Gut-brain psychotherapies are effective in bringing about desired change. They work on the two adjoining pathways between the gut and brain, to reduce abdominal pain, hypersensitivity, improve gut motility (bowel habits) as well as improving mood and resilience.
Evidence-based psychological techniques applied to gastrointestinal concerns include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness based practices and Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy. Medical hypnotherapy (for trained health practitioners only) is safe, and you are always in control, your subconscious brain makes sure of that. Clients are made to feel comfortable and placed into a state of deep relaxation, where the subconscious mind becomes more active than the conscious, allowing it to absorb information more easiely. Since the subconscious part of the brain is the part of the brain that controls our bodily functions such as our respiratory rate, heart beat, and gut function, this pleasant form of non-invasive treatment brings about the desired change in gut-brain function so you can get back on with