Do you struggle with IBS? Embarrassed and frustrated by symptoms such as pain, bloating, diarrhoea, or constipation?

Tired of having to plan your life around where the nearest toilets are or what clothes to wear? You're not alone. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common problem, and many people suffer in silence - but there are things that can help. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you to cope.

Read on to discover more...

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What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a complex functional gastric disorder. It causes a wide range of physical symptoms including diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, cramps and pain. Some people may only experience a few of these symptoms and others may experience them all. IBS is a condition that needs to be diagnosed by a doctor, and it is usually diagnosed after other illnesses and diseases have been ruled out, which is why IBS is sometimes described as a 'diagnosis of exclusion'.

If you have any symptoms relating to your digestion or notice any changes in your bowel habits, please consult a doctor. It is important that any physical changes are checked out.

For those who have been diagnosed with IBS, as well as experiencing physical symptoms, living with IBS can also have an impact on mental health, affecting relationships, work and daily activities. Stress and anxiety can exacerbate the symptoms of IBS by interfering with the normal processes of digestion, causing a negative cycle of physical discomfort and emotional distress.


How can Solution Focused Hypnotherapy help IBS?

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help with IBS. It can help people to learn to manage their symptoms and learn how to relax and reduce anxiety and stress levels, which will have a positive affect on their symptoms. Hypnotherapy can also help IBS sufferers to improve their confidence and self-esteem, which can be negatively impacted by living with health problems. Hypnotherapy can help people to make positive changes to their lives, enabling them to manage their condition more effectively and to start enjoying life again.


How can I find a Hypnotherapist to help with IBS near me?

To find an appropriately qualified and insured hypnotherapist to help with IBS, please visit our online directory.

Our directory can help you find a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist in your local area for face to face or sessions online.

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