January 23 2023 0Comment
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

How you can Release Yourself from OCD

A large part of our lives is taken up with “keeping ourselves safe” which is a primal response. A primal response that is hardwired into our physiology and thinking from the times we lived in the jungle. We are still operating from our “jungle brain” and the primary job of this part of our nervous system is to keep us alive.

This permeates virtually all our thinking even though we are not always aware of it. But if you suffer from OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) then we must work on gaining more control over our autonomic (automatic) nervous system before we can expect any concrete results.

The need to control is very powerful in all our lives since control helps us feel or imagine that we are safe. Repeating rituals, mantras, behaviours and checking etc. is something we do when suffering from OCD. A part of us hopes that if we repeat the routine enough times we will somehow feel safe enough to let the worry go. Unfortunately even when we know the gas is off or we’ve gone through the counting 10 times it still never seems to go away.This means we are left with a never ending path of thoughts, words, numbers and doubts for us to ruminate on.

We can’t be in two places at once and neither can our nervous system so we must discover how to relax, learn how to quieten body and mind and begin our work of calming and feeling safe. Our fight and flight will always be there when needed, but left switched on it will continue to imprison and direct our own thoughts and actions in it’s search for peace.

This may seem like an impossible task but I have helped so many clients rapidly leave behind this blight on their lives. To do this I focus on working with the Vagus Nerve using Hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT, tapping) NLP and building a foundation in our thinking and inner self that supports and nourishes us.

Using simple and supportive trance based techniques that I have built over my 25 years as a professional therapist I have developed skills and therapeutic techniques that are simple to carry out and use on a daily basis. These techniques and strategies will give clients the skills needed that they can take with them and use immediately. This change will set up the process of feeling noticeably safer and more relaxed on a daily basis. This in itself helps trigger an empowering change, releasing the need to follow old patterns and worries that have kept OCD sufferers locked in the old patterns.

For more information or to book an appointment just call 07970218451 or email rogerfoxwell.therapy@gmail.com and I will be happy to help.

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