It is a problem that affects more than half of men between the ages of 40 and 70.
But hypnotherapist Rachel Farnsworth claims she has the solution for erectile dysfunction, and it involves finding the “root cause” of your condition.
While high blood pressure and cholesterol are among the most common physical causes of penile problem, the mother-of-one treats clients living with erectile dysfunction who believe it could be due to past trauma.
Among this group, the condition stems from trauma and feeling ‘powerless’, according to Ms Farnsworth, from Spalding in Lincolnshire.
She claims she can help patients overcome this by using hypnotherapy to guide clients through their subconscious, the part of the mind that people aren’t fully aware of but that influences actions and behaviors. feelings, to identify where the problem comes from.
Multi-award winning hypnotherapist Rachel Claire Farnsworth says she has the answer to help millions of men cure their erectile dysfunction problems through hypnotherapy.
It is estimated that by 2025, 322 million men worldwide will be affected by erectile dysfunction.
Researchers at King’s College London estimate that by 2025, 322 million men worldwide will be affected by erectile dysfunction, more than double the estimated 152 million in 1995.
This includes around 4.3 million men in the UK and 20 million in the US.
Experts believe the increase is due, in part, to increased levels of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, all of which are risk factors for developing the condition.
Victims are unable to get an erection or are unable to maintain it long enough to have sexual intercourse.
Psychological factors are believed to be behind one in five cases.
Ms Farnsworth believes the condition may stem from an experience in a man’s life, such as childhood trauma.
She claims that it usually stems from a relationship, not necessarily the current or previous one, in which a man has experienced trauma, abuse, and felt “powerless.”
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These memories stay in the subconscious mind, which Ms. Farnsworth explains is like “daydreaming.”
The Reiki master, a title given to those who complete training, which can take up to three years, added that erectile dysfunction is the body’s way of communicating that something is wrong.
She said: “For example, (clients tell her) ‘when I was five on the playground, that bully made me feel a certain way and being in this marriage has made me feel exactly the same way.’
Ms. Farnsworth argues that the subconscious “glues those scenes together” and when a person is “triggered” by a similar experience, feelings of helplessness return and they are unable to achieve an erection.
She said: ‘It’s like a string of lights lighting up your brain going “ding ding ding ding”, oh yeah, it’s the same thing again and I need to get away from it.
“Maybe you’ve gone from that old relationship to a nicer, more loving relationship, but it’s still a relationship and it hasn’t been updated yet because the subconscious mind doesn’t understand the past, present, and future.”
‘He only understands the moment now.’
Ms Farnsworth explained that hypnotherapy “is a natural state of relaxation” that allows people to focus on their “subconscious mind rather than their conscious mind” to “return to how, when and where the problem started”.
She added: ‘I don’t expect anyone to know (their root cause) and if they think they know, they probably don’t.
“So it’s being relaxed to use your subconscious mind and regress so they’re like, ‘oh, this can’t be what it’s about.’ It’s a beautiful story of self-discovery.’
Treatment for erectile dysfunction includes drugs that increase blood flow to the penis, such as Viagra, vacuum pumps, which stimulate blood flow to the penis, or counseling and therapy if there are emotional or mental health problems.
But Ms. Farnsworth uses custom-made tapes to completely relax her clients before her sessions.
She creates these tapes by recording herself explaining to her clients what to expect during the session and what they are going to experience in future sessions.
During the sessions, his clients are ‘taken on a journey’ into their subconscious mind in an attempt to find the ‘root cause’ of their erectile dysfunction.
This involves talk therapy in which Ms. Farnsworth, who works online, will guide people into a state of deep relaxation in the hopes of tapping into the subconscious mind.
The transformational coach has been a major asset to many people’s relationships as she uses hypnotherapy to guide people through their subconscious to find the “root cause.”
People can choose to lie down or sit with their eyes closed and their necks supported while she tells them about her memories.
Ms. Farnsworth then says that she guides them through the rest of their treatment using hypnotherapy to release them from the emotions behind their erectile dysfunction.
A block of four sessions, involving an initial appointment of two hours, followed by three of one hour each, costs £1,597.
The transition coach said: “ED is normally about some kind of impotence and feeling powerless, so it goes back to how, when and where and in the subconscious mind it’s like daydreaming.”
“You say, ‘oh, I don’t know why I’m thinking about this, maybe, but I’m seven years old,’ and while that wasn’t when the erectile dysfunction started, it could be when they started feeling impotent.”
“It deals with emotions because our subconscious minds are programmed with emotions and they are not logical.
“It’s about looking at the scenes that feel the same but don’t necessarily look the same, it’s about the emotions. The subconscious mind is not logical.
Ms. Farnsworth claims to have transformed the lives of her clients. She said: ‘They say they got their life back and got their freedom.
“We have all been through trauma. And erectile dysfunction is just one presenting symptom of a traumatic response.
“The trauma doesn’t have to be at knifepoint, it can be anything that made you feel bad about yourself and we’ve all been through thousands of those.”
Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is the inability to achieve and maintain an erection.
Erectile dysfunction can have a variety of causes, both physical and psychological.
Physical causes include:
- Narrowing of the blood vessels to the penis, commonly associated with high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol, or diabetes
- hormonal problems
- Surgery or injury
Psychological causes of erectile dysfunction include:
- couple problems
Source: NHS report