Hypnotherapy is a treatment that is growing in popularity & has been shown to help relieve IBS symptoms for many patients.
Many people dealing with IBS know that their emotional state & stress can play a big part in worsening their symptoms. This is not suprising as there are many neural pathways between the digestive system & the brain. Thus if your brain is stressed or emotional it is not surprising for you to feel symptoms in your digestive system or visa versa.
Hypnotherapy can help you learn how to relax and teach you new ways to manage stress. Your state of mind can influence your physical health as well as your mental health. The stress and anxiety that IBS can cause can undermine your immune system which can then fuel the IBS further. Being able to relax and control your stress can be invaluable tools in coping with your IBS.
Hypnotherapy can also help you to stay positive about your condition. By communicating with your sub-conscience mind a hypnotherapist can help you change your reactions and feeling to certain situations and feelings. Meaning you may be a much happier and positive person.If you are in the UK you can use the Hypnotherapy Directory. Where you can search their network of UK based, qualified and insured hypnotherapists by your postcode, town or county to find help in your area. This is a free and confidential service for all.
If you are in the US check out IBSHypnosis.com’s List of Professionals.
Alternatively if you do not have access to a local hypnotherapist try Michael Mahoney’s IBS Audio 100 Program.