Obsessive Symptoms and Problems

Resolved easily with Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy and Changing Limited Beliefs (Thrive).

Understanding Obsessive Thoughts, Behaviours and Disorders

You would normally hear or read about obsessive behaviours and disorders being linked with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), which is a diagnosis widely used within the mental health profession. However I have found it more helpful to separate compulsive behaviours from obsessive behaviours as their impact upon people's lives and the way in which they are experienced is very different.

As a rule of thumb, a compulsive behaviour is one that is undertaken, often with little thought, on impulse or with a sense of having been 'driven' to it, and instant relief is felt. There may be some feelings of guilt or shame felt afterwards, but immediate gratification is felt at the time. For obsessive thoughts and behaviours, this sense of relief is often never achieved. The person is likely to focus excessively on the issue at hand, often becoming totally preoccupied by it; they can find themselves involved in repetitive cycles of behaviour which provide little or no relief, and sometimes activities are carried out to ensure something else (often something bad) does not happen.

The types of Obsessive Thoughts, Behaviours and Disorders Treated Successfully with Hypnotherapy

Obsessive thoughts and behaviours can range from simple everyday behaviours such as tidiness (e.g. placing all food tins in the cupboard with the label facing outwards) to counting numbers or doing sums in their head to the point that they can think of nothing else.

With all obsessional thoughts and behaviours, it is the degree to which the issue is preoccupying your time and/or limiting your life that is important. For example, someone who worries about dirt or contamination may simply wash their hands carefully, maybe try and avoid using public toilets, or perhaps ensure they do not touch doors or handles in public toilets even if this means waiting a long time for someone else to open the door so they can nip through 'untouched'. However, place this same person under stress and they may begin to wash their hands obsessively and for some people this may become ritualistic to the point that their hands are never clean enough to leave their house.

The following list is not exhaustive, but covers the more common obsessive thoughts and behaviours that have been treated successfully using Hypnoanalysis:

  • Being overly jealous or possessive over a partner
  • Eating issues (e.g. avoiding certain foods, anorexia)
  • Constant worry about something
  • Sleeping problems (e.g. insomnia)
  • Paranoia
  • Excessive exercise
  • Continual negative thoughts
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Constant counting
  • Excessive tidiness
  • Rituals (e.g. 'if you don't walk on the cracks in the pavement, nothing bad will happen', if you bump one side of your body you have to match it in the other to 'even yourself up', always checking locks a certain number of times)

Please do not be put off if your particular issue has not been identified in the list above: obsessive thoughts, behaviours and disorders are so varied and often specific to the individual that it would be impossible to list them all here. What is important to realise is that it is the underling reasons for the behaviour that is significant and it is this that is treated with hypnotherapy or by Changing Limited beliefs, rather than the precise behaviours themselves. If you have any doubts, please contact me to discuss things.

There are many people who have obsessive thoughts and behaviours will try and hide them from others, perhaps thinking that people won't understand or may judge them for it. I have many years of experience working with people to help them resolve their obsessive patterns of thinking and behaviour and you will find me to be open, friendly, helpful and completely non-judgmental in my approach. You have two options of therapy that can be undertaken to help you resolve your issue.

How Analytical Hypnotherapy Can Help

With ANALYTICAL HYPNOTHERAPY (Hypnoanalysis) you will be able to rid yourself of these unwanted thought patterns and behaviours successfully via a course of hypnotherapy (between 6 to 12 sessions) As an added bonus, in addition to be free from your previous obsessive behaviours, after a course of hypnotherapy using pure hypnoanalysis you can also have a greater sense of self; increased self-confidence, self-esteem, and belief in yourself; AND of course hypnosis is wonderfully relaxing and reduces stress levels.

How Changing Limited Beliefs (Thrive) Can Help

Self Confidence Issues can usually be resolved using the Changing Limited Beliefs programme in between 4-6 sessions on average. Changing Limited Beliefs does not use any form of hypnosis or hypnotherapy it is effective by getting you to retrain your brain to think differently about your phobia and its symptoms and to get rid of it. In the Changing Limited Beliefs (Thrive) sessions we will look at your belief systems ( most sufferers have Low Self Esteem and Social Phobia), we look at your Personality Type and how that influences your phobia, we discuss the different types of Anxiety you suffer ( most sufferers worry about things even before they have happened), we look at the way your mind and your imagination play havoc with your Phobia, we discuss how much responsibility you actually take in your life ( how you choose to let things affect you either positively or negatively), and then I teach you how to change that around so that you manage your thinking and your phobia differently. The results can be amazing and in such a short time.

The next Step?

Quite often you have had a fear or a phobia or lacked confidence for so long that its been normalised - "I have always had it, its just me and the way I am". But you were not born with the phobia or with confidence issues it was "acquired" as you went through your life, probably as a child. Just because you may have always suffered with these symptoms does not mean you have to continue suffering with them. Please give me a call or send me an email as I CAN HELP YOU to resolve things so that you can live the life that you deserve to live.

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**Disclaimer: All content and claims made within these pages on this website are are based on my working with clients and their results over many years. The testimonials provided on this website are genuine client testimonials submitted to me after them working with the Thrive/Hypno-Analysis Programmes. This includes working with clients on Thrive, Stop Smoking, Hypno-Analysis and any other therapies explained on this website. Results clients may achieve can vary - as with any therapy the client has to put effort in to resolving their issues. The hypnosis or my individual work cannot make the changes in your life for you. However if you use the hypnosis and my input as a “tool” then together with your effort then there is no reason at all why you cant make those changes to improve your life and well-being. I offer no guarantees to you - as to do so would be irresponsible - particularly as I don’t know how much effort you will put in to any of the Programmes. But you can be assured I will put in 100% effort to help you resolve your issues.