Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Approves Hypnotherapy for IBS for use by the National Health Service. (NHS)
“Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by abdominal pain associated with altered stool frequency and consistency. It affects 10 to 15% of the adult population. Conventional medical approaches to IBS management are unstatisfactory for more than half of the patients.
Whitehead (2006) reviewing 11 studies, including 5 controlled studies assessing the therapeutic effects of hypnosis for IBS demonstrated that hypnosis has a substantial therapeutic impact on IBS, even for patients who do not respond to standard medical treatment. The median response rate to hypnosis treatment is 87%, bowel symptoms improve by about half, psychological symptoms and life functioning improve and therapeutic gains are maintained for most patients for years after the end of hypnosis treatment.
The landmark study that demonstrated for the first time the potential for hypnosis as a therapeutic modality for IBS using placebo control was done by Whorwell and colleagues of Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK, published in Lancet (1984). The hypnosis group trained in a “gut focused” hypnotherapeutic technique aiming to teach the patient the necessary hypnotic skills to control and help normalize gut function, described in detail by Gonsalkorale (2006), showed very substantial improvement in all the central IBS symptoms after treatment and was significantly more improved on all outcome variables than the control group which only showed minimal improvement with slight decrease in abodminal pain and bloating. All patients remained better at 18-month follow-up. The positive therapeutic effects of hypnosis on IBS were reported by Whorwell (1987) at a later study in which he states ‘We have assessed the long-term benefits of hypnosis in IBS and found that 83% of original responders remain well between 1 and 5 years following their original course of treatment. In addition, their medication needs and consultations with either specialists or general practitioners became dramatically reduced.’
Hypnotherapy can be successfully integrated into the functional gastroenterology service (Whorwell, 2006).”
Extracted from various papers published in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Tutor for the University London Thames Valley / London College of Clinical Hypnotherapy / British Society Of Clinical Hypnotherapy / Past Life Regression Therapist / Specialize in helping survivors of sexual abuse and rape. Author of “My Silence is Broken” and “The Winning Mind Set of Weight Loss”.
Gary Sellors is a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, ANLP, British Complementary Medicine Association, European journal of Clinical Hypnosis, National Register of Practitioners in Smoking Cessation and has worked in America Virginia running workshops & Talks.
Areas of therapy experience :-
Guaranteed STOP SMOKING – (for 12 months or your money back) Using the very latest skills in Clinical Hypnotherapy, EFT & NLP. – Price £245
Treating Phobias – Definition of phobias, beliefs and automatic responses, DSM IV, methods of coping, treatments and approaches.
Past Life Healing – ( Regression therapy ) Theoretical aspects, induction and deepening, leaving a past life
Hypnosis in Psychiatry – Classification of psychiatric disorders, looking at genetic factors, physical illness, clinical interviewing.
Trauma and P.T.S.D. ( Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ) – Definitions of trauma, dealing with depression and anxiety, Sexual Rape and Abuse, supportive and educational counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, coping strategies, NLP trauma care / various rewind techniques.
Stress Management – Pinpointing the problem, learning to deal with everyday stress, teaching relaxation techniques, positive future with goal setting.
Goal Directed Therapy – Identifying clear goals and building success for the future, teaching self hypnosis
Weight Control – Understanding the process involved in hypnotic weight management, while looking at the underlying psychology of weight control and effective strategies.
Virtual Gastric Band – 4 sessions – £445
Hypnosis for Childbirth – Practical applications of hypnosis before, during and after labour. The Anatomy and Physiology of the reproductive system. The role of hormones on pregnancy and labour and looking at recent scientific research on the use of hypnosis during pregnancy and labour.
Hypnotherapy is medically accepted to benefit the following and more: unwanted habits – smoking, nail biting, bed wetting, weight control / healthy eating, improve work / study / sporting performance, boost self-confidence and achieving potential, phobias, compulsions, emotional problems, sleep problems, inhibitions, worries, reduce stress, tension and blood pressure, stomach problems, IBS, gynaecological problems – PMT, psychogenic infertility, obstetrics (painless childbirth), skin problems, pain control, minor surgery, dentistry, arthritic pains, aches and pains, some sexual problems…
Put simply, where your problem is due to habitual conditioning (habit formation), accumulated stress or unresolved events in your past then hypnotherapy can be used to access and reprogramme these complexes which are being sustained and remain active at the unconscious level.
Your first consultation session
In the first session I will spend most of it understanding the issue you would like help with. We will talk about how long you have had the particular concern, what you would like to change and how you would like to feel, behave, and think instead. I will then guide you into a wonderfully calm and relaxed state, giving you positive suggestions based upon what you will have told me.
Passed by the British Medical Hypnotherapy Examinations Board
Clinical Hypnotherapy 1-2-1 sessions are priced at – First consultation session £125 for 1.5 hours – then follow up sessions which are 1 hour each £80