Hypnotherapy for OCD / Hypnosis for OCD

We are often asked by clients if our Hypnotherapy for OCD/ Hypnotherapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder works, and is treating OCD possible with the subconscious mind via hypnosis.

The short answer is YES, you’re in the hands of a trained, qualified and experienced professional Clinical Hypnotherapist, Samantha Jones with 20+ years of expertise, who has a unique way of unlocking and resolving the issues that underpin it, and it does work wonders. It is important to know, however, that it can take a series of sessions to really feel the full effect.


is an anxiety disorder where sufferers have intrusive thoughts  and/or obsessions (but not always), often (but not always) leading to a compulsive action to reduce feelings of anxiety, only to have them resurface again for the cycle to continue repetitively for a period of time.


are recurring thoughts that are persistent. A person’s obsessive thoughts or intrusive thoughts may be worries, fears or anxieties about themselves, family members or other people.

The thoughts may be centred around religious beliefs, fears about death and mortality, diseases, harming self or someone else, and/or be sexual in nature to give some examples.

Many people recognize the difference between reality and these obsessions but still feel compelled to do something to ease the anxiety and in the belief they will stop.


are the behaviours that people feel compelled to perform to ease the obsessions, or to feel ‘right’, ‘perfect’ or ‘balanced’ in some way.

A proportion of those with OCD will have a belief that if they don’t act out the ritual or compulsion that something bad will happen to them or someone else. The panic and sense of dread drives them to continue the compulsion, even if they know on another level that this isn’t rational behaviour, or healthy for them to continue to do so.

Like an addiction, the internal dialog can ‘trick’ the mind into performing the rituals just ‘one more time’ for relief and a promise to resist next time to no avail.


Fear of being contaminated by germs or contaminating others with germs (very common, for example washing your hands)
Fear of losing control and harming self or others
Fear of acting on intrusive sexual inappropriate thoughts
Fear of losing something or not having what you need at your disposal
Fear of forgetting to turn off appliances with devastating effects
Fear of having hit someone in a car and not realizing it
Fear of forgetting to lock doors and being broken in to
Superstition regarding how many footsteps taken to avoid pain or death of family
And so many more!

During COVID-19 we’ve seen a lot of clients for Online Hypnotherapy for all kinds of OCD! The uncertainty and fear of the unknown, as well as being cooped up and hyper-focused on the environment we live in has led to people reaching out for help in the way of hypnosis for OCD.

So how can we help with Hypnotherapy for OCD? I’m glad you asked!
Whether your OCD is based around checking, cleaning, washing, counting, arranging, hand washing, doubting, hair pulling (trichotillomania), hoarding, sexual / violent / other intrusive thoughts, superstitions and/or rituals or something else we can help you with overcoming OCD with hypnotherapy for OCD/ hypnosis for OCD! This really is the OCD treatment of choice!

Through hypnotherapeutic counselling, we take a comprehensive history and identify key areas that need to be resolved in hypnosis for you to be symptom free, OCD free. These encompass old beliefs that no longer serve you, as well as thought patterns, feelings and self-talk. In addition, we focus on healing the mind-body connection, optimizing the functioning of all body systems, so that the body and mind establish healthier ways of being, naturally.

And just like no two Hypnotherapists were made equal, no two people suffering OCD are the same, though the symptoms may appear similar, what is driving the behaviours and feelings are going to be entirely different because your life experience is unique.

So how do we resolve your issues? Easily and effectively with hypnotherapy for OCD!
We take you into hypnosis and use various techniques to unlock and resolve obsessions, compulsions, anxieties, fears, and behaviours, build and reinforce coping strategies, self-esteem, positivity, optimism and seal the deal with a zen-like calm.

Every client is different and every session will be unique, depending on the goal and techniques used. We have been described as the ‘mixed martial arts’ of therapy! See Unique Approach.

We also recommend, where applicable, our original On Demand Hypnosis Sessions to support you throughout your transformation.


What are your OCD symptoms costing you?
Is your OCD mild or does it interfere with living life on a daily basis?
Do you have obsessions that seem uncontrollable, involuntary, disturbing and/or distracting?
Do your obsessions lead you to act in compulsive ways to ease the anxiety you feel, or so that things feel ‘right’?
Do you have compulsions without obsessions?
Is your obsessive compulsive disorder taking over your life?
Have conventional treatments failed, and you feel like you are running out of options?
Are you looking for something that can change your mindset on a deeper level so that you have no desire to engage in those old obsessions, compulsions and behaviours?
Are you looking for something that can complement medication or perhaps even replace it (with your doctors guidance of course)?
Are you really ready for and wanting change and up for the challenge?

Does the benefit of investing in some sessions with us at North Shore & City Hypnotherapy Sydney to be free of your OCD outweigh the ongoing costs of being trapped by your OCD and continuing the Obsessive Compulsive thoughts, feelings and/or behaviours and rituals??

Book online now or call to discuss your particular needs and/or make an appointment