Overcoming OCD with Hypnotherapy: The story of Sam Smith

Overcoming OCD with Hypnotherapy: The story of Sam Smith

This tweet posted in 2014 shows Sam‚the condition was an obstacle he had to cope with daily.

This guy is not ashamed about any aspect of his life and enjoys engaging with his fans so they can get to know the real him.

Sam Smith use to struggle so badly with OCD he used to film himself going through daily rituals before leaving the house.

Following the GQ AOCDwards earlier this year, Sam was found to have said “I had to film myself flicking off every plug and checking every tap”, he later added ‚”I had a fear if the house was going to flood or burn I would have proof I had nothing to do with it”.

Sam, Captured here with 3Am has now conquered the condition thanks to hypnotherapy.

All about Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy puts the client in a state of deep relaxation while focusing on the hypnotherapist voice.

In many ways hypnotherapy is a kind of psychotherapy. Hypnotherapy aims to re-programme patterns of behaviour within the mind, enabling irrational fears, phobias, negative thoughts and suppressed emotions to be overcome.
As the body is released from conscious control during the relaxed trance-like state of hypnosis, breathing becomes slower and deeper, the pulse rate drops and the metabolic rate falls. Similar changes along nervous pathways and hormonal channels enable the sensation of pain to become less acute, and the awareness of unpleasant symptoms, such as nausea or indigestion, to be alleviated.

What is OCD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

OCD is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry; by repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing the associated anxiety; or by a combination of such obsessions and compulsions.

Symptoms of the disorder include excessive washing or cleaning; repeated checking; extreme hoarding; preoccupation with sexual, violent or religious thoughts; relationship-related obsessions; aversion to particular numbers; and nervous rituals, such as opening and closing a door a certain number of times before entering or leaving a room.