Stephen Chan hypnotherapist and licensed Thrive Programme® Consultant can help you with Irritable Bowel Syndrome or I.B.S. using Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy and the Thrive Programme® at Ulster Hypnotherapy: covering Belfast, Portadown, Ulster, Lisburn, Newry, Armagh, Antrim, Lurgan and Dungannon, Northern Ireland

Using hypnosis, hypnotherapy and The Thrive Programme® I can help you to overcome your Irritable Bowel Syndrome and I.B.S. related symptoms effectively and permanently.

ibs_treatmentIrritable bowel syndrome or I.B.S. has become the most common digestive system problem with around one in six in the UK experiencing occasional symptoms, which consist of a mixture of abdominal symptoms, including constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, abdominal pain, bloated abdomen, passing excess wind, feeling sick and indigestion.

It’s a problem in the digestive system that can affect the gut anywhere from the mouth to the anus, hence the variety of symptoms which are similar to other intestinal disorders. Although you have these uncomfortable symptoms, there will be no signs (on investigation) of actual gut abnormality and this is probably the most baffling thing about I.B.S.

Although doctors do not know what the exact cause(s) of I.B.S are, one thing is known – psychological/emotional factors play a key role in this problem.

Has it never occurred to you why your symptoms worsen when you are feeling stressed or anxious?

(Please note that none of this is your fault or that I am insinuating that this is all in your head.)

The fact that there is a definite psychological/emotional factor to I.B.S. would explain why;

  • Almost 20% of the world’s population experience I.B.S. symptoms.
  • Some have mild symptoms while others experience severe symptoms.
  • Symptoms can improve, get worse and even disappear.
  • No single treatment works for everyone with I.B.S. (until now).
  • I.B.S. symptoms differ from person to person.
  • You have it despite tests proving that there are no gut abnormalities.
  • Conventional treatments can only ever hope to try to control your I.B.S. symptoms.
  • Patients often become dissatisfied with the conventional treatments available.
  • Most patients end up seeking help by using alternative approaches.

Experts are now realising that, in order to treat I.B.S. effectively, they must understand the connection between the gut (the body) and the brain…and this is precisely why I can help you!

After a successful course of treatment with me your symptoms, no matter how severe, will either be under your control or clear up completely. Allowing you the freedom to live your life to the fullest.

So if you have become disillusioned with everything that you have tried so far then give me a call and I will book you in for a FREE consultation. In which I will answer all of your questions, and more importantly explain to you exactly how you can help you!

This is Graham’s video testimonial of how he not only overcame his symptoms of I.B.S. which included diverticulitis, he also completely turned his life around in the process!

This is J’s written testimonial on how I helped him to overcome his I.B.S.

‘I came to see Stephen about the IBS I’ve been suffering from for 8 years.  I had read about hypnotherapy on the web and so approached Stephen expecting to undergo a course of hypnotherapy, somewhat in line with my idea of hypnosis gleaned from the TV and movies.  In the initial consultation Stephen asked me about my problems – and concluded I would be better off with the Thrive programme.  In all honestly this wasn’t what I expected, but Stephen calmed my fears by discussing some of the success he had had treating other people.

What I discovered with the Thrive programme is that, while I have issues with IBS, what I was really suffering from was something more fundamental: a lack of the ability to thrive, to face adversity and overcome it.  Each week, as Stephen led me through the Thrive programme, I began to see how I was previously subjecting myself to limiting beliefs, unhelpful thoughts and generally making myself miserable.  I soon came to appreciate that my IBS was like a warning siren, telling me when I was getting myself caught up in bad thought cycles, and letting myself succumb to things like stress, anxiety and lack of self-confidence.

The Thrive programme is not like anything I’ve ever done before – and Stephen’s tutelage gave me the confidence to embrace the programme and take full advantage of it.  Thrive is not “happy clappy” positive thinking – if anything, it trains people to think usefully, to accept the good and bad things that life throws at everyone.

Since taking part in the thrive programme the biggest change to my life has not been the IBS (although that has definitely improved in conjunction with me adjusting my attitude towards it).  In nearly all everyday situations I find myself challenging myself about why I do or don’t do certain things.  I feel I am in control of my life – and, while bad stuff still happens, I have found that the more I practice “thriving” the less time I get caught in unhelpful loops of negative thinking and feel energized to do something about it!

I can’t speak highly enough of Stephen.  His approach to the Thrive programme was invaluable to me – he helped me analyse my thought patterns (letting go of my beliefs about my everyday life became fun activity!) and how different thoughts or perceptions interact with each other and, most importantly, he encouraged me to face up to the reality of my situation.  

In following the Thrive programme with Stephen I have made real, positive changes to my life – it became easy to do the things I was umming and ahhing about for so many years.  If it were possible to go back in time, I wish I could have done the Thrive programme years ago – but I’m ok with having done it now!  I have recommended Thrive to others, but have specifically told them they have to see Stephen – I can’t imagine anyone could do a better job guiding someone through their Thrive journey than him.’

Please contact me at Ulster Hypnotherapy to arrange a free consultation

Phone me on 07854877882.

You can now arrange Thrive Programme® sessions anywhere in the world via Skype.

I offer a free confidential consultation at my Portadown, Newry and Belfast Hypnotherapy clinics, which are within easy reach of Lisburn, Armagh, Antrim, Lurgan, Dungannon and Dundalk. Consultations are also available via Zoom.

There will be no need to speak to anyone other than myself and I promise that your problems will be discussed with the greatest of sensitivity and strictest confidence. Please note because of the volume of clients there is a strong possibility you will be connected to my personal answering service. If this is the case just leave your name and number and, when I return the call, I will not give my name and I will ask for and talk only to you.