Obsessive Compulsive Disorder [OCD] varies in symptoms but is always anxiety based. If left over years, it can spiral out of control to control an individual’s life, and often their immediate family members. It is highly distressing, lowering the self esteem, reinforcing the negative beliefs, and thus increasing the negative behaviour.
A client feels compelled to repeat actions or words to alleviate their anxiety around not feeling safe. The distress, however, is not alleviated due to their negative thinking. It becomes an established pattern working in all areas of a client’s life only giving short relief when accomplished thereby casuing them to do it again, and again, and again. Any negative life events only cause heightened distress and pressure to repeat negative coping mechanisms.
Emotional Problem Solving helps the client identify all the negative coping mechanisms casuing them distress. It also looks at the negative thoughts associated with and around the negative behaviours. It then looks at the damaged self esteem and negative core beliefs before assisting the client with new positive coping mechanisms. It does not take long for individuals to feel they are finally regaining control of their life.
National charity for individuals suffering with OCD, and related disorders such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Compulsive Skin Picking Disorder, and Trichotillmania.
Web : www.ocdaction.org.uk Tel : 0207 226 4000
Tourette Syndrom Association
Charity providing support to individuals and their families suffering with this disorder.
Web : www.tsa.org.uk Tel : 0845 458 1252