IBS Hypnotherapy

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a complex condition characterised by a range of symptoms, including abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea, and constipation, often exacerbated by stress and anxiety. Our IBS Hypnotherapy service, also known as gut directed hypnotherapy, offers a specialised approach to alleviate these symptoms. Understanding the strong connection between the mind and the gastrointestinal system, we focus on addressing the psychological and physical aspects of IBS.

Through Clinical Hypnotherapy, we aim to calm the mind and, in turn, soothe the gut. Our sessions involve guiding individuals into a relaxed state, allowing us to work with the subconscious to modify the body’s response to stress, a known trigger for IBS symptoms. We explore and reframe stressors and anxiety-inducing thoughts that can exacerbate IBS, promoting a more balanced and harmonious gut function.


Common IBS-Related Issues We Address:

  1. Abdominal pain and cramping are often exacerbated by stress.
  2. Irregular bowel movements, including diarrhoea and constipation.
  3. Bloating and gas lead to discomfort and embarrassment.
  4. Urgency for bowel movements, causing anxiety and distress.
  5. Sensitivity to certain foods contributes to dietary restrictions.
  6. Fatigue and a general feeling of discomfort.
  7. Anxiety and stress related to managing IBS symptoms.
  8. Sleep disturbances due to abdominal discomfort or pain.
  9. Social anxiety or avoidance due to IBS symptoms.
  10. Impact on quality of life, including work and personal activities.

Our therapy is not just about symptom management; it’s about empowering individuals with the tools to control their IBS and improve their overall quality of life. By incorporating relaxation techniques and positive suggestions, we help to reduce the frequency and severity of IBS flare-ups.

How Hypnotherapy For IBS Treatment Helps to Reduce Irritable Bowel in Patients

Hypnosis offers patients a therapeutic pathway to alleviate the symptoms of IBS and enhance quality of life:

Soothing Abdominal Pain and Cramping

Hypnotherapy promotes relaxation of the mind and body, reducing stress-induced abdominal pain and cramping and encouraging smoother digestive functioning.

Regulating Bowel Movements

It aids in normalising bowel activity, addressing both diarrhoea and constipation by helping to balance the body’s natural processes.

Reducing Bloating and Gas

Through stress reduction and gut-directed suggestions, hypnosis helps diminish bloating and gas, alleviating physical discomfort and associated embarrassment.

Managing Urgency for Bowel Movements

It creates a sense of control, reducing anxiety and urgency related to bowel movements.

Easing Food Sensitivity Reactions

Hypnosis can help to moderate the body’s response to trigger foods, allowing for a broader and more enjoyable dietary range.

Alleviating Fatigue

By improving overall gut health and reducing IBS symptoms, hypnotherapy contributes to a decrease in fatigue and an increase in energy levels.

Addressing Anxiety and Stress

Hypnosis targets the psychological aspects of IBS, significantly reducing stress and anxiety linked to symptom management.

Improving Sleep Quality

It aids in relieving abdominal discomfort or pain that disrupts sleep, promoting a more restful and restorative sleep pattern.

Reducing Social Anxiety

By managing IBS symptoms more effectively, hypnosis decreases social anxiety and avoidance, enhancing social confidence and engagement.

Enhancing Overall Quality of Life

It empowers individuals to manage their IBS better, improving their functioning in personal and work activities.

Through these targeted benefits, hypnosis offers a comprehensive solution to the multifaceted challenges of IBS, fostering a more comfortable and fulfilling daily experience.

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Integrated Therapeutic Approach for IBS Management

Our comprehensive strategy for treating IBS combines Clinical Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Counselling, NLP, and Psychology:

Clinical Hypnotherapy

Our hypnotherapy for IBS directly communicates with the subconscious mind, addressing and modifying the psychological factors that contribute to IBS symptoms. This includes stress management and relaxation techniques tailored to soothe the digestive system.


This involves exploring any underlying emotional triggers or past experiences that may be exacerbating IBS symptoms. Understanding these psychological aspects can be vital in developing effective coping strategies.


Providing a supportive environment, counselling helps individuals discuss their experiences with IBS openly. It aids in understanding the impact of IBS on their life and developing strategies for better symptom management and lifestyle adjustments.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

NLP techniques change negative thought patterns and behaviours related to IBS. This approach helps in fostering positive mental habits and responses, which can alleviate the physical symptoms.


Applying cognitive-behavioural strategies, we work on improving the psychological well-being of individuals. This includes relaxation training, stress reduction techniques, and building resilience against IBS triggers.

Combining these methodologies, we provide a holistic and personalised treatment plan for IBS, focusing on reducing physical symptoms and enhancing overall quality of life.

Session Fees and Duration for Gut Directed Hypnotherapy

Our IBS Hypnotherapy sessions are offered with a clear and concise fee structure:

Fee Per Session: Each session, lasting one hour, is priced at £190.

The number of sessions required to manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome effectively can vary based on individual conditions, including the severity of symptoms and the client’s response to hypnotherapy. Some clients may notice significant improvements within a few sessions, while others might benefit from more sessions to address and manage their symptoms thoroughly.

Sessions are available either face to face at our clinic in Harley Street, London. Alternatively, we can also arrange sessions remotely online.

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