Using Hypnotherapy and CBT to control IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
Hypnotherapy for IBS can be highly effective in addressing the exhaustion and limitations caused by pain, bloating, and other physical discomforts associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Additionally, when anxieties about leading a normal life with the condition arise, the impact becomes twofold, as these anxieties can escalate and hinder progress while also exacerbating the physical symptoms.
By incorporating Hypnotherapy for IBS and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), it is possible to effectively overcome anxieties related to IBS, allowing individuals to regain control over the condition and its impact on their lives.
How IBS may be affecting you.
‘IBS’ commonly refers to a collection of gastrointestinal symptoms experienced simultaneously, which can differ in intensity and duration from individual to individual. While they are typically not life-threatening, they can significantly diminish one’s quality of life. I frequently observe various impacts of IBS among my clients.
- Pain, embarrassment, and discomfort are common. Cramps, gas, bloating, and other bowel effects mean that not only must the pain be endured but surviving the day, or even a short event, is challenging.
- Letting ‘safety behaviour’ take over is also something that clients often report. Rather than risking having to manage an attack in a work or social situation, you begin to avoid those situations completely.
- Feeling helpless and as if you’ve lost control is also common. Believing that there is no remedy and no way to alter the situation, one may feel vulnerable and at the mercy of something one cannot influence.
“Thanks for seeing me so quickly Paul – and I am so relieved that you understood this really embarrassing problem with such consideration and kindness. I’m feeling so much better after our last session that I had to just write this email to let you know.
My approach to helping manage IBS.
As with any physiological condition that may be aggravated by anxiety and stress, the role of a therapist is twofold: to try to help you experience the condition with much less pain and distress and to develop a feeling of having greater control over the gut system
Hypnotherapy for IBS is extremely useful in enabling me to help you physically ‘relax’ the gut to create a state of calmness and control with which to manage attacks.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is also highly effective. This allows us to challenge habitual “safety behaviors” that you are adopting. For example, this may include forcing yourself to stay in until you are sure you have voided, even if your system shows no sign of needing to void.
As in so many conditions that I assist clients with, Mindfulness is an excellent ‘mental maintenance’ tool that can be valuable in helping you self-manage the feeling of needing to void the moment you experience it.
Paul Levrant. Hypnotherapy, CBT and Mindfulness for help in dealing with IBS.
IBS is an extremely common condition, and I have been assisting clients in coping with it for many years. Having come to train as a therapist in mid-life following a long and often stressful career in business, I practice Hypnotherapy for IBS and CBT and use Mindfulness, all of which can assist with IBS-related problems.
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