Well-illustrated with over 300 pages detailing the professional self-treatment of vaginismus. This comprehensive two book set covers all aspects of successful home treatment in a simple step by step format:
Completely Overcome Vaginismus - The Practical Approach to Pain-Free Intercourse. Clarifying the mystery of PC muscle tightness causing pain at the onset of intercourse, the ten steps detail easy-to-follow exercises to overcome vaginismus in the privacy of a woman's own home. All the information needed; pelvic floor control, eliminating pain, resolving emotional components, dilator exercises, sensate focus, transitioning to intercourse, and much more. Successful intercourse is the result. (See reader feedback or reviews below)
Completely Overcome Vaginismus - Personal Journal and Workbook. Book Two provides in-depth questions and exercises to challenge, motivate, and support women as they work through the process of overcoming vaginismus (complementing Book One). Other helpful components include anatomy diagrams, PC muscle control charts, and sections designed to enable women to identify, express and resolve any contributing emotional components.
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Impressed with your books
"I'm really impressed with your books - you've done a great job! I can think of so many of our patients who would benefit from reading them."Caroline Allen, PT
Pelvic Support Physiotherapy
An excellent guide
"The 2-book series is an excellent guide for patients and has many helpful hints for therapists as well. I can recommend use of this resource by all patients with vaginismus."Beth Shelly, PT BCIA-PMDB
APTA Journal of Womenâ€™s Health
Physical Therapy (Winter 2005)
Your books: They are the best we have ever seen!!
"I am finally responding to your books: They are the best we have ever seen!! We will use them for our clients from now on. The content, set-up of the content, thoroughness of descriptions and diagrams make it so easy to follow. Everyone should know about your books."Dr. Clifford and Joyce Penner
Internationally recognized sexual therapists, educators and authors
A thorough educational program
"Completely Overcome Vaginismus is a great self help option for women who are ready to take control over their vaginal penetration problem. Lisa and Mark (Carter) designed a thorough educational program firmly based on current research knowledge and written with the sensitivity of a couple who know the fears and hopes that come with working to find solutions."Elke Reissing, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Human Sexuality Laboratory
University of Ottawa
Excellent and very helpful
"I just finished reading your book and it is excellent and very helpful. I have already recommended it to two of my patients … I found it very well written, easily understandable for a lay-person, and a much needed resource. Thank you."Susan Decker, PT
The Rehabilitation and Health Center
Patients come in early to read the book
"I am very pleased with your product … patients come in early to read the book and many have asked how to get a hold of the workbook."Hollis Herman, MS PT OCS BCIAC-fellow
Very impressed with the book
"I am a psychosexual therapist working for myself and for the NHS, in England. One of my clients has just shown me your book. I am interested in using it here … I am very impressed with the book that she has shown me"Pat Clark, BASRT & UKCP accredited
Beneficial for my patients
"I am a physical therapist that treats women with pelvic pain … I have your books and find the information in them beneficial for my patients."Giselle Roedel, DPT
Beneficial for my patients
"I have just seen your books from a patient and love the diagrams (plus the books). I have ordered 2 sets for our clinic and patients … Thank you for your great web site and your products."Mary Wood, PT
Cura Physical Therapy
Edmonton, AB, Canada
"I've already watched the DVD and started to read the book. It is awesome and I like the idea that everything is discussed in great detail for me to understand why things are happening the way it does! Already, just by reading the book, I'm starting to feel like a new person … I just wanted to thank you"
Tone of your book is brilliant
"Hi, I bought one of your treatment packs and I'm really pleased with the results so far, so thank you very much! I think the tone of your book is brilliant and it is a great help knowing there are people who understand what I'm going through … Thank you again"
My husband and I have been able to have sexual intercourse!
"I have moved through all 10 steps now and my husband and I have been able to have sexual intercourse! It is very exciting to overcome a problem that had consumed my life in the past. Thanks again for a very successful and encouraging program!!"
