Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD is a chronic mental health disorder affecting approximately 2% of the global population.
OCD goes beyond mere perfectionism or orderliness; it may interfere significantly with daily functioning and can lead to intense personal distress.
Individuals living with OCD often experience intrusive thoughts that cause anxiety, compulsive rituals aimed at alleviating anxiety, a sense of losing control over obsessive thoughts, and impaired functioning in social and occupational settings.
Receiving professional support is an important step towards managing and treating OCD, and improving quality of life
You don't have to walk this road alone. Our team of compassionate therapists can support you to find the relief you may have been searching for.
Are You Worried About Obsessions & Compulsions?
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Please Note: This tool is provided for information purposes only and is not intended as a diagnostic measure or a substitute for professional advice.
The Impact of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
OCD can significantly impact daily life, affecting emotional well-being and overall functioning.
Most people who struggle with OCD may experience:
Obsessive thoughts | Compulsive behaviors | Intense anxiety | Fear of losing control | Fear of contamination | Need for symmetry or order | Intrusive, unwanted thoughts | Repetitive rituals or mental acts | Avoidance of triggering situations | Time-consuming rituals that disrupt daily activities
Without proper intervention, OCD can lead to impairment in personal relationships, work, and overall quality of life.
In the long-term, OCD may contribute to other mental health challenges, like depression and anxiety disorders.
The Benefits of Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy
98% of clients no longer meet diagnosis criteria for depression and anxiety on assessments conducted 1 month post retreat.
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In our experience, our 6-month psilocybin-assisted therapy program offers the equivalent to years worth of traditional therapy.
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What is Psilocybin?
Psilocybin (often referred to as “Magic Mushrooms”) is a naturally occurring compound found in some mushrooms. It is a powerful and hopeful form of treatment for depression.
Psilocybin’s impact on the brain
This compound seems to work its “magic” by indirectly influencing serotonin receptors, which can help regulate your mood and emotions. It also promotes better communication between different parts of your brain, allowing you to gain new insights and release suppressed emotion.
Why we use psilocybin in our evidence-based therapy framework
When psilocybin is used in a therapeutic setting, it can facilitate a state of “ego dissolution”, which allows us to feel connected to something larger than ourselves, allowing deep and lasting relief from painful emotions and thought patterns. It offers a special opportunity for deep self-reflection and personal growth, allowing you to view your hurdles with greater clarity and understanding, instead of judgment.
To get the most out of your psilocybin journey, pre-journey preparation and post-journey integration therapy with a qualified, compassionate psychologist will help you process and grow from the experience, giving you the tools to heal from depression and sustain these changes long after therapy has ended.
This is How Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy Helps Treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
By modulating serotonin levels, psilocybin may help regulate mood and reduce the intensity of obsessive thoughts, providing relief to individuals with OCD.
The resulting increased connectivity between different brain regions may contribute to more flexible and adaptive thought processes, helping individuals break free from rigid thought patterns associated with OCD.
Enhanced Brain Connectivity
Psilocybin can induce temporary ego dissolution, which may allow individuals with OCD to detach from their obsessive thoughts, gaining a new perspective and reducing the emotional distress associated with those thoughts.
Psilocybin may promote the brain's ability to reorganize itself and form new neural connections. This may assist individuals in overcoming ingrained patterns of obsessive thinking and compulsive behavior, fostering long-term changes in brain function related to OCD.
Why Choose Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy with EQNMT?
EQNMT takes a personal and caring approach to your healing. Our therapy programs are tailor-made just for you, ensuring a personalised journey to wellness.
Our holistic programs include everything you need for a complete transformation, from Preparation & Integration Therapy to experienced professionals guiding your psychedelic experiences.
After each session, our qualified psychologists provide Integration Therapy to help you make sense of it all.
Your safety is our top priority – we conduct thorough screenings to ensure this is the right fit for you, and if it's not, we'll provide alternative recommendations for your well-being.
Psilocybin-assisted therapy should only be conducted under the guidance of trained professionals in controlled settings. While the preliminary findings are encouraging, more research is needed to fully understand the use of psilocybin in the treatment of depression. Individual responses to psilocybin may vary, and may not be effective for everyone with depression.