Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with hypnotherapy
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is first and foremost an anxiety disorder. It is not a thought disorder, although the thoughts associated with OCD are often quite strange.
Hypnotherapy aims to change the way a sufferer is actually thinking and therefore be able to control the condition. It can help to make the distinction between what OCD sufferers feel is true (for example, the bath water is running) and what is actually true (for example, the water is turned off). This can be done in two ways. First, hypnotherapy can encourage you consciously to think in a different way. Secondly, it can change your thoughts and feelings at an unconscious level. Relaxation techniques greatly assist in treating this condition.