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Polly Hawkins

Clinical Hypnotherapist

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Solution focused hypnotherapy can help you manage your OCD symptoms so that they no longer rule your daily life.


When people hear about OCD, they often say “oh, that’s that illness where you keep washing your hands”. Anyone who has experienced OCD knows that it is often much, much more than that. It can be totally debilitating and even, in the extreme, life threatening.


Many OCD patients can live perfectly normal lives whilst having to constantly wash their hands or open and close a door three times before they go through it, but what if a person cannot eat for fear that something bad will happen to someone if they do? What if a person crosses a busy road and has a compulsion to stop half way across? What if a person cannot read a book without counting every letter of every word? This is when OCD takes over your life.


I have a close relative whose OCD was severe, so I do understand the stress it causes and I also understand what it’s like to live with an OCD sufferer.


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

"Compulsions are a lousy solution to the problem of having obsessions."

Fred Penzel

Polly Hawkins Hypnotherapy, Hucclecote, Gloucester.


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