Can hypnosis cure your sex addiction?

Because of the personal embarrassment involved, sex addiction may be the most under-reported of all addictions. Around the world, millions of men and women suffer from sex addiction and some may not fully realise what is happening to them.


What is sex addiction?

This is the engagement in sexual activity, particularly intercourse, that is compulsive by nature and performed without the thought of consequence under after the act is completed. There are several different disorders that fall within the definition of sex addiction, but they are related to the irresistible urge to engage in sex.

There is some controversy in the medical community regarding whether sexual addiction falls into the same category as other addictions such as to drugs or alcoholism. Because this form of addiction has no outside agent, it is seen by some experts as behavioural in nature and not a traditional form of being addicted.

What can be said is that those who suffer from this condition undergo an experience similar to that of drugs or alcohol in that the urges become too difficult to resist, all to reach a reward that is often filled with regret and humiliation.

Self-treatment often fails mostly because the addict does not know the proper methods to correct their behaviour. Over the years, there have been several therapies provided by psychiatrists that seek to tamp down the addiction in ways similar to treating drug and alcohol abuse. Of the methods provided, hypnosis has shown to be effective when used properly.

How can hypnosis help with sex addiction?

Because sex addiction operates under similar principles to other types of addictions, hypnosis can treat the core of the affliction in a direct manner. Basically, hypnotic treatments are used to implant suggestions and curb behaviour that triggers the addiction mechanism. This means that the proper hypnotic treatments can stop the process before it has a real chance to begin and take hold.

Hypnotic suggestions combined with self-hypnosis when the urges start to appear help to turn the patient away from the addiction. Reinforcement through additional treatments helps to change the behaviour back to normal. Proper hypnosis interrupts the addictive behaviour and exchanges it for another that is implanted by suggestion. By guiding the mind away from the addiction, normal sexual behaviour can be restored.

Why choose hypnotherapy for sex addiction?

If you have tried to treat your sex addiction using other methods and failed or if you have never tried before, then hypnosis can work for you. Because it does not use drugs, is relatively inexpensive, and the techniques can be taught so you can use them when needed, hypnosis can be quite effective in preventing your addictive behaviour from returning.

Given the track record of success with hypnosis in terms of treating other addictions, it’s little wonder that it has become popular in terms of addressing sexual addiction. By implanting suggestions in the mind that help to turn people away from their addiction, hypnosis has proven to be one of the best, most cost-effective treatments available today for those who suffer from sex addiction.

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Written by Biodun Ogunyemi, Certified Master Hypnotherapist ANLP,BNLP,SNLP,C.H,Dip.Hyp
Glasgow G2 & London W1H

Biodun Ogunyemi is the founder of Optimind, one of the leading hypnotherapy practices within the UK. He has practised on Harley Street and is an experienced hypnotherapist, trained to the highest level in advanced hypnotherapy and NLP and is the author of over 180 hypnosis products.

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