ibs

• Do you often experience abdominal pain or disomfort?
• Do your IBS symptoms prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep?
• Do you often avoid going out for fear of looking bloated?
• Does your lack of trust in your bodily functions prevent you from doing things you’d like to do?
• Do you find that your IBS symptoms are exacerbated by stress or anxiety?
• Do you often avoid going out for fear of experiencing pain in a public place?
• Do you find yourself in a viscious cycle of stress causing IBS, which in turn causes stress?
• Do you often avoid going out for fear of needing the toilet in a public place, or where there is no toilet available?
If so, you’ve come to the right place.

About IBS

IBS is fairly common and usually characterized by abdominal pain, bloating and changes in bowel habits.
Clients report feeling varying levels of discomfort throughout the day, with symptoms often becoming exacerbated by stress.

Clients coming for help with IBS often report feeling:
• frustrated at their lack of freedom to leave the house
• in pain
• embarrassed
• exasperated by trying many other methods or diets to reduce their symptoms.

Techniques that may be used in your therapy session

Sessions will be personally tailored to your individual circumstances and may include:
• Talking therapy
• Clinical Hypnosis / Traditional Hypnotherapy
• Relaxing visualisations
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
• Autogenic Training
• Mindfulness
All of these techniques have proved to be very effective in achieving long-term change.

Much research has been carried out into the effects of relaxation, hypnotherapy, autogenic training and behaviour therapy, used in the treatment of IBS, showing that these methods are very effective in achieving long-term change.

Take the first step

If you’ve reached this page, it’s likely that you’re ready to address these issues now – Call 07956 525 587.
By taking control of your IBS symptoms now you can prevent further regrets in the future.
It is natural for people who have not experienced talking therapy before to have questions about how it can help them. So that you can feel more comfortable, the first half hour of your initial consultation will be completely FREE OF CHARGE, with no obligation and in total confidence, allowing you to ask questions and ensure that this is the right solution for you.
Sessions for help with your IBS are held in London NW3 or N10.

Please do call or email now for a confidential, no-obligation chat. 020 8444 9222 or Mobile 07956 525 587 to book an appointment or for further information or email info@open-minds-uk.com

Next Steps

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RESEARCH:

Hypnosis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Review of Efficacy and Mechanism of Action

We concluded that hypnosis consistently produces significant results and improves the cardinal symptoms of IBS in the majority of patients, as well as positively affecting non-colonic symptoms. When evaluated according to the efficacy guidelines of the Clinical Psychology Division of American Psychological Association, the use of hypnosis with IBS qualifies for the highest level of acceptance as being both efficacious and specific. In reviewing the research on the mechanism of action as to how hypnosis works to reduce symptoms of IBS, some evidence was found to support both physiological and psychological mechanisms of action.

Tan, G., Corydon Hammond, D., B., Gurrala, J (2005). Hypnosis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Review of Efficacy and Mechanism of Action. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis 47:3. [online] Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00029157.2005.10401481 [Accessed 10 May 2012].

Long term benefits of hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome.

There is now good evidence from several sources that hypnotherapy can relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in the short term… This study demonstrates that the beneficial effects of hypnotherapy appear to last at least five years. Thus it is a viable therapeutic option for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.

Gonsalkorale WM, Miller V, Afzal A, Whorwell PJ (2003). Long term benefits of hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome. Gut 52(11): 1623-9 [online] Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14570733 [Accessed 10 May 2012].

Hypnosis in the treatment of anxiety- and stress-related disorders

Self-hypnosis training represents a rapid, cost-effective, nonaddictive and safe alternative to medication for the treatment of anxiety-related conditions… The tremendous volume of research provides compelling evidence that hypnosis is an efficacious treatment for state anxiety (e.g., prior to tests, surgery and medical procedures) and anxiety-related disorders, such as headaches and irritable bowel syndrome.

Corydon Hammond, D. (2010) Hypnosis in the treatment of anxiety- and stress-related disorders. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics 10, 2: 263-273 [online] Available at: http://www.expert-reviews.com/doi/abs/10.1586/ern.09.140   [Accessed 10 May 2012].


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