Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Hypnotherapy

Both Bonita and her Associates in London, as well as Celia in Ipswich, have received IBS Hypnotherapy training to help clients with IBS through hypnotherapy, with Dr Whorwell, a leading Gastroenterologist in the UK at Manchester Hospital, with outstanding results.

Bonita Rayner-Jones is featured here in the Daily Mail treating IBS.

Is your IBS having a detrimental effect on the quality of your life?  Are you ready to better manage your gastrointestinal health with IBS Hypnotherapy & IBS NLP? Both of which have proven, positive results. If so, you have come to the right place.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a condition that many people suffer from these days but know little about it or how to treat it. It varies in its’ severity from person to person and the symptons can be better some days and worse others. It is a very confusing condition for a lot of people. It can have an effect on both a physical and psychological level.

It is pretty clear to me that it has an amazing effect.

Dr Roland Valori, editor of 'Frontline Gastroenterology' on IBS Hypnotherapy

With IBS, along with many other medical conditions there are 2 areas to treat, the physical side and the psychological side, both as important as each other. IBS Hypnotherapy has been discovered and used by the leading Gastroenterologists in the country to help treat the psychological side and found it to be the most effective treatment to relieve IBS and it’s symptons.  Dr Whorwell, a leading Gastroenterologist in the UK incorporates hypnosis into his treatment of clients at the Manchester Hospital and Dr Roland Valori, editor of Frontline Gastroenterology, began referring patients for IBS Hypnotherapy in the early 1990s and has found it to be highly effective, quoting "To be frank, I have never looked back". In a study conducted by Dr Valori, of the first 100 of his patients treated, symptoms improved significantly for nine out of 10.

Dr Whorwell’s studies have produced the best success to treat IBS through hypnotherapy
(Studies carried out at Manchester Hospital using Hypnosis for IBS)
Please click here for an article in the Daily Mail September 2013 about IBS & Hypnotherapy

Dr Whorwell is quoted explaining “IBS is ideal for treatment with hypnosis, as there is no structural damage to the body. During the IBS Hypnotherapy, sufferers learn how to influence and gain control of their gut function, and then seem to be able to change the way the brain modulates their gut activity."  

Why IBS Hypnotherapy is so successful is that the gut is very reactive to our emotions, therefore, when we learn to manage our emotions through hypnotherapy, this can ease any pressure on the gut. We will also teach you IBS self hypnosis and visualisation which helps soothe the gut and promotes healing.

IBS Hypnosis can be used to explore some aspects of the feelings of anxiety that can be linked to the condition, so that you can begin to regain control over your own body. This can be done through learning tools for relaxation and becoming less sensitive to uncomfortable events, so you feel in control, not the IBS.

IBS Hypnosis can also give you ways of managing your IBS better for yourself, so that, where in the past you may have experienced discomfort and anxiety, this can be changed to more manageable feelings of comfort, safety and relaxation. 

Many of our clients found that, Hypnotherapy, coching & NLP to help their IBS, improved the quality of their life substantially.

IBS Hypnotherapy & IBS NLP can help by:

  • Reducing sensitivity to trigger situations
  • Stimulating calmer, more rational thought processes
  • Using Visualisation to promote healing
  • Accessing any underlying causes
  • Gaining control over unconscious reactions
  • Increasing levels of calm
  • Increasing confidence and self belief

For long term benefits we would recommend a minimum of 3 IBS Hypnotherapy sessions to help alleviate the symptoms of IBS, with the majority of clients obtaining the most benefit attending around 5 sessions. Do enquire with your individual requirements.  We offer an excellent, 5 session programme at a reduced fee which might be suitable for you.

We hope we can help you on your journey to better health and freedom.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Bonita & Celia

Some of our IBS Hypnotherapy Testimonials:

Bonita, Thank you for helping me to manage the IBS I have been suffering from.  After the hypnosis sessions I now feel much more relaxed and confident in myself and my body. The spasms are nearly gone. I feel well equipped to make any future plans which, in the past, would have worried me if there was going to be a toilet nearby or not.  My IBS symptons have reduced significantly. Many thanks again.

I consulted Celia on the personal recommendation of a friend after I had suffered with debilitating IBS symptoms for a number of years.

My problem escalated to the point where I could hardly leave the "safety" of my house and I studiously avoided any place where there might not be a toilet. A car journey was virtually out of the question and in fact any journey had to be meticulously planned with availabilty of toilets an absolute priority.

I had convinced myself that I was beyond help but I found in Celia someone who understood and listened. Above all, she took the problem seriously. Anyone who has suffered with an IBS related issue will probably know how some people find the topic amusing and so I took great comfort in knowing from the start that Celia was on my side.

Celia has a wonderfully relaxed approach and, using various techniques including hypnosis, she worked with me to find answers and solutions. I found the treatment very relaxing and empowering. After several sessions, but fewer than I had imagined it might take, I was able to confront and control the triggers that caused the symptoms which had been plaguing me for years. Simple tasks such as trips to a supermarket or car journeys, previously a source of mental and physical turmoil, became possible. I, not the condition, was now in control.

I do not know where I would have been without Celia's calm and professional assistance and support. I cannot recommend her too highly.
Peter L

I have been suffering with IBS for many years, but for the past five years the symptoms would get so bad even simple things like going out with my friends, shopping or simply going to the cinema would be out of the question. I have tried almost every treatment for IBS available which would help for a short period of time but after a while the symptoms would come back even stronger. I felt that nothing and nobody could help me. It was emotionally and physically exhausting and it turned me into a different person. I have to admit I never believed in hypnotherapy but I was so unhappy and desperate I decided to give it a go. After just one section with Bonita I experienced huge improvement, as the symptoms were almost gone. Over the next three sections she would help me to go through my toughest and most traumatic parts of my life and that helped me to deal with stress in a way I had never experienced before. My confidence is growing, I feel happier and my Friends and family noticed big improvement because for the first time in many years I can strongly say I am in control. To see Bonita was the best decision I have ever made, she helped me to turn my life around and I will be forever thankful.
Lenka B

Sue (Susan Strickland, Associate at the Harley St clinic) is very experienced, calm, kind and friendly, and relates well to young people, gaining their trust quickly. She has helped my teenage son a great deal by using gut-directed hypnotherapy to reduce and remove IBS symptoms that were affecting his life on a daily basis over a period of months. These symptoms were nausea, excess wind/burping, dyspepsia, pain/discomfort and also bloating, which reduced his appetite and therefore, his energy. These problems also regularly woke him at night, and then kept him awake for some time, causing fatigue the next day. Struggling with these symptoms for months also inevitably created anxiety, as so many activities had to be curtailed over that time. After 4 x one-hour sessions, he is now symptom-free. He can eat properly, sleep properly and confidently take part in all of the activities that he enjoys. He has now got his normal life back. The whole process was very gentle and pleasant and started to have an effect from the first session. I wish we had found Sue earlier! I recommend her wholeheartedly, she has made a huge difference in a short time.