Hypnosis offers lasting IBS relief

I have seen many clients over the years suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). I was a surprised as you might be to learn of the connection between IBS and hypnosis. I decided to pursue certification in this specialty because of the staggering positive research supporting hypnosis as the #1 symptom relief option.

The gastroenterology medical journal, “Gut” published a study in 2003 to determine if IBS relief with hypnosis lasts. They surveyed 204 patients over a 5 year period who received 6 IBS specific hypnosis sessions and also listened to sessions daily at home for 3 months.

After 5 years 72% maintained their improvement over time and 19% claimed that deterioration of symptoms had only been slight.

I share this study to all of my clients to help them understand how powerful hypnosis is to create lasting positive change no matter what their goal. It’s all about pattern of thought; in life we follow the path of what we think about most. Over time problem patterns can become rooted, locked in place.

Routine hypnosis brain-training can even offer lasting relief from the extreme symptoms such IBS, chronic pain, stress and worry. It can instantly change ones perspective from ongoing struggle to the anticipation of success. It’s easy to do, it feels good, and you can do it anytime you want.

By: Paul Gustafson RN CH

Hypnosis sooths IBS

The effect of hypnosis on clients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is rapid and lasting. In fact, research bears this out, which is why I decided to specialize in this form of hypnotherapy.
The first wave of symptom relief is instant relaxation. IBS’ers are always on guard, they anticipate trouble everyday. They worry about public bathroom availability and whether they can keep their embarrassing secret from their friends. The never ending anticipation of symptoms actually exacerbates the condition and manifests what they worry about, thoughts become things.
My first time IBS clients obviously don’t really know me, have never been to my office, and know nothing about hypnosis but still experience tremendous relief after their first session. Hypnosis seems to have a way of hitting the reset button.
These clients also appear very different at the conclusion of a session, they are calm and happy. For the first time they experience what it is like to be themselves without the weight of IBS. That disconnect occurs on session one and with each visit the distance between themselves and their symptomatic past increases.
Clients also reinforce the new foundation of relief by listening to sessions daily at home. The repetition of symptoms over the years created the chronic pattern of misery, so we take the same approach with the solution and it woks consistently well.
Paul Gustafson, R.N., C.H. has been featured on WBZ radio, hosts TV show Healthy Hypnosis, is an Angie’s List ‘Super Service’ provider. Check out his in-office IBS Relief program. Also available as MP3 download.
Contact Paul for free consultation: 888-290-3972 or info@burlingtonhypnosis.com and visit Burlington Hypnosis.