Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the digestive system and is a chronic condition that affects the large intestine, causing abdominal pain, bloating, cramps, and changes in bowel habits. It can also cause a wide range of other symptoms, including fatigue, abdominal pain, headaches, depression, anxiety, and difficulty concentrating.

The exact cause of IBS is unknown, but it is thought to be linked to a number of factors, including genetics, lifestyle, diet, and mental health. Stress is also believed to play a role in triggering IBS symptoms. The symptoms of IBS can be extremely disruptive, making it difficult to perform everyday tasks and affecting quality of life. Common symptoms may include abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and changes in bowel habits. IBS can also cause other related problems, such as depression, anxiety, and fatigue. This can lead to an overall decrease in quality of life. In some cases, IBS can cause sleep disturbances, which can further worsen the symptoms. Fortunately, IBS is treatable.

Hypnotherapy offers simple and effective solution in the treatment of IBS, allowing you take control of the situation by taking control of you.

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Trauma, Stress, Anxiety, Overwork

Recent studies have shed light on the role that stress, and overwork play in the development and exacerbation of IBS. Stress and overwork can increase the bodys fightorflight response, which triggers the release of hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline.

These hormones can cause changes in the digestive system, leading to symptoms such as bloating, cramping, and diarrhea. In addition, stress and overwork can lead to poor dietary choices, lack of exercise, and inadequate sleep. All of these can contribute to the development of IBS. For example, stress can cause a person to reach for sugary or fatty foods, which can lead to an imbalance in the digestive system and further exacerbate symptoms.

Finally, stress and overwork can lead to an increase in gut bacteria, which can cause inflammation and other changes in the digestive system. This can lead to an increase in symptoms of IBS, such as abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and changes in bowel habits.

Hypnotherapy can help you to take control of your life and your body, reducing the symptoms of IBS.

Destress Mind and Body

By reducing stress levels, you can help to reduce the severity of your IBS symptoms. 

There are many ways to reduce stress levels and combat IBS. 

Regular exercise can help to relieve stress and improve mental and physical wellbeing. Relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation and deep breathing can also be beneficial in reducing stress levels. Additionally, lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet, avoiding trigger foods and getting enough sleep can help to improve your overall health and reduce stress levels. It

Taking the time to relax and destress can help to improve your quality of life and make it easier to manage your IBS symptoms

Hypnotherapy sessions for IBS can help you to reduce stress in the mind and body quickly and effectively allowing your body to reset to healthy patterns.

Hypnotherapy can help you to reduce the symptoms on a deeper inner level, by treating the cause, not just the symptoms, helping you to move forward with the creation that is your life.

Gut Brain Connection

The gutbrain connection is an emerging field of research that looks at the powerful relationship between the gastrointestinal tract and the brain. 

This connection is a twoway street, with the brain impacting the gut, and the gut impacting the brain. The gastrointestinal tract is the largest part of the human body‘s enteric nervous system (ENS) and is often referred to as our second brain. This is because the ENS is capable of sending and receiving signals from the brain and vice versa. In fact, the ENS has been shown to have its own neural circuitry that can process information independently from the brain.

The ENS also has its own hormones, neurotransmitters, and receptors that interact with the brain. For example, the hormones serotonin, dopamine, and gammaaminobutyric acid (GABA) are all found in the gut and the brain. When the levels of these hormones in the gut are out of balance, it can lead to symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and difficulty concentrating. Similarly, an imbalanced gut microbiome can lead to inflammation, which has been linked to a variety of mental health issues. 

Additionally, research has suggested that the gut microbiome can influence behavior and cognitive processes in a variety of ways. For instance, certain bacteria have been shown to produce molecules that can affect the brain, leading to changes in behavior, mood, and emotion.

The gutbrain connection is an incredibly complex system, and more research is needed to better understand the relationship between the two. However, it is clear that the gut and the brain are intimately connected, and that taking care of our gut health is an important part of overall health and wellbeing.

Hypnotherapy can help you to improve the gut brain connection so that communication is optimal and IBS symptoms are reduced.


FODMAPS (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols) are a group of shortchain carbohydrates found in food. They are poorly absorbed by the body and can cause symptoms such as bloating, gas, abdominal pain and diarrhea in individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). 

What Foods Contain FODMAPS?

