The IBS Audio Program 100 ™

Current information on Irritable Bowel Syndrome for professionals and patients, including research and clinical issues as
well as practical information and help for all patients suffering from IBS.

Hypnotherapy has been officially recognized since 1958 by the American Medical Association and has continued to
 grow and show success in the use for IBS, including hospitals, research centers, gastroenterology practices and more.

We are committed to being part of the vital link between orthodox and complementary medicine.

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Our Mission: We strive for excellence in helping those presenting with IBS after diagnoses, to have access to current and accurate IBS information and news. We also offer information on the IBS Audio Program 100 ™  a safe, highly effective and tested treatment option for IBS sufferers which can be used in the comfort of one's home. This enables the IBS sufferer to help themselves and their symptoms. It is also very important to dispel any myths or misconceptions between stage hypnosis and specific clinical gut directed hypnotherapy for the treatment of IBS.

The IBS Audio Program 100 ™

Clinical Gut-Specific or Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy are hypnotherapy methods with over 25 years of solid scientific research in IBS. They are methods used today in general practice and have been used to alleviate all associated or global symptoms of IBS, pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, alternating diarrhea and constipation and many other symptoms associated with IBS including non GI symptoms, generally found among IBS patients.

Michael Mahoney is one of the United Kingdom's leading clinical Hypnotherapist in this field with professional experience since 1986. His services are regularly used by gastroenterologists, doctors and other medical professionals. Michael is an associate member of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology.

This website will supply you with information and research into the use of hypnotherapy for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the symptoms associated with this condition. Mr. Mahoney's professional attitude, references and years of clinical experience in the field of IBS has enabled him a unique view into the condition and the development of The IBS Audio Program 100 ™.  The program is a highly cost effective, complementary home treatment for the alleviation of all variations of IBS symptoms. 

The first thing is to learn about hypnosis itself, but also to learn about hypnosis for IBS. It has been researched clinically in IBS for over twenty years and has shown to be an effective and safe treatment for the majority of those diagnosed with IBS.
Whether you are an IBS sufferer seeking relief and IBS treatment information, or a medical professional, this irritable bowel syndrome information will be most helpful to you or your patients in obtaining extensive improvement for the condition.

In the UK and US, irritable bowel syndrome research shows that Clinical Hypnotherapy has been used successfully for IBS treatment and its improvement for many years. Through the IBS Audio Program 100®, this IBS treatment method has been further clinically trialed, researched and developed and made available to IBS sufferers not only in the UK, but worldwide. It has since been used in over 30 countries

Developed by UK Clinical Hypnotherapist, Michael Mahoney, using a 'gut-specific' technique called OPSIM™ (On-going Progressive Session Induction Method™), the IBS Audio Program 100® is safe, has no side effects, and can be used alone, or in conjunction with conventional IBS treatment methods such as medication. And while IBS medications such as antispasmodics, etc. may be taken while doing the program, most program listeners have found such relief that the need for medications in most cases have been greatly reduced or even eliminated altogether. Further, it may be noted, that the initial successful clinical trials were completed with those patients diagnosed as having refractory IBS, that is, IBS cases so severe, that all other IBS therapy and medical interventions had failed.

This IBS treatment method has been used successfully with thousands of IBS patients, who have been able to not only reduce their irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, but through this IBS therapy, patients were also able to break the mind-gut connection of anxiety and worry about bowel "accidents" and embarrassment.

To learn more about irritable bowel syndrome information from the UK, the IBS Audio Program 100® as a successful IBS therapy treatment method, its author, and how it can help you or your IBS patients, please browse this site. And thank you for visiting!

The IBS Audio Program 100 ™ - Consistently Successful

Research has consistently shown hypnotherapy to be an effective form of treatment for many individuals who suffer from IBS. Treatment effects include:


Decrease in abdominal pain


Reduction in diarrhea episodes


Reduction of chronic constipation


Decrease in visceral hypersensitivity


Positive effect on motility


Improved quality of life


Reduced doctor visits


Reduced use of medication


Decrease in depression and anxiety


Results are maintained long after treatment ends, May 5th 2008

BBC News - Hypnosis can heal bowel illness

Hypnotherapy could help people with severe irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), researchers say.

Doctors should consider using this and other "psychological" treatments such as antidepressants to help sufferers, King’s College London experts say in the British Medical Journal.

However, a shortage of therapists could hinder this, they add.

Experts said there was growing evidence that IBS cases have psychological as well as biological elements.

