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OCD

OCD Help with the Thrive Programme Wolverhampton

The medical professions tends to group compulsive thinking and obsessive thinking (OCD) into the same ‘domain’, however we have found it more helpful to separate Compulsive Behaviour from OCD as the way they affect people’s lives and the way in which they are experienced is very different.

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In general terms a compulsive behaviour is one that is undertaken, often with little thought, on impulse or with a sense of having been ‘driven’ to it, and “instant relief” is felt, however, more frequently than not, this feeling of satisfaction is almost always associated with a sense of Guilt or Shame.

However, with OCD this sense of “relief”, the “instant gratification” is often never achieved which leads the sufferer to even greater confusion and conflict.

Frequently, when a particular “routine” or “obsessive thought” fails to provide any kind of relief, the sufferer will conclude that they must carry our longer or more complex repetitions in order to achieve relief.

These “ever-growing” cycles of behaviour or thinking can become “paralysing” and without the appropriate help can lead to an almost complete inability to “function normally”.

Obsessions that can be helped

OCD can range from simple everyday behaviours such as tidiness (e.g. placing all food tins in the cupboard with the label facing outwards) to counting numbers or doing sums in their head to the point that they can think of nothing else.

With all OCD and obsessional thinking, it is the degree to which the issue is preoccupying your time and/or limiting your life that is important.

For example, someone who worries about dirt or contamination may simply wash their hands carefully, maybe try and avoid using public toilets, or perhaps ensure they do not touch doors or handles in public toilets even if this means waiting a long time for someone else to open the door so they can nip through ‘untouched’.

However, place this same person under stress and they may begin to wash their hands obsessively and for some people this may become ritualistic to the point that their hands are never clean enough to leave their house.

Symptoms of OCD

Below is a list of symptoms that are typically associated with OCD, although the obsessive thinker is capable of “creating” a wide range of complex and variable symptoms:

  • Being overly jealous or possessive over a partner
  • Eating Disorders (e.g. avoiding certain foods, anorexia)
  • Constant worry about something
  • Sleeping problems (e.g. insomnia)
  • Paranoia
  • Excessive exercise
  • Continual negative thoughts
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Constant counting
  • Excessive tidiness
  • Rituals

The Thrive Programme for OCD

The Thrive Programme is unsurpassed at helping people with ‘problems’ identify and then change their limiting belief systems.

This multi-session course utilises the very latest findings in cognitive psychology and neuroscience research to help a person to understand how a limiting belief may be formed in the first place, through either ‘learned social behaviours’ or by the accumulation of ‘evidence’ based experiences that provide the robust foundations of those belief systems.

Remarkably, it turns out that what we consider to be the ‘truth’ about the ‘way the world works’ amounts to nothing more than what we ‘believe’ to be true rather than what actually is!

The Thrive Programme for OCD will help you to gain a greater level of understanding behind the limiting beliefs that may be inadvertently making the problem worse, and teaches you a range of tools, techniques and coping mechanisms to help you get back on with your life.

A Free Consultation with Paul

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In all the years that I have been helping people to overcome problems such as OCD I have never found a more effective ‘method’ of achieving this than the Thrive Programme.

Why not get in touch and arrange to come along to my office for a completely free chat about how Thrive could help YOU to change YOUR life.

NO HIGH PRESSURE TACTICS – NO OBLIGATION – It might be the best decision you ever made!

Call: 07434 776125 to arrange your FREE Consultation.

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About Paul BSc.

Paul is a highly experienced psychologist & therapist who has been delivering the Thrive Programme since its early development in 2011. Thrive with Paul is run from our private offices in Wombourne.


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