Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy

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Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy

Have you tried everything to get your IBS symptoms under control but have not yet found a solution? Maybe gut-directed hypnotherapy is the answer?

Did you know that Hypnotherapy has been proven 90% effective and a recommended treatment for IBS on the NICE (National Institute for Clinical and Health Excellence) guidelines?

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Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy

Is IBS affecting your life?

Do you suffer with the following gut issues:

  • Abdominal pain or discomfort, often relieved after bowel movements.
  • Bloating and distension of the abdomen.
  • Diarrhoea or constipation, or a combination of both.
  • Changes in bowel habits and urgency to have a bowel movement.

Causing you to:

  • Avoidance of certain foods or situations that trigger symptoms.
  • Social withdrawal and reduced participation in activities due to fear of symptom flare-ups.
  • Increased anxiety and stress related to unpredictable symptoms.
  • Disruption in sleep patterns and fatigue due to IBS-related discomfort.

Imagine feeling like this:

  • Abdominal pain and discomfort significantly improved, even gone.
  • Improved regularity of bowel movements and relief from diarrhoea or constipation.
  • Ability to engage in social activities and enjoy a wider range of foods.
  • Enhanced overall quality of life, improved emotional and physical well-being.

And I bet you’ve tried to find a solution and are still struggling…

  • And you still have symptoms even though you have been told there is nothing wrong?
  • You have been to the doctors and had several tests done, just to be told there is no physical reason for the pain and a diagnosis of IBS has been given.
  • It appears you are hypersensitive to certain foods, although you seem to have little or no benefit from cutting out certain food groups.
Imagine feeling like this....

Gut-directed hypnotherapy service

Reset the communication between the gut and brain so that you can get on with enjoying your life

Retrain your mind to overcome stress, alleviate fears and worries, leaving your feeling calm, positive and enjoying life.

Work on the subconscious Reset neuro pathways between gut and brain to restore health and vitality.

Get a more positive mindset - understand the link between the gut and brain and how to achieve long lasting health and vitality (wellbeing). 

How gut-directed hypnotherapy service works

Allow up to 1.5 hours
A standard hypnotherapy session is typically 1 hour, but I always allow 1½ hrs to ensure we have plenty of time and so that you don’t feel rushed.

Work in-person or remotely
In person work from my private secluded home address in Stow on the Wold. Or work remotely via Zoom , you just need to have a quiet space to talk and that you can lay back and relax during trance.

First part of the session involves psychotherapy / talking therapy
My approach is primarily solution focused. I prioritise exploring how you would like to feel without IBS, emphasising forward-focused strategies. While occasional discussions about the past may occur, my main objective is to help you shift away from the problem and towards a more positive future.

Second part of the session involves trance
The second part of the session will involve trance which is a deep, relaxed state where your brain becomes highly receptive to positive suggestions. It reset neuro pathways between gut and brain to restore health and vitality.

Ending the session
Feeling a little lighter and brighter than when you first walked in and able to maintain this positive feeling going forward.

IBS Therapist

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Price - £125 per session

Hello, I am Lisa, a qualified hypnotherapist and IBS therapist. You can find out more about me here.
Doctors come from the physical perspective, hypnotherapy comes from the psychological perspective.

As your therapist I work with you to help you gain control of your thoughts and emotions.

There is a massive connection between the brain and the gut, did you know that it is believed that 90-95% of our serotonin (your feel good hormone) is made in the gut.

When this connection is out of balance it can cause you to become hyper-sensitive to stress and this affects your gut behaviour and can cause IBS.

During gut-directed hypnotherapy (or hypnotherapy for IBS) on a conscious level I help you understand your brain and retrain your thinking to ensure you gain a calm, positive balance in your life, no longer full of stress and anxiety, instead relaxed and confident.

And from a subconscious level during hypnotic trance the neuro-pathways between the gut and brain are re-balanced, ensuring you can have long lasting health and vitality and get on with a life you want to lead.

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“My stomach has been a lot better. I have Buscopan at times if my stomach is funny, but it's not stopping me at all. I feel much more in control and don't really think about travelling in the car now. I occasionally have a word with myself, but it's far less frequent”.

FAQs around Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy

More general FAQs can also be found here.
Yes, hypnotherapy is beneficial for improving gut health by addressing underlying issues, reducing stress, and promoting relaxation of the digestive system.
Hypnotherapy has shown a 90% success rate in managing IBS symptoms, improving gut function, and enhancing quality of life in the long term.
Hypnotherapy has shown a 90% success rate in managing all IBS symptoms, including bloating, improving general gut function, and enhancing quality of life.
Rest assured that trance is a natural, relaxing state that everyone can experience to some degree. My solution-focused approach simply requires you to relax, and I will be able to guide you through the rest of the process.
Yes, hypnotherapy for IBS is considered safe. Hypnotherapy induces a trance-like state of deep relaxation, which can help manage the symptoms of IBS. It is a non-invasive approach and is free from side effects.
Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation and focused attention, where the mind becomes more receptive to suggestions that can facilitate positive changes.
The first part is psychotherapy or talking therapy. My approach is primarily solution focused shifting away from the problem towards a more positive future. The second part of the session will involve trance which is a deep, relaxed state where your brain becomes highly receptive to positive suggestions. promoting and aiding in behaviour modification and personal growth.
Yes, hypnotherapy can be conducted effectively over Zoom or online platforms, allowing for convenient access to therapy from any location.
Gut-directed hypnotherapy targets the gut-brain connection, reducing symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders and improving overall wellbeing and gut health.
Yes of course, and I absolutely encourage this, I would expect you will leave your first couple of sessions a little lighter, brighter and more able, and each week we build on this. From these first couple of sessions you can decide if it is a therapy you wish to continue with.
Hypnosis is a state of focused relaxation, which moves into trance which refers to a deep state of altered consciousness often associated with hypnosis.
Yes, hypnotherapy can be effective in addressing chronic bloating by targeting underlying causes and promoting relaxation of the digestive system.
Gut-directed hypnotherapy focuses specifically on treating gastrointestinal conditions, using hypnosis to alleviate symptoms and improve gut function.