Hypnotherapy CDs for IBS
Rick has now tried the IBS Audio Program 100!
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Preface by Rick
IBS and Hypnotherapy CDs
Some of us will already know that hypnotherapy does have a good track record and success rate when it comes to the treatment of IBS.
We've recently been hearing some amazing things about
The IBS Audio Program 100
which is essentially a set of hypnotherapy cds or downloads, that contain a series of effective hypnotherapy sessions aimed directly at IBS sufferers.
If you are like me, you might be reluctant to actually go ahead and book a course of hypnotherapy treatments for IBS because of what's involved in physically visiting a practitioner, especially on a regular basis.
Just making the journey to the practice can be very stressful for an IBS sufferer, especially if it is some distance. Then of course there is the ongoing cost, and also finding the time to go without upsetting your boss.
All those little things I bet, prevent a large percentage of us actually picking up the phone and making that appointment.
It seems that The IBS Audio Program 100 is an excellent solution to this problem. Like having the hypnotherapist come to you, without the appointment making or expense!
In the spring, I will be putting myself on the IBS Audio Program 100 course of hypnotherapy cds to see for myself whether or not they work for me. I have to say at this stage, after reading about some of the experiences from other people (see further down this article), I am quite optimistic.
I will let you know how I get on with it, once I have completed the course.
In the meanwhile, I have pasted below some interesting and quite exciting feedback from people who have used the Hypnotherapy CDs....
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Feedback for the IBS Audio Program 100®
by Michael Mahoney
From a collection of non-solicited private emails or letters to Michael Mahoney and/or his associates, and from various other public or private sources such as bulletin board and support groups and product reviews.
December 31, 2011 From Jerrol from Wilton, NY on HelpForIBS
IBS hypnotherapy 100 I have had IBS for 40 years. It had been dormant for several years, then a reaction to new construction products and chemicals in our new house created a major thyroid problem for 4 years that had a symptoms similar to IBS with diarrhea. I had 1/2 my thyroid removed last year but the fear that the symptoms left combined with 40 years of IBS led me to negative thinking. I am so grateful for this hypnotherapy program. I am on day 15 and already see changes. I truly believe my life is changing and that I am getting the life I am supposed to have.
December 29, 2011 Private Email From Steve B.
It's been a long time since I was in contact with you back in June but I really wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you.
When I wrote to you, I was trying to decide whether to buy the CD or see a Michael Mahoney-trained hypnotherapist. In the end, I decided to get the CD. It was a decision I am so pleased to have made!
I finished the listening sessions about a month ago and I feel so much better than I have done in a long while!
I can be a bit superstitious so I don't want to jinx things but my IBS seems so much better. In fact, sometimes I wonder if I still suffer from it. I actually feel normal again!
I don't really know what else to say except thank you - to you for your initial help and also to Michael for the programme he created for people like me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Wishing you a very happy 2012.
I would be happy for you to use my comments... Again, my sincerest thanks and best wishes.
With best regards,
December 6, 2008 From Kansas Educator on IBSGroup
I started the IBS 100 30 days ago and have done it faithfully according to schedule. It is wonderfully relaxing and I look forward to doing it every day -- it doesn't seem like a chore at all! Best of all, I am seeing substantial less pain with my IBS-C in only 30 days.
I got through Thanksgiving with very little difficulty and have been regular every day. I'm even finding that I can "cheat" just a bit with foods that were setting things off badly before. If it's working this well after 30 days, I can't wait until I have used it for the entire 100! Thanks Mike for giving me my life and joy back so quickly!
November 2008 From Mary C., North Carolina
I have tried your self hypnosis product and I cannot believe the difference it has made in my life. Though it is a 100 day series, I got relief within the first few weeks. The IBS Audio Program 100 taught me how to actually stop the thought process of IBS and diarrhea. I should have realized long ago, as your website says "there is no magical pill or diet that cures IBS. You must address the emotional aspects of IBS or you will be a 30 plus year sufferer like I was." Over three decades of going to doctors, taking medications and undergoing invasive procedures did very little for me. In retrospect, that should have been so obvious to me. After suffering for over 30 years, I can finally go on long walks and enjoy the beach.
