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Clinical Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome [IBS]...

If you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) you will know how distressing its symptoms can be and how it can significantly reduce your quality of life.

Research has shown that Hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for this condition and there are many research papers to support using Gut Focussed Hypnotherapy to manage the symptoms of IBS. The pioneers of this research led by hospital consultant Professor Peter Whorwell estimate that 70% of their patients benefit from Hypnotherapy.

Irritable Bowel

Irritable bowel syndrome treatment works alongside your medical treatment and involves using hypnosis to utilise the gut brain communication relax and then focus on the stomach region to reduce the symptoms. Its all about teaching you to control the symptoms through visualising your gut when relaxed, controlling your symptoms and promoting feelings of well being.

Although you will be using your mind to manage your bowel treatment does not usually involve looking for psychological reasons for your IBS.

Most people find the experience pleasant and positive and find a substantial reduction in their symptoms.Patients in studies enjoyed significant improvements in their IBS symptoms such as abdominal pain, abdominal bloating and bowel function.

Recent research published in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis has demonstrated that Gut Focussed Hypnotherapy can be delivered effectively on-line, it is only slightly less effective than face to face but this can be addressed through 'top ups'.

Therefore in addition to face to face I  am offering online hypnotherapy for IBS  through Skype , Zoom or Facetime and mp3's to practice at home will be sent to you by email.

If you would like to discuss hypnotherapy for IBS or book an appointment or on line consultation please contact me.

I practice in the Oxfordshire village of Wheatley about 7 miles from Oxford centre or online .

There are some interesting research papers you may wish to view at the South Manchester Functional Bowel Service


Pain relief

Hypnotherapy is used widely for pain relief and some people have been known to undergo surgical procedures with with hypnosis without needing anaesthetic.

Pain is a signal that alerts us that something is wrong and it protects us from further damage, for example it warns us not to walk on a broken ankle or to seek help such as in a case of acute appendicitis.

Sometimes our pain signal has alerted us to the problem and action has been taken, but it forgets to switch off and leaves us with chronic pain that serves no useful purpose and can make life miserable. In a case like this hypnotherapy can be used to change the perception of pain by lowering anxiety and changing the minds perception of pain and give relief from it.

Denise Pearce Hypnotherapy Oxford and Oxfordshire


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