What myths about IBS and hypnotherapy would you like to debunk?

What myths on about IBS and hypnotherapy would I like to debunk?

I think it's really important point to note that IBS is not caused by a physical problem in your gut. I think people often think that there's something physically wrong with the gut, and there's not.

It's just the function of the gut. And the problem with the function of the gut is caused by a miscommunication between the brain and the gut.

That's the thing that we're changing with gut directed hypnotherapy. And also in terms of IBS, that if diet and medication don't work, a lot of people feel that there's nothing else they can do, and that's where hypnotherapy comes in.

So myths on hypnosis. There's probably about a million, which I wouldn't have time to cover here today. But we often exposed to hypnosis in, like, films and TV and books, and it's always around some kind of evil professor. It's about control and power and manipulation and all of those negative connotations.

And it's not like that at all.

Hypnosis is entirely natural. We all go into a trance state a number of times in any one day. It's more like daydreaming. It's a state where you're in control and aware of your surroundings. I don't have any power over somebody. I won't make them cluck like a chicken. It's not weird. It's actually used a lot in medical typical settings, and it's a great therapeutic technique.

Helen Brooks

Clinical Hypnotherapist

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