Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
That Gut Feeling - Irritability!
Fed up of your bowel running your life? Scared to leave home without first doing a recce of nearby lavatories? I may be able to help you get your life back.
IBS is a common, (one in five people suffer from it), yet not fully understood condition that affects the bowel causing uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing symptoms; pain, bloating, diarrhoea, and constipation, to name a few. It is a long-term condition for which there is no present cure. That being said, not everything is bleak. Hypnotherapy has been found to be effective in the management of IBS. Research findings have indicated that symptom reduction and relief can be found through hypnotherapy. Clinics can now be found in the UK where Gastroenterologists treat IBS patients with hypnotherapy. Gut-directed hypnotherapy is changing the face of IBS treatment, and so too is the increasing understanding of the link between the gut-brain. In fact, the gut is now regarded by many as the second brain.
Simply implementing a FODMAP diet and crossing your fingers is not enough. There is a fundamental emotional element to IBS, dietary changes will not address this. Whilst we may never find your initial trigger, which is not essential for a successful outcome, by the way, we can certainly create healthy strategies for managing your gut-brain and brain-brain relationship. They could even become friends.
I help relieve IBS with Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy by incorporating hypnosis with CBT strategies, creating comfort and warmth both physically and psychologically, which allows the changes to be made on an unconscious level; a lasting change that can significantly impact one's life.
Let's work together to improve your relationship with your bowel and it with you.
Specialist qualifications in IBS management:
Hypnotherapy for IBS- Gut Directed Hypnotherapy.