The treatment of painful penetration through EMDR

Description

Vaginismus is considered to be a psychophysiological disorder with phobic elements deriving from real or imaginary negative experiences with sexuality/penetration and/or organic diseases.

Fear and anxiety about penetration are physiologically expressed through the involuntary vaginal muscle spasm, which is typical of vaginismus.

The patient’s history must also include the features which define the pain: duration, intensity, worsening and improvement factors, and, consequently, every associated physical and psychological component.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Elena Isola

Original Work Citation

Isola, E. (2016, June). The treatment of painful penetration through EMDR . Poster presented at the at the 17th EMDR Europe Association Conference, The Hague

Collection

Citation

“The treatment of painful penetration through EMDR,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 27, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/23922.

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