Do you get anxious about the possibility of being gay – knowing that you are not?
Are you gay but get anxious about the possibility of being straight?
If you or someone you care about suffers from *HOCD often also called ‘Gay OCD’ or ‘homosexual obsessive compulsive disorder’, you have come to the right place.
*PLEASE NOTE For clarity, as explained below, this page is NOT about sexual preference, it is about anxiety disorders. If you are a person who is questioning or trying to make sense of your sexual orientation, but do not have HOCD… this page is NOT for you. The HOCD classification is a widely used accronym that describes an anxious obsession that (mostly) heterosexual people have around the possibility of being gay… this page is NOT about identifying your sexuality. This page is for people who know their sexual orientation but suffer from an anxiety disorder that makes them focus on the possibility of being attracted to people opposing that fact. Gay people also experience HOCD but anxiously obsess about people of the opposite sex. Again, this is NOT about sexual orientation, it is about obsessive behaviours and thoughts during an anxiety disorder. We will help you to reset your emotional and physiological balance and when you reach that point, you can make decisions about every aspect of your life more ffectively.. whether it is what car to buy, your career pathway, your sexual orientation or anything else at all, you will be better equipped to make those life decisions.First of all… let us be clear about this… this page is NOT about sexual orientation, it is about an anxiety disorder. We do not address sexual orientation related issues. If you are experiencing issues around sexual orientation, please contact your GP or citizens advice bureau who may be able to direct you to relevant sources of advice and/or support.
This week we were contacted by a journalist who asked about this webpage and focused specifically on the effect this page would have on people who are discovering their sexual orientation; whilst we went to great lengths to explain that this page is not about sexual orientation but about a condition that is generally referred to as HOCD, we felt it pertinent to reiterate this and to make it clear that this page is for sufferers of that disorder.
FIRST OF ALL, AS EXPLAINED ABOVE, IF YOU ARE HETEROSEXUAL AND HAVE HOCD, YOU ARE NOT GAY!
IF YOU ARE GAY AND HAVE HOCD… YOU ARE NOT HETEROSEXUAL!
Does that make sense? If not, please re-read it!
If you are experiencing HOCD, often called Gay OCD and the thoughts it causes… you are not gay and when you do TLM to recover from this and your other anxieties, EVERYTHING will make perfect sense.
The physiology that causes the ‘what if’ thoughts you experience can focus on many ‘subject matters’… in this case it is sexual preference, but in OCD it can be contamination for example, in agoraphobia, the distance from a person or place of safety… no matter what your anxious focus might be, the core catalyst is ANXIETY… and it is this we will help you to overcome.
- Obsess that you might be attracted to the same sex as yourself?
- Look at people of the same sex and get sexual feelings?
- Get ‘groinal responses’ when looking at same sex people?
- Test your sexuality by looking at people of the same sex?
- Have more sex with your partner to ‘prove’ you are not attracted to your same sex?
- Access pornography to prove you are not attracted to same sex people?
- ‘Check yourself’ to see if you are aroused by the same sex?
If you are gay… do you do the same with the opposite sex?
ALL of the above and, indeed, any other thoughts about being attracted to the same sex as yourself or being ‘gay’, or being gay and having the same anxieties about being ‘straight’, are 100% NORMAL in the presence of anxiety.
Anxiety is a disorder… it is the disorder of the emotion of fear.
HOCD has nothing to do with sexuality – A person’s exuality isn’t a choice, it’s a genetic preset – what this means is that where you fall on the the long line between total heterosexuality and total homosexuality isn’t a matter of conscious choice… it’s genetic.
If you are having thoughts like “what if I am gay” or, if you are gay, “what if I’m straight”, these aren’t the same as the thoughts and feelings homosexuals go through as they discover their sexuality. Do you understand that?
My name is Charles Linden… let me please, first of all, totally reassure you that not only do I know how it feels to suffer, but I can also provide you with exactly what you need in order to recover. HOCD is not, at all, what you might think it is and when you fully understand how it is formed, why it happens and what to do about it, your recovery will be swift.
HOCD isn’t what you might currently believe it to be… nothing you are experiencing is ‘real’… the fact that you are having these thoughts means that you are NOT gay… NOT that you might be!
We know, from experience, how disturbing obsessive, intrusive, disturbing thoughts can be… how?
All of our recovery experts at Linden Tree know how it feels because they were the same once. Our Specialists were chosen for their ability to create recovery using the Method but also because they have first hand knowledge of what it is to suffer, without which, they would be ill-equipped to help you. Recovery is our focus at the centres and we create recovery with a 100% success rate. All we ask is that clients ‘listen and do’.
Whether you suffer from HOCD, ROCD, POCD, OCD, panic, anxiety, agoraphobia, depression, health anxiety… indeed any of the conditions associated with anxiety, stress and depression, we have first hand experience of helping thousands to recover.
- I personally know how it is to wake every day fighting intrusive, inappropriate thoughts.
