Solution Focused Hypnotherapy enables the brain to produce more serotonin in the left pre-frontal cortex thus reducing anxiety and enabling positive control over the mind, which helps OCD sufferers to break out of the anxiety-obsession-compulsion cycle. What this means is, in short, the part of your mind that creates our habitual behaviours can be calmed and new habits can be made to help you overcome the negative behaviours. 

There are many different types of behaviours that could be symptoms of OCD but what really matters is not the diagnosis but the solution to the symptoms. 

Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterised by intrusive thoughts, producing uneasiness, apprehension, fear or worry, and repetitive behaviours aimed at reducing the associated anxiety.  OCD sufferers generally recognise their obsessions and compulsions as irrational, and may become further distressed by this realisation. Symptoms may include excessive washing or cleaning; repeated checking; extreme hoarding; preoccupation with sexual, violent or religious thoughts; aversion to particular numbers; and nervous rituals, such as opening and closing a door a certain number of times before entering or leaving a room.

While OCD can create habitual behaviours that are sometimes upsetting and debilitating it’s sometimes difficult to understand why we can’t just stop the behaviours. Our mind goes into ‘overdrive’ and creates misbeliefs and understandings but using Solution Focused Hypnotherapy it is possible to put those misbeliefs into perspective and take back control.