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Treatment for IBS: clinics based in Rickmansworth, Aylesbury, Oxford & St.  Albans.

What is IBS ?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is one of the UK’s most common digestive system conditions. It is estimated that up to 20% of the population suffer from occasional symptoms. Although IBS itself poses no serious threat to the health of the sufferer, it causes a degree of pain in the abdomen and an altered bowel habit. As such, it can have an extremely detrimental effect of the quality of a person’s life.

As a result of the discomfort, pain and potentially embarrassing symptoms that accompany IBS, some sufferers also experience feelings of anxiousness and depression and they may be unwilling to leave their home for fear of the reappearance of symptoms.

IBS can be known by a variety of other names which is dependent on the overriding symptom, such as spastic colon, spastic colitis, mucous colitis, nervous diarrhoea, nervous colon and nervous bowel.

Usually affecting people who are between 20 and 30 years of age, IBS is twice as common in women as it is in men. It can however affect people of any age.



Symptoms can include the following:

  • Pain – The most common symptom of IBS is pain or discomfort in the abdomen. The pain may range from mild to severe and may be made either better or worse by opening the bowels, passing wind or eating
  • Change in bowel habits – You may find that your bowel habit alternates between constipation and diarrhoea. Afterwards, you may feel that your bowels haven’t been completely emptied
  • Passing excess wind
  • Feeling sick
  • The passing of mucus from your back passage
  • Indigestion
  • Bloating of the abdomen
  • Experiencing an urgent need to go to the toilet, which can result in incontinence if a toilet is not nearby



How stress causes and affects IBS

The thoughts you have, and thus how you think and feel, can have a substantial effect on your body. Psychological components play a large role in triggering IBS and symptoms are almost always worsened during bouts of stress. When you are suffering from feelings of stress or depression your body undergoes physiological changes which can affect how your digestive system operates, causing elevated IBS symptoms.


The Thrive Programme – Help for IBS

ThriveProgramme Logo New RGB LargeIf you suffer from IBS, The Thrive Programme is entirely about you ! It is a revolutionary and highly effective training programme which will teach you to understand how to grasp control of the beliefs, thoughts and emotions that maintain the problem.

The Thrive Programme can help you completely change the way you think and feel about yourself, enabling you to overcome your IBS in just six weekly sessions.

When you absolutely understand how your mind operates, such as the interaction between your thinking, beliefs, personality and feelings, you will feel much more empowered and in control. When you recognise that almost all of your worries, stresses, problems and symptoms are either created, maintained or worsened by poorly managed thinking, you will feel fabulously empowered……..and because YOU created these problems then YOU can change them !

This course of treatment does not contain any myths, magic or mumbo-jumbo. It is simply an empowering and liberating psychological training programme, created with proven scientific research, and with your input, it will allow you to overcome your IBS and regain your freedom. You will find that it is much easier and faster than you ever believed to take control and get the life you desire!


Simon Mason TC

Simon Mason ATPC

Booking your free initial consultation couldn’t be easier.

It is perfectly natural that you may have questions about The Thrive Programme and what it entails. To arrange a FREE consultation or to book an appointment call me on 07789 600 199
If I’m with a client, you can leave a confidential message on my answerphone and I will return your call as soon as possible.
Alternatively, you can email me at: info@thrivewithsimon.co.uk