Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a very common affliction causing pain and discomfort mostly focused in the gastrointestinal tract. Hypnosis for IBS is offered to those seeking help and information in managing their irritable bowel and the challenges associated with the condition.

Irritable bowel syndromeIndications of irritable bowel are often: stomach cramps, loose stools, constipation, symptoms of acid reflux, wind, nausea and trapped wind. Lots of people with IBS have found it has prompted them to go through symptoms of anxiety as well as a few other health conditions not necessarily associated with the ailment.

Despite the fact that it’s a widespread condition, it is still very much a serious problem for anyone suffering with it daily. Some men and women only experience symptoms at meal times or after specific foods.

Many others find their lives absolutely crippled by the condition and discover they can be doubled over with discomfort on a regular basis.

The cause of irritable bowel syndrome is unknown. While several studies have suggested that individuals with IBS may have a heightened sensitivity in the intestinal tract, psychological factors such as stress and worry can bring on the symptoms of IBS or make them worse.

Lots of people endure slight symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and worry that the symptoms are something more serious and this anxiousness and worry can then make the symptoms much worse. Some individuals can become stressed over how the symptoms are impacting them and worry the symptoms could deteriorate further.

From time to time when we predict something it can then make the outcome unavoidable. For example if panic attacks cause irritable bowel syndrome signs and symptoms and we are anxious about these symptoms they could unavoidably occur due to the initial emotional stress.

There is medical treatment available for some irritable bowel syndrome sufferers. However most health care professionals believe this is unnecessary and instead promote a healthy change in lifestyle and diet.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Hypnosis

A hypnotic approach for irritable bowel could help individuals feel far more in command of their symptoms and allow them to achieve a happier and more balanced change in lifestyle. Hypnotherapy isn’t a cure for irritable bowel but it may be the catalyst for positive change, helping sufferers manage the signs and symptoms if not relieving them completely.

For quite a few men and women, stress due to IBS discomfort is in fact the real reason for much of the pain felt each day. So by getting rid of the stress or anxiety the signs and symptoms are often greatly reduced.


Hypnosis addresses the unconscious and also the conscious mind. Our psychological well being affects our physical health and vice versa.  Hypnosis can help us become a little more in tune with our thought process and even be more in control of it.

For some people, the capacity to reduce these symptoms means the opportunity to enjoy life once more. If you believe you might have irritable bowel syndrome or you have concerns your symptoms are something more severe you need to seek advice from a medical professional.


Irritable bowel syndrome is a medical problem and a medical professional can reassure you that there isn’t something more serious driving your signs and symptoms.

Provided you have been diagnosed with IBS, the next step may then well be to visit a hypnotherapist who has had training or previous experience in dealing with IBS symptoms and talk to them about whether hypnotherapy is suitable.

 Natural Mind Hypnotherapy Irritable Bowel Syndrome programme:

Of all the many medical conditions that hypnotherapy has been used for, IBS is perhaps one of the most promising and exciting areas. GP’s are often happy to mention hypnotherapy to their patients as hypnosis has been researched and been recommended by the British Medical Journal.

My programme is based on recent gut-directed studies which show that treatment is best once every 7-10 days, over a period of about 2- 3 months. Each week I  help you learn how to manage your pain and discomfort, reduce stress and anxiety and feel so much more confident and hopeful.

I offer great support, nutritional suggestions and a structured programme which slowly and gently builds on the last. Progress is measured regularly so you can see quite clearly how far you have come.


The Next step?

Natural Mind is now offering a limited number of FREE ‘Beat IBS’  1 hour consultations (face to face or phone) at BWT Physiotherapy Centre in Parkstone, Poole. You will get the opportunity to talk to someone who understands the challenges you are going through.

You’ll  leave the session feeling more optimistic and more informed about the positive benefits of hypnotherapy. And if you have never been hypnotized before? Well, there is always time for a stress-busting hypnosis session which will leave you rested, rejuvenated and completely recharged.


And who wouldn’t want to experience that?:)

Book your free ‘Beat IBS’ session today by sending me a message on the contact page or telephone 0798 444 1710:)