Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Provoked Vestibulodynia
Brotto, L. A., Bergeron, S., Zdaniuk, B., & Basson, R. (2020). Mindfulness and cognitive behavior therapy for provoked Vestibulodynia: Mediators of treatment outcome and long-term effects. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 88(1), 48–64.
Mindfulness, or meditation, have been shown to help with pain and discomfort during intercourse. It’s also been shown to help with other sexual issues, and that makes sense: body awareness that comes from mindfulness can help clients be aware of their sexual responses. This research focuses only on painful intercourse; so, how can you use this information when working with couples?