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    The obsessional mind...

    ...wants you to think it is in control, but you know that you can control it.

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OCD is a high alert response to perceived threat

The original part of your brain is the primitive mind and is constantly on the look out for danger and emergency.  However, as humans we have evolved into living in 'less extreme' circumstances.  

When you suffer from OCD, it simply means your stress response has heightened dramatically.  Hypnotherapy helps balance that out and enables you to come back to a feeling of safety and security again.

Frequent Hand Washing?

The fear of germs, dirt, infection, illness or contamination can be so strong in some people, that everything around them is perceived to be a direct threat to health, immunity and sometimes even life itself.  Are you reacting to your external world in a fear based way that contributes to raising your anxiety levels and often making yourself repeat the cleansing behaviour in an obsessional way? Hypnotherapy helps calm your mind down and helps your life feel like a safer place to live in.

Checking the Locks?

Our safety and security is often the most important check we have to get right.  When your primitive brain is on high alert, it has lost intellectual control, but fallen into the trap of thinking that all external forces are closing in on you and your life is in some kind of threat.  Therefore, it is not a surprise when you feel the repetitive urge to make sure you are safe inside your environments.  However, rationally, you know that life is really not that dangerous.  Hypnotherapy helps you see life from a safer place.

Repeating Behaviours?

Is there a habit, routine or a ritual that you do on a repetitive cycle?  If so, this could be the beginnings of an obsessional disorder.  If you repeat a pattern or a behaviour, the brains neural connections that correspond to this behaviour remain active and switched on, meaning that the repeating behaviour continues in a cyclical loop unless the pattern is interupted somehow.  Hypnotherapy helps interupt the patterns that are unhelpful and replaces them with ones that are helpful.

Obsessive Thinking?

Thinking is either negative or positive.  Obsessional thoughts are negative, and keep you trapped in the part of our brain that is always looking at life from the worst case scenario.  This can mean that your obsessional thinking can actually self perpetuate within your mind and get trapped in the belief loop, where your negative thoughts actually become your experiences.  Hypnotherapy helps reframe the negativity into positivity and helps attract the positives towards you instead.

How Hypnotherapy Helps

If your obsessional mind is taking control of you, we can help you take control over it.

Book in to see Dipti Tait for an Initial Consultation.

 Your Hypnotherapy programme is tailored specifically for you to help you identify the ideal goal, and supports your progress in a way that is gentle and subtle.

Your action steps become apparent along the way that are achievable to your own suitability and pace.  The actual sessions on the couch are designed to get your mind in a positive trance state, where you learn how to relax at a deep level.  


During this trance-like relaxation, your brain is working at least 70 times as hard for you accessing your own internal resources and abilities within you that will be useful for you to move along the path of your purpose in a measured and disciplined way.  

Your focus will improve as well as your confidence.

Trance is of course a natural state that our brain finds itself in approximately every 6-7 mins.  The brain needs to be in this state often to be able to process events and experiences that are happening around us on every sensory level.  The brain is like a sophisticated computer processor that responds and reacts through what is being coded into it, and then performs the operations and tasks that are necessary to function.

When we go into trance on the hypnotherapy couch, this experience is called REM and is very similar to a deep relaxation, where, your body feels comfortably heavy, but your mind feels comfortably light.  you begin to notice a detachment from the everyday thoughts and it's almost like the drifty, floaty feeling you have just before you wake up in the morning, where you are not quite awake, but not quite asleep.

This state is hugely beneficial, as your brain is at it's optimum resting point, but also at it's optimum productivity.  So, all suggestions that are positive and solution focused will be taken on board and given an action plan by you when you return to your daily tasks.



Dipti puts her own hypnosis skills to the test at the dentist and has ROOT CANAL SURGERY using self-hypnosis with NO ANAESTHETIC or PAIN RELIEF!!   

What happens in these sessions?

Book your Initial Consultation with Dipti - which lasts an hour and a half.

In this session, this will be your opportunity to tell us how you would like hypnotherapy to help you, and we will be able to give you a thorough explanation of how the brain works and you will leave the session with a good understanding of how we work, and how hypnotherapy helps and whether you think that it is something that you feel you can benefit from.  

If you decide it is for you, then we can tailor the sessions to suit you, and you will be given an audio -which you will be asked to listen to it every night to support your sessions.  

Usually, we will see you for eight consecutive weeks to build momentum for the changes to start taking place and then we can discuss the route depending on how you feel your progress is developing.  

You are ALWAYS in control.

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"My only regret is that I did not come and see Dipti much, much sooner!"


"Hypnotherapy has taught me to change my obsession around to think of good things instead of bad, and this works for me."


"The constant hand washing made all my skin so raw and painful, but now I am healing well inside and out."


"It slowly took over my life, until it was my life, but now I have my life back, and that is such a miracle."


About us

Dipti Tait

Dipti, author of Good Grief, owns and manages The Cotswold Practice in Stroud, she began her career in TV Post Production, working for the BBC in London. She gave up this glamorous world to become a mother and raise her two boys. She then made some substantially significant life changes to embark on a much more fulfilling and rewarding career in various Holistic Therapies and now Clinical Hypnotherapy at The Cotswold Practice in Stroud. Dipti also lectures and holds workshops around the UK. Dipti regularly makes appearances on TV and Radio (BBC and ITV) talking about the benefits of Hypnotherapy..

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Initial Consultation in Stroud (1hr 30mins) - £150
Couch Sessions in Stroud (1hr ) - £150
Bespoke Hypnosis Audio Session (3hrs) - £295
Smoking Cessation (2.5hrs) - £250 (£50 deposit required on booking)

You are able to pay by card at the practice in Stroud.

Got Questions? well we've got answers...

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