Joyful Mind Complementary Therapy, Brennan Energy Healing, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Tapping, EFT in Oxford and London. Catherine Ward is a Registerd Clinical Hypnotherapist Oxford, Brennan Healing Science Practitioner, NLP Master Practitioner, EFT Practitioner & Reiki Practitioner, Holistic therapy in Wheatley Oxfordshire & Drayton Abingdon Oxfordshire
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is thought to affect as many as one in five of the population at any one time.
If you are someone who suffers with IBS, you will also know only too well that the symptoms can be very distressing and seriously affect and limit your ability to enjoy life to the full.
As one of the main triggers for IBS is stress, Hypnotherapy has been shown to be particularly effective. Gut Directed Hypnotherapy also uses visualisation techniques to calm the stress that sets off the stomach cramps, spasms, or other symptoms bringing relief and control of IBS symptoms.
'With Hypnotherapy stress related attacks can be significantly reduced, also one of the most impressive aspects of hypnotherapy, and of tremendous benefit to IBS sufferers, is its well-documented ability to relieve virtually all types and degrees of pain. '
• Abdominal pain and discomfort
• Abdominal contractions, spasms, or cramps
• Excess wind.
For IBS, one of hypnotherapy's greatest benefits could be its well-established ability to reduce the effects of stress. Your state of mind can have a direct impact on your physical well-being, even when you are in the best of health.
If a person is struggling with IBS, the tension, anxiety, and depression that comes from living with such a condition can actually undermine the defensive abilities of the immune system and further compromise basic health. Hypnotherapy can reduce this stress and its negative impact by placing the sufferer in a deeply relaxed state, promoting positive thoughts and coping strategies, and clearing the mind of negative thought patterns.
Hypnotherapy is supported by more scientific research than any other complementary therapy ,and in relation to helping relieve the symptoms of IBS, research has shown between 70 - 80% success rate.
In my practice I often work with a combination of Hypnotherapy and Energy Healing to help alleviate both pain and stress.
Over 15 years of solid scientific research has demonstrated hypnotherapy as an effective, safe choice for IBS symptom alleviation.
It has been so successful that Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, chair of the National Women's Health Network in Washington, DC, USA, has said that "hypnosis should be the treatment of choice for IBS cases which have not responded to conventional therapy".
In the UK, the NICE guidelines for IBS state:
Referral for psychological interventions-
For people whose symptoms do not respond to pharmacological treatments after 12 months and who develop a continuing symptom profile (refractory IBS), consider referring for:
– Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
– Psychological Therapy
NHS Choices website - Treatment for IBS, psychological interventions- Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy 'can help 'Irritable Bowel Syndrome - BBC News
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