Intrusive thoughts, (often known as Pure O) can creep in when we are not expecting them, we don’t always recognize them for what they are and we often believe them. This can be very frightening.
These thoughts can be irrational, unwanted and uncontrollable, which can be both disrupting and distressing, they often feature thoughts or images of harm coming to oneself or somebody else. They can have a strong sexual content, which may feel inappropriate at times, causing the sufferer great distress, or there may be a strong religious content. Some people may visualize themselves pushing someone in front of a moving car or poised to harm someone, amongst other things.
During my years working in mental health, I have come across many, many people with intrusive thoughts; you can rest assured that I will not be shocked, and I definitely will not judge you!
Here at Janie Toynton Hypnotherapy, we will work together in a safe, contained environment, I will not ask you to revisit or even share your thoughts if you do not want to, it is not necessary for SFH to be effective.
It is so very important to be aware that there is no evidence to suggest that a person with intrusive thoughts will carry them out, these thoughts are not the real you, they are the OCD, which we can treat, safely and effectively. Nearly everybody has unwanted thoughts from time to time, for most people these flit into our minds then flit out again very swiftly. With Pure O OCD, the mind grabs the worst possible thought and hangs onto it. If this describes you and you are ready to make that change, ring me for more information about how I can help you, or book an initial consultation online.
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