- I know how it feels to have these thoughts banging away inside your head whilst dealing with life circumstances and family issues.
- I know how it feels to be ashamed of your own thoughts and embarrassed or even frightened to talk to anyone about them.
- I know how anxious, panicky, confused, frustrated and isolated you might be feeling.
I know all this because I was the same once!!
In 1997 I devised a process that completely and permanently cured my obsessive compulsive disorder, my inappropriate thoughts and every bit of anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, health anxiety, depersonalisation, derealisation and every symptom I tolerated for over 27 years.
My PureO HOCD faded away and never came back and I have since helped 1000’s tpo recover in the exact same way I did.
Now, that same process is an accredited therapy called LAR and TLM (The Linden Method) is the programme that delivers it to you.
The programme has a 100% success rate at reducing anxiety levels from severe to normal in university led trials and it is used in practice and recommended by doctors world-over.
By implementing a very simple structure and by applying some very simple rules, which require no real effort, are invisible to all others and which remove HOCD and anxiety at its source, you will recover very quickly indeed.
HOW do you recover from Gay/homosexual OCD?
By, literally, switching off the mechanism that causes the thoughts to be generated and by correcting anxiety levels ‘systemically’ in the autonomic nervous system. It’s so scientific, simple and effective because it addresses the true cause of your HOCD.
Will it work?
It can’t fail… this is just like eating to satisfy hunger… a preset process controls these thoughts… what we show you deactivates them.
We are here for you.
Our team are BACP member mental healthcare practitioners trained to deliver anxiety recovery working within strict guidelines. They will NEVER write down notes, divulge information or judge you… again, because they were you once and also because they are strictly regulated by accredited governing bodies and have thousands of hours experience helping people just like you… over 180,000 in fact… to recover.
No one will know you are following our programme… they will just see you recover.
Is it easy?
Well, put it this way… we help children of 5 years overcome the very same thoughts and anxieties you are experiencing… YES, children get it too, in fact, last week I helped a 12-year-old girl who was scared of harming her younger sister in the same way and she is one of thousands we have helped. The treatment and recovery is the same in every case.
You are NOT alone. Similarly, we have helped thousands of people who think they might harm a family member or child, religious people frightened that they will lose their faith and atheists who are frightened they might be struck down by a bolt of lightning for not believing… and the list goes on.
There are millions of people on the streets of the world thinking exactly the same thoughts as you… good people with no intention to ever act on their thoughts! But the thoughts are so powerful and convince you sometimes that you might. We can help you stop that right now.
The Linden Method program is accessible in the next 5 minutes. It includes unlimited recovery guidance by phone and email. It works or your money back.
Immediately you arrive in The Linden Method members area, you will get specific guidance about recovery from HOCD and every other thought and symptom you experience FAST.
I will tell you what causes your condition and how to quickly erase it.
This simple instruction audio will provide you with the information you need in order to understand HOCD’s true nature and to remove it fully, quickly and permanently.
We are not some ‘fly by night’ ebook sales online con… we are an accredited learning centre containing mental health professionals (with a difference) – we focus on true and full recovery.
NO CBT. NO hypnotherapy. NO mumbo-jumbo. NO medication. NO endless talking or analysing. Just plain and simple scientific tactics to put in place today in order to finally end the nonsense you tolerate each day.
I was you once and now I live a full and fulfilling anxiety, obsession and panic free life, just like all my clients.
I assure you that if you follow my guidance, over the next days, not only will it all make complete sense, but your HOCD and every thought, symptom and sensation will evaporate… because that’s just the way the brain and body work!
Do The Linden Method or call one of our Specialists to find out more… don’t worry, you don’t have to talk about your thoughts if you don’t want to… just explain that you want to address your anxiety disorder and they’ll lead you to recovery.
It doesn’t matter where you are in the world access to materials and support is the same and our clients are equally and evenly spread around the world!
Call our team now on one of the numbers below if you’d like advice, reassurance or an informal chat through your issues.
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USA – 1800 486 0458
UK – 0800 069 9898
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*HOCD/ROCD/POCD/OCD etc. are all accronyms created by ‘urban dictionary’ in psychological practice and have not been created by us. We use these terms to identify the condition based on openly and commonly used terms and not because we agree or endorse their use.
OCDUK charity website website: http://www.ocduk.org/hocd
OCD Centre Los Angeles on HOCD: http://ocdla.com/gay-ocd-hocd-test
OCD Action UK on HOCD: http://www.ocdaction.org.uk/search/node/hocd
US Institute of health on HOCD: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4347158/
STATEMENT: As stated above, we treat anxiety disorders and the manifestations of those disorders. We do not practice any form of therapy outside of LAR which only addresses the emotion of fear and its inappropriate manifestations as an anxiety disorder. We do not agree with the practice referred to as Gay Conversion Therapy – We find the practice abhorrent and ridiculous.