IBS Audio Program
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About.com - Consistently Successful
Research has consistently shown hypnotherapy to be an effective form of
treatment for many individuals who suffer from IBS. Treatment effects
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
About.com, 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
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
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
US News & World Report - IBS & Mind Body
Techniques show real promise when it comes to treating digestive disorders
Gas. Bloating. Diarrhea. Cramps. The digestive system has many varied and
unpleasant ways of asserting itself when the process isn’t going smoothly
all well worth pondering as the holidays approach.
But while everyone suffers the occasional Imodium moment, a surprisingly
large number of people wrestle every day with more disabling disorders, from
Crohn’s disease to gastroesophageal reflux disease to irritable bowel
syndrome, which by itself afflicts as many as 1 in 5 people.
For many, severe pain and the unpredictable need for a bathroom can mean
living life as prisoners in their own homes.
Medications offer relief for a number of gastrointestinal conditions. But
some drugs have been withdrawn from the market or restricted Zelnorm for
IBS, for example, was pulled because it increased cardiac risks and side
effects can be a problem.
So, researchers have recently taken an entirely new approach, focusing
more on the head than on the plumbing. Studies have shown that mind-body
techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and hypnosis are effective
at reducing the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, which causes pain and
altered bowel movements
The IBS Audio Program 100
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The first audio program of its kind for home use……developed for all variations
of IBS symptoms.
IBS Audio Program 100®
uses specific clinical hypnotherapy processes
to alleviate the various symptoms of IBS. These recordings include a clear
introduction, five separate and different clinical hypnotherapy sessions, each
building together into a course of IBS treatment, with listening schedule, and
symptoms progress chart, and detailed irritable bowel syndrome information.
IBS Audio Program 100® effectively converts one-to-one IBS treatment
sessions that are used in the clinical environment, into a unique home based,
discreet, affordable, easy to follow audio program for the IBS sufferer.
Designed and performed by Michael Mahoney, one of the
United Kingdom's leading Clinical Hypnotherapists for IBS treatment. The program
is the culmination of clinical experience since 1986. His services are also
regularly used by gastroenterologists, doctors and other medical professionals.
Michael is an associate member of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology.
Michael became interested in IBS treatment in 1993, due to increased referrals
from gastroenterologists who could not find relief for their IBS patients with
conventional medical IBS therapy and treatments.
These patients were the doctor’s “heart-sinks” because nothing further could be
done for them. In fact, many of these patients had given up hope and were ready
to try anything to get relief from suffering with IBS. These were refractory IBS
patients; that is, patients resistant to every type of IBS treatment provided
After seeing thousands of IBS patients with every combination of symptoms and
duration, who were referred through word of mouth or by medical professionals,
the clinical hypnotherapy sessions used in the clinical setting were fine-tuned
and recorded on audio tapes for patients either too far away or too
incapacitated to attend IBS therapy sessions in person.
To test the efficacy and effectiveness of this audio program, patients were
asked to participate in private clinical research trials. These patients were
contacted for three follow-up periods of assessment, with the last being three
years following completion of the audio program. Results exceeded previous
research findings and showed an average 95% reduction rate of medications.
The IBS Audio Program 100® Includes:
Three (3) IBS therapy session CDs — Including detailed irritable bowel
Complete informational booklet containing symptom checklist, progress log,
listening scheduler, and essential information for IBS sufferers.
Also included is a 4th BONUS CD entitled IBS Companion©, which explains IBS to
other individuals in the IBS patient’s life.
The entire CD version of the program is packaged in a convenient, discreet
“take-along” folder, with convenient scheduler inside.
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The IBS Audio Program 100® is a unique product for IBS sufferers…
Most sufferers can and want to do more to make life more bearable, and now they
Many medical professionals in the UK use Michael's services, which is definitive
recognition that the processes used in this audio program are accepted as an
effective and safe complementary IBS treatment method, providing valuable
irritable bowel syndrome information.
The IBS Audio Program 100® is extremely cost effective; less than ONE
session of comparable in-person IBS therapy, and listeners work with one of the
most acknowledged leaders in the field of IBS, in the privacy of their own home.
The program is convenient and discreet. Helping sufferers to help themselves in
a way that is calming and gentle.
