Sharon Shinwell. Dip HP (NC) Dip. Couns. Dip Sup. Is a UK qualified Counsellor, Clinical Hypno-Psychotherapist, Supervisor, and Smoking Cessation Therapist. Sharon is also a member of the NHS Directory of Complementary & Alternative Practitioners and a published author on the subject of Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis.
HEAR THE VOICE OF THE THERAPIST BEFORE YOU BUY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlCKVxbcvk4
Your Doctor has diagnosed that you are suffering with the symptoms of IBS, so now what?
You still have the pain, the bloated feeling, always worried about how far the nearest toilet might be. The constant worry of suddenly succumbing to an attack of painful, griping, stomach ache, a bloated waist, and uncontrollable diarrhea, can be so embarrassing that it often prevents the sufferer from leading a normal life. The fear of having an IBS attack when they are not in familiar surroundings, can create such anxiety, stress, and illness, that many people have to give up their jobs, avoid meals out and are prevented from even going on holiday.
For some, the symptoms of Irritable bowel syndrome can be helped by adhering to strict dietary limitations, but this does not work for all and is not always easy to maintain.
Learn how to change the way your body feels and works right now, reducing discomfort, a bloated stomach, and stomach ache.
This self hypnosis session on CD, will teach you how to use your own unconscious resources to relax your stomach, and intestines, and calm the spasms, reducing the bloated feeling and improving the natural flow of body waste.
The imagery used will help you learn how to control your IBS rather than it control you. Once you have learnt how to relax, and control the symptoms yourself, they will disappear or reduce so dramatically that they become unnoticeable. After using this CD regularly you will feel more confident to regain your life, and start enjoying things you never thought you could. Taking back the control you had lost. Conquering IBS with self-hypnosis is now used in many NHS Hospitals, and is proving to be as useful, if not more so, than medication.
You will find this CD easy to listen to, with no gimmicks, subliminal messages, or irritating, overbearing music. The voice you will hear is that of a female with an English accent.
I recently purchased your IBS CD, I listened to it last night and just wanted to write and thank you!
This morning I feel a lot calmer generally and my tummy also feels calmer!
I will be listening to it religiously from now on!!!
Thanks so much and I will be writing to the IBS tales website to tell other sufferers about this wonderful CD.
Many Thanks again"
Interesting news: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 17(1):15-20, January 2005. Gonsalkorale, Wendy M; Whorwell, Peter J
Hypnotherapy in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.
“There is accumulating and compelling evidence that hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. Recently, studies have shown that hypnotherapy has beneficial effects that are long lasting, with most patients maintaining improvement, and with decreased consultation and medication needs in the long term. The particular gut directed approach used, which is aimed at normalizing and controlling gut function, is also described. While the mechanisms of how hypnotherapy brings about its therapeutic effect are not fully known, changes in colonic motility and rectal sensitivity have been demonstrated, although changes in central processing and psychological effects may also play a role”.
(C) 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
How long does it take to work?
Everyone responds to Hypnotherapy and Self-Hypnosis differently, just as people do to any form of therapeutic intervention. Some will notice an instant change and for others it may take longer, but even when it feels that nothing at all has actually happened, you’ll be surprised at just how much has changed, but this is only noticed in retrospect, when you look back at how you were before you started using self-hypnosis. Just give it time and don’t try too hard to make it happen. You will find that the more often you use self-hypnosis, the easier it will be to achieve a very relaxed state of hypnosis, and the deeper the hypnotic trance state will become.
Hypnosis has been used for centuries and is recognised by medical practitioners in the National Health Service, where it is being successfully used to control the symptoms of IBS. It has helped millions of people to stop smoking, lose weight, and conquer their phobias and fears, such as fear of the dentist and fear of flying. Positive thoughts result in positive re-actions, which bring positive success and achievement.
Since hypnosis accesses the creative unconscious part of the mind, where there is no challenge or resistance to new ideas and concepts, the mind becomes receptive and responsive in such a way that it can absorb these new ideas and concepts quickly and easily. Therefore the treatment can be much more effective, and produces longer lasting results than with many other complimentary and alternative forms of therapy.
When Hypnotherapy is used for improving health, the process can actually affect the way the body functions. By focusing on certain biological and physiological aspects of the body, whilst in a state of hypnosis, it is possible to cause blood to flow better, veins to dilate, heart rate to reduce, and white blood cells counts to increase, thus improving the immune system.
How and why does hypnotherapy produce results?
By simply listening to one of our self hypnosis recordings, you will become progressively more and more relaxed until you enter a deep, relaxed, hypnotic trance state.
All the tension and stress is eliminated from the body, and as the body relaxes so does the mind. The deep relaxation process will distract the conscious part of your mind, and while this happens, positive suggestions are given directly to the unconscious part of the mind.
Once the unconscious mind is open, it is much more receptive to the information it needs to change the unwanted experience or behaviour you want to stop or change. When you're in a deep, relaxed, state of hypnosis, you will be given 'post hypnotic anchors', which you can use when in a conscious wakeful sate to help activate the changes, such as feeling more self-confident, determined to lose weight, control a pain or fear, or to quit smoking forever.
How often should I listen?
Self-Hypnosis should be practised daily for the first 7 days, thereafter, use it until your goal is achieved, or when you feel you need to re-affirm the goal you have already achieved. You cannot use self-hypnosis too much!
When should I listen to my hypnosis session?
You can listen to your self hypnosis session anytime you like, but NOT when driving, operating any machinery or carrying out any activity that requires concentration. You should also make sure that you won't be unnecessarily disturbed when you listen to your self hypnosis session. It is important that you allow yourself 40 - 45 minutes in a safe place with peace and quiet.
Will I be in control at all times?
Yes, most certainly, the trance state of Hypnosis can be broken at any time, you will still be able to hear everything, respond to others and be fully conscious to attend to anything that you need to.
What if I fall asleep?
If you hear the count-up at the end of the recording, then you were not asleep, although it may have felt as though you were, and your subconscious mind has absorbed what it needs to. If you are unaware of the end of the recording, then it maybe that you entered into a deep state of sleep. If this the situation, you will have absorbed the information up to the point of sleeping, but not afterwards, so try listening in future in a more upright position, in a well lit room, when you are less tired.
What if I want to buy different Hypnotherapy sessions?
The “Relax and De-Stress” session can be combined with any other titles, but if you are using any other titles, leave at least an hour between them, so that your mind has time to assimilate and absorb the information. Ideally, though, it would be better to resolve one issue before attending to another, as the mind can be overloaded with information, and this could reduce the effectiveness.
Are there any people that should not use Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis?
If you suffer from schizophrenia, paranoia, psychopathy, any psychosis or are violent, then hypnotherapy cannot help you. If you suffer from persistent or chronic symptoms, such as high or low blood pressure, please consult your doctor or practitioner for advice.
Disclaimer: Hypnotherapy should be used in conjunction with, and not as a replacement for any conventional medical treatment that you may be receiving. As Hypnotherapy can slow the heart beat down, we suggest that if you suffer with low blood pressure, you should check with your GP before using Hypnotherapy or Self-Hypnosis.