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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Managing IBS symptoms with hypnotherapy

It is estimated about two in 10 people in the UK have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). 

It is a long-term condition that leads to frequent abdominal discomfort and bowel symptoms. IBS sufferers can find it debilitating, distressing and very uncomfortable.

However there are things that really do help. The National Institute for Clinical and Care Excellence (NICE) lists hypnotherapy as one of the treatments to help with IBS.
Woman with stomach pain

IBS is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterised by a group of symptoms, including abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea, and constipation. The exact cause of IBS is not fully understood, but stress and anxiety have been identified as triggers for many individuals.

Those with IBS know how much it can impact their life.


It causes periods of stomach pain, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. These symptoms vary and  come and go, lasting anywhere sometimes few days to a few months each time.


IBS is a lifelong condition. Typically it first impacts people between the ages of 20 and 30. Women are twice as likely to be affected than men. Some people experiencing more severe symptoms than others.

There is no cure. However there are many things you can do to help manage the symptoms and to make it easier to live with IBS.

Hypnotherapy has emerged as an effective approach for the treatment of IBS. Studies have shown that hypnotherapy can be highly effective in reducing the severity and frequency of IBS symptoms, improving quality of life, and decreasing the need for medication.


Hypnotherapy is a safe, non-invasive, and drug-free option that can provide long-lasting relief for individuals with IBS.

Get in touch to find out more about how hypnotherapy can help you manage IBS and download the free guide below.  

Sessions (in-person in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland, or online using Zoom) can make a big difference.

​This free guide takes a look at:

  • What is IBS 

  • Various IBS symptoms

  • IBS and anxiety

  • IBS and food

  • How hypnotherapy can help

Get your free copy now 

Guide to IBS
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