Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
There is a broad spectrum that exists for OCD behavior. Our focus is to help train people to shift from the anxious mind so you can hear your True and Inner Mind. The confines of fear and anxiety keep us from living fully. Interestingly, our task is not to get rid of those voices / feelings, but to instead learn not to listen to them and give them the power. The challenge is that the cause of OCD is not always straightforward. Therefore, treatment can be like putting together pieces of a puzzle.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps us see more of our irrational thoughts and also counter those thoughts with reality. It is the inward dialogue (demon dialogue) that holds us captive. CBT provides an opportunity for us to name those thoughts and then speak back to them. The problem is that so much of the thoughts are internalized so we never externalize them. CBT gives us language and tools to dialogue with our own negative thinking.
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is a widely accepted and successful treatment method for OCD. As it sounds, the focus is slowly exposing you to your fears so that over time the fear reduces. Our role is much of a coach in that we help structure some of the exposures so that you begin to face those little by little.
trauma focused work
We tend to find there are some traumatic experiences that attribute to some of the old negative programming. Often it can be subtle and less obvious. Our experience shows that everyone to some extent has suffered trauma. The difference is that it is either Big “T” trauma or little “t”. Big T traumas are those obviously big events that were traumatic. The little “t” events are more like a thousand paper cuts along the way, or the things that did not happen that should have happened (i.e. oftentimes, emotional neglect). Little "t" traumas tend to have a lasting covert impact. So, the process around trauma work is to do healing around negative beliefs you have picked up along the way.