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Irritable Bowel Syndrome – IBS

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome – IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be a debilitating and frustrating condition, affecting every aspect of a person’s life. Symptoms like frequent loo visits, abdominal discomfort, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, cramping, and excessive wind can make sufferers feel like prisoners in their own bodies. Hypnotherapy offers a promising, non-invasive treatment to help regain control and improve your quality of life.

Hypnotherapy addresses both the physical symptoms and emotional aspects of IBS, targeting the root causes and helping to create lasting change. By altering the thought patterns and beliefs related to IBS, hypnotherapy empowers sufferers to regain control over their condition and live a more fulfilling life.

 

 

Living with IBS can lead to the formation of limiting beliefs that affect daily life and decision-making. These include:

Can't go on holiday ever again

Trains need a toilet

Been told you will suffer for life

Need to plan loo stops for car journeys

"I can't..."

Can IBS be cured?

There is currently no ‘cure’ for IBS, but various treatment options can help manage symptoms and improve your quality of life. 

IBS not only causes physical discomfort but also takes a toll on a person’s emotional well-being. Sufferers often experience frustration, reluctance to travel, anxiety, feelings of restriction, fear, anger, and guilt. These emotions can further exacerbate the condition, creating a vicious cycle that seems impossible to break.

While there may not be a one-size-fits-all cure for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), many sufferers have found significant relief and improved quality of life through hypnotherapy. 

The benefits of hypnotherapy for IBS sufferers extend beyond the physical relief of symptoms. By addressing the emotional aspects of the condition and providing tools for long-term management, hypnotherapy can help you reclaim your life, experience newfound freedom, and rediscover the joy of living without the constraints of IBS.

Some UK-Based Stats on IBS?

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Up to 2/10 people in the UK are thought to have IBS

Symptoms to start between the ages of 20 and 30

On average, sufferers take 9 days off work per year due to IBS

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60% of IBS sufferers never seek professional help

What is IBS?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder that affects the large intestine, leading to a range of uncomfortable and often distressing symptoms. While the exact cause of IBS remains unknown, it is believed to result from a combination of factors, including alterations in gut motility, increased gut sensitivity, and changes in the gut-brain communication.

IBS is characterised by a variety of symptoms that can vary in intensity and duration from one person to another. The most common symptoms include abdominal pain or discomfort, bloating, and changes in bowel habits, such as diarrhea, constipation, or a combination of both. Other symptoms may include mucus in the stool (Consult a GP), a feeling of incomplete evacuation after bowel movements, and an urgent need to have a bowel movement.

Several factors can contribute to the development of IBS, such as genetic predisposition, diet, stress, and changes in gut microbiota. Additionally, IBS has been associated with a history of gastrointestinal infections, which may trigger the onset of the condition in some individuals. Furthermore, certain lifestyle factors, such as a sedentary lifestyle or high levels of stress, may exacerbate IBS symptoms.

Although IBS is not life-threatening, it can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. The unpredictable nature of the symptoms can lead to feelings of embarrassment, anxiety, and frustration. Many individuals with IBS experience social limitations and find it challenging to travel or participate in activities due to fear of experiencing symptoms.

Medications may be prescribed to address specific symptoms, such as antispasmodics for abdominal pain, laxatives for constipation, or antidiarrheal agents for diarrhoea. In recent years, alternative treatments like hypnotherapy have gained attention for their potential to address both the physical symptoms and emotional aspects of IBS, offering a holistic approach to managing the condition.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common yet complex gastrointestinal disorder that can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. While there is no cure for IBS, a combination of dietary modifications, stress management techniques, medications, and alternative therapies like hypnotherapy can help manage symptoms and improve overall well-being.

How Can I Help?

My aim, through hypnotherapy, for IBS is to offer some relief from the effects of IBS both physically and emotionally. This will in turn make you feel calmer and more able to actively engage with life again, unlocking your true potential.

To put it simply: When you come to ask for my help with IBS, we will delve into the root of whatever it is that is bothering you. We will then make sense of it together, deciding on the best and fastest route to re-balance and recovery

 

How Does Hypnotherapy for IBS work?

 

Hypnotherapy helps IBS sufferers by:

 

  • Promoting deep relaxation and reducing stress, which can alleviate IBS symptoms
  • Reframing negative beliefs and thought patterns related to IBS
  • Teaching coping mechanisms and strategies for managing symptoms
  • Boosting confidence and self-esteem in social situations and when traveling
  • Empowering sufferers to take control of their condition and live without fear
hypnotherapy for IBS

Let’s Do Something About It

Early on we will calibrate where you are so we can track your progress.

We’ll explore in as much depth as you feel comfortable with, what you feel has contributed to or caused your problem and look at ways in which we can release that so that, from the beginning, we are focused on changing your mindset.

We’ll use a variety of modern therapeutic approaches to assist in this process and I’ll teach you tools and techniques to last a lifetime as we move you forward to living life with ease and confidence.

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