Overcome sexual anxiety and pain (dyspareunia) with our ground-breaking 6-week programme. This is a special edition of the best-selling Thrive Programme Manual, helping women overcome vaginismus and associated symptoms, co-authored by Thrive Programme Coach® Cara Ostryn.
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This six-week programme is suitable for anyone who experiences anxiety and fear of penetration, resulting in either avoidance of it, or pain when it is attempted (also known as dyspareunia).
Vaginismus is often a multi-faceted condition and this programme addresses ALL elements of the condition; including psychological, emotional, physical and relationship factors.
Vaginismus can be an extremely distressing condition, which is why we created this specialist programme; enabling you to feel powerful and back in control of how your body responds to penetration, making enjoyable sex truly achievable. The programme is unlike any other intervention available for vaginismus. It is based on the principles of The Thrive Programme, fully backed up the latest scientific research.
This step-by-step guide will enlighten you about the true causes and components of vaginismus, whilst providing you with all the necessary skills and resources to resolve it once and for all.
Make significant, positive changes in these three areas:
1. OVERCOME YOUR VAGINISMUS
∼ Discover what is REALLY causing your vaginismus and how to resolve it
∼ Take back control over your thinking and how your body responds to penetration
∼ Overcome feelings of helplessness and hopelessness about vaginismus
∼ Feel much more motivated and confident with penetration exercises
2. LEARN TO THRIVE
∼ Be happier, feel confident and develop a healthy sense of control over your life
∼ Free yourself of them other anxieties, fears and insecurities
∼ Build high, stable self-esteem and self-confidence in just two weeks
∼ Why vaginismus sufferers tend to be over-thinkers, worriers and perfectionists - and how to change that
∼ Become the best version of you!
3. IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
∼ Feel much more confident around others – including your partner or potential partners
∼ Discover how your relationship with your partner may be maintaining vaginismus, and how to rectify that
∼ Make a successful transition from using dilators to enjoying sex with your partner
∼ Feel equal in your relationship - both in the bedroom and out of it
Why The Thrive Programme?
The Thrive Programme is evidence-based; founded on scientific research, 30+ years clinical experience and a thorough understanding of how the human mind works. There is no mumbo-jumbo, pseudo-science or psychobabble … just proven, predictable skills that will enable you to develop solid mental health for life.
Since it was first launched 10 years ago, The Thrive Programme has helped thousands of people worldwide: from those who have severe lifelong mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders; to those who just want to learn how to make the most of life! Please see the list below for just some of the areas we've helped with:
Phobias; depression; anxiety; panic attacks; confidence issues; social phobia; low self-esteem; emetophobia; generalised anxiety disorder; stop smoking; eating disorders; OCD; P.T.S.D.; sexual problems such as vaginismus and erectile dysfunction; weight-related issues; hair-pulling (trichotillomania); insomnia; mood issues; fear of flying; self-harm; imposter syndrome; becoming an ‘extrovert’ if you feel you’re an introvert; fear of public speaking; children’s problems such as bed-wetting, nightmares and shyness.
If all the above sounds 'too good to be true,' please take a bit of time to watch some brilliant testimonial videos from people, just like you, who have worked through the programme and are now thriving!
We advise getting The Thrive Programme journal to support your learning: an 8-week journal you fill in daily, with exercises and prompts to keep you on track as you progress the programme.