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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About Michael Mahoney

Michael Mahoney is one of the United Kingdom's leading clinical hypnotherapists 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.

Michael Mahoney holds a private practice in Cheshire England, and sees NHS (National Health Service) patients at Guardian Medical Centre, and is also currently on staff as consultant therapist at Hollins Park hospital ( formerly Winwick Psychiatric Hospital ) working alongside psychiatrists and other health professionals, in occupational health. He sees patients providing support for a wide range of mental health and physical conditions.

He is also a service provider for BUPA (British United Provident Association), which is the largest private health care organization in the UK. In addition, he is a Non-NHS (National Health Service) Service Provider of Hypnotherapy Services.

Michael earned his degrees in hypnotherapy in 1986, gaining his Masters in 1993. He attends on going professional development training. He is a member of the Hypnotherapy Association and Guild of Master Hypnotists, The British Council of Hypnotist Examiners, The British Hypnotherapy Association, and is an accredited member of the Hypnotherapy Register. He is a Trained Trainer of HoNoS - Health of the Nation outcome Scales, and a member of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology, where he was an invited speaker to the PCSG Annual Scientific Meeting, 19th October 2001 Royal Academy of Arts in London speaking on: The Role of Gut Specific Hypnosis in Primary Care. In 2001 he presented clinical evidence on the uses of hypnotherapy in the National Health Service to the NHS Priority Sub Setting Committee.

He is also a member of the professional medical organization the International Functional Brain-Gut Research Group. Michael has also founded the UK Register of IBS therapists, with membership consisting of over 90 therapists UK wide.

In 1996/1997 Michael was invited to conduct a Medical Research Project at NHS Medical Practice to examine the efficacy of hypnotherapy on the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This research was financed by the NHS practice and reviewed by the NHS ethics commission.
Michael's private research work and patient trails conducted were submitted into the Guild of Health Writers Awards 1999. This work was "1 of 80 excellent examples" of orthodox medicine and complementary medicine working together in the United Kingdom cited in evidence given to the House of Lord Scientific Review of 2000.

Hypnotherapy has been proven highly effective in alleviating IBS symptoms. Over 20 years of solid scientific research has demonstrated hypnotherapy as an effective, safe and inexpensive choice for IBS symptom alleviation. Hypnotherapy routinely produces positive results in over 80% of the people who use it.

The first thing is to learn about hypnosis itself, but also to learn about hypnosis for IBS. It has been researched clinically for the last twenty years and has shown to be an effective treatment for the majority of  those with "classic" IBS symptoms.

It is also very important to dispel any myths between stage hypnosis and clinical  hypnotherapy for the treatment of IBS. 

This website will supply you with information in the use of hypnotherapy for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the symptoms associated with the condition. Mr. Mahoney's professional attitude 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 cost effective, complementary home treatment for the alleviation of IBS symptoms. 

If I want further information, where can that be obtained from?

Michael prefers to answer as many questions as he can himself. He does this in between seeing patients at his practice, so some delay might be expected (allow 24 hours for a reply.) If Michael is away presenting to forums, then a reply may come from one of his associates.

Michael Mahoney presenting to attendees of the The Hypnotherapy Association Conference
 March 14-16th 2003 in Coventry.
The Hypnotherapy Association is the largest independent association in the UK and represents
 Hypnotherapists in Practice. 

References:

The Royal Liverpool University Hospital Trust

To whom it may concern:
Professional Reference - Michael Mahoney.


I have been professionally involved with Michael Mahoney for over two years, after meeting him at an irritable bowel support group. He was the invited speaker and I was very impressed with his insight into this complex and often misunderstood disorder. As a clinical hypnotherapist, he spoke of the benefits that this proven complementary approach could have towards the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). As a Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioner, with over seven years experience in post, I have taken a particular interest in IBS and its management. I have thoroughly researched this disorder both in post and whilst undertaking a nursing degree with a specialist practitioner award, and critiqued the standard biomedical approach to IBS. 

Research has proven 'gut related' hypnotherapy to be the most effective therapy in reducing the symptoms of IBS, but sadly this approach still remains alien for many consultants to the 'conventional' model of health care in the UK. 

I must add that I work at a clinical level with IBS sufferers within the secondary care or 'hospital' situation, within a university teaching hospital, dealing with the chronic and more severe sufferers, where the conventional biomedical or pharmaceutical approach is frequently ineffective. 

I am a firm believer in an alternative or complementary approach, and have discussed this in depth with Michael. I have referred many patients to him with beneficial results.
His impact considers the holistic nature needed for the management of IBS. 
Michael maintains a totally professional, high level of practice. He is constantly updating, hard working, enthusiastic and totally trustworthy. I believe clinical  hypnotherapy can advance the current management of IBS as part of a multidisciplinary approach to the disorder. 
Karen Gowland RGN BA (Hons) 
Gastroenterology Specialist Nurse Practitioner 
Gastroenterology Department
The Royal Liverpool University Hospital Trust
Liverpool
Merseyside 
England

Karen has been a nurse for 18 years, and a specialist gastro nurse for 7 years. She has spoken at the European Conference of Gastroenterology. She is the nursing representative at the Colo-Proctology group with specialist knowledge in IBS.  Karen also validated the first Nurse Degree Course, at St Margarets College Edinburgh.

26 June 2000

Re: Michael Mahoney, Clinical Hypnotherapist

I am the Senior Partner in a busy general practice covering 9000 patients from a modern purpose built health centre. Mike joined us five years ago (1995), as a qualified clinical hypnotherapist. He has since then provided an excellent service, not only to our own patients, but to all the population of Warrington and beyond. He helps with many problem areas, but especially with patients with IBS.

He is a well-liked and respected member of our team, and I have no hesitation in supporting any initiatives he may be interested in.

If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Graham D. Smith
Senior Partner
Guardian Medical Centre
Warrington Cheshire

Dr Smith (Click on image to enlarge)

Recognitions & Achievements

As a member of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology, Michael was invited to speak on: The Role of Gut Specific Hypnosis in Primary Care at the PCSG Annual Scientific Meeting, 19th October 2001 held at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.


In 2002 he presented clinical evidence on the uses of hypnotherapy in the National Health Service to the Priority Sub Setting Committee of the Health Gain and Strategy Directorate of a London Health Authority.
In 1996/1997 Michael was invited to conduct a Medical Research Project at an NHS Medical Practice to examine the efficacy of hypnotherapy on the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This research was financed by the NHS practice and reviewed by the NHS ethics commission.

Michael's private research work and patient trials conducted were submitted into the Guild of Health Writers Awards 1999. This work was recognised as "one of 80 excellent examples" of orthodox medicine and complementary medicine working together in the United Kingdom cited in evidence given to the House of Lord Scientific Review of 2000.
He is a member of the International Functional Brain-Gut Research Group. Michael has also founded the UK Register of IBS therapists, with a membership of over 90 therapists UK-wide.

 

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