Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours.

Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

If you have OCD, you’ll usually experience frequent obsessive thoughts followed by compulsive behaviours.

  • An obsession is an unwanted and unpleasant thought, image or urge that repeatedly enters your mind, causing feelings of anxiety, disgust or unease.
  • A compulsion is a repetitive behaviour or mental act that you feel you need to do to temporarily relieve the unpleasant feelings brought on by the obsessive thought.


The treatment of choice for tackling OCD is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and recommended by the NHS.
CBT is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. However, sometimes people find CBT does not help them, so start looking into alternatives. If that is the case, and in mild to moderate cases, Dr. Michael at Elevated Therapy suggests you consider
Hypnotherapy Grantham as another way of helping yourself as an adjunct to your medical care.

Hypnotherapy & NLP Grantham

Hypnosis is widely promoted as a treatment for various long-term conditions and for breaking certain habits. 
Hypnotherapy and NLP Grantham can help with repetitive actions due to persistent thought patterns.

OCD begins as an unwanted and unpleasant thought, leading to feelings of negativity and unease that develop into behaviours you are compelled to carry out to temporarily relieve the unpleasant feelings brought on by the obsessive thought. 
It is an automatic or unconscious response to what the mind considers to be a stressful situation. OCD is another way of coping with stress, an attempt to regain a sense of control in a situation that feels so very threatening. 

Hypnotherapy and NLP Grantham can also enhance your awareness. Gaining awareness of what OCD is for you, and how it gets triggered can give you a chance to begin to control the behaviour.

Hypnotherapy, Counselling and EFT for Depression in Grantham

Hypnotherapy and NLP Grantham through relaxation can build confidence and self-worth by raising positive thoughts over obsessive thoughts. It can also help you learn a new and better response behaviour.
Everything that can be learned, can also be unlearned and then relearned with a more positive approach. 

In some cases, a person’s medical provider will need to give permission to involve complementary therapies with their diagnosis and medical treatments. Elevated Therapy sessions are NOT a substitute for medical care.

Doctors are becoming increasingly supportive of hypnotherapy as an aid to better health, and a patient’s improved disposition.
It is a non-invasive therapy, but complementary to orthodox medicine.

If you would like to find out more about Michael’s work and how it may help you, he offers a free initial consultation by phone or Skype for up to 30 minutes. You can talk through your symptoms and he can explain how he might be able to help.

Michael prides himself on being approachable, inclusive and positive with an empathic approach at all times. He always validates how a client is feeling. Michael purposefully sets out to deliver high quality therapeutic care through friendly and down-to-earth communication.

Treatments for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD from Grantham serving Melton Mowbray, Bingham, Stamford, Sleaford, Grantham, Newark, Rutland, Oakham, and Bourne.