The debilitating condition Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects up to 8 million people in the UK, and the medical profession are still unable to define a specific cause.
Around 50% of sufferers report that their symptoms started close to a stressful period in their lives, such as a divorce, moving house, suddenly losing a job, or bereavement. Many people also believe that their IBS is caused by an allergy to specific foods, as eating a meal often triggers the symptoms.
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What is IBS?
Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common digestive disorders affecting the digestive tract, and the intestines in particular. It is a debilitating illness and affects people in very different ways. There are many symptoms and typically they include abdominal pain, cramps, constipation and diarrhoea, bloating and vomiting.
Along with those, IBS can also cause a great deal of discomfort and distress, leaving some people unable work, unable to attend social and family events or gatherings, it can even affect the distances a person is willing to travel. Making journey times and travel plans a nightmare.
Of course if you suffer from IBS you know this already, and you know first hand how intense it can be, and how it can cause significant disruption to your normal daily life.
With IBS the natural squeezing motions of the intestines moves too fast or too slowly, which causes the symptoms. These symptoms can become worse when stress is a factor in their life. Some practitioners see IBS as a symptom of other events such as stress which triggers off the cramps and spasms in the bowel.
How does Hypnotherapy help with IBS, chrohns, colitis and other digestive disorders?
What you may be unaware of is that hypnotherapy is regarded as one of the key therapies to help improve the quality of life for its sufferers. In a recent article in the March 2010 edition of the British Medical Journal, Professor Roland Valori says that:
hypnosis puts the mind in a relaxed state which eases stress and anxiety, two big contributors to gastrointestinal problems. He found hypnotherapy not only eases the symptoms of IBS but can clear up symptoms completely in some patients.
Hypnotherapy can be used in several ways:
- Firstly as a way to uncover the root cause of the underlying stress and triggers, and then address the triggers that cause the problem.
- Hypnotherapy has an immediate effect on current stress levels, relaxation is an important factor in dealing with IBS, and this then helps to reduce the stress responses, stimulating healthy bowel movements.
- Stress management is not just about reducing stress in the short term, it's about learning to recognise stressful situations and how we choose to behave and to deal with them. Therefore through teaching you self hypnosis and EFT techniques, you will be able to deal positively with the stress reactors.
The result of this, is that you start to sleep better, causing you to feel more refreshed and full of life, any aches and pains will disappear, and you will be able to recognise your responses and deal with them quickly and easily
How many sessions will I need?
Typically treatment is between three to five sessions. The number of sessions depends on how quickly you respond to hypnosis, which will be evident after session one.
What's the cost per session?
The cost per session is £60, with each session lasting around 2 hours.
How can I pay for treatment?
Payment is per session and can be paid in cash, debit card, Visa or MasterCard at the end of each session.
What's the next step in letting go of my IBS or digestive disorder?
Call me on 01772 499046 or email me by clicking here to stop the hold that IBS has over your freedom to enjoy life.
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