Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
IBS can significantly impact your quality of life. It creates considerable anxiety and stress from physical symptoms such as bloating, cramping, diarrhea and constipation, but it also impacts your daily activities, affecting all aspects of your life, including relationships, work, social and travel activities.
There is no known cause of IBS, and doctors diagnose it by ruling out what it isn’t. The triggers of stress, worry and anxiety makes the symptoms of IBS even worse. Drugs either work for a limited time, only on some individuals or are too expensive. The good news is that hypnotherapy has been shown to help alleviate symptoms of IBS considerably.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH) can help treat IBS by lowering the general levels of stress and anxiety, which helps lower the perception of pain and discomfort (which is related to anxiety). SFH is now listed in the NICE Guidelines as a recognised IBS therapy approach. Our sessions also help you to develop strategies to effectively deal with stress and anxiety for longer-term improvements.
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