WHY CAN'T I STOP MY SYMPTOMS?
The human body is extremely intelligent, especially when it comes to memory and reflex behaviours. In this instance, your gut has remembered a response to either a physical or emotional event and has maintained this as a program. Neural pathways that are activated grow stronger and more powerful each time e.g. gut symptoms and responses in relation to stress. To change this, we rely on neuroplasticity to deactivate the old neural pathways and create new, positive ones to eliminate your symptoms of IBS. Norman Doidge, author of The Brain That Changes Itself states “changing these neural pathways is highly effective during hypnosis as the pathways are more accessible in this altered state”.
Western Medicine separates the mind and body in diagnosis and treatment. This is a dramatic mistake given the mind lives within the body. The IBS Recovery Program links the mind and body to overcome symptoms of IBS.