Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be such a debilitating condition for many people, interfering with their ability to live and work freely. It is a complex digestive disorder of the bowel with physical symptoms including pain, cramps, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea and nausea. It can also cause stress, anxiety and embarrassment for sufferers that can affect every aspect of life from relationships to work to social activities and travel.

Hypnotherapy has been shown in clinical studies to be an effective treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has also recognised hypnotherapy for the treatment of IBS.

The stress, worry and anxiety that sufferers of IBS feel impacts on the physical symptoms they’re experiencing, making them worse and this can become an unhelpful cycle of stress, upset, worry, embarrassment, discomfort and pain. Living with a chronic condition like IBS also affects confidence and self esteem, which can increase the negative impact caused by the disorder.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help to break this cycle by reducing anxiety and stress levels, which in turn reduces the severity and frequency of physical symptoms and pain – many people find that their symptoms reduce to the point that IBS is no longer negatively impacting their everyday lives at all – so confidence and self esteem also improve. Having hypnotherapy treatment also means that people learn effective strategies to deal with stress and anxiety long-term, so that they really can take back control, free to enjoy their lives once again.

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