Hypnotherapy has, in a number of studies, been shown to be effective in reducing and managing the symptoms of IBS. Deep relaxation helps calm everything down but also we can look at releasing any underlying triggers and help soothe the affected areas.
- Have you been diagnosed with IBS?
- Do you find that stress makes your IBS worse?
- Does having IBS cause you worry and anxiety?
- Do you find yourself checking there are toilets whenever you go somewhere new?
- Are you fed up with trying different diets or remedies to alleviate the symptoms?
So how can hypnotherapy help you with your IBS?
As an expereinced Advanced Hypnotherapist my aim is to help you:
- Learn to relax deeply. This helps reduce stress levels, slow down gut activity and begin the process of providing relief from the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
- Discover and resolve underlying events (if any) that may have triggered the IBS. For example one of my clients with IBS type symptoms discovered in hypnosis that the shock of breaking up with a long term girlfriend many years before, had left him 'gutted'. No wonder unpleasant symptoms eventually appeared in that very part of his body.
- Give positive suggestions to the mind to sooth and repair those areas when have become affected by IBS. This is a way of engaging and concentrating the body’s natural self-healing processes.
- Reduce your stress and anxiety levels generally and learn to deal differently with life’s ups and downs so that you can better manage your IBS and protect your health and wellbeing in the future.
Physical Symptoms of IBS
The most common physical symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome are constipation, abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhoea. However IBS sufferers may find they experience other effects such as:-
- Painful sex for women
- Frequent passing of urine
- Sleep disturbance
- Loss of appetite
- Depressive symptoms
- Anxiety about the condition
What to do if you think you have IBS
As for any physical condition, if you think you may have IBS, it is important to obtain a proper medical diagnosis, even if only to eliminate other possibilities before you start any therapy.