IBS

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 a 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)”

 

 

Symptoms of IBS include:

How our programmes are delivered

A specific plan is tailored to each person by one of our therapists to help them achieve their goals and to prepare for any issues along the way.

We easily identify any issues by using evidence based procedures to help assess and build a strategic plan for success.  Case formulation (understanding of issues) is a very important part of any successful therapy.  “A problem well defined is a problem halved”.

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 (Bordin, 1979).

The initial session will start with an introduction to dispel any concerns/misconceptions that you have about hypnotherapy.

Relevant questions will be asked so that we can get a better understanding of what your main issue is, and if there are any other contributing stresses.

If there any obstacles that come 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.