Podcast 8: IBS and how hypnotherapy can help you overcome this stomach disorder. There will also be a free audio at the end of this podcast that you can enjoy, keep and come back to time and time again.
Irritable bowel syndrome the most common of functional bowel disorders. Some of the symptoms of IBS could be recurrent stomach and abdominal pain which can be mild or excruciating, diarrhoea or constipation or the urge to go to the toilet more frequently.
It’s always a good idea to speak to your doctor and not diagnose yourself as these symptoms can be associated with many different medical conditions so always speak to your GP or a health professional if you are experiencing these symptoms.
Hypnotherapy can be used in many different ways to help treat or manage IBS depending on your symptoms and the challenges they create for you.
Identifying and reducing anxieties you have around IBS and using deep relaxation techniques like hypnotherapy or self hypnosis will help to lower your stress levels and the discomfort you experience.
Specific pain management techniques can help cope with any discomfort you feel without the need for strong painkillers. You can’t avoid stress so learning to manage and cope with everyday challenges will help reduce or even eliminate the symptoms associated with IBS. You can learn to recognise the worries or fears that contribute to the symptoms and deal with them as they arise.