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Hypnotherapy For Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

If you, or someone you know, suffers from IBS, you'll understand how it can have a significant impact on your quality of life, and how it creates considerable anxiety and stress. Many clients tell me not only about the physical symptoms such as bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhoea, but also how it impacts all aspects of their daily life, from relationships and work, to social and travel activities.

If you suffer from IBS, you may know that there is no known cause for IBS and doctors diagnose it by ruling out what it isn't. The impact of stress, worry or anxiety makes the symptoms of IBS even worse. There appear to be no generally effective treatments. Drugs either work for a limited time, only on some individuals, or are too expensive. While there is no known cure for IBS, the good news is that hypnotherapy has been shown to help alleviate symptoms considerably.

What is IBS?

IBS is a common chronic condition affective the digestive system. Flare-ups can last for just a few days or many months. The cause of IBS is yet to be determined, but genetic factors and gut sensitivity have been linked to the condition. On proven contributor to symptoms is stress and its associated emotions: anxiety, anger, and fear. These reactions to life's challenges all cause physiological changes in the body that contribute to the discomfort attributed to IBS - discomfort that can, over time, impact both emotional wellbeing and quality of life. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can alleviate the symptoms of IBS by 'training' the brain to react to stress more positively, breaking the negative cycle of emotional and physical flare-ups.

What are the symptoms of IBS?

  • Stomach ache and/or cramps
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Passing mucus
  • Lethargy
  • Nausea
  • Backache
  • Urinary issues
  • Continence issues

How does hypnotherapy work for IBS?

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help the symptoms of IBS by lowering your general levels of stress and anxiety, in turn helping lower the perception of pain and discomfort (which is related to anxiety). This can lead to improvement in the frequency and intensity of symptoms. The approach also helps you develop strategies to deal with stress and anxiety for longer-term improvements.

Solution focused techniques also help you regain control of life, helping you build confidence and self-esteem, so you feel more able to be spontaneous and enjoy everyday activities. Since 2008, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which gives guidance to the NHS on effective treatments, has said there is good evidence to recommend hypnotherapy as a suitable intervention for IBS to GPs and consultants.

IBS is still regarded as a medical condition, so 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 you then please get in touch to arrange an initial consultation.

What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and What to expect in your session thumbnail with Andrew.

Meet Andrew Major

Your Solution Focused Hypnotherapist HPD | DSFH

I understand how the issues of the stress and anxiety can creep up and affect your life. My own journey has had its ups and downs which became the catalyst that led me to invest in myself and train to become a professional therapist to help others transform their mental wellbeing. So, I understand you need support from someone that listens and cares.

Today, I'm an experienced professional and qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and I am passionate about my work. I've helped hundreds of clients like you around the world transform their life by using a powerful combination of solution focused psychology with hypnosis, creating lasting and positive changes to their life so they can reach their true potential.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does online hypnotherapy help with IBS?

Online hypnotherapy has proven to be just as effective as face-to-face sessions for conditions such as IBS. Hypnotherapy can help treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome by reducing your general levels of stress and anxiety, which can improve the intensity of symptoms. The approach also helps you develop strategies to deal with stress and anxiety for longer-term improvements.

What happens at an initial consultation?

The initial consultation and assessment is one of the most important sessions, the beginning of real focus and change. Together we'll explore what you want to achieve and how many sessions may be required. I'll explain how hypnotherapy works and I'll briefly explore how the mind works in relation to your issues and how if you're willing to make changes, hypnotherapy can help you achieve your goals. You'll also receive a complimentary guided hypnotic relaxation audio track to listen to at home which sets the wheels in motion for your subsequent sessions.

If you have any queries or questions about Hypnotherapy?


With the right support change is possible. Hypnotherapy is tailored to your needs and combines
talking therapy with hypnosis to create the long-lasting solutions and change you need. Here's how it works:


It's FREE and we use this time to see if we're a good fit, answer your questions and ensure hypnotherapy is the best approach to achieve your results.


Together we explore your needs and create a personalised treatment plan to achieve the changes you are looking for and we'll get started with individual sessions.


No more living with Anxiety and Stress, as you take control of your thoughts, you gain control over your feelings, actions and behaviours so you live life to the full.



During this call we will:

  • Talk about the problems you're experiencing
  • Explain how to overcome them
  • Tell you how hypnotherapy actually works
  • Explain the best treatments options
  • Answer all of your questions

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