Hypnosis has a longstanding history as an effective treatment option for female sexual dysfunction dating back over 80 years. Hypnosis offers techniques that promote change, allowing one to identify the cause of their particular challenge and shift one’s perspective to a healthier, more positive frame of mind.
There are a number of underlying issues that may lead to sexual dysfunction ranging from traumatic childhood experiences, sexual abuse, fears of intimacy or negative body images. Feeling of shame or guilt may also play a role in this particular challenge. Some people may feel exhausted from some daily life activities that inhibit sexual desires. There are a variety of potential causes many of which may be rooted in the subconscious mind. Sexual dysfunction also leads to anxiety and tension within the relationship when there are difficulties sharing that level of intimacy. It becomes a vicious cycle. An individual may become more anxious and more anxious. Their confidence level continues to be negatively impacted and then it becomes increasingly difficult. This is the main reason that hypnosis may be a better choice than alternative treatment options. Hypnosis helps to simplify a complex matter. Hypnosis allows you to quickly tap into deep rooted memories that are necessary to address in order to move forward, freeing oneself from sexual dysfunction.
Data Supporting Hypnosis For Sexual Dysfunction
Hypnosis has been used as a treatment option for female sexual dysfunction dating back to 1941 according to Erikson and Kubie. Clinical Hypnosis and Female Sexual Dysfunction: A Case Report by Andrej Starc, Faculty of Health Science, Chair of Public Health, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia determined hypnotherapy could be a promising treatment option to address the psychological and physical components surrounding sexual dysfunction. The study included five hypnosis sessions as part of the treatment plan. There were follow ups one week and six months after the hypnosis sessions. The patient rated the effectiveness from a scale of one to ten as a ten. More importantly, the frequency of sexual activity prior to the study was 1 time every two months and during a six month follow up the frequency had increased to was 3 – 4 times weekly which is a significant shift.
Hypnosis is a relaxed state where the hypnotherapist can help you discover the deep-rooted cause behind one’s sexual challenges by accessing the unconscious mind. There are a number of techniques used during a session that make it effective for this particular challenge. The identification of the cause will allow an individual to come to terms with the circumstances and shift the way the mind sees that occurrence. Direct suggestion allows the individual to change their perspective in a more positive light. Imagery enables the person to see themselves achieving a particular objective, accepting it and giving them confidence that they will reach the goal and see the benefits.
With a sense of confidence and a shift in perspective, the mind is extremely powerful in overcoming so many different obstacles including sexual dysfunction. There is data to support the use of hypnosis to address female sexual dysfunction. Furthermore, the process allows for a safe and effective option to traditional methods.