Therapy For
Long Term IBS

Struggling with IBS?

Have you been diagnosed by the NHS with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? Are you seeking some additional support to manage the symptoms? Do you find that your symptoms become worse when you are anxious, worried or stressed?
If yes, please come and talk and find out how hypnotherapy can help. We really understand what this is like and how frustrating and limiting IBS can be.
Hypnotherapy can help improve IBS symptoms and is suggested by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) for people with IBS who do not respond to pharmacological treatments after 12 months and who develop a continuing symptom profile (described as refractory IBS) see www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg61

Need Help?

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that affects the digestive system. The symptoms often include stomach cramps, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea. For many people it is a lifelong condition that can have profound effects on their lives. The NHS says that at present there is no cure but diet and lifestyle changes, medications, exercise, stress relief and relaxation can help control the symptoms. For many people anxiety and stress can worsen their symptoms.

How Hypnotherapy Can Help

Hypnotherapy for IBS symptoms can work as a positive complement to the treatment you are receiving from your GP or Healthcare Team. Hypnotherapy helps with the psychological aspects of IBS in three main ways. Firstly, we explain the human stress response and help you understand why anxiety and stress can make symptoms worse. Secondly, in supporting you to set your goals, we help you identify what you can do, what is possible and the areas of your life that are less troublesome. These are always much more than we think. Thirdly we use hypnosis to help you feel very calm and relaxed. We can also use a special technique called, gut directed hypnotherapy and give you a self-hypnosis audio to listen to regularly outside of the sessions to practice feeling calmer and more relaxed.

“Andy Hill is simply the most amazing hypnotherapist. His sessions are nothing less than life changing and transformative. My sessions were delivered over zoom as I don’t live in Somerset and it felt as if we were in the same room”

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Self Care

There is lots of really good self-care suggestions on the NHS website for people suffering with IBS. These include finding ways to relax, getting plenty of exercise, moderating our alcohol and caffeine intake. There are also lots of support groups which provide advice and support, for example: The IBS Network