Compulsive Symptoms resolved easily with the Thrive Programme - in Ely, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Cambridge

Understanding Compulsive Behaviours and Disorders

You would normally hear or read about compulsive behaviours and disorders being linked with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), which is a widely used term within the mental health profession.  However we have found it more helpful to separate compulsive behaviours from obsessive behaviours as their impact upon people’s lives, and the way in which they are experienced, is very different. 

As a rule of thumb, a compulsive behaviour is one that is undertaken, often and with little thought, on impulse or with a sense of having been ‘driven’ to it, and instant relief is felt.  There may be some feelings of guilt or shame felt afterwards, but immediate gratification is felt at the time.

For obsessive thoughts and behaviours, this sense of relief is often never achieved.  The person is likely to focus excessively on the issue at hand, often becoming totally preoccupied by it; they can find themselves involved in repetitive cycles of behaviour which provide little or no relief, and sometimes activities are carried out to ensure something else, often something bad, does not happen. (For more information on obsessive behaviours and disorders click here.)  

The types of Compulsive Behaviours and Disorders Resolved Successfully The Thrive Programme and Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

Compulsive behaviours can range from simple everyday behaviours such as shopping to more reckless behaviours such as self-harming.  One of the issues with compulsive behaviours is that most of them, when undertaken to excess, can have very damaging impacts on people’s lives:  the compulsive shopper may find themselves heavily in debt or even bankrupt, while the compulsive self-harmer may place their life in jeopardy on a regular basis.

The following list is not exhaustive, but covers the more common compulsive behaviours that can be successfully resolved using Hypnosis the Thrive Way and The Thrive Programme :

  • Excessive shopping
  • Excessive drinking
  • Addictive behaviour (e.g. gambling, misusing drugs or other substances, eating disorders such as bulimia)
  • Sexual behaviours (e.g. having numerous sexual partners, having regular unprotected sex)
  • Lying and/or cheating
  • Nail biting
  • Self-harming
  • Hair twiddling and/or pulling (known as trichotillomania)
  • Smoking (For more info on stopping smoking with hypnotherapy or Thrive as a Non Smoker click here.)  

Please do not be put off if your particular issue has not been identified in the list above:  compulsive behaviours and disorders are so varied and often specific to the individual that it would be impossible to list them all here. I offer psychological training and coaching The Thrive programme or hypnotherapy.  If you have any doubts, please contact a professional hypnotherapist, or Licenced Thrive Consultant, for a discussion.

How The Thrive Programme, Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Can Help - in Ely, Woolpit, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Cambridge and surrounding towns.

Many people who have compulsive disorders and behaviours find themselves feeling a little out of control or driven by factors they can not understand.  Sometimes people may feel a little ashamed or guilty about their compulsive behaviours and therefore avoid seeking help.

However, with the Thrive programme or Applied Positive Hypnotherapy, help is at hand. You can rid yourself of these unwanted thought patterns and behaviours successfully with an licenced Thrive Consultant.   (For more info on hypnosis click here.)   At Ely and  Woolpit, Bury St Edmunds  we find that we can usually help someone resolve their issues with compulsive behaviours in about 7 sessions.

As an added bonus, in addition to being free from your previous compulsive behaviours, after a course of the Thrive programme you will also have a greater sense of self; increased self-confidence, self-esteem, and belief in yourself.

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