Did you know you have more than one brain?

Your second brain is in your gut. The “second brain” or enteric nervous system (ENS) is a network of around half a million nerve cells and neurons and equipped with its own reflexes and senses. The second brain can control gut behaviour independently of the brain.

Your grey matter brain and gut brain also communicate to each other back and forth thereby both can have an impact on each other. For example a troubled intestine can be the cause or the product of anxiety.

Due to this interaction between the ‘TWO brains’, the gut can be triggered by emotional and psycho social factors. Most of the time this is true where the gut is a acting up but your GP cant find an obvious cause.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a diagnosis often used when no reason can be found for a myriad of physical symptoms in the digestive symptom.

It affects around a third of the population at some point in their lives and about one in ten people suffer symptoms severe enough to seek help from their GP. One out of every five people in the general population and one out of three adult women are affected by IBS.

IBS will affect different people in different ways varying from stomach pain and cramping, change in bowel habits, bloating or swelling of your stomach, flatulence and other more severe symptoms.


If you are suffering from IBS, look out for other symptoms in your life. Ticking off 5 or more of the below could be an indication of stress causing your IBS.

Physical symptoms

  • Low energy

  • Headaches

  • Aches, pains or tense muscles

  • Insomnia

  • Upset stomach or constipation

  • Shakiness or tremors

  • Eye twitching

  • Recent loss of interest in sex

  • Weight loss or gain

  • Restlessness

  • Hair loss

  • Skin conditions

Behavioural symptoms

  • Absenteeism

  • Procrastination

  • Addictions

  • Teeth grinding

  • Difficulty completing work assignments

  • Withdrawal

  • Unhealthy eating habits

  • Increased desire to be with or withdraw from others

  • Taking risks

  • Accidents

Emotional symptoms

  • Crying or sadness

  • Burnout

  • Irritability

  • Trouble relaxing

  • Feeling insecure

  • Nervousness

  • Quick temper

  • Depression

  • Poor concentration

  • Forgetfulness

  • Loss of sense of humour

  • Indecisiveness


Studies show that hypnotherapy for IBS is one of the most successful treatment approaches (up to 80%) for chronic IBS.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Guidance (NICE) recommends the NHS should consider referring patients for hypnotherapy if their irritable bowel is persistent and has failed to respond to simple prescribed medicine.


Through a 9 Step process I can help you to enable you to manage and decrease your symptoms, reducing the need for medications,  speed recovery and alleviate the symptoms of IBS.

Session 1 will be discussing your specific IBS symptoms followed by your first deep relaxation session. Session 2 will focus on the generalised well-being of your gastro-intestines. Session 3 I will teach you how to distance yourself from irritation. Session 4 we will work with insulating you from any discomfort. Session 5 a soothing, comforting session. Session 6 is looking at support and protection. Session 7 freeing you from worries and concerns Session 8 is finding a comfortable place. Session 9 S.T.E.P.S. pain elimination protocol.

You will also receive free recordings to listen to in-between sessions. The results have been great and if you do any research on the internet you will find plenty of references of proven results with Hypnotherapy on the easing or eliminating of IBS.

Research on the long-term follow up of patients who have benefited, shows that after a period of between 1 and 5 years, most remain well with many requiring no further medication at all.

Studies have shown that meditation could also have a significant impact for those with irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. Forty-eight patients with either IBS or IBD took a 9-week session that included meditation training, and the results showed reduced pain, improved symptoms, stress reduction, and the change in expression of genes that contribute to inflammation.

Don’t delay!  Why suffer!?  Get in touch today to book your course!

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