Natalie's IBS Journey
Episode 4: Paying it Forward
The Show Notes
What are the benefits of IBS treatment?
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Purpose of this episode:
✔️to highlight the benefits for hypnotherapy for IBS
✔️ to explain what you can expect if you have hypnotherpay for IBS
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Benefits of hypnotherapy for IBS
Comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable
Natural - uses the healing power of your own mind
It can improve other symptoms e.g. tension headaches, migraines
Positive effects are proven to be long-lasting for those it is effective for!
What to expect??
Guided into relaxation, feeling safe
Visualisation of what you want to be feeling, experiencing when you're pain-free, symptom-free
Work through worries, fears around the IBS
Suggestions to decrease the sensitivity in the gut and increase well-being
how to self-hypnotise so you can do it yourself at any given moment
given an audio recording
You are in control, always present, your morals values are still there. You have free-will and choice whether to accept their suggetsions, or not.
Feel ruled by the IBS?
Feel like you have tried everything to help the IBS?
Lost count of how many times you’ve seen your doctor, cut out dairy, gluten, and all the forbidden FODMAP foods!
You’ve done the probiotics, maybe tried natural remedies and you’ve taken the medications.
You’ve tried it ALL and nothing has worked.
I want you to know that there is another way!
I want you to know that you are not stuck with IBS forever.
Relief from IBS is available to you!
I have trained in RTT and specialise in helping clients with IBS.
Ways to find out more about RTT for IBS?
→ Text Natalie on 07503 817 397 (UK number)
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Hello, I'm Natalie. Welcome to my IBS story, I'm here to tell you my story of living with IBS for 14 years and how I eventually became free from the IBS no symptoms, no pain, no flare-ups…and I hope to be the light at the end of the tunnel for anyone living with IBS. Your symptoms can be alleviated at the very least, so I am sharing my story so you can do it too.
Hello, welcome to episode eight, and in this episode you are going to learn about
Okay, so if you feel ruled by the IBS, you feel like you've tried pretty much everything to help the IBS, maybe you've lost count of how many times you've been to the doctor, you've cut out dairy, gluten, all of the forbidden FODMAPs, you've done probiotics, maybe even prebiotics, maybe you tried natural remedies as well, and of course, you've taken the medication that has been prescribed. And you've done all of this, maybe you've done lots more watching YouTube gone to Dr Google… best not do that!
But yeah, you've had your own journey trying to work out what the heck is going on and how to help yourself and maybe nothing has worked. But I want you to know that there is another way and this is scientifically proven. I don't know why it's not more widely spoken about when you go to the GP…I don't know, but it is scientifically proven, it's medically proven and is medically recommended to have hypnotherapy, CBT or psychological therapies.
So I would highly recommend that you take this route if you haven't yet and you've been suffering with IBS for maybe years. It doesn't need to be this way, trust me it doesn't need to be this way! It hasn't been this way for me and I had been living with IBS for 14 years at least, so I just really want you to know that you don't have to live with this, you don't have to suffer like you might be suffering.
Got a bit passionate about that sorry! I’m not sorry actually! I’m very passionate about this!
Okay, so one thing just before I go…hypnotherapist, hypnotherapy does not allow the hypnotherapist to take control of you, that is a misconception. You're kind of always present, even when you're in hypnosis and if someone asks you to do something that might be silly or embarrassing, you just wouldn't do it, your morals, your values are still there, filtering. You know “do I want to do that? Do I not? You know, you…you would…you'd be able to have control of that, absolutely and so after talking to your therapist to establish whatever the right techniques are for you, you will be guided into hypnosis, you'll be guided to relax, to feel safe and you'll be guided through some visualizations and other techniques that basically suit you and your needs.
So if you want to know more about hypnotherapy, how it works I suggest you visit my website where you will find lots more information and there's also an FAQs page which stands for frequently asked questions so that if if there's anything I haven't answered here then you might find the answer there.
But even if you don't have any further questions I’d recommend maybe go have a look on there to see if this is right for you…having hypnotherapy is right for you and I would encourage you to book a free, no obligation consultation call just have a chat with me. Just to see if it's right for you. It's totally free, there's no cost to you, just some of your time will be lost…if you see it as a loss and you can ask me any question, we would talk about the IBS, how it's affecting you or if you're not comfortable with having a call then you can by all means send me a message. There's an option to send me a message at the bottom of my website, just type in there and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
So before I sign off, I just want to say help is available to you, it doesn't need to be this way, it doesn't need to be a struggle, it doesn't need to be difficult. You just need to take the first steps into transformation…into change and maybe I’m not the right person for you to work with, by all means go online, have a look at other hypnotherapists that specialize in IBS.
I would just be happy for you to live without the IBS or at least have just alleviation of the IBS symptoms because I know how it sucks!
So that's enough from me, thank you for listening, I hope you found this interesting and actually helpful and I wish you all the best in your journey of getting relief from the IBS!
So that's all for today's episode, thanks for listening and if you could write a review, subscribe, rate and spread the word about this podcast to anyone you know that has IBS that would be great! :)