Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (O.C.D)

Stephen Chan licensed Thrive Programme Consultant can help you using the Thrive Programme in Northern Ireland and via Skype: in Belfast, Portadown, Ulster, Lisburn, Newry, Armagh, Antrim, Lurgan and Dungannon. Northern Ireland


O.C.D. consist of two primary symptoms:


1: Obsessions, the most common of which I have helped to overcome are:

Unpleasant / intrusive thoughts that the individual frequently broods and worries about.

Feeling the ‘need’ to carry out specific routines tasks or rituals.

Being ‘over the top’ when it comes to tidiness, order, and arrangement when everything ‘in its place’.

The fear of dirt, germs and contamination.

2: The compulsions, which are the repetitive and seemingly purposeful covert or overt acts or behaviours that the individual ‘feels’ the urge to carry out. Here are some of the most common ones I have help with:

Overt compulsions: checking, washing, hoarding etc.

Covert compulsions: mental counting, silent repetition of numbers or words.

Alcohol problems, smoking, over-eating, nail biting, gambling problems, drug addiction, self-harming etc. can also be classed as compulsive behaviour.

O.C.D. in reality is about control, or to be specific a ‘strong desire for control’. All of this stems from the individual feeling completely ‘out of control’ in one or more areas of their lives.

The more out of control the individual feels, the more they obsess – the more they obsess the more anxious, out of control and powerless they make themselves (albeit unconsciously) feel. This process will eventually lead to an act/behaviour which offers a sense of control (albeit temporary) from the angst that was created from the obsession in the first place; this now creates a vicious cycle as one now feeds the other, eventually resulting in O.C.D.

Compulsive behaviour includes drinking problems, eating problems, alcohol problems, smoking, nail biting, gambling problems, drug addiction, self-harming etc.

From time to time we have all felt the worry brought about by an obsessional thought, or performed an absurd ritual/act such as touching wood or crossing our fingers in an attempt to make ourselves feel better and/or to gain a sense of control. However, for a person with ‘full blown’ O.C.D, these routines/patterns will take over their day to day life, because of their constant worrying.

Just as many males as females can exhibit O.C.D. behaviours, as can the famous and not so famous. Famous people with O.C.D. are the eminent evolutionist Charles Darwin and also the nineteenth century pioneer of nursing and reformer of hospital sanitation methods, Florence Nightingale. More recently, footballers David Beckham and Paul Gascoigne have both gone public about how their O.C.D. behaviours have affected their lives. Academy Award-winning writer, actor and director, Billy Bob Thornton, has candidly discussed his struggle with his disorder but perhaps most famous of all was the twentieth obsessive compulsive disorder treatment century billionaire aviator and entrepreneur Howard Hughes who, in spite of his immeasurable financial wealth, spent his final days mentally and physically trapped by his own contamination fears and elaborate cleaning rituals.

Whilst most people are actually aware that their obsessions and compulsions are completely irrational, they nonetheless still feel powerless to control them, which in turn ‘feeds’ their O.C.D.

Together with The Thrive Programme I can effectively help you to regain your sense control and lessen the intensity of your symptoms, if not stop them completely.

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Book yourself in for your FREE Consultation in either my Malone Road in Belfast or Gilford Road in Portadown clinics, which are within easy reach of Lisburn, Newry, Armagh, Antrim, Lurgan and Dundalk for a private one to one chat about your problems and allow me to explain to you exactly how I can help.

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