The IBS Audio Program 100®
is structured over a 100 day period, with a
listening schedule for each day (including 20 days off). The program consists of
3 CDs, which contain an introduction and five different hypnotherapy sessions,
each building on the preceding one. Sessions vary in duration but average 25-35
minutes. The program also includes a progress log/symptom check list and
valuable irritable bowel syndrome information.
All that is required for participation is to find a set time each day when you
can listen quietly and be undisturbed. Simply fit your listening time into your
daily schedule at your own convenience.
The commentary introduction and five therapeutic sessions found on the IBS CDs
are as follows:
* Provides detailed information about hypnotherapy, the specific
process being used for the audio treatments, and irritable bowel syndrome
* Acknowledges the physical and psychological combination that
characterizes IBS pathology, triggers, and symptoms.
* Aims to treat both IBS and the problems in a person’s life that have resulted
from IBS, including anxiety, social fears, depression, fatigue, worry.
* Sets a stopping point for the emotional drain of IBS; from this
point on IBS symptoms will not worsen but will improve.
Subconscious begins to be affected and physical changes will follow.
* Emphasis on the safe, gentle, non-invasive aspects of IBS therapy and its
record as a safe form of IBS treatment for many conditions for many years.
* The foundation session. Allows listeners to take the time to reduce their
stresses and apprehensions, to become familiar with the hypnotherapy process,
and to learn that they are in control at all times.
* Offers a gentle introduction to reduce anxieties and emphasize calming
thoughts, thus reducing the negative thought patterns which trigger IBS physical
* Helps manage IBS symptoms and let users begin to understand the benefits of
allowing both mind and body to work together towards the goal.
* Begins to address the subconscious and conscious thoughts which can trigger
* Teaches users, through creative imagery, to exercise control over these
* Uses the power of suggestion to enable listeners to learn to control the speed
of peristaltic waves of the GI tract, leading to normal bowel movements.
* Uses the mind to regulate the body.
* Uses visualization to control the entire digestive process, from start to
* Begins to allow user to take control and mentally search for areas within the
GI tract where there is IBS pain or discomfort, and then reduce these symptoms
while continuing to use positive thoughts.
* Negative thoughts should be decreasing and replaced by positive thoughts,
which will help develop new coping strategies.
* Uses metaphor to help view the journey through IBS as a trip that
is nearing an end.
* Acknowledges struggles of the past, the many steps the journey
has required, and that while there may be a step back occasionally
the progression forward will remain.
* Acknowledges old thought patterns and allows them to be
released; enhances positive thought patterns to achieve continued
* Emphasizes that while memories of old thought patterns may
remain, we don’t live in the past. We live in the moment. From this
moment on IBS will steadily improve, a sense of order has been
reached, and progress will now continue on its own.
* Encapsulates positive moments from the five previous sections of the IBS CDs.
* Reaffirms the effects of the program.
* Listeners are encouraged to review this session occasionally
after the program ends to optimize their positive changes.
Content and listening order of the sessions are both important. The audio
program of IBS CDs gives the IBS sufferer the structure necessary to allow a
progression to the end of IBS in their lives, with the final result of the
reintroduction of both previously forbidden foods and stressful activities.
These factors are meant to be reintroduced into patients’ lives in a controlled
and structured way, with a subconscious and conscious mindset that prevents the
suffering of physical problems from these formerly attack-inducing elements.
After the program is concluded, patients are encouraged to listen to the final
session for an additional period of time to ensure the learned processes are
embedded into their subconscious.
The program is successful for well over 80% of the patients who use it, and the
reduction in symptoms and their severity averages 80-90% for these users.
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It’s interesting to note the significant difference in success rates for the
IBS-specific hypnotherapy tapes versus general hypnotherapy tapes. In contrast
to the IBS Audio Program’s 80-90% success rate, general hypnotherapy recordings
featuring standard relaxation techniques and visualization exercises have only
produced an average 57% improvement rate for IBS patients. While any improvement
is certainly better than none at all, it’s clear that the benefits are far
greater from a clinical hypnotherapy program specifically developed for and
aimed at IBS.
