Vaginismus is a word that describes an involuntary muscle spasm in the muscles surrounding the entrance to the vagina. When this problem occurs it can prevent penetrative sex, the insertion of a tampon and make gynecological examinations extremely difficult and painful.
Although vaginismus is a physiological reaction it is widely believed to have a psychological cause.
There can be a whole host of reasons why this problem occurs, most commonly:
Unhelpful beliefs about sex. These can have arisen from many sources such as cultural influences, religious beliefs, parental influence, poor sex education, fear of pain, embarrassment etc.
Trauma. Vaginismus can arise following rape or sexual assault, as an unconscious ‘protection mechanism’. A similar mechanism can become established if someone has had a painful, embarrassing or clumsy sexual experience, or indeed if someone has experienced pain and embarrassment during a gynecological examination.
Relationships: Problems, uncertainties, fears or anxieties within your relationship may have caused, or contributed towards your vaginismus.
The subconscious responds to these concerns by acting in a way that it thinks is protecting you. (your subconscious always acts in your best interests.)
Using hypnosis I’m able to work with directly your subconscious to address these memories and experiences that the subconscious has retained.
This hypnotherapeutic process has been successful on many occasions in eliminating this unwanted muscular response.