There have been many recent studies that support the use of hypnotherapy when treating IBS.
A review of 11 studies by Whitewell has shown there is an 87% success rate when using hypnotherapy in the treatment of IBS, and many other studies promote the effectiveness.
During hypnotherapy, we can use many imagery techniques that have been proven in the effectiveness of alleviating symptoms. Another study showed a man who had been suffering for over 30 years with IBS after 6 sessions, had reduced his symptoms by 53% (Glavoski).
From the examples above it is clear hypnotherapy can be of benefit to you if you are suffering.
The NHS is also supportive in using hypnotherapy to alleviate IBS and has been accepted as an empirical treatment since the 1960’s.
Hypnotherapy is also now accredited by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence).
“Referral for psychological interventions (cognitive behavioural therapy [CBT], hypnotherapy and/or psychological therapy) should be considered for people with IBS who do not respond to pharmacological treatments after 12 months and who develop a continuing symptom profile (described as refractory IBS). (2008)”
Common symptoms include:
Pain and cramping
Change in bowel movements
How our programmes are delivered
We focus on three main aspects that are required by any therapist:
Bond of trust between therapist and client
Agreement on therapy goals
Agreement on therapy tasks
The initial session will start with an introduction to dispel any concerns or misconceptions you have may about hypnotherapy.
Relevant questions will be asked so we can get a better understanding of what your main issue is, and if there are any other contributing stresses.
If there any obstacles getting in the way of you achieving your goals, we will work together to design a flexible plan to prepare for any setbacks so you can stay on track.