A loss of interest in sex, or low libido, will affect approximately 20% of couples at least once in their lifetime. Although there are many reasons for this occurring, most experts agree that the hectic pace of modern life is a primary reason for this reduction in libido. Anyone who has ever suffered from stress & anxiety, or even just simple money worries, can relate to this loss of interest in sex, even for a short period. The problem affects men and women equally, although it is often considered (by males) as a predominantly female problem.
During the fiery, passionate, early stages of a relationship it can seem as though we cannot get enough sex, the urge hitting (and being satisfied) frequently.
Helping the people of Scotland to overcome Loss of Interest in Sex through the use of Clinical Hypnosis.
Helping the people of Scotland to overcome Loss of Interest in Sex through the use of HypnoAnalysis.
Helping the people of Scotland to overcome Loss of Interest in Sex by using Cognitive Processing & Integration.
This may sound harsh, but it is necessary to face the truth. As relationships develop, so too do people … and not always for the better. Stress can lead to bad habits, weight gain, changes in physical appearance and behaviour for both men and women, all of which reduce the biological urges to have sex. The effects of pregnancy, and the introduction of a child into the relationship, can also have a detrimental impact on libido, all of which is perfectly natural … but not always understood by those suffering from it. Many of the issues that lead to a loss of interest in sex can be overcome simply by having those difficult conversations with your partner that will result in behavioural changes.
There are other problems which have been clearly identified as having an impact on our levels of interest in sexual activity, the most common of which are listed below:
It is useful to note that loss of interest in sex is one of the known side effects of anti-
This is a complex issue, with physiological and psychological problems both impacting to varying degrees. Therapy is therefore best considered in light of the severity of the symptoms. Once a person has determined that there is no physiological cause, or side effect of medication, then we look at psychological interventions.
As normal relationships mature, these passionate feelings of desire have a natural tendency to mellow. Couples who are not aware of this fact, and there are many, often find themselves thinking that something is wrong in their relationship, or that a partner has stopped loving them. Once these thoughts creep into your mind, they take root there and can grow into a problem.
This may not be relevant to you, but experience shows that couples often find passion rekindled when they go on holiday, only for it to subside once again on their return home. This is fairly common, and serves to emphasise that there is a close link between the levels of stress and anxiety that we endure on a daily basis and our interest in sexual activity. Most people are less stressed when on holiday, so at this point the urges return.
The important thing to note here is that by managing stress, we can support our libido and, generally, improve our sex lives.
You can read more about Loss of Sex Drive on NHS Choices.
Analytical Hypnotherapy, and indeed Cognitive Processing and Integration (CPI) therapy, can help to treat deeper rooted psychological problems where inappropriate thought processes have become embedded, perhaps from powerfully negative experiences in a person's sexual history.
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All conditions that we can treat with hypnotic techniques require two critical elements for success: your desire to make the change, and your maximum effort. If you have these, nothing can stop you!
The material included herein is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your own physician, psychotherapist, or other healthcare professional, whom you should always consult about your circumstances before starting or stopping any medication or any other course of treatment, exercise regimen, or diet.
“… you’ve made me a man again! I can’t thank you enough, and neither can Mrs ******! I wasn’t able to perform [sexually], and have had it like that for years. Going back and finding out why this happened meant that I could deal with it. My only issue is that the sessions aren’t long enough. I felt so good that I didn’t want to come out [of hypnosis]”
“I don’t know how to write this, so bear with me. For years, … I’ve pretended to orgasm so often that … I didn’t think it was even possible. You blew that idea out of my head alright. When I think about it it feels weird. I go to ‘sleep’ and wake up able to have shuddering orgasms but I feel so good about it that I just disregard my own surprise. I will certainly be recommending you.”
“Colin, we’re just back from holiday … I did the self hypnosis trick you showed me and imagined the flight as I wanted to experience it. It was great to be part of the trip this time … I must admit that I felt a little anxious in preparation for the holiday, but stuck with your ‘homework’ and it paid off big time. Thanks, buddy, for all your help.”
“I’ve tried the patches, tried the gum, and it didn’t make a blind bit of difference. I was stunned by what you were telling me in our session, couldn’t believe it, but you took the time to explain it and it really hit home. I AM A NON SMOKER … and I love it. Thank you so much. Can you please tell me why is this not available on the NHS?”
Caroline, East Calder
“Thank you, Colin, for giving me back my self confidence. You know what it’s like and you gave me the encouragement to lose my weight. This time, the weight is falling off me!I’ve lost almost two stones already … I feel in control again.”