Irritable Bowel Syndrome Hypnotherapy

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, functional disorder of the digestive system and gut. IBS is a long-term condition and is thought to affect one in five people during their lifetime.

For anyone who hasn’t had to endure Irritable Bowel Syndrome, the simplest way to explain the condition is like fighting a battle with your gut, which you never feel like you’re winning. It’s a condition which makes every day hard, turning daily obligations into uphill struggles, and infrequent pleasures into a burden. symptoms might include:

> Stomach pains or cramps
> Bloating
> cramping
> heartburn
> muscle pains
> Diarrhea
> Constipation
> Wind
> Anxiety due to travel / work / social commitments

While the exact cause of IBS is unclear, some research suggests it may be due to over-activity of the gut. IBS causes the bowel to be very sensitive. The condition causes recurring pain or discomfort in the abdomen and often, the nerves and muscles do not work as they should. IBS doesn’t just affect your bowel, it’s a condition which can emotionally take over leading to anxiety, stress and depression.

Although IBS is not a psychological disorder, previous studies have shown that Irritable Bowel Syndrome Hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for IBS. Irritable Bowel Syndrome Hypnotherapy can help an individual learn relaxation techniques, as well as learning new ways to manage stress. Our state of mind can have an impact on our physical well-being. Therefore the tension, stress and anxiety often caused by IBS may undermine the immune system and further compromise health.

Learning how to relax and manage stressful feelings can become useful life tools – by treating the mind – changing your thoughts, beliefs and ideas – you can treat your symptoms. Irritable Bowel Syndrome Hypnotherapy can help to promote positive thinking and develop coping strategies. The hypnotherapist helps you recognise the problem and access your unconscious mind. You’ll be able to identify anxiety patterns and triggers and learn effective skills so that you respond differently in the future, allowing you to be in complete control of IBS at all times.