IBS is often linked to stress and anxiety. Our brain and gut responses are intertwined via neural connections. When it comes down to the flight or fight survival response, the physical manifestations of tension and alertness will be felt strongly in our belly.
We also know that the gut produces a vast amount of the feel-good neurotransmitter, serotonin. The only other place where serotonin is produced is in the prefrontal cortex, in the intellectual part of the brain. Serotonin is a fussy neurotransmitter, it will only be produced under certain conditions, such as positive thoughts, interactions and activity. It is no surprise then to hear that being in a relaxed state best supports these processes. As a result, hypnotherapy is a very successful treatment for IBS because it’s primarily focused on complete relaxation.
‘It was with apprehension that I visited Veronika for my free consultation to try her unique take on Hypnotherapy to help with the longstanding and debilitating IBS condition. I needn’t have worried as it was clear I was in capable and caring hands. The results have been no less than astonishing and after only 3 further paid consultations I am now a more relaxed, confident and positive individual. And the IBS? Barely a trace. I can honestly say it has been a life-changing experience. Thank you Veronika.’
Veronika is a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Gabrielle is a member of NCH, RCM associate member and a member of The Hypnobirthing Association