Abdominal pain and cramps, diarrhoea, constipation, bloating and flatulence can make your life miserable.

IBS is thought to affect up to one in five people in the UK, and twice as many women as men. If your IBS is affecting your enjoyment of everyday life, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help.

At your free initial consultation we’ll explain how the mind and body affect IBS. We’ll talk to you about your individual symptoms, triggers, stresses and what you’d like to get out of your sessions, so we can tailor them to your needs.

In your sessions you’ll be gently guided into hypnosis, a state of deeply relaxed, focused awareness. We’ll be able to connect with your subconscious mind, which controls your emotions and feelings and is extremely receptive to suggestions, to help you make positive changes.

IBS sufferers often have high levels of stress and anxiety. These levels often become normalised, so you may not be aware how high they actually are. When you’re anxious or stressed the ‘fight or flight’ area of your brain produces chemicals such as cortisol and adrenaline. This temporarily shuts down your digestive system, making you need to evacuate your bowels quickly.

We’ll help you deal with your stress by using positive, calming language to retrain your subconscious mind, helping you feel relaxed in stressful situations. This approach will help rebalance the chemicals in your body and dramatically improve your IBS symptoms.

As well as being affected by stress, you might also react to certain foods. Your digestive tract can become hypersensitive to some foods and not break them down efficiently, causing you pain and discomfort. As your body is brought into balance, these food triggers often resolve themselves.

Using Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, you’ll be able to break your cycle of pain and anxiety. We blend neuroscience, cognitive behavioural therapy and hypnosis to help rebalance your mind and body, so you’re free to live your life spontaneously again.

To find out more, or to book your free initial consultation, get in touch today by emailing hello@inminduk.co.uk