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Manage Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

According to the NHS website, “Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affects people differently, but usually causes a particular pattern of thoughts and behaviours”.

OCD has 3 main elements:

  • Obsessions – where an unwanted, intrusive and often distressing thought, image or urge repeatedly enters your mind

  • Emotions – the obsession causes a feeling of intense anxiety or distress

  • Compulsions – repetitive behaviours or mental acts that a person with OCD feels driven to perform as a result of the anxiety and distress caused by the obsession


The compulsive behaviour temporarily relieves the anxiety, but the obsession and anxiety soon return, causing the cycle to begin again.

It's possible to just have obsessive thoughts or just have compulsions, but most people with OCD experience both.

Here at Whitaker Hypnotherapy, we focus on the underlying anxiety connected with OCD.

When this is addressed and reduced, the symptoms of OCD will fall away on their own.

OCD is much more common than many people realise.

If you are unsure whether we can help you, book a free initial consultation below - on this, we will discuss your condition and discuss any concerns you may have.