Specific Therapy-Erectile Dysfunction

Ok now I would like you to close your eyes… take a deep breath in and a deep breath out…focus on your breath going all the way into your stomach… filling up the stomach…. feeling the stomach rising up and down…. good…. now clench your hand into a fist…. see the clenched fist in your mind…..imagine that I am wrapping a cloth around your hand…..this cloth is covering your fist….. you can feel the fist clenching tighter and tighter…. feeling like its stuck with glue…. feeling it get so strong and powerful…. stuck together…. now no matter how hard you try you cannot open your fist…. It is glued shut……try to open your fist now and realise you cannot open your hand…..the more you try the firmer and firmer the fist becomes……..it is stuck together…..ok, that’s great…stop trying now…..In a moment I am going to count down from 5 to 1 and when I get to 1….I am going to tap your hand and when I do this your hand is going to unclench and relax…..your whole body is going to loosen….. feeling calm and going deeper into relaxation…. 5…. feeling the hand start to relax…..4…..feeling the fingers start to move….3…..the hand opening up now…the body relaxing….2…going deeper and deeper….1… (tapping the hand) ……feeling so relaxed…. the body sinking deeper into the bed/chair……

Great, now I want you to imagine a beautiful red mist………. the most beautiful red you can imagine……. this is a calming, peaceful mist. Feel this mist entering the top of your head……filling up your head……feel it entering the forehead, eyes, cheeks and down to the chin………feel this peaceful mist filling the neck, the throat……….it is so peaceful…….so relaxing. The mist is now filling the shoulders and travelling down the arms, feel the muscles relaxing………sinking deeper into the bed/chair, doesn’t it feel wonderful……….this calming red mist is now filling the chest, the abdomen and the back…….you feel so deeply relaxed, so peaceful……..feel this mist entering and giving healing energy to all the organs, filling the stomach and hips…….you can feel the body relaxing…….going deeper and deeper into relaxation……..this mist is now filling the hips, the pelvis, feel them loosen…….relax……going deeper and deeper…….notice the mist entering the tops of the legs, moving down to the knees, the lower legs………going deeper and deeper into relaxation……..feel this wonderful healing mist entering the ankles, the heels and toes, filling the entire feet with this peaceful calming energy……..feel the whole body going deeper……and deeper……deeply relaxed…….in a moment I am going to count backwards from 10 to 1, when I reach 1 you are going to be so deeply relaxed…..the deepest you are comfortable with…. completely and fully relaxed….

10 feeling so wonderfully relaxed

9 going deeper and deeper

8 feeling the body sinking deeper into calmness

7 deeper and deeper

6 feeling so relaxed now

5 feeling the body getting so heavy

4 going so deep now

3 so relaxed, so deep

2 you feel so peaceful, so calm

1 deeper and deeper….so deep now….so relaxed….

Now I want you to imagine it is a really hot day…. feel the strong heat of the sun on your face, see the beautiful blue sky, there are no clouds around……. imagine yourself relaxing and laying in the sun in your backyard. The warmth feels fantastic on your body……the sun is getting warmer and warmer, hotter, and hotter…. you can feel the beads of sweat running down the back of your neck….it is so warm……. you think about how a nice cold zooper dooper will cool you down. You can picture the icy goodness and how amazing it will feel going into your mouth and warm body…..now….see yourself going inside…… knowing you are going to get your nice, cold zooper dooper…….you go to the freezer and notice that all the pink  zooper doopers are melted……this does not bother you as you know you have the power of your mind………you can harden things with your mind……..now go to the place in your mind where there is a room marked power…….enter this room and find a big green lever…turn this lever on to start your power…….you notice that next to this lever is a dial marked soft to hard…….turn this dial halfway up…… focus on the zooper dooper and watch as it begins to freeze…….go hard……turn that dial up further and notice that the zooper dooper is going harder and harder……..so stiff and strong……and you know….as I know that it will not melt….it will stay frozen…..hard…..as hard as concrete……you are doing so well……you are in control…..feeling confident in your ability….your belief in yourself rises as the zooper dooper continues to stay stiff…..rigid…….you feel empowered as you know that you can make it stay frozen…..stiff….hard for as long as you want…..you are in control….imagine yourself watching as the pink zooper dooper begins to harden…..going harder and harder……you decide that you want it to be even harder, now turn the dial up to the hardness you desire.…good…..you notice the cooper dooper become solid… hard as a rock…..

