Gut-directed hypnotherapy for IBS

1 in 10 of us suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

A combination of stomach cramps, bloating, nausea, indigestion, constipation, diarrhoea, and needing to get to a loo fast are common symptoms people struggle with if they have IBS. Quality of life can be really affected, sometimes leading to isolation, stress, and feelings of anxiety or depression.

Ease anxiety with hypnotherapy

How can hypnotherapy help?

IBS is one of the areas where the most research has been done for hypnotherapy, with a strong body of evidence confirming it can help improve symptoms for over 60% of sufferers. Consequently, NICE includes hypnotherapy on its list of treatments, although not all NHS Trusts choose to prioritise its funding.  The most straightforward summary of the research I’ve found is here:

hynosis for anxiety

I use classic solution-focused hypnotherapy in sessions to ease a client’s general anxiety and stress, supporting them to feel more physically and mentally relaxed.

Gut-directed hypnotherapy is central to each session though. This is an evidence-based, specialist approach which includes direct suggestions to a client in trance for the control and normalisation of gastrointestinal function, as well as metaphors to aid easing of symptoms.  Over the course of around six sessions, the aim is to build a client’s confidence and skill in using this approach in self-hypnosis, so that they have a life-long skill to help them manage their condition.  

If you are interested to explore how gut-directed hypnotherapy may help ease your IBS symptoms and support you to be able to enjoy life more, please do email me at or book yourself a free initial consultation.

How can I help you today?

Call or text me direct on 07557 911 606 or email

Alternatively fill in a contact form here or book a free initial consultation here.

I see clients online, usually via Zoom or the phone.

For face to face sessions, I run a busy clinic at The Family Practice, 116 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8NL.

I can help with:


Low confidence and self-esteem


Exam performance


Public speaking


Weight management

Amy Armstrong – award-winning Leadership and Wellbeing coach and clinical hypnotherapist


Free, no-obligation, one-hour initial consultation online, including a relaxation MP3 track.

£68 per session or £325 for a block of five sessions with subsequent sessions charged at the pro rata discounted rate.

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