Clinical Hypnotherapy for OCD
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by recurrent thoughts, images, or impulses that trigger anxiety and oblige the person to implement materials or mental repetitive actions.
What are Obsessions?
Obsessions are thoughts, images or impulses intrusive and repetitive, perceived as uncontrollable. The obsessions of the OCD trigger unpleasant and really intense emotions, such as fear, disgust, guilt, with the consequent need to make every effort to reassure themselves and manage their own discomfort.
What are Compulsions?
Typical compulsions of OCD, ceremonial or ritual, repetitive behaviors are also called (controlling, washing, cleaning, organising) or mental actions (praying, repeating formulas, counting) aimed at curbing the emotional distress caused by the thoughts and impulses that characterize the obsessions detailed above.
If OCD is not properly cured, first of all with a specific behavioural therapy, it tends to become chronic and worsen over time.
Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Hypnotherapy treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) have a tendency to become chronic, along with a general resistance to the usual drug therapy and psychotherapy. The use of hypnosis can represent, in some cases, a tool that is decisive, especially when associated with the therapies with drugs acting on the serotonergic system.
The hypnotic state allows a therapist to implement a series of effective behavioral techniques, merely at an imaginative level, without concrete actions. Mental execution of these techniques often allows an individual to achieve results comparable to those performed in the traditional chemical cures.