Also called spastic colon characterizes itstelf by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits in the absence of any detectable organic cause. This often causes one to have feelings of depression, fatigue, self esteem issues and stress. The latter has a negative influence on the bowel movements. People often tried very different methods to reduce the symptoms, but this often does not seem to work.
Peter Whorwell, Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology in Manchester, the UK, who researched ibs for over 20 years, found that hypnotherapy is ideal for people who suffer IBS. Hypnosis is a relaxed state of concentration. People with IBS learn through hypnosis to influence and gain control of their gut function, it also changes the way the brain modulates the gut activity.
When people are in hypnosis they stay in control over all their functions. You will not do anything that is against your will. When you are watching a movie that you are engrossed in, driving down a long monotonous road, listening to music that captures a mood or engrosses you, you are in hypnosis.
The treatment will consist of counseling, hypnotherapy and body work. It has been scientifically proven, that in 85 % of the people who follow treatment are helped with both the physical and emotional symptoms of IBS. The therapy lasts between 8 – 14 sessions (3- 6 months). The diagnosis ibs and a referral from the medical doctor are necessary to be able to follow the bowel management program.