Gut Directed hypnotherapy
The gut directed hypnotherapy is a clinical hypnotherapy that uses hypnosis to reduce the patient’s IBS symptoms. Significant body of research has shown that gut-directed hypnotherapy can reduce gastro-intestinal symptoms by 70 to 80%. More than that the results are long lasting and some research has demonstrated that individuals maintained the reduction of their symptoms for 5 years.
What is IBS?
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder (FBD). IBS symptoms are chronic, relapsing and can vary from day to day. They include lower abdominal pain and discomfort, bloating wind, distension and altered bowel habit ranging from diarrhoea to constipation, without abnormal pathology.
IBS diagnosis is based on symptom criteria, and after the exclusion of other gastrointestinal diseases, such as coeliac disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
For some people these symptoms are mildly irritating, whereas for others they are debilitating and can last from hours to weeks.
It is also not uncommon for people to describe other symptoms like fatigue, sleep disturbances, foggy, headedness, poor concentration, irritability or even anxiety and depression.
What causes IBS?
Unfortunately, the cause of IBS is not yet well known.
However, there are many possible contributing factors such as gastro-intestinal sensitivity, altered intestinal motility, changes in the gut microbiota and altered brain- gut interactions.
Although the symptoms of IBS can be debilitating there is no clear physiological anomaly and investigation and biochemistry are often be within the normal range.
What are IBS treatments?
The tree treatment options for IBS that are supported by scientific evidence are pharmacological treatment with medications, the low FODMAP diet and the clinical hypnotherapy named the gut directed hypnotherapy.
The effectiveness of Gut Directed Hypnotherapy
Research have also that gut-directed hypnotherapy can be as effective as low FODMAP diet. The individuals in this study had their gut symptoms improved without any change in their diet.
Furthermore, the gut directed hypnotherapy had also improved their psychological symptoms such the stress and anxiety level.
The aim of the clinical hypnotherapy, strategic psychology for IBS is to reduce the gut sensitivity and pain in people with IBS by toning down the signal being sent between the gut and the brain and restore a positive line of communication between the brain and the gut.
Gut Directed Hypnotherapy Program
Mariame offers one to one “Gut Directed Hypnotherapy Program”
The program includes 6 sessions:
- First long initial session (90min) to assess the patient’s needs and personalised the program
- 5 follow up sessions (60 to 75 min) with personalised hypnotherapy in each session
- Hypnotherapy recordings are provided for all sessions.