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Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. It is characterized by a variety of symptoms, including abdominal pain, bloating, and changes in bowel habits. People with IBS may experience diarrhea, constipation, or a combination of both. The exact cause of IBS is unknown, but it is believed to be a result of a combination of factors, including abnormal muscle contractions in the intestine, heightened sensitivity to pain, and changes in the gut microbiome. Although IBS may not cause any long-term damage to the intestines or increase the risk of developing other serious conditions, it can significantly impact a person's quality of life.

How can Hypnotherapy help IBS?

Hypnotherapy and gut-directed hypnosis have been found to be effective in managing symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is a common gastrointestinal disorder characterized by abdominal pain, bloating, and changes in bowel habits. Through hypnotherapy, individuals with IBS can achieve a state of deep relaxation, allowing the therapist to access their subconscious mind and make positive suggestions for symptom relief. Gut-directed hypnosis, on the other hand, focuses specifically on the gut and aims to regulate the movement and function of the intestines. It helps reprogram the mind-gut connection to help with reducing pain, discomfort, and bowel irregularities. These therapeutic techniques can provide long-term benefits for IBS sufferers, improving their overall quality of life. However, it is important to note that results may vary from person to person, and consulting a qualified healthcare professional is recommended.

The HypnoIBS™ programme is 4 sessions which include;

  • Education

  • Gut-directed Hypnosis

  • CBT-hypnosis for IBS

  • Letting go and releasing unhelpful emotions

  • Mindfulness for IBS

  • Ego Strengthening

  • All sessions include a recording to listen to at home

  • Handouts to help you keep on track

The first session last approx 75mins, sessions 2,3 & 4 last approx an hour. Each session is £70.

James Greenaway is a Certified HypnoIBS Practitioner

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