Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What is irritable bowel syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome is relatively wide spread with estimates that 20% of people will suffer from it at one time or another.

 

It is widely recognised that one of the principle contributing factors is STRESS or ANXIETY and although medication is often prescribed for the condition, hypnotherapy and psychotherapy treatments aimed at resolving the stress or anxiety are often the most effective way of treating it. There are a number of symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome and one, or several, of the symptoms may be present at any one time. Typical symptoms are:-

  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Wind
  • For women pain in the left side during sex
  • Gurgling stomach
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea

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 IBS 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.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome varies from person to person and it is difficult to be prescriptive about which therapeutic solution is the most appropriate, however, following a course of Clinical Hypnotherapy may help you to significantly reduce your level of stress thus helping to alleviate your IBS Symptoms.

I understand that it can be embarrassing to talk to somebody about irritable bowel syndrome, but you can be assured of my integrity, understanding and assurance that your consultation with will be totally confidential.

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Linda M. Guhe, MSW
MindBodyClinicalHypnosis
225 S. Merame Avenue, Suite 205
St. Louis, MO  63105-3511

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All conditions that may be helped using Hypnotic Techniques also require the commitment of the patient or client. 

Hypnotherapy is not magic and can only help you to make changes if you have a strong desire to change and are willing to put in a maximum effort.