The brain and gut are so intimately connected your emotional frame of mind is reflected by the state of your digestive system.

When you are relaxed, your gut works steadily and efficiently, digesting and moving food through your body, but when stressed there can be problems with the gut.

There are estimated to be six million sufferers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in the UK. Symptoms vary but may cause stomach cramps, constipation and/or diarrhoea and bloating.

The exact cause of IBS is unknown but it is acknowledged that psychological factors, such as stress, may play a part. It appears that, for some of us, the psychological factors perhaps also linked with dietary and lifestyle factors can tip us over into a chronic condition.

Daniel Kronenberg has some advice: “Learning to minimise stress, making changes in diet and taking regular exercise can improve symptoms. Hypnotherapy has also been widely researched in helping this condition since the 1980s and is now acknowledged by the NHS to be an approved approach. Hypnotherapy can help sufferers deal with the emotional/psychological factors and help build a renewed healthy relationship between the two brains – in the gut and in the head.

“Dr Roland Valori, of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, said of the first 100 of his patients treated with hypnotherapy, symptoms improved significantly for nine in 10.

“So if you, or anyone you might know, has been diagnosed with this condition, be aware that a multi-targeted approach, including hypnotherapy, can ease a great deal of suffering.”

If you’d like to know more about IBS relief with hypnotherapy, visit or call Daniel on 07472 134824 for a chat.