Hypnotherapy as an effective treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Facts about Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

  • IBS is the most common functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder with worldwide prevalence rates ranging generally in the area of 10–15%.

  • IBS is twice as common in women.

  • IBS is a functional problem i.e. a problem with the functional behaviour of the gut rather than the structure or biology.

  • Causes of IBS are complex and inadequately understood.

  • IBS has proven challenging to treat effectively. Many patients who receive medical care do not get satisfactory relief.

  • Psychological interventions are a logical approach because the brain helps regulate intestinal functioning and controls pain perception from gut sensations.

  • A lot of different psychological treatments have been tested with some success - however the treatments shown to be most successful by far are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and hypnosis treatment.

Hypnotherapy for treating IBS

Treating IBS with hypnotherapy is an effective and accepted approach, encouraged not only by those who have experienced and benefited from the treatment, but by doctors and specialists too.

It is a uniquely comfortable form of treatment; relaxing, easy and generally very enjoyable. It is effective as it helps to eliminate the associated anxiety around IBS. It does this by re-programming your unconscious mind to no longer feel the symptoms of IBS.

You will begin to break the old debilitating habits of worrying about symptoms, finding where the nearest toilet is or being nervous about the consequences of eating. Pain and discomfort will be reduced and you'll experience an improvement in all your central symptoms, including any feelings of anxiety and depression. The beneficial effects of the treatment last long after the end of the course of treatment. According to research, individuals who improve from hypnosis treatment for IBS can generally look forward to years of reduced irritable bowel symptoms and therefore an improvement in their overall quality of life.

Published studies on hypnosis treatment for IBS

The North Carolina protocol is a seven-session hypnosis-treatment approach for irritable bowel syndrome that is unique in that the entire course of treatment is designed for verbatim delivery. The protocol has been tested in two published research studies and found to benefit more than 80% of patients. This article describes the development, content, and testing of the protocol, and how it is used in clinical practice.

Hypnosis Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Effects on Symptoms and Psychophysiology (PDF - 129KB)

Contact me  to inquire about setting up your transformational package of seven virtual/online sessions specifically for IBS treatment. This is for anyone who has been clinically diagnosed with IBS.


I accept payment by PayPal (international) or bank transfer

(UK only).


The full £490 for your seven sessions is payable directly after the first session.


If you are unable to keep your appointment it is essential that you inform me by email at least 48 hours in advance, upon which you will receive written confirmation from myself should you wish to change the appointment to an alternative date.

Failure to obtain written confirmation will result in a cancelled appointment charge.

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Session package and Fees for IBS treatment

This treatment is for anyone who has been clinically diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and wants to experience the life changing effects of hypnosis in order to treat it.


It is evidence based treatment that demonstrates how hypnotherapy is a widely effective treatment for those

suffering with IBS. 


This seven session treatment follows the standardised approach used in the published studies to successfully treat IBS.


 The treatment includes: 


  • One x 60 min initial assessment session so I can understand fully your own individual symptoms, struggles and stressors. The session will conclude with an introduction to guided healing hypnosis and a session on relaxation.

  • A further six x 45-60 min sessions carried out every week following your initial session. These will comprise of a discussion to track how you're feeling throughout the treatment plus a guided gut-directed healing hypnosis session.

  • A recording each week that you'll be given to listen to in-between each session (therefore you'll have a suite of 7 recordings by the end of the treatment).

  • At the end of the seven sessions I will also give you a free assessment of any other psycho-emotional needs that I think you might have and whether further hypnotherapy sessions addressing these would be beneficial in order to resolve them.

Investment in your health for this transformational

seven session package: £490