Irritable Bowel Syndrome, known as IBS, affects up to 1 in 5 people in the UK over the course of their lifetime. If you have been diagnosed with IBS, you may have been given certain dietary advice, perhaps been put on certain medication or maybe been told that “talking therapies” can help with the symptoms.
Symptoms vary between individuals, but the following are common symptoms of IBS:
Abdominal pain and discomfort, Abdominal contractions, spasms or cramps, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Bloating, Nausea, Excess wind, Vomiting, Indigestion
Hypnotherapy is now acknowledged within the wider medical profession as an evidenced-based therapy that can help reduce the symptoms of IBS, and sometimes alleviate those symptoms entirely.
We know that IBS can be exacerbated by anxiety or stress, and that the subsequent worry about the IBS can perpetuate the effects. Hypnotherapy can get to the root of the problem, giving you the tools to manage any stress that may be making the IBS worse, and by using positive suggestion increase your confidence in your well-being to reduce sensitivity in your gut.
The success of hypnotherapy depends greatly on the client’s ability to follow instructions and a personal desire for change. As such, hypnotherapy results vary from person to person and I cannot offer any guarantee of success. If you do not want to change, for yourself, you are advised to seek help through other avenues. If you have been sent by another practitioner, then you need to decide on what changes need to be made.