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Treating IBS with Gut Directed Hypnotherapy

If you are a sufferer, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is restricting and massively impacts on your quality of life. If you are reading this you may have tried other treatments and drugs to no avail. Good news… With gut directed hypnotherapy I can help you!

Viva Las Vagus! - The mind-gut connection

Have you heard the expression of having a gut feeling about something? Well, there is some truth in that! Known as the second brain, the gut acts and thinks independently from the main central nervous system in the body. The gut Microbiome plays a critical role in the development of the immune system.


Many IBS problems stem from a miscommunication from the stomach to the brain which is directly connected by a channel of special large nerve fibres known as the Vagus nerve. Think of this as a information super-highway between your brain and your gut.  

Hypnotherapy: treating IBS with hypnosis

The Gut is clever, but not that clever!

Sometimes, especially when the brain feels anxious and overwhelmed, it signals down information for the gut to deal with. The gut may have a level of intelligence but it is no Einstein, and has no way of processing this. The reaction of the gut's microbes then affects the brain, kicking in a anxiety driven behaviour directed at the gut.


For this reason, stress and anxiety can be the cause of IBS, then the symptoms cause more stress and anxiety, and so the vicious circle continues.


With hypnosis I can stop this cycle by first focusing on lowering your stress and anxiety. Then, realigning that mind-gut connection, so the body and mind are working in harmony.

Recognised by the NHS, you can now ask your GP to refer you for IBS hypnotherapy treatment. Hypnosis is a powerful and effective form of therapy for long term results.

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