Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a very unpleasant condition, which causes sufferers misery and embarrassment.
NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) recommends hypnotherapy for the treatment of IBS where the condition has failed to improve after 12 months of appropriate medication.
IBS has different causes; our experience is that in a significant number of sufferers the condition is linked to high stress levels and/or anxiety. People don’t feel that they are particularly stressed or anxious but we know that in many cases the IBS is itself the body reacting to stress.
The Solution Focused approach to Clinical Hypnotherapy is designed to help people reduce stress and anxiety.
Following 8 to 10 sessions, the IBS can spontaneously resolve itself. We can also encourage changes that can help keep stress and anxiety under control in the long term.
Many clients find that just understanding how IBS can manifest itself helps reduce the anxiety around the condition, which in itself leads to a lowering of stress/anxiety.