IBS is the most common digestive disorder in the world. Approximately 1 in 5 people in the UK suffer with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and it is often linked to stress, anxiety, and depression. Due to the gut-brain connection, it may be caused by or made worse by chronic stress. If your IBS is not caused by stress, it can most certainly be exacerbated by it, so finding ways to manage your stress is imperative in helping you to minimise your IBS symptoms.
Research has found that Hypnotherapy is highly effective in improving the symptoms of IBS, offering symptomatic, psychological, and physiological benefits. In addition, the National Institute for Health Care & Excellence (NICE) lists hypnotherapy as one of the treatments that are effective in reducing the symptoms of IBS.