One of my favourite subjects! I had OCD as a teenager and there are still little echoes of it in my tendency to idly straighten something on a table so it looks more symmetrical, or washing my hands just because I've touched the dog or something.
In reality I think we all have a bit of this within us: human beings seek to impose order on a chaotic world, and sometimes we get a bit carried away with tidying, cleaning or holding onto things. The problems start when it goes way beyond what most people would relate to, or the rituals begin to take over large parts of the day.
OCD is often underpinned by emotional issues such as fears or insecurities which the person is trying to 'manage', fix or avoid with counting rituals, tics and routines that are not logical, but they make a kind of sense to that person. Very often the logical part of the mind - the conscious mind - becomes distressed by the feeling that they 'must' do that again, or start all over again, because the conscious mind knows how ridiculous it all is. But the conscious mind gets overruled by the almighty Subconscious mind, which simply doesn't realise that all this can be safely dropped.
My job is to explain things to your Subconscious mind - something none of us can do for ourselves. Once the Subconscious understands that it is simply working too hard, it will drop the compulsive behaviours, whatever they are. It would probably have dropped them in the end anyway, just like mine did eventually - but hypnotherapy is quicker, and saves you an enormous amount of time and stress! more about OCD
If you would like a hypnosis session to get free of OCD why not call me (Chris) on 0161-474-8120 or call/text 07748 838 644 any day, any time - it's easy!
Consultant Hypnotherapist Chris Holmes is Director of Central Hypnotherapy Stockport, South Manchester and has been helping the people of Stockport, Cheshire, Manchester and Tameside overcome anxiety and OCD issues since August 2000.