I had earlier tried some of the other cheaper IBS CD products on the market, but I should have remembered the old axiom, you get what you pay for, they did not touch my IBS problem. The cost of your product is minimal compared to my RX medications, and unlike the others, IT WORKS!
After having this problem for close to 40 years, I now consider myself about 90% better, with no more medications. Committing myself to your product and 100 days of your gut specific hypnosis was the best decision I ever made. You directly address the IBS thought process and break the connection between the mind and the gut.
Thank you for giving me my life back. I almost forgot what it felt like to be happy and worry free. Also, thanks to your product, I sleep better then ever and I am now brimming with confidence and I can think so much clearer since my mind is no longer cluttered with IBS worries. The side benefits were worth it all by themselves.
Thank you again for saving me. I do hope you can help so many others before they waste 30 plus years of their lives like I did.
August 7, 2008 From D.H. in Plantation, FL
The IBS Audio Program 100® is absolutely incredible. I have referred others to it, and I am so pleased and thrilled with how the program has helped my IBS and my sleep through the repetition of letting go and the acknowledgment of feelings.
I continue to listen to the sessions for the relaxation and restful sleep.
July 24, 2008 From New York
…I am a 54 year old professional who has suffered from IBS since age 20, at one time being unable to drive 1 mile without suffering an IBS attack.
Many IBS sufferers can relate to the woman who wrote "I feel I raised my kids through my bathroom door!" 34 years of seeing gastro specialists, taking pills, having every test done has done little to cure my IBS fears.
…I am currently on day #54 of the 100 day program, and the results have been unbelievable. I am more relaxed than ever, I fear IBS attacks less than ever, and have not felt this confident with "well-being" in 34 years.
None of the doctors I went to ever mentioned hypnotherapy. It is a travesty that most of the 50 million IBS sufferers like me are not aware of the help your product offers…
MOST IMPORTANTLY - Thank you for giving my life back to me!
…The next time I go to my gastro Dr, I am going to beg him to have his worst cases try the program.
It is too bad so much of the world is out for money, and not for cures. I can see why gastro doctors never recommend a … therapy like this; there is nothing in it for them, no more 30 year customers, no more meds. This program could hamper their business financially. Sad, but that is the world we live in…
Tell Michael I owe him so much, I just really wish I discovered this a few decades ago.
He should also be pleased to know I ordered a second set which I gave to my sister, who had a similar if not worse case then me. She is on day 30, and she is already thanking me, doing things she has not dared to do in her life, such as flying on airplanes with no bathrooms.
…Aside from helping my IBS, the IBS Audio Program 100 has so many other benefits I feel there is no a person in the world that would not benefit from it. The program makes you more relaxed, more calm, more lovable and complementary towards others. It helps you appreciate life. As I told my brother, who is a stressed out, hard working engineer, the program "takes you down a few notches." Anyone can merely substitute another word for IBS, whether that word is Stress, or Anxiety, or whatever, and it helps you deal with your problems.
In short, the program makes you a better person, a much more happier, lovable person who now appreciates life and living, rather then taking it all for granted. It does a great job in significantly reducing your stress and anxiety levels.
The non-IBS benefits of the Program are immense. As long as the user of the Program is opened minded, and wants to improve their life (and who doesn't), success is just about guaranteed.
I would have to say this is one of the best "quality of life" products I have ever seen. And to think of the benefits we receive without seeing a doctor, without taking a pill. Thanks again.
June 29, 2008 From Derek D'Souza Mississauga, Canada
I have found that Michael Mahoney's IBS audio program has been very helpful in dealing with my IBS symptoms. It has given me great insight into the mind-body connection and I am finding more improvement each day. Mike really understands people and is very compassionate.
