Hypnosis for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
An integrative health strategy to help you
Hypnosis involves progressive relaxation, then suggestions of soothing imagery and sensations focused on the individual’s symptoms.
reduce pain / discomfort
lower excess anxiety
enhance quality of life
reduce abdominal pain, constipation and bloating
Improve overall well being
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort, and altered bowel habit (chronic or recurrent diarrhea, constipation, or both – either mixed or in alternation).
“Hypnotherapy has been shown to be effective for IBS in several clinical trials. Hypnosis usually requires weekly individual sessions over several months, but has been tried in groups and by self-instruction as well… Hypnosis may be especially suitable when severe chronic symptoms continue after standard medical management approaches have been tried. It has become clear that in such cases, hypnosis treatment can often produce major improvement that can last for years.” International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders
Hypnosis itself has been around for centuries: Egyptians in 1550 BC and Mesmer in 1770; Mozart composed the opera “Cosi fan tutte” while hypnotized, Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity was born during self-hypnosis; numerous current-day celebrities are fans of hypnosis (including Tiger Woods, Julia Roberts, Jackie Kennedy, Matt Damon, Ellen DeGeneres, and Oprah.
How is hypnosis conducted? Hypnosis is performed by a trained practitioner who uses verbal cues to create mental images, whereby a state of calm and relaxation is induced to help the patient to cope better with anxiety or pain.
Imagine the right combination of relaxation, meditation, visualization, hypnosis and self-hypnosis, allowing you to feel greater inner peace.
COACHING & HYPNOTHERAPY
Tamelynda Lux, CCH, CPH, PCC, CRCi, NLP, DipAdEd
London Coaching & Hypnotherapy Associates
StepStone Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy
Advanced Resilience Training & Development
Lux & Associates (est. 1988) ~ Parent Company