Hypnotherapy is a powerful, healing process for conditions such as anxiety, depression, inflammation and gut health.
It is recognised as a ‘front-line therapy’ for gut disorders like IBS, by the acclaimed research centre, the Mayo Clinic. The NHS also recommend it as an effective complementary therapy.
Hypnosis is very much in synch with the latest research into the gut brain axis. It too focuses on the mind and body connection (think butterflies in your tummy when nervous) and can support the healing of the gut, and promote positive change in the mind, long term.
Gut health hypnosis addresses the ‘miscommunication’ between the brain and gut.
The gut and brain are connected physically through millions of nerves, most importantly the vagus nerve. There are stress inhibitors sending signals through the vagus nerve to the gut, which then cause gastrointestinal problems.
Did you know that 95% of serotonin is found in our gut – which is mind blowing!
Food is obviously essential, not just for our bodies to function properly but also for frame of mind – we now know eating nutrient packed variety staves off depression.
The gut is now considered our second brain. It should be ideally packed with healthy bacterias, microbes and micronutrients (polyphenols are packed with antioxidants).
This then enables our unique microbiome (similar to a compost heap, ready to heap good food onto – to create nutritious diversity) to function at its optimum. It also plays a vital role in our immune system and inflammation in the body.
We sometimes create inflammatory toxins in the gut (caused by processed foods for example) that pass through to the blood stream, this is known as Leaky Gut, causing debilitating skin ailments and autoimmune conditions.
Hypnotherapy helps alleviate these symptoms.
It guides a person into a focused state of awareness while feeling deeply relaxed, similar to a meditative state, the brain theta waves increased. This technique uses suggestion, imagery and relaxation to produce a therapeutic effect.
Gut directed hypnotherapy uses positive suggestions that are aimed at calming both the mind and the digestive tract. It prevents unnecessary focus or discomfort in the body.
Real food diversity, seasonal variation, five different vegetables per day, probiotics and meditation are keys components to a happy gut.
Hypnotherapy can play a vital role in promoting this positive wellbeing and outlook, connecting all the dots. Gut instinct is proven vital in achieving a homeostasis – balance both in the mind and the body.