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.
The following comments have been taken & adapted from the NHS website
“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.