AT START INSOMNIA STRESS UNCONTROLLED GUT PROBLEMS DUE TO IBS & ANXIETY
This Deputy Head Teacher was ready to leave teaching with an acute flare of Fibromyalgia IBS CFS. She opted for non prescriptive drug treatment and after a month of support she was able to resume working & managed a school inspection
“I’m S, my friends encouraged me to book in with Jill because my irritable bowel syndrome IBS was out of control. I teach in a private day school, with ages 5 to 9. I love my work, but my head had noticed that every couple of weeks I needed to take a couple of days off sick. My classroom is at the end of the corridor and some weeks my IBS was so bad I couldn’t get to the toilet in time.
One day, my head called me into her office and explained that my absences put a lot of pressure on other staff and that worried me.
I seriously began to consider stopping teaching altogether and was looking for a career change.
Then I called Jill and she listened to my problems and offered a solution. She suggested a short three month program to include diet change and hypnosis. I’d read about hypnosis and how good it could be for IBS but was a bit scared of trying it.
But, Jill was very reassuring and each session she helped me learn how to control my anxiety. We started the hypnotherapy through me learning self hypnosis and she gave me audios to work with at home and step by step instructions.
What was important for me was, that Jill is very experienced and she made me feel confident and my confidence helped me relax.
Within a few weeks, friends noticed changes and so did my guts! Lets just say, it all worked.
Best of all I’m still teaching and loving it.
Thank you Jill”
This is an easy relaxing process that helps calm and ease
In healthcare, hypnosis can be used as a psychological treatment to help you experience changes in sensations, perceptions, thoughts, or behaviors
How does it work
Gut Directed Hypnosis has been shown to be an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in a number of clinical studies.
It works by breaking the habit cycle of your hypersensitivity response, anxiety and gut reaction.
During hypnotherapy you are in complete control, hypnosis involves progressive relaxation, and then suggestions of soothing imagery and sensations, all focused on relieving your symptoms
Hypnosis works well in combination with psychological approaches such as mindfulness based cognitive techniques, NLP and coaching.
Having a calmer mind leads to a quieter gut and a happier life
Hypnosis may be a helpful tool if you sleepwalk or struggle with falling and staying asleep. If you have insomnia hypnosis can relax you enough to get you to sleep more easily.
How it works: Verbal cues put you in a trance-like state, similar to how it feels when you’re so engrossed in a book or movie that you don’t notice what’s going on around you. After hypnosis — or even during — you’ll almost certainly fall asleep
Relaxation techniques — including hypnosis — can sometimes ease anxiety especially combined with CBT.
Hypnosis on its own tends to be more effective in people whose anxiety stems from a chronic health condition — such persistent pain or fibromyalgia.
Hypnosis may also be able to help if you struggle with a phobia — a type of anxiety disorder where you are intensely fearful of something that does not pose a significant threat
The effectiveness of hypnosis on IBS has been consistently supported by clinical studies. Hypnosis can help improve symptoms such as pain, constipation diarrhea and bloating. And secondary problems, like nausea, fatigue, backache, and urinary problems.
How it works: Hypnosis leads you through progressive relaxation, providing soothing imagery and sensations to combat your symptoms.
Hypnosis can help with pain — like what’s experienced after surgery or from tension headaches and with chronic pain, too. People with pain related to conditions like athritis, cancer, fibromyalgia — as well primary persistent pain — may experience relief from hypnosis.
How it works: Hypnosis can help you cope with pain and gain more self-control over your pain, and studies indicate that hypnosis can do this effectively for long periods of time.
Losing weight is not easy and there aren’t many studies confirming the effectiveness of hypnosis on weight loss.
Hypnosis for weight loss works best if you work one-on-one and have customized hypnosis sessions to match your lifestyle.
How it works: When you are hypnotized, your attention is highly focused making you more likely to listen and respond to suggestions for behavior changes, such as diet or exercise change to help you lose weight
Frequently asked questions
How do I know if you can help me and what does it cost?
Before you choose to go ahead with a session, I offer a no-obligation, free phone chat. This enables me to understand your issues and aims, as well as giving you a chance to ask any questions you may have. During the call, I will ask you several questions, posed in such a way that you’ll start to chip away at your problem, breaking it down, re-assessing what you want