IBS is a complex disorder with causes that differ from person to person. It can be painful,seemingly uncontrollable and unpredictable.
Symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating & distention with a disordered bowel habit such as diarrhoea & constipation often alternating ostensibly at random, or linked with types of food digested these all keep sufferers inprisoned juggling life, diet & medications often with little control or respite. Leaving them tired, stressed and anxious.
Living with the condition can have a significant negative effecton everyday life. Leading to altering behaviours to accommodate symptoms, which can have a huge impact often limiting activities especially if there is lack of control over bowel habit or in severe pain. It can impact financially maybe being unable to work or having increased absences. Social activities may be limitated which can lead to feelings of isolation, anxiety depression and even suicidal thoughts.
Gut Directed Hypnotherapy
Gut directed Hypnotherapy offers a proven treatment to help with all aspects both physiological and psychological. With specific gut hypnosis and cognitive behavioural therapy, we can address the multifactorial aspects of the condition primarily treating the miscommunication between the gut and brain. We do this by using suggestion, imagery, relaxation, and cognitive restructuring all of which enable the therapeutic effect particularly in dampening the gut hypersensitivity and restoring normal gut motility.
All aspects of the combined treatment give healthy coping strategies, helps address stress and anxiety which affects both the mind and body, so aiding to ease symptoms and understand and change any unhelpful behaviours, thoughts and emotions that may have formed when previously coping with the disorder.
Research has show many positive advantages to this therapy for IBS
60-70% of participants after completing a 8-12 week therapy programme showed a positive response.
76% of them reported a significant reduction in symptom severity.
83% of those completing the therapy were well between 1-5years after.
Miller V, Carruthers HR, Morris J, Hasan SS, Archbold S, Whorwell PJ. Hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome: an audit of one thousand adult patients. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2015 May;41(9):844-55. doi: 10.1111/apt.13145. Epub 2015 Mar 4. PMID: 25736234.
So start your journey today unknotting your IBS
By undertaking a gut focused treatment plan of between 8-12 hourly sessions that take place weekly and with daily practice using MP3 resources.
Participants who complete report improvement in quality of their life, as well as symptoms.
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