Relief from IBS
Bloating, constipation, cramps and diarrhoea - just some of the physical symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). However, IBS can cause for most sufferer’s high levels of anxiety, worry and embarrassment, that can negatively affect all aspects of a person’s life - from their relationships, work, and social activities.
The impact of stress on IBS
Not all IBS is caused by anxiety, however, like many illnesses, IBS can be made worse by stress. Hypnotherapy can reduce the stress levels that can affect the proper functioning of the digestive system and which therefore can exacerbate IBS symptoms. Hypnosis can help to reduce the level of these stress chemicals in the blood thereby encouraging a rapid relief in symptoms, whilst re-teaching you to relax too.
Hypnotherapy for IBS
The good news is that we have some very useful hypnotherapy tools (progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery) that can be very effective in helping you gain control of your IBS.
Therefore, learning techniques to help relax, manage stress and promote a more
positive mindset can help alleviate suffering.
Guidelines issued by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) recommend Hypnotherapy as a suitable intervention for IBS.