Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Program
I heard Linda discuss her condition on the radio just 2 months ago and was amazed to hear somebody with exactly the same problems I have suffered from for the past 40 years.
I thought I was the only person in the world with such bizarre intrusive thoughts and was surprised to hear she had used a yoga breathing technique to heal herself.
I contacted her and have attended her classes for the past 8 weeks.
I was skeptical initially but after a very short time of regular practice, I noticed a significant improvement in my condition.
I found that some of the techniques brought an almost instant relief to the anxiety and played a major part in helping me get a good night’s sleep which was a problem for me previously.
As a result of the daily practice of these techniques, my OCD has completely disappeared. I have found that the support of a group with similar problems to be very cathartic and also helpful to know you are not alone with this problem. I would highly recommend these classes.
My battle with OCD manifests itself around fear of contamination where I would constantly be avoiding situations that I would possibly pick up a disease such as HIV.
I would be frightened of touching pedestrian crossing buttons or door handles etc.
I was even scared of stepping in something red on the ground and in thinking it was blood, that it would splash up and maybe get into a cut that I had on my leg.
This caused me enormous distress and would even force me to carry out compulsions such as hand washing and even getting HIV tests in order to ease my anxiety but each time the anxiety was eased, in time it would come back again just as strong.
I knew I had to do something in order to stop this crippling anxiety but I didn’t know what.
I’d attended doctors and they had prescribed me anti-depressants but I hadn’t found they gave me much relief at all.
Then one day I happened to be listening to the radio and I heard a man called Colm talking about his history with OCD. I instantly related to him and when he went on to talk about a form of breathing techniques which is specifically targeted in helping to stop OCD.
Linda went on to say that she was starting up a 12 week program. I immediately knew I had to try it.
I was nervous starting out as OCD had made me lose a lot of my confidence and I thought it would be difficult to socialize with people on the program but Linda totally put me at my ease.
I’ve just finished the program and I feel a lot better. I’m not worrying so much about contamination so much and feel in a much better place.
The breathing exercises are actually very relaxing and allow me to take time out for myself from my busy family life.
During the course, Linda also advises us on our lifestyles such as sleep, diet and alcohol consumption and how it can all affect OCD.
I found this to be very useful.
I would highly recommend anyone who is struggling with OCD to consider going on the program as it certainly has given me back a lot of my life and has allowed me to enjoy it more fully!
I was suffering for about 7 years with Health Anxiety which is a disorder whereby you are convinced you have an array of illnesses.
A constant worry about dying, a feeling of always having something wrong with you.
Pains, dizziness, palpitations, marks on skin, lumps, and bumps, everything feels like cancer.
It was a nightmare. So you constantly scan and check yourself, I guess for reassurance that never helps and makes things worse.
I heard Linda Culleton and Niall Hanratty on the radio discussing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder programs and felt that this would be beneficial for me.
Through the practice of breathing techniques specific for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, I have been able to slow my racing mind and see the reality that there is nothing wrong.
My name is June Caswell. I’m 37 and I have OCD intrusive thoughts since I’m 23. When I had a miscarriage and I got very depressed and started experiencing intrusive thoughts.
I tried everything to stop the thoughts. I went to psychotherapists, counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis, acupuncture, healers and anything that I thought might help.
For years I paid so much money trying so many different things and I was out of work as well that I fell behind on my mortgage.
The thoughts were 24 /7 even when I slept I would have them they scared the life out of me.
I was constantly on the internet trying to find something to stop the intrusive thoughts and that is when I found Linda’s OCD course.
Since I completed the course I’m a different person.
I feel so much better so if there’s anyone that is going through what I went through there is help out there.
I attended Linda’s Kundalini OCD breath classes for 12 weeks.
I found Linda to be a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher.
The structure of the class was helpful with a check in first and then into the breathing techniques. The actual breathing techniques are easy to do, a little strange at first with the different mouth and jaw positions but they come naturally soon.
Even regardless of having OCD these techniques bring a great sense of calm and balance to the mind and of course, this had a direct impact on your OCD.
I found my OCD thoughts not sticking as much as they usually do. They were still there but my reaction to them was different and over time this builds with the exercises.
It’s definitely a great tool to have in your OCD kitbag that you can do almost anywhere and all you need is you and your breath and a quiet place.
I was very attracted to the course knowing that Linda herself had experienced debilitating OCD with intrusive thoughts.
This is the particular type of OCD that I have so I really wanted to try it out.
I attended the classes in Rathmines Holistic Centre.
The space is cosy, convenient and very welcoming.
Thank you, Linda, for teaching me a great technique for my OCD that I will always have to hand.
I met Linda just over four months ago now and in this short space of time, she has completely changed my life.
When I went to see her first, I had just started my battle with OCD, namely intrusive thoughts.
My anxiety levels were completely out of control and my life had become so debilitated.
Through the use of her meditative practices and breathwork, I have slowly started to take back control of my life from this horrible disorder.
Linda has been there with me for every step of the way. She is an inspiration because she has been through it all and has come out the other side.
Her support, guidance, empathy, and reassurance has been so amazing and she always listens and understands about what you are going through which is so important during the recovery process.
I feel I definitely wouldn’t be in the place I am today if I hadn’t met her and I would highly recommend her.
My recovery still continues every day but I know that I have Linda to help me through the bad days, which are becoming less and less and I know that a full recovery is now possible.
Thank you so much for everything, Debbie.
Linda is an excellent practitioner and her knowledge of Kundalini yoga and meditation has been very helpful to me. Linda is very committed to her clients.