You’re already ten minutes late. You’re hurrying out. You close your front door behind you, and you lock it in haste while you run through your meeting notes in your mind. As you’re about to enter the elevator, you have the nagging feeling that the door isn’t locked. Did you lock it? Can you be sure? You return and check the lock, relock it, relock it. This becomes an unavoidable and intrinsic part of every day, and you feel as chained to the ritual as your lock to the door.
Perhaps you’re haunted by the same violent image day after day, and the only way to make it disappear is by counting to 50 over and over again until it disappears. Maybe you’re so afraid of contamination from the germs of the outside world that you wash and sanitize your hands as often as possible—to the point that they’re raw, chapped, and cracking. You want to stop, and you want to feel safe. But the only thing you can do is cleanse, cleanse, cleanse.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder affects scores of people the world over. It does not distinguish between genders, races, ages, or any other kind of divide. While many people experience strange obsessions or compulsions now and then, it does not necessarily affect their lives to the extent that OCD does to its sufferers. At its worst, it can devastate and cripple a person to the point that he or she is no longer leading a normal life but is instead subject to the obsessions and compulsions taking over his or her mind. It can manifest at any time and increase in intensity, slowly taking over routines and relationships.
Whatever host of thoughts, images, and fears may be driving behaviors that you repeat continuously to stave off disaster, don’t be ashamed. You’re not alone. True Life Center for Wellbeing is dedicated to helping people who are suffering from disabling mental health issues and ready to make a change. Our team of expert psychiatrists, nutritionists, psychotherapists, specialty therapists, and wellness experts works together and with you to develop a complete healing program designed especially for your needs.
Any number of factors may be responsible for OCD, including biochemical composition, brain functions, genetics, and environmental factors such as stressful life events. True Life is a bastion of knowledge and expertise in cutting-edge medical research and a wealth of holistic treatment practices. Our staff is trained specifically to guide you on the path to reclaiming your life and your authentic self, to living in charge and not under the tyranny of your fears and drives. We will help you to transform the patterns and pathways in your brain that are dictating your behaviors, because we understand the nature of OCD on both scientific and emotional levels. Call us today for an assessment, and together, we can begin to alleviate the burden of OCD on your daily life and diminish its power over you.
True Life Center for Wellbeing in La Jolla, San Diego, Serving Clients Nationwide
Imagine finding a way to free yourself from the tyranny of your obsessions or compulsions (or both) while gazing at the purple and orange of sunset over the majestic Pacific coastline. Imagine the smell of salty air as you stretch into an invigorating yoga pose and forget all about your need to bleach the kitchen counter. This can be your reality at True Life Center for Wellbeing, located in the lovely seaside village of La Jolla, San Diego, California. True Life is a mental health integrative wellness center and destination treatment center, and we cater to a wide array of mental health issues. Serving clients nationwide in a little slice of paradise, we are a safe haven for people suffering from debilitating illnesses. If you’re ready to take real control over your life, contact us now to begin the journey.
At True Life, we utilize the latest research in medical science alongside tried and tested holistic practices to design a program for each individual who comes to us for healing. We want to work with you, to help you to your true self so that you can begin to live authentically and free from the symptoms that plague you.
OCD Signs and Symptoms
OCD goes beyond checking the stove once in a while to make sure it’s off. It goes beyond replaying the scene of a painful breakup in your mind as you struggle to move on from a relationship. Obsessions are intrusive, persistent, repeated, and unwanted urges or images that run through your mind on a repeat loop and cause intense distress. Compulsions are the behaviors that you’re driven to perform to relieve the stress and anxiety of those haunting obsessions in some way. If you obsess over being contaminated by unseen germs, you may wash your hands to the point that they’re raw and actually more vulnerable to infection. Compulsions become rituals, and rituals can erode away at normal functioning in daily life.
Effective Treatment & Recovery for OCD
OCD doesn’t have to run or ruin your life; effective treatments exist, and True Life’s practitioners know how to incorporate the best elements of different therapies for each person’s individual journey to wellness. A combined approach will help to impact every area of your life, and that’s the philosophy we employ at True Life. We offer you a tailored blend of psychotherapy, medication, and holistic training to help you break free from your OCD.
Effective treatment and recovery from OCD can take many forms. Studies have shown that the careful, controlled, incremental, and repeated exposure to some of the obsessions that drive compulsions through cognitive behavioral therapy can help to minimize their power over those suffering. It has also been demonstrated that overall physical wellness can help to distract the mind from obsessions. Regular exercise—like the yoga and pilates instruction we offer—releases endorphins, which can work either without or alongside antidepressants. Relaxation techniques such as mindfulness meditation help to create calm and centering, easing the tensions of the mind and body alike. Medication, when used appropriately, regularly, and in conjunction with other psychological and lifestyle therapies, will also profoundly enable recovery.
At True Life in La Jolla, you will find a safe environment for growth, healing, and transformation. You or your loved one will benefit from the structure and tools taught by our deeply caring and experienced team. The dramatic change you will start to see in your life as you begin the journey away from the OCD-driven self and towards your truest self is only a phone call away. Contact us now to begin your individual assessment so that we can design a course specifically for you. If you are ready to discover out how much relief you can find from the torment of your obsessions and compulsions, join us on the Californian coastline for the start of your incredible journey.
4520 Executive Drive Suite 225 San Diego, CA 92121