Clinical trials have shown that Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)  is effective in reducing and managing the symptoms of  this gut-related issue. Multiple, well-controlled studies have shown that gut-directed hypnotherapy improves gastrointestinal symptoms in people with IBS by 70-80% and these improvements are maintained in the long-term, according to  recent research  at Monash University.

IBS is a collection of symptoms which occur around the bowel and digestive system. Symptoms can include abdominal pain or cramping, constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, nausea, tiredness, headaches and even dizziness. IBS is thought by most doctors to be associated with increased sensitivity in the lining of the gut, but a single or specific cause has not been identified. The symptoms can be triggered by a gastro-intestinal illness or food poisoning, food allergies  or an increase in stress. In fact, around half of IBS sufferers say their symptoms began after a stressful event. Hypnotherapy for IBS in Singapore here at Mind-Mojo can help to  reduce and manage symptoms of the problem especially when the link is related to stress and anxiety.

How Hypnotherapy can help IBS and Anxiety

Doctors often recommend medication or dietary and lifestyle changes to help reduce the number of attacks. Stress Management and relaxation techniques are also advised and this is where hypnotherapy can help. As hypnosis involves a state of relaxation it can lower a person’s anxiety and stress levels especially when it is used regularly. This relaxation and calm can then relax the tension in the digestive tract and help reduce the pain. Hospitals in the UK, US and Australia are now offering successful hypnotherapy services to those suffering from IBS symptoms. Dr Roland Valori, editor of Frontline Gastroenterology,in the UK,  said of the first 100 of his patients treated with hypnotherapy, symptoms improved significantly for nine in 10.  Furthermore major US hospitals are not only using hypnotherapy for IBS but also for other digestive conditions such as colitis and acid reflux, according to the Digestive Health Foundation.


Guidelines issued  to doctors in the UK by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) recommend Hypnotherapy as an option for “intractable” IBS. as it has been shown to improve the symptoms in many people.

Here at Mind Mojo our hypnosis for IBS protocol is based on famous research based Manchester Model developed by Professor Peter Whorwell, Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology at Manchester University, UK. This method, also known as Gut Directed Hypnotherapy uses visualization and hypnosis to teach relaxation and pain control techniques, reduce stress and put patients in control of their IBS symptoms. Professor Whorwell showed it was effective in reducing IBS symptoms and improving quality of life for 70-80 percent of his patients and involved 12 sessions over a three month period.


For more details about our IBS Hypnotherapy programme in Singapore please contact us below.

For a Free Initial Consultation contact
Marie Hambly below or on 96659677

*Please note as this is a form of therapy we are unable to offer any guarantees and results may vary from person to person.


I’m Marie Hambly and I practice Solution Focused Hypnotherapy which is a brain-based therapy that teaches you how to get your brain working for you, rather than against you.