What is Gut Directed Hypnotherapy? How it Improves Gut Health.Mar 19, 2023
Living with chronic digestive issues can be a frustrating and isolating experience. The pain, bloating, and embarrassment of IBS can impact so many aspects of life, from your mental peace, to your work, your social life, your physical comfort, and even self-esteem and feeling comfortable in your own skin. Many people try the traditional treatments like dietary changes or medication, and still struggle to find relief from their symptoms.
But what if there was another way? What if you could tap into the power of your mind to reduce the frequency and severity of your IBS symptoms? IBS is considered a disorder of the gut-brain interaction, and that's where gut-directed hypnotherapy comes in. This mind-body treatment targets the connection between your brain and your gut, helping you reduce hypersensitivity in your gut, and improve overall digestive symptoms.
Studies have show that around 70% of people significantly reduced their gut-related symptoms after six weeks.
What is gut directed hypnotherapy?
Gut-directed hypnotherapy is a specialized form of hypnosis that targets the connection between your brain and your gut. Your gut and your brain are intimately linked through the vagus nerve, and that by harnessing the power of your mind body connection, you can significantly reduce your IBS symptoms.
Scientific research has demonstrated the effectiveness of gut-directed hypnotherapy in managing IBS symptoms. Randomized controlled trials have revealed that this therapy can be just as effective as other gold-standard treatments, such as the low FODMAP diet. In fact, a clinical trial conducted by Monash University, the creators of the low FODMAP diet, found that gut-directed hypnotherapy reduced IBS symptoms by an impressive 71%, which is on par with the results of the low FODMAP diet.
How does gut-directed hypnotherapy work?
During a gut-directed hypnotherapy session, you'll work with a trained hypnotherapist who will guide you into a relaxed, focused state of mind. Once you're in this state, they'll use a series of guided imagery and suggestions to help soothe and calm your gastrointestinal tract, and relaxing your nervous system.
For example, your hypnotherapist may suggest that your gut is calm and relaxed, or that your bowel movements are regular and comfortable. They will also use guided visualization exercises to help you imagine your gut working smoothly and efficiently.
Over time, these suggestions and images help to reprogram your brain-gut connection, improving your state of mind, and reducing the frequency and severity of IBS symptoms.
Can I receive gut-directed hypnotherapy online?
Yes, you can receive the benefits of gut-directed hypnotherapy online! Thanks to modern technology, it's now possible to work with a hypnotherapist remotely, using video conferencing tools like Zoom or Skype.
This means that no matter where you are in the world, you can access the benefits of gut-directed hypnotherapy. Plus, since you don't need to travel to an office, online hypnotherapy sessions can be more convenient, time efficient, and more flexible than traditional in-person sessions.
Are there any risks or side effects of gut-directed hypnotherapy?
Gut-directed hypnotherapy is generally considered safe and low-risk. Unlike medication or surgery, there are no physical side effects associated with this treatment.
However, it's important to work with a qualified and experienced hypnotherapist to ensure that the treatment is tailored to your individual needs.
Where can I find gut directed hypnotherapy near me?
If you're interested in trying gut-directed hypnotherapy, the first step is to find a qualified hypnotherapist. If you're interested in working with a clinical hypnotherapist that specializes in digestive disorders and IBS, you can schedule a discovery call here.
Alternatively, you can join an online gut-directed hypnotherapy program that you can do at your own pace.
Gut-directed hypnotherapy is a safe, evidence based, and effective treatment option for those struggling with IBS symptoms. By harnessing the power of your mind, you can improve your brain-gut connection and reduce the frequency and severity of your symptoms. If you're ready to improve your gut health and finally take control back over your life, it's definitely worth trying it out.