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OCD Cure: Can Hypnosis Cure OCD Alongside Its Other Benefits?

By Berna Yu

Hypnotherapy is the treatment of a variety of health conditions by hypnotism. It is a psychological therapy and can be very effective in treating many problems and conditions. Psychotherapy can come in many great forms which are equally popular amongst those who practice them, but hypnosis, although still considered as a form of Psychotherapy is different from the rest because while all of them deals with the conscious mind, hypnosis enters the realm of our unconsciousness. In general, hypnotherapy is a considerably short-term approach to different problems that has something to do with the mind such as negative habits or even OCD. While many think that hypnotherapy is effective in dealing with everything related to how people think, it has only proven its effectiveness only in the fields provided below:

CBT Preparation: Hypnosis has been widely used to convince stubborn OCD sufferer to submit to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Although therapists agree that hypnosis cannot pass as an OCD cure, still, they all agree that sufferers who have been subjected to such showed more openness to treatments.

Pain Management: Hypnotherapists are able to focus an individuals full attention away from the portions of his or her mind that tells him or her that he or she is feeling pain. Studies have revealed that PET Scans show how regions in the brain associated to pain are shoe to have less activities when hypnotherapy is done.

Easier Delivery: Hypnosis has also been popularly used in child birthing because of its ability to reduce fear, tension and anxiety which is necessary in order to calm down a birthing mother. As it involves attempts in controlling the mind’s perception to pain, many mothers choose to be under hypnoanesthesia during the birthing process. While the only testament to the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in this aspect of life is those coming from the birthing mothers themselves, attending doctors and nurses still claim that all their patients who have gone through hypnotherapy required a lesser dosage of anesthesia during delivery.

Stress and Anxiety Relief: Some people actually find handling and dealing of stressful situations as something that is very difficult to do. To cope with the stress, these people resort to repressing their feelings which more than half the time results to depression or different kinds of diseases. Through hypnosis, however, these people are helped by the hypnotherapist by giving out suggestions which make them realize that they do have the capacity to handle the stress. Hypnotherapy brings the patient into a state of complete relaxation which no drugs has been able to bring the same results. The hypnotherapists uses this opportunity to condition the mind of the patient that the stress can be handled and the repressing it is not necessary.

Treatment of Depression: Hypnotherapy can enable one to manage his or her mood more effectively. Hypnosis helps in treating depression through hypnotic suggestions which attempt to walk the sufferer out the mental condition which causes the depression. Suggestions might include waking the desires of the sufferer to get our and meet some friends or have exercise or simply just do any sort of activities which can lighten up his or her mood.

Berna Yu has been an OCD sufferer for more that half her life. She searched for an OCD CURE and after CBT, Berna regained her life back. Find out more about this by reading some posts from OCD FORUMS sites now!

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Yu, Berna "OCD Cure: Can Hypnosis Cure OCD Alongside Its Other Benefits?." OCD Cure: Can Hypnosis Cure OCD Alongside Its Other Benefits?. 16 Aug. 2010. 4 Aug 2014 <>.

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