Healing the effects of sexual abuse: Have you or someone you know been impacted by the trauma of sexual abuse? Did you know that hypnotherapy can be a powerful tool for healing the profound effects of sexual abuse and helping individuals reclaim their sense of self?
Throughout my years of practice, I’ve worked with many clients who have experienced sexual abuse, whether as children or adults. While the majority of these clients have been female, it’s essential to recognize that males can also be affected. The repercussions of sexual abuse, particularly when the abuser is a family member or parent, can be devastating, regardless of age or gender.
Healing the effects of sexual abuse
The trauma of sexual abuse often leads to a range of challenges, including sexual dysfunction, trust issues, and heightened anxiety as individuals constantly remain on guard for potential threats. Victims of sexual abuse frequently internalize the identity of the victim, which can result in subsequent self-destructive behaviors, such as substance abuse or making poor life choices, leading to continued abuse.
However, what surprised me most when working with survivors of sexual abuse is that they often carry an overwhelming burden of guilt and shame. These individuals experience feelings of dirtiness and undesirability, even though they have done nothing wrong. This distortion in their memory and self-perception is a significant obstacle to their healing journey.
I recall one lady in her forties who expressed intense shame and a lifelong belief in her own inadequacy and weakness. She believed she should have been able to physically resist her abuser and escape the room where the abuse occurred. However, her abuser was much older and physically imposing, and she was only four years old at the time. This client also had a five-year-old daughter, and when asked if her own daughter could have defended herself under the same circumstances, she realized the impossibility of such an expectation. This revelation challenged her long-held beliefs and allowed her to reconsider her self-blame.
Additionally, survivors often feel guilty for any pleasure they may have experienced during the abuse. However, it’s crucial to understand that our bodies are designed to respond to stimuli, without differentiating the source. Feeling pleasure is a natural response and should not be a source of guilt.
As I continued to work with survivors, I realized that the deep-seated shame, guilt, and self-loathing were significant barriers to healing, regardless of their understanding of the situation. During a hypnotherapy session with a client, I made a breakthrough discovery. In most cases, the abuser energetically transfers their guilt and shame to the victim during the sexual act, allowing them to avoid dealing with these emotions themselves. Consequently, the shame and guilt that survivors feel are not their own; it’s the abuser’s projection. However, because this energy resides within the survivor’s energy field, they mistakenly interpret it as their own and take ownership of it. Once I educated clients about this, they were eager to release this foreign energy, and they made significant progress when it was removed.
Sexual abuse has a profound impact on all aspects of an individual’s being, affecting the conscious, subconscious, unconscious, energetic, emotional, mental, and physical levels. Additionally, it leaves a mark on the soul or spirit. To cope with the traumatic experience, many individuals undergo soul loss, which results in a sense of being “less than” or numb in some way. True healing requires soul retrieval, which brings the person back to a state of wholeness once the emotional, mental, energetic, and physical aspects have been addressed. This is why hypnotherapy is highly effective in healing the effects of sexual abuse, as it offers comprehensive healing across all levels of a person’s being and facilitates soul retrieval.
Healing the effects of sexual abuse
I’ve witnessed numerous clients not only move forward in their lives but also create lives they love. They find the strength to forgive and forget their abusers and fulfill their dreams. If you’ve experienced sexual abuse, please know that you’re not alone, and there’s no reason to feel guilty or ashamed. Healing is possible, and I’m here to support you on your journey towards wholeness. You don’t have to suffer in silence; reach out, and let’s begin the healing process together.