In its most simple form, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) causes a person to have distressing and unwanted thoughts. Thoughts that cannot be easily dismissed and forgotten about, and because of this, they cause considerable anxiety.
The person usually finds that the only way to ease this anxiety and rid themselves of these unwanted thoughts is to complete a certain task or ritual.
Although this explains the basics of OCD, the actual process is
usually much more complex, and is different in each person.
The initial thoughts can begin because of a particular event that has
happened, or the person may not be able to remember how they started.
The ritual that follows can also be both physical or mental, reliving the anxiety temporarily but reinforcing the thoughts, OCD can seriously disrupt a persons life.
The group is very relaxed and informal and members have the
opportunity to talk openly with each other, discuss relevant topics, and exchange coping strategies.
A speaker or social activities can be arranged, if the group members like.
Anyone who has OCD can join the group.
The OCD group meets fortnightly on Monday evening at MhIST in Room 8 from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm
(See the calendar on the centre pages for dates)
If you are interested in any of our groups please contact Christine Makinson on 01204 527 200