N22 – OCD (1 of 5)

© Helen Lesser, 2022

Transcript of one of the volunteer patients on the Spring 2022 Stage 1 (Practical & Theoretical) Course, who received treatment from Helen Lesser, in front of the students.

The following is a summary of the Initial Consultation and first two sessions, followed by a transcript of the complete next treatment session.

Treatment Summary:

Initial Consultation –

Standard Induction,
Deep Relaxation.


This patient had been suffering obsessive thoughts and compulsions since she was around 20 years old (now aged 38). Her fears were mainly about germs/contamination and she was therefore on high-alert constantly, needing to know who had touched what and where. The anxiety made getting to sleep difficult and the quality of sleep was impacted.


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