You need help with OCD.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is not an illness in of itself but a feature of several physical and psycho/biological/social problems. It is repetitive thoughts and behaviours that you may not feel you have control over.
It can result from brain damage or deterioration, brain damage from drugs, lack of nutrition, toxic positioning, trauma, reaction to family dynamics or is a feature of mental illness. There can be features like agoraphobia, claustrophobics or social phobia. Every case is different and must be treated indivudally as there is no one size fits all treatment.
This is why I use a combined comprehensive biopsychological approach. As a naturopath, nutritionist, mental health professional, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist, I treat your body as well as working with your mind. I use a psychological/orthomolecular approach.
We will order blood and physical screening tests
Review everything you eat and make a clear eating plane
Intense psychodynamic hypnotherapy
Classical cognitive, behaviour and emotive therapy
Work with your family if you live at home (with your permission of course)
One stop approach
Often when you seek help for OCD you see several practitioners which can confuse you, you get mixed messages and certain features of the problem gets missed. The advantage of having one multiple qualified professional working with you is that we are monitoring everything all the time in order to make adjustments to treatment.
OCD can be a paradox in that you are constantly told it is bad and harmful to you. The opposite however can be true because we help you to use those very OCD mechanisms to do good thoughts and behaviors instead of the destructive ones.
All highly successful business people and athletes exhibit OCD behavioral traits. The difference is they repetitively do the thing it takes to be successful, winners and happy.
I was a professional dancer when I was young. In order to do that I had to do the same moves thousands of times to be proficient, an OCD trait. However, that repetition led to a career. I still go to the gym and ballet studio 10 to 14 hour a week and dance on the points of me feet at 66. To me that’s not OCD just common sense since I’m fitter than 99.999% of people my age.
At school I was bored, most teachers were uninspiring, a large part of the curriculum was of a poor quality, I felt I was wasting my time and I would have been diagnosed by today’s standards as having ADHD. On reflection they were pretty poor schools because it turned out I’m a polymath.
So, you see your OCD traits can be turned into something that helps you in a positive and construct way. Of, course you have to learn to trust, be mentored and stay in treatment to help you progress.
I will constantly ask you to operate outside your comfort zones because that’s where your solutions lie. What you were doing was not working so doing slightly less of that won’t work either. All solutions to problems reside outside the problem state.
You can come to our Sydney clinic or I do consult with people all over the world via internet consultations.