It is also important to remember that these statistics arise from studies with
patients who were given no relief whatsoever from conventional medical IBS
treatment and therapy – people who were, in fact, referred by
gastroenterologists who had exhausted all other potential avenues of help. The
incomparable success rates for the
IBS Audio Program 100® are likely due
to the in-depth study and understanding of both IBS and clinical hypnotherapy,
which results in reducing anxiety, stress and fears directly related to IBS
attacks, and increasing patient confidence, self esteem, and management of
The IBS method of clinical hypnotherapy developed by Michael Mahoney is
gut-specific, and termed “on-going progressive session induction.” This method
was created upon the basis that as a patient responds and improves, something
new must continue to happen in IBS therapy to help the patient achieve further
results. Experience has shown that if the process remains the same, the patient
is more likely to become stalled at some stage of the treatment. Particularly,
the sounds and words used in therapy initially, when IBS symptoms are present,
can become associated with this negative state of health and mind.
These same sounds and words should not continue to be used throughout the IBS
therapy because the negative associations can then become anchored onto the
healing methods, which will eventually limit the progress of the patient.
The IBS treatment method of clinical hypnotherapy allows the patient to continue
to progress throughout the entire course of treatment, and beyond. As patients
learn new ways of thinking, they have more internal resources available to use
in overwriting their previous negative beliefs. This then leads to further
progress, more free mental resources, more progress, and the resultant reduction
of IBS symptoms. Hypnotherapy works on the basis that everyone is continuously
developing in one way or another, as every day involves learning, making
decisions, experiencing emotions, etc. The IBS treatment method takes advantage
of this development and encourages it by changing the sessions and mental
suggestions in ways that help carry the patient continuously forward.
This approach is based on the belief that everyone throughout their lives has to
keep looking for ways of moving forward, and that continuous personal
development should be second nature to us all. As change is a natural part of
life, we should view it as an opportunity and not a threat. The IBS treatment
method reduces the subconscious negative perceptions of change, allowing the
embrace of new thoughts and beliefs, with the resultant improvement in IBS
symptoms. Typically patients begin to feel much better as a result of changes in
the way they think, their outlook on life, and its events, though rarely can
someone pinpoint the precise moment improvements begin. These results stem from
the subconscious mind, which controls the digestive system, very gently
beginning to realize that the thought patterns of IBS are no longer needed. The
subconscious reminds the individual as a whole that they existed very well,
thank you, without IBS, and can do so again.
The IBS Audio Program 100® is complex in its make up, but the IBS CDs are
quite seamless and simple for the patient as the learning process is made easy
through the use of enjoyable imagery and suggestions. The IBS therapy itself
allows changes, both physical and emotional, to occur without difficulty.
Michael believes that just dealing with the symptoms of IBS is not enough, that
the individual must learn to rebuild internal energy.
Many people with IBS feel drained emotionally by the stress of living with the
disorder, and the resultant crises and responsibilities in their lives
continually deplete their inner emotional strength and reserves, often leading
to anxiety or even depression. Before a patient can begin the process of working
through their IBS, they frequently need an emotional ‘top-up’ of these inner
In essence, they need their emotional batteries charged, as they have likely
endured years of unstoppable pain and discomfort, of being told by various
medical professionals that there is nothing that can be done, and intrusive or
painful examinations and tests. In addition, family and work relationships may
have been strained or eroded by living with an incurable illness, social and
love lives may have dwindled to non-existence, and confidence and self-esteem
may be at low ebb. With all of these additional stress factors the ability to
put IBS in perspective is drastically reduced. If a patient begins IBS therapy
at this point, they will be completely unprepared for the process and unable to
act upon the instructions, and failure is likely if not certain. Michael’s
program takes these IBS-specific circumstances into account, and tailors the
hypnotherapy tapes to increase confidence and self-esteem first, in order to
allow the patient to begin a journey of physical and emotional improvement and
management. Then begins the change in their thoughts, the exchange of negative
beliefs and feelings for positive ones, and the ability to move away from the
symptoms and thoughts of IBS and forward towards a life without the disorder.
Michael believes that this IBS-specific method of clinical hypnotherapy is the
best, and his patient trial results support this.
Please have your symptoms diagnosed by a gastroenterologist or physician
before starting the IBS CDs. It is important to remember that you cannot self
diagnose IBS and there are many serious conditions that have symptoms similar to
Used by IBS sufferers internationally – over 30 countries
Available to sufferers in any country
All recordings are currently available in the ENGLISH language only. We are
currently working to translate the recordings into other languages. Please
contact us for more information.
IBS AUDIO PROGRAM