Hypnotherapy Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBS is an umbrella term for all digestive problems that usually cause symptoms such as bloating, gas, stomach cramps, diarrhoea and/or constipation. There are a number of different causes of IBS, but one thing they all have in common is that they are at their worse during times of stress. Therefore if you are generally an anxious person, your IBS is likely to be constant and have a very negative impact on your life. Unfortunately because the IBS symptoms themselves can also cause anxiety, this makes them worse still and a negative cycle begins.
Hypnotherapy can help you break that negative cycle and teach you to control your reaction to the stressful situations that would usually cause a flare up of your IBS. Together we can also reduce the level of anxiety you feel about your symptoms themselves and put in place suggestions to enable your digestive system to process all food groups without developing a sensitised reaction to them.
Please note that digestive symptoms cannot be treated with hypnotherapy until a formal diagnosis of IBS has been made by your GP. This is to ensure that there is no other biological cause for your symptoms that requires medical treatment.