Sexual Problems

Clinique de L’Approche Véniez©

The Véniez  Sexual Problems Clinic©

Sexual Abuse

Although child sexual abuse is talked about a great deal more than it was, say fifteen years ago, many people still would like to believe that this problem does not exist in our society.


Even though more and more child victims, and adults who were abused as children, are coming forward; a large number of victims still never report these crimes to police. Child abuse is a well hidden, well protected and deeply rooted problem in our society. As a result, most children suffer quietly, and become adults with sexual disorders.


There are two general categories of sexual abuse: intrafamilial sexual abuse (involves an abuser from the child's family), and extrafamilial sexual abuse (involves an abuser from outside the family, such as strangers, teachers, and friends). Whether the abuser is a parent, a friend or a stranger, sexual abuse is never only 'sexual' abuse - it is emotional abuse, psychological abuse, physical abuse, and an abuse of power.

Child sexual abuse refers to the use of a child by an adult for sexual purposes and includes any form of direct or indirect sexual contact with a young person by an adult, an older child, or a sibling who is more mature. The sexual abuse of children and young people can occur as a single incident or inappropriate sexual behavior that happens over a period of time. Some of the more common types of sexual abuse are:

  • exposing genitals to a child;
  • fondling/touching;
  • inviting a child to touch the person in a sexual manner;
  • vaginal, oral or anal penetration;
  • enticing a child to engage in sexual activity;
  • coercing a child into sexual relations with someone else;
  • sexual exploitation through child pornography; and
  • exposure to pornography.

Symtoms of Sexual Abuse  

  • anxiety, sadness, and anger;
  • withdrawal, isolating herself or himself from others;
  • self-destructive behaviors such as running away, hurting others, taking drugs or alcohol, or suicidal thoughts;
  • low self-esteem/depression;
  • over compliance;
  • aggression problems;
  • change in school performance;
  • nightmares, problems sleeping; bed wetting;
  • unable to trust people;
  • avoidance of intimate relationships;
  • confusion/guilt;
  • avoidance of a particular person;
  • unexplainable knowledge of information relating to sex; inappropriate sexual play; and
  • avoidance of physical contact.

There may, or may not, be physical effects of the abuse. Some of the more common physical symptoms are: bruises, cuts, irritation around the mouth, genitals or anus, etc. It cannot be said often enough that lack of physical symptoms does not mean that there was no abuse. In addition, very young children may not really understand what has gone on, and that these actions against them are wrong. Therefore, they may not seem very traumatized at the time, but this should not be interpreted as an indicator that no abuse has taken place.

The solution for Sexual Abuse


The solution in Psychotherapy with L' Approche Véniez© is to identify the causes, the source of his or her symptoms to eliminate them. The most precise and fastest way is with L' Approche Véniez©. These different techniques are used; visualization, breathing and relaxation, hypnotism, the subliminal, and post-hypnotic suggestions. There is nothing artificial or supernatural about hypnosis.

  • The first session consists of a series of questions asked to the individual to obtain therapeutic useful information about the patient. This session allows the therapist to understand his patient and explain to him how the therapy will take place. At the end of this first session, the therapist will introduce a brief introduction of hypnosis to his patient. (duration of the meeting is usually an hour, sometimes more)

  • The second session consists of light follow-up by the therapist and deepening the patient's hypnotic state. (duration of the session is between 45 minutes to an hour)


  • The third session consists of the work, acceptance, the release of shocks, traumatisms or causes of the lack of security experienced by the patient. (duration of the session is usually 1 hour or more)


  • The fourth session consists of closing, reconciliation of the adult and the inner child, an experience of self-identity, self-confidence and loving yourself. (duration of the session is between 45 minutes to an hour)


Many people who are seriously depressed with sexual disorders and wait too long to seek treatment or they may not seek proper treatment at all. They may not realize that there is real help out there, or they may be concerned about getting help because of the negative attitudes held by society towards sexual disorders.