The Thrive Programme for Vaginismus

If you are reading this, it is likely that you or your partner are struggling with vaginismus. The good news is that with effective, targeted help, vaginismus CAN be cured. 

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What is Vaginismus?

Vaginismus (also known as vaginism) is a sexual problem affecting women, which can also have a secondary impact on a sexual partner. 

Vaginismus causes penetration to be painful or impossible due to the tensing of the vaginal muscles. This often leads to a fear of sex. Sufferers may also experience difficulty inserting tampons or undergoing gynecological examinations. 

It can be an embarrassing problem to discuss. Many women fear that they will never be able to overcome their sexual anxiety and pain, going to great lengths to avoid sexual intercourse. If this sounds like you, please know that you are not alone. With the Thrive Programme you can effectively overcome this symptom for good, by learning to understand how you think and developing methods to change these. There is no invasive treatment and most women really enjoy going through the programme, despite their initial nerves or anxiety about their problem.

Many women with vaginismus have already tried various treatment options – whether it’s pelvic floor exercises, using vaginal trainers/dilators, botox – to little or no avail. Most interventions offer a purely physical solution to the problem. They do not help women to understand or overcome the vital psychological or emotional aspects that cause and maintain the conditon.

What are the effects of Vaginismus?

Vaginismus is the main cause of unconsummated relationships, and it can put relationships under great strain. It is extremely frustrating to be unable to physically engage in pleasurable sex and sufferers often feel abnormal and embarrassed about the condition. 

The anticipation of pain or sexual ‘failure’ further contributes to and reinforces the symptoms of vaginismus. This can lead to avoidance of penetration or generally turning your vagina into a no-go zone. This exacerbates feelings of failure, or general squeamishness about your vagina.

Overcoming Vaginismus with the Thrive Programme® 

I guide clients in overcoming vaginismus using the Thrive Programme ® (TTP). TTP teaches you how you are creating the vaginismus with some unhelpful beliefs and thinking styles and gives you all the tools you need to overcome it so you can feel empowered and back in control of how your body responds, making enjoyable penetration truly achievable. 

The Thrive Programme® has a proven success rate in helping people to overcome their vaginismus in order to enjoy a physical relationship. Furthermore, by completing the programme you will learn skills and techniques that benefit you in all areas of your life.

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