I did a thing and had a therapy session with a Pedophile. I wanted to understand for myself more about Pedophilia. I think things are coming up about whether it’s a mental illness or whether it’s a sexual orientation. I had to learn more for myself because these are big questions for our society, and will determine how we treat this moving forward.
This is my experience and what I learned. It’s one case, but it’s data. So, take it for what it is.
Please let me know your questions. I’ll have a follow up discussion with him to see where he is now, but this is my experience during the therapy session. The root cause for this individual was that his childhood was pretty miserable minus a moment of joy when he was showing his private part to a 6-year old girl who was the same age as he at the time with mutual curiosity and happiness. He was told this was wrong, and basically this was the beginning of a host of distortions for him both about where joy lies, but also what’s wrong and right with him.
What I’m not saying is that everyone has the same root cause or that I think everyone who’s a pedophile has a troubled childhood. However, from my clients I can tell you each one even in the happiest of homes will have an experience that will create some imprint in that child’s mind that they will process, tie some meaning to it, make some conclusions about, and if undealt or suppressed causes issues in adulthood in a myriad of ways.
What I am concluding (probably prematurely), is that at least with hypnotherapy where you can go into the subconscious mind, you can potentially identify a root cause to pedophilia and potentially interrupt the pattern the same way we identify root cause to sleeping issues, anxiety, and compulsive behavior. To be honest, I’m not sure it’s that easy, but this session gave me hope.
I hope we continue discussions and learn more together.
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