In the News: Role of Gut Directed Hypnotherapy for IBS

Hey Friends…

I just wrapped up my semester last week…and it was a BUSY one!  I am slowly catching my breath, easing into the gorgeous spring weather we are having in New England…and getting my mojo back to work a bit too!

Today, while I was perusing Twitter, there were two posts about GI hypnotherapy for treatment of gut disorders. There is good scientific evidence that gut directed hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for IBS. Since the gut and mind are very much connected, it makes sense that a mind-body therapy could benefit individuals with gut disorders. Did you know the gut is often referred to as the second brain?  Have you ever been super stressed and had to suddenly bolt to the loo? This is one way the gut and brain show us they are highly connected!

Anyway, here are two new articles on the topic that you may be interested in>>>

Here is the article in The Wall Street Journal about gut directed hypnotherapy published yesterday and another published last Friday in Tonic, Vice here.

Anyone try gut directed hypnotherapy? If so, please share your experience!

Update:  here is a list of US practitioners that offer hypnosis for IBS.