IBS

Do you suffer from the Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Feel better through gut-directed hypnotherapy!

About one in five Australians experience irritable bowel syndrome.

The condition is usually characterised by recurrent episodes of abdominal pain, bloating and altered bowel habits but can also include other gastrointestinal complaints. The exact cause of IBS is not known.

Dr Simone Peters completed her PhD examining the role of gut-directed hypnotherapy as a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. Her data has shown that gut-directed hypnotherapy is superior in efficacy to any other standard treatment for IBS. Gut-hypnotherapy is now considered to be the most effective treatment for IBS patients.

The hypnotherapy is effective for several reasons, mainly because, as Dr Simone Peters states, ’There is the bidirectional flow of information between the brain (central nervous system) and the gastrointestinal tract. Gastrointestinal symptoms occur as a result of information originating in the brain and/or the gut. Psychological factors such as stress, anxiety and depression have been shown to affect the gut. Similarly, abnormalities in gut function (including motility and sensitivity) can contribute to gastrointestinal symptoms. Gut-directed hypnotherapy aims to enhance brain-gut communication.’

It takes usually only about 4-6 sessions of hypnotherapy to help people feel well and to have a normally functioning bowel.

Do the effects of hypnotherapy last once a course of treatment has been completed? Research on the long-term follow up of patients who have benefited shows that after a period of between 1 and 5 years, most remain well with many requiring no further medication at all.

If you suffer from the irritable bowel syndrome, call the Nationally Accredited Hypnotherapist Sviatlana Starr now on 0414 737 965 to book your FREE consultation, during which she’ll explore your issues and design the most effective gut-directed hypnotherapy program that will work best for you! Apart from working in her own private practice, Sviatlana has been working one day a week at the Alfred Hospital at the Functional Gut Disorders Unit, helping patients with IBS improve their well-being and functioning of the gut.