You feel so pleased with yourself and you really want it to become so stiff and you know you can get what you want as you have control…as your control becomes stronger and stronger……you have to focus less and less….it just becomes natural..….you just look at the next zooper dooper and it goes hard with one thought……you know that you don’t need to keep thinking about it as you know it will stay hard and it will not melt…….feel the pleasure you experience as you watch it get stiffer and stiffer……hard like concrete…..this is the power of the mind………now leave this room….as you leave you notice another   the controller of the of this room and the red lever……they are yours…..no one else has access to them…….only you……they are there for you to use whenever you need……you are in control……completely in control….you have locked the lever in place…….no one else can change it……

Now imagine yourself eating the zooper dooper……you are feeling so satisfied……..you got what you needed…….you got what you wanted….you feel so proud……..confident…….you feel so much pleasure eating this hard zooper dooper……..you are fully present in the moment…enjoying yourself and getting more and more excited because of the pleasure you experience……knowing you can make it hard whenever you choose…….and know that at any time you need to be reminded of how strong and in control you feel right now, you will touch your earlobe…..just as I am touching it now….and you will immediately be taken back to this freezer without any conscious effort……you will experience all of these amazing feelings, as you are right now…… now take this feeling of control…… and this feeling of power…… and place them in your heart……this is a part of your heart that you can access at any time…..by touching your earlobe……whenever you encounter a feeling of powerlessness…..you can access this part of the heart……and you will remember……..you will actually experience how good it felt and still feels….to be strong and powerful by touching your earlobe……also from this moment on……every time you see or think about a zooper dooper…….no matter where you are……you will be reminded that you have successfully gained control……and you will remember how wonderful it feels to be so powerful and strong……you will be reminded that you are in control of your own body and emotions…….that you choose to take control in all areas of your life…….

Now that you are in this empowered place you know that you have the inner confidence to achieve what you want…..you know how amazing it feels to be so powerful and in control…..this gives you so much pleasure….you know that you have done a fantastic job taking back your control……you see now that you are capable of remaining in control whenever you choose…..and every time you continue to be this empowered……you will visualise being in control and feeling powerful as you remain as hard as a rock…….you know by choosing this approach you are in control…..of your thoughts……of your body…..of your feelings……this feels wonderful……you feel so confident…..so powerful….so strong…..you feel fantastic knowing that you took control……maintained control…. you feel so proud and successful as you wanted it and made it happen…. you have done an amazing job to change these feelings within you…. you feel confident and empowered to live a life of which you have control….knowing you can do this any time you want…..you know very strongly now that there is nothing that can stop you performing at your best…….you know you have the ability…..you know that you will feel confident from now on….you are in control. ….you are confident…..you know that you will perform at your peak…..you control yourself……you are confident and in control……you will wake up every morning and choose to believe in yourself and the power of your mind……you will always perform at your peak from now on….and your life will get better…….and continue to get better and better…..in every way…..for the rest of your life.

In a moment, I’m going to count from 1 up to 10. When I get to 10 you will be fully awake, feeling in control, powerful, and strong…you will bring these wonderful feelings with you as now they are a natural part of your everyday waking life…. you will always have access to the part of the brain that reminds you how amazing it feels to be confident and empowered……

1…. coming back to the present room….

2, 3…. the feeling coming back into the feet, knees, legs…

4, 5…. the feeling going up the hips, torso, and chest…

6…. flowing down the arms and up the back…

7, 8…. going up into the neck and head…

9…. the awareness is returning to the mind and body…

10…. awake now, feeling refreshed and confident in yourself……open your eyes when you are ready….

This script would be useful for a man who is experiencing erectile dysfunction which is defined as the difficulty to get or maintain an erection firm enough to have sex. Erectile dysfunction is also associated with feelings of anxiety, powerlessness, and low confidence. I have included references to self-belief and control. It is a guided imagery script including the metaphor of freezing (hardening). I have used a red mist for the deepener as red is associated with strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. I have included a visual anchor of the pink Zooper Dooper and also a kinaesthetic anchor of touching the earlobe, which is easy to achieve without being obvious. The practitioner would need to be aware of the client’s cultural background as some may not be aware what a Zooper Dooper is.