IBS and Hypnotherapy
If you are suffering from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) you know just how debilitating it can be. No matter what your predominant symptoms are it can soon end up affecting your work, social life, relationships, even your sex life.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help you to control your symptoms. We will use deep relaxation, visualisations, and individually prepared hypnotic suggestions. You will also learn lots of techniques that you can use day to day to remain in control.
If you would like to find out more, please read on – or contact me via email or Tel: 07895 290528.
Whilst many GPs are now much more aware of the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome many people still leave their doctor’s office thinking it must be “all in my mind”, or perhaps even worse that you have bowel cancer and nobody is listening to you.
According to the NHS Choices website it is thought that between 10% and 20% of people experience IBS at some time. That’s a lot of us suffering very often in silence because we don’t want to be moaning all the time about how bad we feel.
And even though IBS isn’t fatal it is certainly painful and embarrassing.
How can Cognitive Hypnotherapy Help?
There aren’t actually that many different medical treatments available for IBS. Some forms of anti-depressants can help. Plus there are anti-spasmodic medicines for the pain, pills to help control diarrhea or alleviate constipation. Unfortunately, many people experience all the symptoms at different times and end up bouncing between all the available solutions.
There have been studies done that indicate that stress and the general state of mind of IBS sufferers can have an effect on the severity of the symptoms. Therefore we know that relieving stress and anxiety can help people gain control over their IBS.
Studies at The University of Gothenberg in Sweden showed that hypnotherapy alleviated the symptoms of IBS in 40% of people involved. They also showed that those results lasted.
Everybody who experiences IBS is different, so we will spend time understanding how it affects your life currently. More importantly we will discuss what your life will be like without the problem. Then we will agree which treatment plan will work best for you. This means I will write individual suggestion patterns aimed specifically at your unconscious mind. I will even give you a completely individual recording to listen to at home.
If you would like to find out more about how hypnotherapy can help relieve your IBS symptoms, contact me.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy to help with IBS – available at Colchester Hypnotherapy – The Tree Room and near Frinton on Sea. Home visits are available anywhere in the North Essex area covering Frinton, Clacton on Sea, Harwich and Colchester. Or if you prefer ask about online hypnotherapy.