O.C.D Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Hypnotherapy review
I visited Tim over a period of about three months during the summer of 2003. I’d seen one of his adverts in the local press early on in 2003 but did not ring it at the time because I thought I could cope with the problems I was experiencing myself.
I didn’t know it at the time but I had been suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression over a period of about two years. I visited the doctors frequently during this two years period but wasn’t properly diagnosed. This is partly my own fault because I did not realise or did not want to admit that the problems I was experiencing were mental rather than physical.
At 34 I still had an outgoing life style I was a DJ, I went weight training and swimming three times a week, I enjoyed extreme sports like surfing and snowboarding and loved going out boozing with me mates, I had a good job, steady relationship and a beautiful little daughter. Suffering from mental problems was to me, embarrassing, something I could not talk to my family about, and especially not something I could talk to any of my mates about.
It got to the point during the summer of 2003 that I thought I had to get help, I was taking time off work, I stopped going out with friends and family and found it hard to have any kind of social life. My life had turned into a living nightmare I had become scared and frightened whenever I set foot out of the house and couldn’t explain why. I felt uncomfortable in the company of my girlfriend and daughter and no matter what I did I could not get rid of the nightmare thoughts that were going through my mind. That for me was the most upsetting and disturbing thing I had to go through and it was at that point that I decided to get Professional help.
I’d contemplated turning up at the mental hospital and asking them to admit me on a number of occasions, but was afraid of what my friends and family would think. It was at this time that I decided to give Tim a ring. The main reason why I think I rang Tim first was that he was local to where I lived and I had seen him a number of times walking around the local village and I felt that he was someone who I would be able to get on with and talk to.
At first I was a bit apprehensive about what Tim was actually going to do for me and the methods he was going to employ. During our initial meeting I sat down with Tim with an open mind and came out of the session feeling positive. For me just being able to share my feelings with another person was a huge weight of my shoulders and I felt personally that I was taking a step in the right direction by seeking professional help.
Over the following months I had a one hour session every week, and listened to the tape recorded from each session at least once a day and when I was going through a rough patch if possible. During this period I found myself gradually regaining my confidence and becoming mentally stronger. By the end of the sessions I found myself being able to handle most of the situations that I was confronted with, situations that would not have been able to handle prior to the sessions.
A year on I look back at the time that I spent with Tim as a stepping stone and a turning point in my life. I was going through something that was frightening and that I couldn’t explain and to be honest I did not know were it was going to end. Tim turned things around for me, made sense of what I was going through, made me believe in myself and gave me the mental ability to turn my life around for which I am deeply great full.
All the best,