I know that IBS affects far more than the body. I see clients whose lives are severely disrupted. They struggle to go to work. Their commute is a carefully planned mission with mental maps of toilets en-route, pockets full of Immodium and a bag of spare clothes. Once at work meetings are highly stressful, fraught with fear of embarrassment at needing a speedy exit. Even at home life is disrupted, those things we take for granted –eating out, a trip to the pub or even a friends house is filled with worry about “what-if’s” not knowing if a flare up, bout of pain or urgent trip to the loo are on the agenda. Relationships suffer and friendships drift increasing the sense of isolation and suffering. Anxiety and depression are all too often companions of IBS.
After working with many clients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and witnessing the positive changes in their symptoms and their quality of life I began to question why more people aren’t turning to hypnotherapy? There have been numerous studies showing that hypnotherapy is highly effective for IBS including those with refractory IBS which means severe IBS untreatable by medication or dietary changes.
Both Professor Whorwell and Professor Palsson found that 70-87% of patients experienced long term symptom reduction through a course of IBS. The success rates are phenomenal and it made me question why more IBS sufferers aren’t using hypnotherapy to help.
Here are the reasons why:
Are you struggling with IBS pain on a daily basis?
Are you fed up with worrying about leaving the house?
If you are interested in one to one sessions or a supported online hypnotherapy programme that you can access in the comfort of your own home or just have questions. Please email me at email@example.com I would love to help.