Sounds so medical, doesn’t it? Sexual Dysfunction(SD). The reality is many of us suffer with some kind of emotional charged Sexual Dysfunction and it refers to a problem occurring during any phase of the sexual response cycle that prevents the individual or couple from experiencing satisfaction from the sexual activity. The sexual response cycle traditionally includes excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution.
In the first instance, ALWAYS consult your doctor/physician, this is to ensure any physiological reason for the dysfunction is ruled out. Once this is done then we can look at the psychological/emotional reasons for the problem.
According to the NHS, it is estimated that one in 10 men and almost 50% of women are affected by a sexual problem. Sexual difficulties can occur early in an individual’s life, develop suddenly after a previously satisfying sex life or develop gradually.
Common problems in men include:
- Erectile dysfunction (difficulty getting/keeping an erection)
- Premature ejaculation (reaching orgasm too quickly)
- Delayed or inhibited ejaculation (reaching orgasm too slowly or not at all)
- Low libido (reduced interest in sex)
Common Problems in women include:
- Low sexual desire. This most common of female sexual dysfunctions involves a lack of sexual interest and willingness to be sexual.
- Sexual arousal disorder. Your desire for sex might be intact, but you have difficulty with arousal or are unable to become aroused or maintain arousal during sexual activity.
- Orgasmic disorder. You have persistent or recurrent difficulty in achieving orgasm after sufficient sexual arousal and ongoing stimulation.
- Sexual pain disorder. You have pain associated with sexual stimulation or vaginal contact.
Emotional/Psychological causes might include:
- Concern about sexual performance
- Marital or relationship problems
- Depression, feelings of guilt
- Effects of past sexual trauma
- Work-related stress and anxiety
How can I help?
The most effective way of dealing with SD is to get to the cause of it. The techniques I have can bring about profound change in a short period of time. I use approaches from EMDR, NLP, hypnosis and psychosensory techniques. The goal is to change limiting thoughts and behaviours in order for you to achieve the desired outcome you deserve!
Hypnotherapy for sexual issues aims to access your subconscious and change the thought patterns and behaviours that are causing the problem. To promote positive change, relaxation and self-confidence, hypnotherapy uses the power of suggestion. I will tailor the suggestions to you, to help you learn what triggers the issue. Hypnotherapy can help you learn how to reduce stress and anxiety and rebuild an enjoyable sex life, without worry.
Hypnotherapy can help by removing any mental pressure that surrounds intercourse and performance anxiety. Techniques will help you start to trust your body and ignore the negative voice in your head, replacing it with a more positive, controlled state of mind.