Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects about 15% of the population. Many sufferers find discussing the problem embarrassing, resulting in only about 25% of those affected seeking professional help.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NIHCE) guidelines recognise the positive use of hypnotherapy for the treatment of IBS NIHCE Article   

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For many sufferers the symptoms are mild and can be accommodated with few inconvenient changes to lifestyle. Those with more pronounced symptoms should seek and receive help via their GP.

Once your GP or specialist has ruled out other possible causes of the problem and made a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome then hypnotherapy can be used to help with the management of the condition.

Considerable work on Clinical Hypnotherapy and IBS has been carried out at Wittington Hospital in West Didsbury, Manchester with excellent results. .

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Recent research reported by Professor Roland Valori of the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and editor of the journal Frontline Gastroenterology found that 90% of IBS sufferers benefited from Hypnotherapy and 40% of sufferers found their symptoms were completely cleared read the BBC article.

You can be assured that all hypnotherapy sessions will be on a one to one basis and all information will be treated confidentially although you should expect your GP to be contacted to confirm the diagnosis and as a courtesy.