Hypnotherapy and IBS

Uncomfortable and debilitating an estimated 10 to 20% of the population in the UK are suffering from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).

IBS can prevent people from carrying out simple tasks such as long car journeys, avoiding public transport, attending social events and causing discomfort on a regular basis.

Because of cultural taboo surrounding toilet habits it’s a subject that not many people want to discuss and so IBS not only creates physical discomfort but emotional too.

By messages between the brain and gut becoming disrupted this then creates issues within the digestive track leading to pain, bloating and bowel changes.  It is also known that high levels of stress increase symptoms further impacting the lives of those who suffer.

As well as medication cutting out dairy, gluten, spices, trying supplements can also be an option.  With IBS patients often struggling with a range of treatments, finding a consistently effective approach can be challenging.

There is growing evidence supporting the efficacy of hypnosis for patients suffering with IBS.  With solution focused hypnotherapy keeping up to date with the latest research in neuroscience its effectiveness against both standard and psychological treatments is potential as a go-to solution.

By the use of suggestion, imagery techniques and progressive relaxation hypnotherapy guides the client into a sense of calm soothing their symptoms restoring the gut brain communication and improving overall well-being.  The power of the mind is truly limitless.

I hold an enhanced DBS and am fully insured to work with both adults and children.

Karen Melhuish at Mynd Hypnotherapy

  • Member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
  • The National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH)
  • Registered with The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNCH)

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Hypnotherapy for Childhood Mental Health

Children and adolescent mental health services are under immense strain.  With huge waiting lists and a lack of correct information, parents are often left frustrated and confused.  They are sometimes unaware of the different therapy options that are available for their child.  Consequently, it is now becoming common for children under 18 to be prescribed anti-depressants and referred to mental health apps.

NICE guidelines state that anti-depressants should not be prescribed to children under the age of 18, unless they are under the care of a psychiatrist.   Unfortunately, this is not the case for most children and as they continue to sit on waiting lists their mental health deteriorates.

By the use of hypnotherapy, children and adolescents can change habits, gain focus, and improve physical symptoms.  By creating new pathways and learning new skills, hypnotherapy is a scientifically proven therapy that helps your child’s brain to rewire and start to figure out how to achieve their goal.   Hypnosis provides focused attention and therefore your child has the capability to respond to suggestions.  It is important to understand that during hypnosis your child will be aware of what is going on and cannot be made to do anything that they do not want to do.

Hypnotherapy is recognised by the National Health Service (NHS) and the Professional Standards Authority (the UK Parliamentary regulator for healthcare) as a treatment option to help children overcome many long-term conditions.  The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) also agrees with the NHS that “early interventions are crucial for ensuring the best possible outcome for children.”

Issues that can benefit from hypnosis are:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Allergies
  • Depression
  • Nail biting
  • Bedwetting
  • Behaviour issues
  • Body image
  • Eczema and psoriasis
  • Grief and loss
  • Headaches
  • Motivation
  • Pain Management
  • School/sports performance
  • Exam related stress
  • Sleep issues
  • Social anxiety
  • OCD
  • Fear of the dark and other phobias

The number of sessions will vary from child to child.  Benefits can be seen in a relatively short period of time.  By listening to the child and engaging their imagination in a supported, safe environment they are will be able to make long-term change.

I hold an enhanced DBS and am fully insured to work with both adults and children.

Karen Melhuish at Mynd Hypnotherapy

  • Member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
  • The National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH)
  • Registered with The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNCH)

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Welcome to my new website

I am delighted to launch my new website offering Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH) I will be practicing in person at premises in Bolton and Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester.   I also offer online appointments across the UK and worldwide.

SFH helps with a wide range of issues.  It can help you change your life in a relatively short period of time.  Common issues are  poor sleep, low mood, anxiety and confidence, SFT helps with all of these.

Unlike most other therapies, SFH focuses on the solution not the problem.  Rather than ruminating over what has happened and what hasn’t worked, clients are encouraged to identify what their lives would look with positive change.

Often we are tackling, or ignoring, our feelings.  This can create inner conflict which can then affect other aspects of our lives.  By moving away from negative language and encouraging positive language as a solution, we focus on what is good. Together we will set achievable goals for you to work towards.  We will find solutions by working out how to move you forward to your ideal future.

By making positive changes this then increases your self-confidence, self-esteem, and motivation which has a profound impact on improving your coping ability.  By making these changes it enables you to move forward positively by focusing on the present and future, where your problem doesn’t exist.  You are then able to gain control, enjoy your life, and accomplish your personal goals quickly and with long-term results.

So, what is it that Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you with?

  • Member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
  • The National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH)
  • Registered with The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNCH)

To find out more why not book a free consultation?

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