Gut-directed hypnotherapy is a type of hypnotherapy specifically used for disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. It is entirely safe and has been shown to be efficacious. Sessions are conducted while patients are in a light and relaxed subconscious state. Once in this state suggestions for the relaxation and control of gastrointestinal function are made. Metaphors for bringing about change are also used. This type of therapy differs from other forms of psychological treatment where therapy is done with the patient in a conscious state. Gut-directed hypnotherapy can be used in both adults and children.
Gut-directed hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy treatments aim to enhance brain-gut communication and improve the ability to switch off and relax.
There are no quick fixes for anxiety, but hypnotherapy combined with Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) can help. We have all felt that feeling before an exam or before a performance when we our breathing rate increases and our heart starts to pump, but when this continues we may feel out of control and it may start to affect our day to day living and ability to cope. We may even start to worry about what is wrong with us.
Anxiety occurs when those feelings of stress and fear get out of hand and may even create those physical feelings. For many people this can be very debilitating and they may resort to food or substances or avoidance to abate to problem, which may help temporarily. Unfortunately these coping mechanisms only make it worse!
Ideally getting to the cause of the issue would be a much more effective way of managing the stress and anxiety. This is not always possible, yet with NLP and hypnotherapy we can access were those inital imprints and impressions come from. This can also be accessed through long term psychological therapies such as psycho dynamic therapy, dream therapy and regression. Once this is accessed we can start to heal. Using the combination of psychological therapies such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural therapy (cbt)