Hypnotherapy for IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hypnotherapy can be an excellent form of treatment for IBS. It is estimated that 20% of the population suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (also known as irritable colon syndrome or spastic colon), but nobody really knows because most people suffer in silence as they are too embarrassed to come forward for help. Hypnotherapy for IBS can be a solution for sufferers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

IBS comes in three basic forms, all of which can involve bloating of the midriff, flatulence, pain in the intestines and anal canal.

The first happens when a person is unable to predict when they need to go to the toilet. Their stools are so liquid and unpredictable that an accident can happen at anytime, anywhere. This may also precipitate them having to go to the toilet up to every half an hour and often has dire consequences in the workplace. Having to explain to employers where you keep nipping off to can put people in danger of losing their jobs for skiving. In fact, some people are unable to hold down a job at all.

The second kind of IBS is when a person is constantly constipated and unable to pass motions. They may go for weeks without being able to evacuate their bowels, even to the extent that they are afraid to eat properly, thereby creating a vicious circle. I knew people who used to fill themselves up with laxatives on a Saturday night before bed and sprint across the yard to the outside toilet every Sunday morning at 6.30 a.m. sharp and not be seen again until breakfast.

The third kind of IBS is when a person has a combination of the two previous types in that the consistency of their bowel motions is always changing and is so unpredictable that people are often prisoners in their own homes. Relationships can break down because people become preoccupied with their condition and unable to join in with family, friends and socializing. Depression can even follow as people feel so isolated and hopeless about their situation that they believe there can be no cure.

Contact Safe harbour today to find out more about our IBS Hypnotherapy sessions.