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The Hypnotherapy Surrey practice has successfully treated IBS for many years. All of the approaches discussed on the NHS IBS website below have been tried and tested and are incorporated into this dynamic approach to change.  

“Treating IBS with Hypnotherapy, Psychological interventions for IBS include hypnotherapy. In this type of therapy, hypnosis is used to change your unconscious mind's attitude towards any symptoms that you may have.  


You may also be taught self-hypnosis techniques. Hypnotherapy has been shown to be effective in helping some people reduce their symptoms of pain and discomfort.  


There are several types of interventions available, but they all work by teaching you psychological techniques that can help you to control your condition more effectively.  


During psychodynamic or analytical hypnotherapy, your therapist will help you to explore your past in order to determine how it might have affected you unconsciously, and they will help you to confront unwelcome, or unhelpful beliefs, attitudes, and behaviour in an attempt to change them. This is not always required & subject to your approval. 


Hypno cognitive behaviour therapy (HCBT). Another psychological intervention for IBS is cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). CBT is based on the principle that the way that we feel is partly dependent on the way that we think about things. Studies into the effectiveness of CBT have shown that people who train themselves to react differently to their condition by using relaxation techniques, hypnotherapy, and maintaining a positive attitude, report a decrease in pain levels. HCBT may also help you to cope better with stress, anxiety, and depression. 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS, can range from uncomfortable butterflies in the stomach to very real pain and discomfort. 

Hypnotherapy can be highly effective when treating IBS. Up to eight million people suffer from IBS in the UK. Peter Whorwell, Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology in the University's Medical School and Director of the South Manchester Functional Bowel Service, has been researching the use of gut-directed hypnosis for over 20 years. Most recently as research, two hundred and fifty patients who have suffered from IBS for over two years were given twelve one-hour sessions. 


"IBS is ideal for treatment with hypnosis, as there is no structural damage to the body," explained Professor Whorwell. "During the hypnotherapy, sufferers learn how to influence and gain control of their gut function, and then seem to be able to change the way the brain modulates their gut activity." 

With a success-rate of about 70% Professor Whorwell believes that, although labour-intensive, hypnotherapy could be an extremely effective treatment for the condition; and a less expensive alternative to new, costly drugs coming onto the market, with no side effects. 


"The term hypnosis was coined by a Manchester surgeon, James Braid, early in the nineteenth century, and it's been in and out of fashion ever since. I'd like to think that our Unit has brought hypnotherapy back to Manchester, and helped improve its legitimacy. "Professor Whorwell" 


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