OCD is where high levels of anxiety can cause us to perform rituals (in our attempt to reduce or rid ourselves of a particular worry), such as excessive hand washing for fear of contamination or checking repeatedly that you have locked the door for safety. Any relief from the compulsive action is short lived before the OCD cycle begins again.
OCD can give us repetitive and disturbing negative thoughts, images and impulses that can distress us, and yet we feel powerless to resist them, even though we often realise they are irrational. OCD can be exhausting and debilitating; it can cause feelings of guilt, shame or frustration in having such unwanted and intrusive obsessions.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps sufferers to overcome the OCD by focusing, not on the obsession, but on reducing the anxiety which is commanding these behaviours or thought patterns