After many years of marriage, my husband and I are finally having intercourse
"I am thrilled to say that thanks to your book and kit, I have now overcome vaginismus! After many years of marriage, my husband and I are finally having intercourse. The tips and support provided in this book, opened up many locked away emotions, isolation, fears, doubts and secrets. I just assumed that I had some sort of serious issue with sex, that nobody else could possibly have experienced. I kept just hoping that one day the problem would disappear, but days turned into years, and the problem was never resolved. I was able to release so many emotions and doubts just knowing that other people actually had the same secret struggle. This book was a complete gift emotionally, and the trainers were a physical gift. The combination resulted in success for my husband and I. Thank you so very much!"
Help for secondary vaginismus
"I found your books (the book and work book) really good for always taking into account that things might have been different for those of us with secondary vaginismus. Having secondary vaginismus, my biggest question was "why"? If I'd been able to have sex in the past, with my husband and previously numerous other partners, even one night stands (laying to rest the idea that you have to have a "trusting" relationship to be able to relax and have pain-free sex), why were my husband and I now unable to have sex? Although the journalling aspects of the early steps in the workbook helped, I'm not sure I truly understood "why" until we successfully had sex again after going through your program, when I was able to step back from it all. - I think for me it was just a cycle of getting complacent in our sexual relationship (it becoming a chore, you're used to each other and its not that mad rush to rip each others clothes off!!), not enough foreplay and not being aroused enough, it being uncomfortable to begin with, me tensing up, then it hurting. Then next time, my body expected it to hurt, tensed up, and the whole cycle continued. Ignoring the problem and hoping it would go away didn't work, it just made it worse and made us both feel terrible."
I finally realized that I was not alone
"I am extremely grateful … when I received the books and read about vaginismus I finally realized that I was not alone. Like many, many women, I had been to my gynecologist several times and she said that there was nothing wrong with me. She could not offer me explanation as to why any attempt at intercourse was so very painful … after about one and a half months … I was able to have intercourse."
Written in a very clear & concise manner
"I thought I would write to you and say that your book and the dilators were very helpful indeed. It took me about 3 months to go through all the 10 steps thoroughly and at the end of it, I was able to have sex for the first time! It was a very emotional experience for me, and somewhat overwhelming. I thought the book was written in a very clear and concise manner. I was able to follow each step appropriately, and with sheer determination and an understanding partner, I was able to achieve Step 10. I really don't think there were any areas you could have improved on … It answered all the questions/doubts that I had. So, thanks once again … your help is much appreciated."
Nobody understood my issue like you do
"The book is great and I love the journal. The best part is the "leading" questions. Sometimes it is hard to think why you have this problem. The questions make you think of all angles … it is the best program … nobody understood my issue like you do."
The most comprehensive and helpful information
"I purchased your 10-steps book and have been going through all the steps. It is the most comprehensive and helpful information I have found about vaginismus and overcoming it."
Your book gave me the clues
"I had been using vaginal dilators for 5 months … I tried several times to have i/c with my husband, but never could. Your book gave me the clues to attempt i/c without problems … I have strongly recommended your book in some support groups because I think it can help many women like me. Pls keep on helping women and thank you very much."
Physical treatment section was excellent
"I love the positive tone of the book. Though shame and fear are thoroughly covered, you don't stay there … physical treatment section was excellent. I know this is your area of expertise and it really showed."
Lots of good diagrams and clear explanations
"… the books are a WONDERFUL source of information for people who don't understand the condition, giving lots of good diagrams and clear explanations …"
Your book is awesome
"First of all, I am glad to say that my girlfriend and I are past vaginismus!!! She had a combination of Primary and secondary vaginismus. She had some surgeries in the vaginal area when a teenager, and then entered into an abusive relationship for over 20 years. She finally had the power to leave the man, then met me. The story is a long one, and I hope to some day tell it, but in short, it was our patience and closeness that helped us both work on the issue … Your book was the best that I have found … I own about 5 on the subject, and yours, hands down is it. I think people are looking for the step-by-step "procedure" if you want to call it that … In short, your book is awesome"