Hypnotherapy to inspire optimistic thought processes can help men and women affected by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The modern method implements an approach generally known as positive visualisation, which involves patients picturing the digestive system as a river. Research a year ago, from Manchester University, discovered 75% of IBS patients felt that hypnotherapy helped IBS […]
Having an anxiety about needing the toilet (toilet anxiety) is surprisingly common. We probably see 2 or 3 new cases a month. Although every case is different, they all share similar characteristics. The typical triggers generally involve believing they will need to use the toilet but for some reason it will be difficult. Generally the […]
“Published research supports hypnotherapy in being valuable in relieving symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome” Hypnotherapy is designed to relax the conscious mind and allow the subconscious to respond to suggestions which are aimed at helping make positive changes. This form of communication aims to enhance, motivate and change perceptions of any difficulties a person is […]
The hypnosis section of the Royal Society of Medicine says the NHS could save money and serve patients better by treating some serious conditions with hypnosis.
The following twelve years involved numerous diet changes, GP appointments and specialist consultations, culminating in internal examinations of my stomach and bowel at hospital.
Surprisingly, throughout my entire period of IBS symptoms I had been a Bus driver. For years I had been unable to access toilet facilities as I was often miles away en-route. This, over the years had made me very anxious and uncomfortable as IBS would prey heavy on my mind.
As a society we start to pick up inappropriate habits right from childhood. Things like using food as a treat or reward. “If you’re a good girl you can have a sweet/biscuit/ice cream” or who remembers a parent saying something like “eat all your dinner and you can have a pudding” or “you must eat all your dinner as there are starving people in Africa”. This is just one area where we are hypnotised in our life into inappropriate beliefs.