⭐ 8th June 2019 (1 days) – IBS and Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy (GDH)

CPD Event title: IBS and Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy (GDH)

Brief Description Of Event: Gut-directed hypnosis (GDH) addresses the “miscommunication” between the brain and gut. A trained therapist guides a person into a focused state of awareness while feeling deeply relaxed. This approach uses hypnosis, suggestion, guided-imagery and relaxation to produce a therapeutic effect.

People with IBS present with varying symptom profiles, most commonly ‘diarrhoea predominant’, ‘constipation predominant’ or alternating symptom profiles. IBS most often affects people between the ages of 20 and 30 years and is twice as common in women as in men. Prevalence in the general population is estimated to be between 10% and 20%. Recent trends indicate that there is also a significant prevalence of IBS in older people. The aims of both CBT and hypnotherapy are to enable self-reliance for the suffer, and could enable them to take back control of their own body.

Learning Objectives: You will learn to:
remove the mythes surrounding IBS and GI tract prblems
give your clients the skills for self-management
have effective protocols to ease and even remove IBS

Course Structure: NICE Clinical Practice Guidelines for IBS in adults
February 2008 (updated April 2017)

“RECOMMENDATION Referral for psychological interventions (cognitive behavioural therapy [CBT], hypnotherapy and/or psychological therapy) should be considered for people with IBS who do not respond to pharmacological treatments after 12 months and who develop a continuing symptom profile (described as refractory IBS).”
Page 464

Hypnotherapy routinely produces long-term positive results in over 80% of the people who use it.

“Nine out of ten 10 people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) benefited from hypnotherapy, and 4 in 10 saw their symptoms clear up completely, according to new research by leading UK gastroenterologist Professor Roland Valori.”
Telegraph.co.uk, Rebecca Smith

Researches from the University of Southampton have found that psychological therapy is better at relieving IBS symptoms than drugs.

In the largest study of its kind, researchers at the University of Southampton and King’s College London carried out a trial involving 558 patients who had ongoing significant IBS symptoms despite having tried other IBS treatments for at least a year.

The findings, published in the journal GUT, show that those who received psychological therapy were more likely to report significant improvement in severity of symptoms and impact on their work and life after 12 months of treatment compared to those who only received current standard IBS treatments. – April 2019

Train to use Gut Directed Hypnotherapy with your clients

This 1-day CPD for therapists will look at:

The key areas of IBS and GI tract worries
What IBS is and isn’t
How metaphor frames the experience
The relaxation response
Sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous system
Warm hand technique (like a hot water bottle) on the belly.
Anchoring relaxation in trance to be used in daily life when tense or anxious.
Healing from within through hypnosis
Working with IBS in parts therapy
And more…

All this to include hand-outs, practice and effective protacols

Date of event: 8th June 2019

Duration of Event: 1 days

Venue for event: West Midlands Hypnotherapy Centre. Kings Norton. Birmingham B30 1AB

Name of trainer: mark peters

Tel bookings: 0121 251 6172

Email bookings: admin@balancedapproach.co.uk

Website: http://birminghamhypnotherapytraining.co.uk/courses/19-irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs-and-gut-directed-hypnotherapy-gdh.html

Maximum number of participants: 10

Cost of Course: £155

Cost for NCH members: £135

How to claim discount: Members, please login to

Additional information/requirements: there is free parking and we are 2 minutes walk from Kings Norton train station. The nearest B&B is Middleton Hall Hotel and 5 minutes walk from the training venue