Irritable Bowel Syndrome

When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you or you can let it strengthen you

Did you know that there is clinical evidence that Hypnotherapy helps with IBS? In fact, Professor of Medicine & Gastroenterology at the University of Manchester, Peter Whorewell, has been studying this since the 1980’s. His pioneering research demonstrates that over 70% of IBS sufferers see improvement and even the complete disappearance of symptoms after Hypnotherapy.

Peter Whorewell demonstrates effectiveness of IBS over Skype.  In fact as he says in the video below, hypnotherapy over video conferencing is also very effective.  This is why we offer this service at shaantiwellness not only for our IBS protocol but for other conditions too.

The key here is to understand that Hypnotherapy makes a lasting change in your IBS symptoms, for years in many cases. Read the BBC article.

It doesn’t just apply to IBS. Research has shown that acid secretions and functioning of motor activity in the upper colon can be influenced by hypnotherapy resulting in relief from heartburn and burning sensations in the abdominal area. For people with acid reflux this could really help. One of our therapists, Amit had exactly this issue and by using a combined approach where hypnotherapy was the core treatment used he was able to eliminate all his symptoms.

For anyone that wants to read the clinical research itself you can look at the following articles:

Common IBS Symptoms

  • Abdominal pain and discomfort
  • Abdominal contractions, cramps or spasms
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Excessive wind
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea

Causes of IBS

In many cases the cause is unknown, however much research points to stress, with infection being another contributing factor. A common denominator however is that those with a sensitive gut are caught up in a vicious circle with initial tummy upset resulting in pain, which leads to psychological stress or distress. Consequently, this results in greater pain and so the cycle continues. After some duration in this cycle, the gut has become hypersensitive, which means that the pain feels greater. Did you also know that your gut is like a second brain with as many neurons as a dog’s brain (approx 200,000!)

How can Shaanti Wellness help me?

Hypnotherapy can be used to help break cycles. We use techniques to relieve the stress and this is usually followed by focused attention on developing a healthy relationship with your gut. We combine deep relaxation skills with Hypnotherapy to make your gut and brain responsive to positive suggestion. Your gut has an intelligence of its own; the reason we feel things in life in our gut, otherwise referred to as ‘gut instinct’. You will soon master your gut to reduce and even relieve your IBS symptoms. At shaantiwellness your wellbeing is always front and centre. Therefore, it is vital that you seek advice and a diagnosis from your doctor first. If the diagnosis is IBS or something similar, which does not constitute medical intervention, get in touch to see how shaantiwellness can help.

How long can I expect it to take?

We have developed a special six session package to ensure you get the most out of your therapy sessions. It is by no means a standard one size fits all package. In fact, we tailor this to your specific needs through assessing your symptoms. This series of sessions has been developed because of the demand we have had with for IBS therapy and general gut health. We have therefore priced it at £494 saving you £76. If for any reason you feel that you may not need the six sessions you are more than welcome to book at our single session rate of £95 with a free 20 minute initial consultation.

shaanti.wellness Yoga helps keep the body calm and relaxed, which in turn is helpful for IBS. Irrespective of your experience, our KRI qualified Yoga teacher will be on hand to ensure you are taken care of. One to one sessions or group sessions are available. Find out more

At Shaanti Wellness our ethos is to you bring you into a better place from where we found you, a calmer you, a more vibrant you.

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