Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Help to Resolve Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) at Hypnotherapy Cardiff

 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is thought to affect as many as one in five of the population at any one time. Its symptoms can vary from person to person, but typically one or more of the following symptoms may be experienced:

 

Tag or word cloud stomach disease relatedConstipation
Diarrhoea
Bloating (that may subside overnight, only to return the next day, and may occur after eating a meal)
Flatulence
Abdominal pain or cramps
may, or may not, be reduced by passing a stool
may be specific to the lower right side or tucked up under the right ribs
tucked up under left ribs, or if the pain is particularly bad it may move into the left armpit
in women, left sided abdominal pain during sex
or more generalised pain or cramping
Painful swallowing
Noisy gurgling stomach (may be loud enough to cause social embarrassment)
Variable, erratic and unpredictable bowel habits
Severe short stabbing pains in the rectum
Passing urine more often
Fatigue
Loss of appetite
Nausea
Depressive symptoms
Anxiety and stress-related symptoms, which may interact with the gut symptoms

IBS is a condition that is often hidden by the person experiencing its symptoms. The media is certainly trying to move us towards a point where we are more comfortable talking about bloating, stomach cramps, constipation or diarrhoea, however, if you suffer from the condition, you will know how difficult it can be to talk about what can be very embarrassing symptoms. For example, how do you tell the person interviewing you that you are suffering with severe flatulence? How do you explain to the coach driver that you need to stop for the toilet (again, having only been 5 minutes previously)? How do you leave in the middle the funeral to find a toilet? Or how do you tell your new partner that you dare not go on a trip in case you have a bout of IBS?

If you are someone who suffers with IBS, you will also know only too well that the symptoms can seriously affect and limit your ability to enjoy life to the full. It is the severity and frequency of symptoms that can be most troublesome and intrusive for sufferers and it is a condition that can be notoriously difficult to treat successfully.

Despite this, there are many cures and treatments recommended by the ‘experts’ and these include a large number of medications and herbal treatments (e.g. for diarrhoea, constipation, cramps and flatulence or bloating); dietary changes and restrictions; exercises – different types of exercise seem to be in vogue at different times (e.g. yoga is currently experiencing an elevated status as the exercise ‘cure’); and lifestyle changes or restrictions.

However, the disappointing reality for IBS sufferers is that of the many treatments listed above, which are variable and often disappointing in their treatment outcomes, all aim to treat the symptoms, rather than removing or resolving the root cause of the IBS. This will mean that the person will always likely to have a susceptibility to IBS, the symptoms of which could be moderated with treatments, but that may always return.

 

How Hypnotherapy Cardiff Can Help the people of Cardiff and surrounding areas

For these types of Running and Jumping with ballonsissue, hypnosis, combined with suggestion therapy can often help enable you to reduce your symptoms and feel more in control.

It can help you to obtain a strong visual image of yourself being calm, self-assured and more confident in dealing with your IBS.

An added bonus is that hypnosis is well documented as being wonderfully relaxing and effective at reducing stress levels.

Ongoing and Pervasive Issues with IBS

Stress can play a big factor in IBS and bring on or make the symptoms worse because what we think and feel at any given moment especially when we are stressed or under pressure can have a big impact on the body including changes in the digestive system.

In these circumstances it is likely that you would benefit more from going through The Thrive Programme with me which is a unique, research based and self empowering psychological training programme which, as well as aiming to help you to detect, understand and then change any unhelpful thoughts, habits or behaviours that you might have developed in regard to your IBS, also aims to help and empower you to create strong psychological and emotional foundations which can often lead to a more confident and resilient you and be less likely to worry about your IBS symptoms.

(For more info on The Thrive Programme click here.) 

Here at Hypnotherapy Cardiff we will do our best to help make you feel at ease so that you feel comfortable and free to talk about your symptoms in a safe and friendly environment. We understand how difficult it can be to talk about IBS and to seek help, but if you would like help with your IBS and help to resolve any related emotional issues forever, we are confident that we can help you.

N.B. Before engaging in any course of treatment, it is advisable to seek medical advice to ensure all other possible causes of your symptoms have been ruled out.

 

What’s the next step?

That’s easy: call Simon NOW on 07833 665978 to have a chat or book your FREE initial consultation or just fill out the short Contact Form situated towards the bottom of this page

Alternatively you can email him at hypnotherapycardiff@yahoo.co.uk

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