The most common symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) are:
- abdominal pain and cramping, which is often relieved by emptying your bowels
- a change in your bowel habits, such as diarrrhea, constipation or sometimes both
- bloating and swelling of your abdomen
- excessive wind (flatulence)
- an urgent need to go to the toilet
- a feeling that your need to open your bowels even if you’ve just been to the toilet
- a feeling that you have not fully emptied your bowel (Taken from the NHS website)
These symptoms can be affected by a persons diet.
It is not surprising to note that given the embarrassment, discomfort, and the never knowing when this condition could appear, a great deal of people have become anxious, depressed, and their confidence levels fall. Stopping them from enjoying life, finding it difficult to keep a job, attending social occasions, going on public transport. Always searching out where the toilets are situated on any journey.
According to Peter Whorell, consultant for the NHS, Hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for IBS. For further information and studies on this issue, please refer to http://www.ibshypnosis.com/IBSresearch.html
Hypnotherapy may be able to help reduce the anxiety, stress, and increase the confidence levels of the sufferer, allowing them to feel calmer and more in control.
Please give Bob a call and discuss with him areas where hypnotherapy could help ease/elevate the IBS.