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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

According to the NHS 1 in 10 of the UK population currently suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), with 1 in 5 likely to suffer at some point in their life. Women in particular are more likely to be affected, being twice as likely as men to suffer from the condition. For those struggling with IBS the symptoms can be painful and upsetting. In addition to the discomfort caused by bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhoea or constipation, sufferers also have to contend with the potential embarrassment that a sudden onset of symptoms can have.

Although there is no cure for IBS, treatment conducted at the University Hospital of South Manchester shows that hypnosis can bring relief for many sufferers. Their research shows hypnotherapy helped 71% of patients and their improvements lasted 5 years. In fact so effective is the treatment that in February 2008 the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), which gives guidance to the NHS on effective treatments, reported that there was good evidence that hypnotherapy was an effective treatment for IBS and that it could be recommended for chronic IBS.

The Manchester model for Gut Directed Hypnotherapy has subsequently been the basis for many treatment programs for IBS. Award winning Helen Bremner has successfully used this gut focused approach to develop a successful program for IBS sufferers to help them develop powerful coping strategies to take control of their symptoms and giving lasting relief. The IBS4IBS program has been used with 97% effectiveness in NHS clinics as well as other countries outside the UK and I'm delighted to be an approved practitioner for IBS4IBS. 

A course of 6 treatments is recommended although sessions can be arranged on an individual basis. An IBS CD is included in the session fee and is to be used at home in between sessions.

Fee: £325 For a six session program (approximately one hour each) including a free IBS CD/recording for home use

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