IBS

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

With us you will receive the highest quality of gut-directed hypnotherapy treatment available to help you with such gastrointestinal issues as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), pelvic pain, GORD and any other gut related issue, including Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), Globus (lump in throat feeling), Reflux, Heart burn, Non-cardiac chest pain, Rumination, Cyclic/Vomiting and Gastroparesis.

We provide professional gut-directed hypnotherapy both in English and in Russian.

We use not only the latest and most research supported hypnotherapy techniques, but also the latest evidence-based psychotherapies with proven efficacy, with a success rate of 80-90%. We provide treatments for adults and adolescents.

We have years of experience in helping patients with gut disorders both privately and at the Functional Gut Disorders Unit of the Alfred Hospital.

 

How does Gut-directed Hypnotherapy actually work?

During a session of gut-directed hypnotherapy the therapist provides suggestions for the control and normalization of gastrointestinal function to the subconscious part of the mind. It takes usually 4-6 sessions of gut-directed hypnotherapy after your initial consultation to feel full benefits of the treatment.

Multiple well-controlled studies, including the studies undertaken at Monash University, have shown that gut-directed hypnotherapy is completely safe and improves gastrointestinal symptoms in people with IBS by 70-80%. These improvements are maintained in the long-term.

Gut-directed hypnotherapy has been shown to reduce gastrointestinal symptoms by improving motility (i.e. the speed of transit of food through the digestive tract) and reducing sensitivity. It has also been shown to improve psychological functioning by reducing levels of stress, anxiety and depression and enhancing overall quality of life.

Another interesting finding from the studies is that gut-directed hypnotherapy is superior to the low FODMAP diet in improving gastrointestinal symptoms.

This combined evidence suggests that gut-directed hypnotherapy is suitable as a primary therapy for people with functional gut disorders.

To understand why gut-hypnotherapy helps with functional gut disorders, we need to understand the brain-gut connection, in other words ‘brain-gut axis’.

Brain-Gut Axis 

The gut and the brain originate from the same tissue in the embryo. As the embryo evolves, the brain and the gut get moved in the opposite directions, while staying connected via the Vagus nerve.

The brain and the gut constantly communicate with each other by sending each other neurotransmitters via the Vagus nerve.

The brain sends signals to the gut which tell the stomach when to produce acid, when to churn food and when to rest. Movements in the intestines are also helped by the similar signals. The gut responds by sending neurotransmitters to the brain, creating different sensations, including hunger, fullness, nausea and urge to empty bowels.

It is important to mention that 95% of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the human body is found in the digestive tract.

It is an essential component of the communication between the brain and the gut. It also seems to play a part in motility, sensitivity, and secretion of fluids. It is also the ‘feel good’ hormone which helps to explain the correlation between anxiety/depression/mood and functional gut problems.

As you can see, mind and gut constantly communicate to each other at the subconscious level. Hypnotherapy helps us get access to the subconscious mind and improve the communication between mind and gut, thus improving both gastrointestinal symptoms and psychological well- being.

Call us now on 0414 737 965 to book your FREE 45 min consultation, during which we’ll discuss your needs, your goals for treatment and design the most effective gut-directed hypnotherapy program to help you get better and feel better!