IBS Treatment

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends that referral for psychological interventions (CBT, hypnotherapy and/or psychological therapy) should be considered for patients with IBS not responding to pharmacological treatments after one year and who develop a continuing symptom profile. Or those patients presenting with refractory IBS. The report also states “that gut directed hypnotherapy strategies provide IBS patients with benefits in a cost-effective manner”.

Currently hypnotherapy is used as a second line therapy option, normally for patients with unresolved IBS symptoms, who have not responded to a combination of management strategies. The NICE guidelines have included hypnotherapy as one of its top five research recommendations, with the potential for this intervention to be considered as a first line therapy option.

The guidelines note that with consideration as a first line therapy option, this treatment technique has potential to enable the IBS patient to deal with their symptoms by giving initial treatments that would have long term sustainability. This view was supported with evidence in children with IBS, which showed that hypnotherapy is clinically effective as a first line therapy.

The research that has led, in part, to this position follows:
Systematic review: the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in the management of irritable bowel syndrome abstract.

Hypnotherapy for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome abstract.

Mindfulness for irritable bowel syndrome: protocol development for a controlled clinical trial abstract.

Complementary and alternative medicine for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome abstract.

Hypnosis and upper digestive function and disease abstract.

Hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome: The response of colonic and non-colonic symptoms abstract.

Patient Testimonials
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“I’ve so much more energy and no more embarrassing situations, I’m free again. Sleeping much better as well.” Mr P, Birmingham.

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Testimonials

Karl Baxter

“…With a handful of sessions with David I saw a dramatic improvement in my outlook. I’ve no hesitation to recommend him for either smoking cessation or more deep rooted issues around mental wellbeing ” -Karl Baxter. Read more...Read more...
2014-07-04T13:23:13+00:00
“…With a handful of sessions with David I saw a dramatic improvement in my outlook. I’ve no hesitation to recommend him for either smoking cessation or more deep rooted issues around mental wellbeing ” -Karl Baxter. Read more...

Kate Cooke

“I have got that control back, have stopped comfort eating and have even managed to lose weight (over Christmas too). I don't really feel like I'm depriving myself…” -Kate Cooke. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T13:40:51+00:00
“I have got that control back, have stopped comfort eating and have even managed to lose weight (over Christmas too). I don't really feel like I'm depriving myself…” -Kate Cooke. Read more...

Aren Deu

“I have managed to curb my anxiety and have found a new lease of life… I have also managed to curb my binge eating habits…I am now in control of the important aspects of my life once again” -Aren Deu. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T13:38:12+00:00
“I have managed to curb my anxiety and have found a new lease of life… I have also managed to curb my binge eating habits…I am now in control of the important aspects of my life once again” -Aren Deu. Read more...

Linda Prince

“I have suffered from a cat phobia… There were at least three hotel cats who I could almost say were quite cute and attractive. Without the treatment sessions this holiday would have been a bit of a nightmare”-Linda Prince . Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T13:34:15+00:00
“I have suffered from a cat phobia… There were at least three hotel cats who I could almost say were quite cute and attractive. Without the treatment sessions this holiday would have been a bit of a nightmare”-Linda Prince . Read more...

Pindi Kaur

“…I was suffering severe depression and anxiety for many years until June 2013 when I became very poorly …Having only 3 sessions for depression and anxiety I was a different person, I got my life back ”-Pindi Kaur. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T13:31:09+00:00
“…I was suffering severe depression and anxiety for many years until June 2013 when I became very poorly …Having only 3 sessions for depression and anxiety I was a different person, I got my life back ”-Pindi Kaur. Read more...

Sue Strudley

“For many years I have suffered with lack of or disturbed sleep…this lead to me feeling consistently tired…(now)I fall asleep within minutes and wake up energised after a good 7-8 hours sleep ”-Sue Strudley. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T13:29:36+00:00
“For many years I have suffered with lack of or disturbed sleep…this lead to me feeling consistently tired…(now)I fall asleep within minutes and wake up energised after a good 7-8 hours sleep ”-Sue Strudley. Read more...

Louise Malley

“…The hypnotherapy itself has taught me to relax with ease in stressful situations. I definitely recommend it to anyone who suffers with anxiety issues...”- Louise Malley. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T13:28:17+00:00
“…The hypnotherapy itself has taught me to relax with ease in stressful situations. I definitely recommend it to anyone who suffers with anxiety issues...”- Louise Malley. Read more...

Nicola Walker

“I have suffered with IBS for over 10 years time…I felt I couldn’t control any aspect of my life …now I feel like I have complete control and can enjoy life again ”-Nicola Walker. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T13:05:57+00:00
“I have suffered with IBS for over 10 years time…I felt I couldn’t control any aspect of my life …now I feel like I have complete control and can enjoy life again ”-Nicola Walker. Read more...

Chloe Middleton

“….By the end of the third session I felt much better, more confident and was no longer feeling anxious…” -Chloe Middleton . Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T13:04:24+00:00
“….By the end of the third session I felt much better, more confident and was no longer feeling anxious…” -Chloe Middleton . Read more...

Leigh-Anne Higgins

“Thank you for taking away that horrible black cloud that hung over me most days…the old Leigh-Anne seems to be back ”-Leigh-Anne Higgins. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T12:56:41+00:00
“Thank you for taking away that horrible black cloud that hung over me most days…the old Leigh-Anne seems to be back ”-Leigh-Anne Higgins. Read more...

Pippa Dixon

“All my life and for as long as I can remember I have been petrified of dogs…(post treatment) … My friends and family cannot believe the change in me. The results are incredible, I now feel comfortable being with dogs, the picture is evidence! ” -Pippa Dixon. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T12:53:57+00:00
“All my life and for as long as I can remember I have been petrified of dogs…(post treatment) … My friends and family cannot believe the change in me. The results are incredible, I now feel comfortable being with dogs, the picture is evidence! ” -Pippa Dixon. Read more...

Steve Rollinson

“….helped me in controlling my stress and anxiety….helped me control my anger and frustrations. I am sleeping so much better and longer and can face the daily problems head on ” -Steve Rollinson. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T12:50:27+00:00
“….helped me in controlling my stress and anxiety….helped me control my anger and frustrations. I am sleeping so much better and longer and can face the daily problems head on ” -Steve Rollinson. Read more...

Mita Patel

“…So many anxieties and thoughts were making life very difficult (to get through and even waking up each morning was a struggle itself). I wish I had known about the hypnotherapy clinic sooner it truly has changed my life…” -Mita Patel. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T12:47:12+00:00
“…So many anxieties and thoughts were making life very difficult (to get through and even waking up each morning was a struggle itself). I wish I had known about the hypnotherapy clinic sooner it truly has changed my life…” -Mita Patel. Read more...

Debbie Jennings

“To date I have lost 22lb’s, have not felt the need to use food as a comforter once during this time and actually enjoy exercising…” -Debbie Jennings. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T12:41:16+00:00
“To date I have lost 22lb’s, have not felt the need to use food as a comforter once during this time and actually enjoy exercising…” -Debbie Jennings. Read more...

Victoria cook

“Hi David. Just got back from Australia and I had absolutely no problems at all on any of the flights. We had 6 flights over the last 3 weeks and all of them were hassle and stress free so thanks ever so much.” -Victoria cook. Read more...Read more...
2016-08-19T13:36:07+00:00
“Hi David. Just got back from Australia and I had absolutely no problems at all on any of the flights. We had 6 flights over the last 3 weeks and all of them were hassle and stress free so thanks ever so much.” -Victoria cook. Read more...