The IBS Journey – Familiar to many IBS sufferers!

The IBS Journey It goes without saying we are all different, but there are often common threads which link us together in certain circumstances.  Take a few minutes to read through the ‘IBS Journey’ below and you will find the ‘common thread’ Before you knew what IBS was… You knew there was a problem, usually …

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April is IBS Awareness Month

IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common digestive disorder. One in five people may well have IBS; if not, you most likely will know somebody who does. There is no medical cure for IBS, so use caution when viewing any adverts which claim a cure. The medical profession often diagnose IBS when no physical …

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How the Gut’s “Second Brain” Influences Mood and Well-Being

Think Twice: How the Gut’s “Second Brain” Influences Mood and Well-Being The emerging and surprising view of how the enteric nervous system in our bellies goes far beyond just processing the food we eat. Feb 12, 2010 |By Adam Hadhazy published in Scientific American magazine.

Michael Mahoney and David Mowat MP

A WARRINGTON based clinical hypnotherapist has received the backing of his local MP on his ground-breaking work, which could help save the NHS money. During a meeting with Warrington South MP David Mowat, internationally acclaimed hypnotherapist Michael Mahoney highlighted the problems caused by a common gastrointestinal disorder that can affect up to 1 in 5 …

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NICE Guidelines for Treatment of IBS

The NICE Guideline recommend that referral for psychological interventions (CBT, hypnotherapy and/or psychological therapy) should be considered for people with IBS who do not respond to pharmacological treatments after 12 months and who develop a continuing symptom profile, or those patients presenting with refractory IBS. The report also notes “that gut directed hypnotherapy strategies provide IBS …

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IBS: All in your head?

A few things to consider from Michael Mahoney…….. Many doctors and gastroenterology specialists have implied , or used the term ‘all in your head’ to patients in the past in error, and those who are not up to date on current IBS research may still view their patients in this way.  But IBS is a …

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IBS Emotions

Emotional aspects of living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Many people with IBS feel drained emotionally by the stress of living with the disorder, and the resultant crises and responsibilities in their lives continually deplete their inner emotional strength and reserves, often leading to anxiety or even depression. Before a patient can begin the process …

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IBS Audio Program 100: Price Versus Value

We have had hundreds of patients tell us they would have paid anything to get rid of their IBS – especially after paying even as much as $100 a month or more over and over for various IBS medications and or supplements, etc. that provided either short-lived, little or no long-term relief. [box style=”purple”] But the complete IBS Audio …

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How does Hypnotherapy treatment work, and will it work for me?

[box style=”purple”] There are two questions we are often asked, and Michael is often asked by patients who go to see him. Firstly, how does hypnotherapy work? And Secondly, will it work for me?      [/box] It is difficult isn’t it, to understand how listening to words, descriptive imagery, ambient music and suggestions can …

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Endo Nurse Article

Guided Clinical Hypnotherapy in the Treatment of Children’s IBS Michael Mahoney, MDH, thp   EndoNurse Magazine   February/March 2009  p. 32. 01/27/2009 Editor’s note: Mahoney claims that research and patient trials regarding his Ongoing Progressive Session Induction Method (OPSIM) have shown success rates of 85 percent to 95 percent in the reduction of IBS symptoms. His hypnotherapy …

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