May 25, 2008 From Mikeyb in the UK
I've almost completed the 100 days of the program and am pleased to say I've noticed a marked improvement in my IBS symptoms!
I had been suffering from IBS-D for a number of years so finally went to visit my doctor last year to see what could be done.
After the usual tests came back negative they classed me as having IBS. The 'specialist' said that only drugs could help in my case (LOPERAMIDE every day, and buscopan for the pain).
Between the test periods (around the year on the NHS in the UK!) I started Mike’s CDs and have progressively felt better.
I listen to a session when I'm about to retire for the night. Pop my earphones in, fall asleep, wake up some 2 hours after the session has finished, remove earphones and fall back to sleep… Little by little I'll get there. So a big thank you to Mike for producing the CDs.
March 27, 2008 From Sanguine in Oregon on Amazon
Remarkable Program - Having been diagnosed with IBS, I looked for ways to combat this extremely distressing cluster of symptoms. I am so grateful to Michael Mahoney for creating this CD set. When I saw the price tag I was reluctant to buy, but honestly, I can say this investment has paid itself over in multiple ways. No only did it help my IBS symptoms, it helped the way I looked at my life and the stressors in it. It was a kind of wonderful journey, and along the way I discovered that I ultimately had the power to control how I felt, how I behaved, and the kinds of ideas I chose. The whole program is about self-empowerment and imagination, a way of seeing life in a new way. Halfway through the program I ordered another set of CDs of Michael's because I really didn't want the program to end!
By the time it ended, I felt I had really achieved something. One hundred days of entering into my own creative subconscious and building a strong and accepting view of my life. You will find it helps in more ways than in curing IBS.
In my own case, I found that I was calmer, more focused, and more able to acknowledge all the facets of life, good and bad. In fact, the remarkable thing about this program is how little Mahoney directly refers to IBS and instead addresses the overarching elements of mind-over-matter that ultimately determine the way we feel.
I guess I can't say enough about this program. I look forward to starting with another set by Mahoney I've ordered on self-confidence. Most hypnosis programs consist of, at most, two sessions, and this is, by contrast, a graduated series of recordings you listen to each day. Over the course of the 100 days I missed only two sessions. I found myself looking forward to the wonderful ease and relaxation the sessions provided. His voice is calming, sincere, and assuring. I hope you will give this program a chance.
January 22, 2008 Update from Lillett
It (the IBS Audio Program) was light the "last stand" for me. I was at my wit's end. Now, I notice that when an attack is coming on, I don't freak out like I used to.
I am able to think my way through it. I used to wake up as well in the middle of the night with horrible panic attacks. Now, I do have them maybe once in while when dealing with a ton of stress but I am also able to think my way through it quickly and get back to sleep.
… I want to say I cried when I hit the #5 recording. I guess it’s because it has always felt like no one really understood what us IBS'ers go through. He seems to understand…
January 7, 2008 from Ginger in Surrey, BC CANADA
The IBS 100 saved my bacon after my 2nd was born! It even continued to work after the 100 days were over and I wasn't listening anymore. IBS D since 2004, recovered using Mike's CDs...
December 11, 2007 From CM Bickel – Update
They (IBS sessions) are positively marvelous! The brain/gut connection is so obvious now. I only wish they were available many years ago.
December 7, 2007 From Dajara in Medicine Hat. AB. Canada
I did the sessions last year (my last one was Sept 30th of 2006) and I have been so much better since. I had a couple little snags (extreme stress from a wedding and work caused me a couple months of stress) but going from an attack a week to every couple of weeks to one maybe a month is a huge success in my book. I can even eat things that I have missed like pizza and chocolate sometimes (and always in moderation), there is less anxiety about being out in public and I have found wonderful things that I can eat that aren't triggers in anyway shape or form so I don't have to feel like I'm completely missing out. Things will get better it just takes time… I was starting to feel better after a couple weeks of the sessions.
