Ease IBS Symptoms


At State of Mind Hypnotherapy Adelaide we have a special interest in helping clients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other gut health issues. 


Hypnotherapy is one of the most successful treatment options for chronic IBS and in contrast to other treatments it has no negative side effects. According to published studies which have been undertaken over many years and repeated, gut-directed hypnotherapy consistently produces significant positive results, in the order of 80% and better (see for example; S.L Peters et al., 2016,  Tan et al., 2005, Whorwell et al., 1984).


Hypnotherapy for IBS:  

  • is a uniquely comfortable form of treatment; relaxing, easy and generally enjoyable
  • utilises the healing power of the person's own mind
  • is without the negative side effects of some other treatment options
  • can also result in improvement in other symptoms or problems such as migraine or tension headaches, sleep issues, along with the improvement in IBS symptoms.

The beneficial effects of the treatment last long after the end of the course of treatment. According to research, individuals who improve from hypnosis treatment for IBS can generally look forward to years of reduced bowel symptoms.


Hypnosis can also be used to effectively reduce the symptoms of other gut health issues, such as inflammatory bowel disease. 


Recent research from Monash University, Melbourne, confirms that gut directed hypnotherapy is an effective alternative for IBS sufferers, particularly those who have not responded to dietary interventions such as the FODMAP diet,  “It’s great that there’s another therapy that we can now recommend in the clinic for those who do not have great success with the diet,” Dr Peters said. 


Hypnotherapy was also shown to be more beneficial from a psychological perspective, reducing the levels of anxiety and depression experienced by participants."

What our clients say...

I just wanted to thank you again for all your help this year. I can't believe the incredibly positive impact the hypno sessions have had on my IBS management. 


I haven't had any pain or bloating for over a month now and haven't had any severe bloating for about 4 months. It's been absolutely life changing and a huge weight off my shoulders.  I'm even managing small quantities of foods I'm intolerant to. 
I honestly can't thank you enough.