Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that affects the digestive system. As sufferers will be keenly aware, it can cause uncomfortable and debilitating symptoms such as bouts of cramps, diarrhoea and/or constipation.
The NHS explains that it is a condition that affects up to one in five people at one point in their life, so is extremely common.
Not only can IBS have debilitating physical symptoms, but it can also negatively impact your quality of life and emotional wellbeing, turning into a vicious cycle of anxiety-induced IBS symptoms.
Solution-focused Hypnotherapy has been shown to have positive outcomes with IBS sufferers.
As discussed in this BBC article, Dr Roland Valori claimed symptoms improved significantly for 90% of his first 100 clients treated.
Of the first 100 patients treated, symptoms improved significantly for nine in 10
AboutIBS.org provide a very comprehensive overview of the research from clinical studies into the links between Hypnotherapy and IBS.
In summary they conclude that Hypnotherapy can help improve the primary symptoms of IBS and the effects are lasting.
A long-term follow up piece of research showed that in a period of 1 and 5 years, most sufferers remain well with no requirement for further intervention.
What to expect from Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy?
Unlike you see in the films, Hypnotherapy is not like stage hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy used to create subconscious change in the patient in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviours or feelings.
It is a normal and natural method of altering someone's state of consciousness. It is very pleasant and relaxing and you will not experience any side effects.
You will always be in control and aware, and will be able to bring yourself out of your relaxed state if desired.
If you would like to read more about what to expect from Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy, please read this page.
More about Jan Taylor
Jan Taylor BA(Hons), DHP, HPD, MNCH, AfSFH, is an experienced solution-focused Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist operating successful practices in Wood Street Wellbeing, Swindon and Cirencester Hypnotherapy Centre.
Jan trained at the renowned Clifton Practice in Bristol under the guidance of David Newton. Jan is very experienced with people who suffer from IBS, anxiety and depression.
If you would like to find out more about how Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy could help you, you can book an initial consultation with Jan where you can experience hypnotherapy for a 45 minute session and Jan can answer any of your questions. Click here to book your initial consultation or to contact Jan.