Hypnosis for IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, (IBS) is, according to Peter Whorwell, Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology in the University’s Medical School and Director of the South Manchester Functional Bowel Service, “ideal for treatment with hypnosis, as there is no structural damage to the body.  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.”

Exciting news for those suffering from this painful and sometimes debilitating illness.diag_ibs

Professor Whorwell has developed a program specifically using hypnosis to treat IBS and you can read more about his research here in Medical News Today.

His work has been further developed by the University of South Australia, where a specialized training program has been developed to train hypnotherapists in Professor Whorwell’s techniques.

I completed that program in 2010 and since then have had many successes with a range of clients, many of whom are referred to me by Gastroenterologists at Royal Brisbane Hospital.

Hypnosis for pain management generally and IBS in particular is extremely effective with children, most of whom are good hypnotic subjects.

Here you can find details of research carried out into the use of hypnosis for IBS treatment dating back to the early 1980’s.

 

 

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