OCD seems to be linked to growing up in some kind of anxiety provoking environment, usually in childhood. The type of anxiety can vary tremendously such as bullying, being uprooted from a beloved location, being traumatised from witnessing some experience to name but a few. If you feel insecure or unsafe another part of your subconscious mind tries to compensate by ‘helpfully’ over-indulging in safety behaviours in an attempt to make you feel more safe and in control.
Unfortunately because these safety behaviours are not related and do not address the real underlying source of distress, the anxiety persists. In response, your system will just keep trying to frantically repeating the safety behaviours in a misguided effort to cap the anxiety, and the result is it gets stuck trying to fix something with the wrong tools. The cure then becomes worse than the disease.
Not sure you have OCD? Do you:
Then you do - we can help
Chartered psychologist and clinical hypnotist Felix Economakis has successfully helped many dozens of people reduce,manage or even eliminate their old OCD patterns. He combines the best of psychological therapy and clinical hypnosis to:
OCD is a difficult condition to treat and may require in the region of 8 sessions.