. Step one is to help you manage anxiety.
Once you have learnt how to use these powerful techniques to resolve anxiety, I then teach you how to let go of those old, restrictive and repetitive behaviours.