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Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS

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. ‘

What are the common symptoms of IBS?

  • Abdominal pain and discomfort
  • Abdominal contractions, spasms, or cramps
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Excess wind.
  • Vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Sleeplessness

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.