Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS treatment using hypnosis therapy - David Samson is a London Clinical Hypnotherapist, specialising in hypnotherapy for IBS


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ibs - irritable bowel syndrome
 
Symptoms of IBS

Symptoms do vary considerably from person to person including -

- Change in bowel habits (can be either chronic diarrhoea or constipation)
- Abdominal pain (which can range from mild to severe)
- Bloated abdomen
- The passing of excess wind
- Nausea
- Indigestion type symptoms

NB This list of symptoms is not exhaustive and may be caused by problems other than IBS. You should always consult your GP for advice.

Whilst the precise causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome are not known, experts suggest that it could be triggered by a variety of things such as particular types of food, hormones and stress. It may also be a combination of the these. It is generally agreed within the medical profession that whilst the precise causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS are not known it is widely accepted that psychological issues such as stress and anxiety do play a major part in triggering the symptoms.

Major life events such as death of a loved one, the break up of a marriage, moving home or losing your job are major stressors that could be a contributory factor to IBS symptoms


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Could hypnosis cure a painful gut?

Hypnosis could be one of the most effective ways of beating irritable bowel syndrome, according to new research.

It found 40 per cent of patients volunteering to be hypnotised suffered fewer symptoms afterwards and that the benefits appear to be long lasting. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gut problem which affects up to one in five people at some point.

Treatment normally involves avoiding foods that might trigger symptoms, taking drugs to halt abdominal pain and diarrhoea or under-going some form of counselling.

Stress is thought to be one of the major triggers for IBS, and hypnotherapy works by helping patients to relax when they experience symptoms such as abdominal pain and bloating.

The research, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, involved giving 138 IBS patients hypnotherapy for an hour a week over a three month period: a similar sized control group had no treatment at all.

The results showed the reduction in symptoms continued a year after the treatment.

Source: Daily Mail 15th.May 2012

How can hypnotherapy help my IBS Irritable Bowel?..

The root cause of a person's stress may be deep seated at some point in the past, hidden within their subconscious mind. Hypnotherapy can uncover deep-rooted childhood issues that, even though many years have passed since the occurrence of these situations, still cause anxiety in the present day.

IBS sufferers are typically perfectionists, having a fear of failure, setting themselves extremely high standards and constantly needing to be aware of what others think of them.

IBS Client Review

I am a 23 year old male and came to visit David after a severe IBS flare up that lasted a few months. It was stressing me out which was inevitably exacerbating the symptoms. I was struggling with all the associated symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, stress etc... I had tried conventional therapy and medication to no avail.

The IBS and symptoms were consuming my life so I thought I would try hypnotherapy, I had read endless positive results from IBS patients so thought I would give it a try. I did a lot of research into whom to see, and after watching videos online decided to book a consultation with David. From the offset I felt calm and comfortable in his presence, he was patient and explained exactly how our sessions would go. He was incredibly understanding of the mental situation I was in in relation to, essentially a physical issue...

I was quite sceptical about how the Hypnosis would feel or work, but was open to the experience, which is the most important thing if you would like to benefit from David's sessions. David taught me to essentially control my own hypnosis and you feel in constant control which is an incredibly comforting feeling. The sessions open your mind to things your conscious mind may not be able to access.

Immediately after the session I felt incredibly at ease and more confident in my self and situation. I have not suffered from an IBS flare ups since the first session 5 weeks ago and have an almost completely different outlook on situations I previously may have feared or situations that would make me feel stressed.

I have since had 3 more sessions with David to explore the underlying causes of these issues and each session I feel more confident and more at ease. David's sessions have enlightened me and helped me to become my former self, prior to any IBS burdens.

I highly recommend any IBS sufferers visit David, coming from someone who has tried everything for this issue, the benefits you may reap are outstanding. Just go in with an open mind and David will help you with the rest!

Ali Yousuf
London


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The therapy itself...

I am a great believer in Self Hypnosis with the client being taught on the first session how to take themselves in and out of hypnosis. Once in this state of relaxation, the effects of stress on the body will be reduced. Typically, the heart rate will be slowed and blood pressure will be reduced and muscles will become relaxed.

Hypnosis is a natural state, very relaxing but with a very and focused state of mind. It is my belief that by teaching Self Hypnosis, even clients who have been unable to be hypnotised previously, the fact that they are in control allows them to enter a deep relaxing trance.

The root cause of this underlying stress now needs to be identified and interpreted. Regression Hypnotherapy aids this process and allows a client to begin processing this information once out of hypnosis. Follow up sessions gradually unlock hidden childhood memories and visualisation techniques begin to reprogram the subconscious, modifying this negative data.

 
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