IBS

IBS

People suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome often have an  increase in negative moods.  These psychological factors may be a cause of symptoms or a result of years of disrupted life activities and frequent periods of painful symptoms.

Anxiety may be related to specific events and sensations such as meals, abdominal pain, or diarrhea.  This can result in increased worry about the sensations, hyper-vigilance of symptoms and avoidance of any situation that they associate with the symptoms.  As a result life becomes more limited as they stick to safe places and activities which can result in increasing and pronging the anxiety.

There is now positive research to show Cognitive Behavioral Therapy combined with hypnosis, can have very a beneficial impact on IBS.

CBT for IBS

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps clients change their habitual thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that have contributed to stress and negative moods by applying a structured approach of exercises. 

Hypnosis for IBS

Hypnotherapy uses relaxation techniques and visualisation to help reduce symptoms and create helpful coping strategies.

Find out more about hypnotherapy here.

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