Since 2008, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has suggested Hypnotherapy as a suitable intervention for IBS.

In February 2008 NICE, which gives guidance to the NHS on effective treatments, published guidance for GP’s and consultants saying there was good evidence that hypnotherapy was an effective IBS treatment and that it could be recommended for chronic IBS.

IBS affects one person in five and is the world’s most common digestive disorder. IBS can have a significant impact on the quality of life and how it creates considerable anxiety and stress. Symptoms such as bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhoea, can impact on all daily activities from relationships, work, social and travel activities.

The chemical nature of stress, worry or anxiety makes the symptoms of IBS even worse. The good news is that hypnotherapy, has been shown to help alleviate symptoms considerably.

Solution Focused Techniques also help you gain control of life again, helping you build confidence and self-esteem, so you feel more able to be more spontaneous and enjoy everyday activities. IBS is still regarded as a medical condition, if you think you might have IBS then please visit your GP first to get their diagnosis and advice. Once you have established with the doctor that it is IBS and believe that hypnotherapy could help then please get in touch.