Sensory Stories # 57: Sensory Intelligence® and OCD

Posted: 15 September, 2022

By: Marieta du Toit


Do you find yourself struggling to break free of obsessive thoughts or repetitive compulsions? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is more common than you might think. Studies estimate that around 1-2% of the world’s population suffers from OCD. Now please take note, if you have this diagnosis, ensure that you get help from a multi-disciplinary team.

If you’re anything like Marieta, you might struggle with small obsessions or compulsions but you don’t have the diagnosis of OCD. If this is you, watch the video to learn more about putting some preventative measures in place to help. Since one of the big precipitators is stress, Marieta offers three suggestions that you could try implement and incorporate into your life.

1. Join a support group.
2. It’s really important to reduce stress.
3. Ensure that you incorporate enough relaxing activities into your everyday life.

I hope you find the vlog helpful, until next time, keep well.

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👩🏼‍🎓 Marieta qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1999 and has been living out her vocational passion since then: helping clients achieve happy, healthy, productive lives. She has been part of the Sensory Intelligence® team since 2017. Marieta has a special interest in combining neurology, sensory regulation and human behaviour in the modern world, thereby facilitating self-awareness and improved quality of life for clients. Due to the increase of stressors in people’s everyday lives, she enjoys guiding people towards better understanding of their own Sensory Matrix™ scores.

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