BBC News, 25th May 2007


WebMD - All Central Symptoms Improve

"All central IBS symptoms improved substantially from treatment in both studies. In conclusion, hypnosis improves IBS symptoms through reductions in psychological distress and somatization. Improvements were unrelated to changes in the physiological parameters measured."

WebMD, 1st Nov 2002

New York Times - Let the Mind Help Tame An Irritable Bowel

The brain has the ability to inhibit sensations from the gut. But, as Dr. Gerson put it, "I.B.S. patients tend to be hypervigilant — too aware of what is going on in their gut.” Through techniques like hypnotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy, it is possible to change how the brain perceives what is happening in the body.

In hypnotherapy, patients learn to visualize their colon as functioning more normally. In cognitive-behavioral therapy or short-term psychotherapy, patients can learn to change symptom-provoking beliefs, like thinking that their colon will always be abnormal or that a given circumstance will provoke symptoms.

In a British study of 204 patients in which more than two-thirds of them were initially helped by hypnotherapy, 81 percent of those maintained the improvement up to five years after the treatment. Learning to practice stress-reduction and relaxation techniques can be as helpful as learning which foods to avoid.

New York Times, Sep 2nd 2008


Hypnotherapy Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS
By Michael Mahoney

Michael Mahoney outlines the importance of the emotional aspects of Irritable Bowel Syndrome which are often ignored or not recognized by many in the caring community. He also gives an overview the IBS Audio Program 100.



IBS Audio Program 100



The IBS Audio Program 100 has been helping sufferers diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome overcome their often debilitating symptoms for well over 10 years in 44 countries around the world.

The IBS Audio Program 100 is an affordable, clinically proven and safe technique for reducing physical symptoms and even related anxiety or emotional concerns often experienced by IBS sufferers.

Learn more about how this technique addresses the IBS condition and hear satisfied users share their personal experience and success with the program.


Friday, 15 July 2011

IBS Hypnotherapist goes to Palace

On Tuesday 12th July 2011,
I attended the Queens Garden party at Buckingham Palace after being nominated for my research and development work and my ‘innovative health solutions programs’ which cover Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in adults, and also in children. Along with my work in emotional recovery after breast cancer, and others.

The Garden Party is a long-established reward to those whose toil for their local communities, or success in their professions, deserves recognition. By coincidence a few days earlier I was celebrating my 25th year in practice.

And yes, for those interested, I did partake the famous cucumber sandwiches on the palace lawns!

The day was very enjoyable, and my guest thought so too, certainly a day to remember.

Dig Dis Sci. 2009 Apr 1.
A Focus Group Assessment of Patient Perspectives on Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Illness Severity.
Drossman DA, Chang L, Schneck S, Blackman C, Norton WF, Norton NJ.

UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina, 4150 Bioinformatics Building CB#7080, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-7080, USA,

There is a growing need to understand from the patient's perspective the experience of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and the factors contributing to its severity; this has been endorsed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Accordingly, we conducted focus groups to address this issue. A total of 32 patients with mostly moderate to severe IBS were recruited through advertising and were allocated into three focus groups based on predominant stool pattern. The focus groups were held using standard methodology to obtain a general assessment of the symptoms experienced with IBS, its impact, and of factors associated with self-perceived severity. Patients described IBS not only as symptoms (predominantly abdominal pain) but mainly as it affects daily function, thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Common responses included uncertainty and unpredictability with loss of freedom, spontaneity and social contacts, as well as feelings of fearfulness, shame, and embarrassment. This could lead to behavioral responses including avoidance of activities and many adaptations in routine in an effort for patients to gain control. A predominant theme was a sense of stigma experienced because of a lack of understanding by family, friends and physicians of the effects of IBS on the individual, or the legitimacy of the individual's emotions and adaptation behaviors experienced. This was a barrier to normal functioning that could be ameliorated through identifying with others who could understand this situation. Severity was linked to health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and was influenced by the intensity of abdominal pain and other symptoms, interference with and restrictions relating to eating, work, and social activities, and of the unpredictability of the condition. This study confirms the heterogeneous and multi-component nature of IBS. These qualitative data can be used in developing health status and severity instruments for larger-scale studies.

PMID: 19337833

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UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders'

Evening with the Experts A 2-hour monthly online educational video and chat session open to the general public.

These are really worth the time if you can and exceptional chats where you can ask the experts questions on IBS and other functional GI disorders. 

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Ponderings of an IBSer, some of my personal experiences from the webmaster of IBS Audio Program 100 on my own IBS and my experience with the program.


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