Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Hypnotherapy: how it works and how many sessions you might need.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is relatively wide spread with estimates that 20% of people will suffer from it at one time or another.
It is widely recognised that two of the principle contributing factors are STRESS and ANXIETY and although medication is often prescribed for the condition, hypnosis based therapies and psychotherapy treatments aimed at resolving the stress or anxiety are often very effective ways of alleviating the symptoms.
There are a number of symptoms associated with IBS and one, or several, of the symptoms may be present at any one time.
Typical symptoms are:-
- Abdominal cramps
- For women pain in the left side during sex
- Gurgling stomach
- Loss of appetite
IBS can be Embarrassing
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a condition that may remain “hidden” or is not spoken about or consulted for due to the often embarrassing symptoms that are associated with it and the difficulty that people feel in discussing issues of this nature and whilst the media is making efforts to “normalise” our view of the condition, irritable bowel syndrome may be more widespread due to this reluctance to talk about it.
If YOU suffer from irritable bowel syndrome then you will already know how limiting the symptoms can be and how it can affect your ability to get on with your life.
The symptoms can be very unpredictable and intrusive and Irritable Bowel Syndrome has a reputation of being difficult to treat.
There are numerous “cures” and “remedies” available in the market place but the one common approach taken with all these solutions is that they target the symptoms and seem to totally ignore the cause of the problem.
Whilst these remedies may provide temporary relief, the sufferer is unlikely to ever be free of the symptoms as the cause of the problem remains unresolved (Often an inability to deal with Stress).
Read what Dr. Roland Valori said about Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome on the BBC website here.
Effective Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Wolverhampton
Therapists have been offering Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome for many years. Today, Hypnotherapy is supported by scientific evidence that shows how helpful this complementary therapy can be.
However, Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome is NOT a “magical Cure”. This is because your personality, your willingness to change and a number of other factors play a significant role in how well any type of therapy works.
Because Hypnosis is very relaxing and provides a high degree of self-insight, most people find that just being able to relax more is a significant part of getting better. The more relaxed you become, the easier you will find it to solve your Irritable Bowel Syndrome problems.
What Happens in the Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Sessions?
Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome normally involves a number of sessions which are held weekly. We suggest that most people will get the best results from a course of four sessions, or more, depending on how long you have been suffering for.
The process of hypnotherapy we use in the clinic involves you sitting comfortably in one of our therapy chairs whilst you listen to Joan’s voice. She will discuss with you the specific situations or the triggers that lead to your Irritable Bowel Syndrome problems. This will allow her to develop the most appropriate metaphors and suggestions to help you to deal with any negative feelings and to help you cope with the symptoms more effectively.
Over the course of the hypnotherapy sessions you will explore previous experiences that may have led to negative feelings and you will learn to develop a range of coping mechanisms.
At Wolverhampton Hypnotherapy we make use of an audio system called the “Hypno-Com”. Joan uses this to talk to you through a headphone and microphone system whilst blending relaxing music into the background. The Hypno-Com systems create a highly effective therapeutic environment that assists the treatment.
How Many Sessions will I Need?
Whilst it’s impossible to be prescriptive about the number of sessions required, most people will find that somewhere between four and ten sessions will produce the desired results. Joan offers pre-paid courses of Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
You can view the fees and pay for your course by PayPal on our Fees page.
FREE Initial Assessments
Joan offers a completely FREE Initial Assessment for Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome which lasts about 45 mins to an hour. If you’d like to have a chat about it, please click on the button below to get in touch.
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