I have been married for 7 years and I’ve never been able to have pain free penetrative sex.
I had several very painful and traumatizing OBGYN appointments where the doctor dismissed my pain and told me to ‘relax’ or that nothing was really wrong with me so I needed to calm down. This led to more shame and anxiety around something that was already FILLED with shame and anxiety.
Before finding Katrin’s Instagram page I was feeling pretty low and alone. I often told myself the story that this was all my fault, I was a terrible wife and I was the only one who would have let this problem go so long without figuring out a solution. I had worked with various therapists who were all somewhat helpful, but none of them had specific experience with vaginismus, so it always felt a little difficult to connect.
Joining the group program with Katrin was truly life changing.
I’m still working towards my goals, but the progress I’ve made over the past few months is really astounding. To have a group of other women who all deeply understood my experience was simply amazing. I never in a million years imagined I would have such a support group where I could share about this issue that I had kept hidden from literally everyone in my life except for my husband. It was such a huge weight off my shoulder just to know that I wasn’t alone.
Katrin’s approach is so fresh and wonderful because it does not only focus on the physical aspects of the healing journey. She reminds you that there are so many other aspects of this journey that need to be healed and explored before the physical part even becomes part of the equation. The emotional healing and self acceptance pieces of the journey were two things that I had pushed WAY to the side and never let myself think about before working with Katrin. She helped me realize how interconnected it all is and how important it was to take a step back to identify the root causes and beliefs I held about this journey.
One of the biggest changes I’ve noticed since doing the group program is how I talk to myself about this journey.
I am treating myself with more acceptance and self-love and giving myself grace when my progress doesn’t match what I imagined. I’ve realized that rest and taking a break is not a step back, but instead a crucial piece of the journey. I’ve learned to listen to my body more and be more aware of the tension I hold throughout the day. I’ve become more open to sharing my thoughts with my husband and letting him in on the journey. All of these are HUGE wins and milestones in this journey that would not have been possible without the group program.
If you are on the fence about working with Katrin… DO IT!
I promise it will be so helpful and SO worth it. Her wisdom and kind natured approach is exactly what I needed to continue moving forward with my journey. She always gives you the time to process and breathe through things and never rushes your progress. She will become the calming voice in your head when you are feeling overwhelmed and she will skillfully and gently guide you back to the path.
– L. (34 years old, USA)