October 26, 2007 From Arkansas
Today I finished day 42 of the IBS Audio Program and thought I would provide an update on my progress. I have definitely seen some improvement in my IBS symptoms… Historically my worst problem has been urgency and the resulting panic. My heart races every time I get into a car. Forget a bus or a subway (though the latter are hard to find here in Arkansas). The longer and less familiar the journey, the greater the anxiety….
Well, it seems that the HT (hypnotherapy) has been pretty effective with the urgency and anxiety… I can now take short journeys of up to an hour though I still have my moments of doubt. The HT seems to nip the panic in the bud (or is that butt?) before it blossoms into full blown urgency... The diarrhea has also disappeared even when I challenge my digestive tract with too much food, especially restaurant food, a sure trigger in the past.
September 27, 2007 From Los Angeles, CA
The IBS Audio CD Program 100 has helped me overcome stress, emotional and physical triggers that set off my IBS symptoms. I highly recommend this CD set for anyone serious about healing themselves of this debilitating ailment. It has helped me tremendously! I am feeling better, happier and healthier for 2 years now!
July 14, 2007 From Rosanne
Love it, love it, LOVE IT!!!! I just want to share with all of you how much I'm enjoying the CD's. I look forward to them every day and I wish there were no days off! I'm half way through the program and feel more confident, calmer and focused. I am better able to handle my anxiety and am very happy that I decided to try the program.
May 29, 2007 From Roanoke, VA
I ordered this last year when I was battling IBS and it helped me more than any medicine. It is for IBS with diarrhea and/or constipation. Michael Mahoney has a very relaxing and soothing voice. I highly recommend giving it a try.
May 25, 2007 From Rob H. on democratic underground.com
I was diagnosed with IBS last year (pain-dominant and stress as an aggravating factor) and bought a multi-CD set meant to (be) listened to over the course of 100 days. I wound up listening to it twice and still have to be careful about what I eat, but there are days when I feel completely normal. The gastroenterologist who diagnosed me seemed to know nothing about using hypnotherapy to treat it and prescribed an antidepressant, instead. Thanks to hypnotherapy, I never had to take any of them.
It may not work for everyone but in my opinion it's definitely worth trying.
It was the 'IBS Audio Program 100' by Michael MahoneyHe's a UK hypnotherapist who's been treating IBS since the early 90’s and he's very well known (in the UK, at least)… I can honestly say they would've been a bargain at twice the price.
March 30, 2007 Personal email From Robin S.
Long time, no hear from me - 'cause I'm doing GREAT!… I am 110% better with my IBS-D! After the IBS tapes…
And it suddenly hit me today... ABSOLUTELY NO IBS! NONE! NADA! ZILCH! I never even thought about it, which is why I am amazed. I actually drove 1300 miles without a thought for where the nearest bathroom was! We went across Kansas and Missouri where a bush to squat behind is hard to come by, much less a rest area. I went to job interviews with no problem. I am working with no problem. I drive in heavy Atlanta traffic (4th worst in the country, from what I hear) with no thought of even needing to go. If I have a twinge, I don't even worry about it!
Mike is an absolute GODSEND. I don't know what I would have done without him and the tapes - I was seriously at rock-bottom when I tried the CDs as a last resort.
Thank you so much for your support, too! I just had to tell you how far I have come and ask you to please pass this on to Mike - THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!
Take care, Robin S.
March 2, 2007 From Jensmile from Cosmopolitan chat room
I have had IBS since I was 16 (now I’m 21) and I realised if you want to cure it then you have to do the research, I have spent so much time and money on trying new things…I also tried hypnotherapy- I listen to CDs - IBS audio program 100. the man behind it, Mike Mahoney… that devised a programme for sufferers of IBS. its a hundred day programme of CDs you listen to and it really helps if part of IBS is feeling sad/anxious, as well as retraining your gut; mind connection… at one point IBS was something I’d cry about, but now it totally doesn’t effect my life at all! It’s hard work but if it effects your life so much its worth it! its about retraining yourself- now I can still eat out in restaurants, cook etc, just with modification!
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