FODMAPS are found in a variety of foods, including wheat, rye, garlic, onions, legumes, dairy products, apples, pears, and stone fruits. Other high FODMAP foods include honey, agave, and artificial sweeteners such as sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol.

How Can FODMAPS Affect IBS?

When people with IBS eat highFODMAP foods, the FODMAPs are not absorbed properly by the body. The FODMAPs remain in the gut, where they can cause symptoms such as bloating, cramping, gas, and diarrhea. 

What Are the Benefits of Following a LowFODMAP Diet? Following a lowFODMAP diet can help reduce symptoms of IBS. A lowFODMAP diet eliminates highFODMAP foods, which can reduce bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. People on a lowFODMAP diet may also find that they have more energy and can more easily manage their symptoms.

 FODMAPS are a group of shortchain carbohydrates found in a variety of foods. They are not absorbed properly by the body and can cause symptoms such as bloating, gas, abdominal pain and diarrhea in individuals with IBS. Following a lowFODMAP diet can help reduce symptoms of IBS.

Hypnotherapy sessions can include education on sticking to a fomaps diet if required.

Feel Normal and Comfortable Again

With your IBS symptoms under control, you can focus on the things that are really important to you, work more productively, enjoy social times more deeply and just experience more out of life.

IBS Hypnotherapy Melbourne

Get Your Life Back

Do you feel overwhelmed by life’s experiences and unable to cope because your feelings of nervousness are debilitating?

Perhaps your quality of life is compromised because you avoid situations because you worry about things that might happen? We offer hypnotherapy in Melbourne to persons in a constant state of tension or who consider themselves trapped in their feelings of deep psychological discomfort.

This form of therapy guides the individual into a deep state of relaxation where the mind is receptive to positive suggestions.

Benefits of hypnotherapy

Find Freedom

Hypnotherapy can help you find freedom from anxiety symptoms so that ou can breathe easy again and really begin living.

Feel Happy and Confident

You can leave anxiety behind and discover happiness and confidence as you tackle each day with clear calm clarity.

Move Forward in Life

There’s no need to keep looking back, you can keep moving and looking forward to the fullfilling life that awaits.

Rapid Results

In just four to six sessions, clients will usually notice a better sense of well-being and positive changes in their behavior.

What Sets R.G. Hypnotherapy Apart Regarding IBS Treatment Melbourne

Our hypnosis therapy focuses on addressing your mental health at a subconscious level. There we challenge the source of habits that hinder your progress and replace it with more empowering thoughts. The concept behind this is neuroplasticity, where you’re able to rewire your brain to adapt to circumstances to improve your life experience.

  • Highly qualified and experienced. Our therapist has an advanced diploma in hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming from the Australian College of Hypnotherapy. She treats the cause of mental disorders for lasting change and not merely addressing the symptom.
  • Cost-effective. We cater to individuals of different budgets. After all, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your psychological well-being because you’re unable to afford it. We offer a free initial consultation, one or one and a half hour sessions, or you have the option of four, six or ten session packages.
  • Professional. We understand the challenges that come with finally deciding to take control of your mental health and the amount of effort required to reach out for help. We offer a non-judgmental environment where we treat client information with confidentiality so that individuals can open up without reservations and get to work on their peace of mind.

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Consider Hypnotherapy

While hypnotherapy isn’t a magic wand or a cure all, studies have shown that not only is it effective treating all manner of issues it does so in many cases much, much faster than traditional talk therapies. Not only that, studies have also shown that when used in as part of your health care team, outcome in all areas of your life can be improved. As an added bonus as if you needed more, hypnotherapy is almost entirely relaxing and enjoyable to participate in.


Long past the traumatic event, associated emotional and physical distress can be activated even by non-threatening triggers. Hypnosis may help to identify these stimuli for resolution.


Hypnotherapy creates a trance state, a condition of intense physical and mental relaxation. While this relaxation alone may offer some relief from trauma symptoms, it also facilitates and enhances relevant additional therapies.


The relaxed, trance state allows reliving the distressing trauma in a safe environment and under the trained therapist’s supervision. More appropriate reactions to identified triggers are then introduced, gradually reducing the stress response’s severity. Your therapist may also provide ongoing ‘homework’, including breathing exercises, meditation and self-hypnosis techniques.

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