The IBS Audio Program 100™, for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Self-Hypnosis, is the result of years of over 10 years of clinical research and experience by Michael Mahoney, the UK's leading specialist in gut-specific hypnotherapy for IBS. The 100 day program consists of 3 therapeutic session CDs, with an introduction and five different hypnotherapy sessions, each building on the preceding one into a comprehensive course of treatment. Sessions vary in duration but average 25-35 minutes. The program also includes a bonus 4th CD (the IBS Companion), which explains IBS to other people in the patient's life. A program booklet provides a symptom checklist, progress log, listening schedule, and essential information for IBS sufferers. This program effectively converts one-to-one sessions that are used in the clinical environment into a unique home-based, easy to follow program for the IBS sufferer. Mahoney is regularly referred patients by gastroenterologists and family care physicians. He is an associate member of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology, a worldwide organization. After seeing thousands of IBS patients with every combination of symptoms and duration, who were referred through word of mouth or by medical professionals, the hypnotherapy sessions used in Michael's clinical setting were fine-tuned and recorded for patients either too far away or too incapacitated to attend therapy sessions in person. To test the efficacy and effectiveness of the program, patients were asked to participate in private clinical research trials. These patients were contacted for three follow-up periods of assessment, with the last being three years following completion of the program. Results exceeded previous research findings and showed an average 85% reduction of pain and bowel dysfunction symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, pain, gas, bloating, and nausea. There are no negative side effects, risks, or dangers from the IBS Audio Program. ... Read more
Customer Reviews (23)
I love this program
I'm a clinical psychologist and I had terrible IBS. I tried everything and did not tolerate the drugs well. This program rocks! I used it exactly as indicated and it made me feel a million times better. I can eat just about anything now and it also helped me feel more positive about life. Love it!
Didn't do a thing for me.
After hearing such glowing reviews on the Heather's Help for IBS webpage (where this audio set is often referred to as a "cure") and many stellar reviews on here, I tried this CD set out. My expectations were high, but there wasn't even a placebo effect for me! All these CDs did was give me some relaxation techniques, which can be a little helpful, but didn't solve the problem at all. I found Michael Mahoney's voice could get really irritating at times, and I LIKE british accents.
I found that acupuncture and traditional chinese herbal medicine worked really well for me, with zero expectations of them working. If you're really stressed, and think that it might be contributing to your IBS, then give these CDs a try. Otherwise, its a huge (100 hours!) waste of time!!
Positive:I've been using the program for three weeks now, just before I go to bed.I've found the sessions very soothing--so much so that I have been unable to stay awake all the way through (on average, about 30 min).Per author, this is okay as your subconscious mind continues to take in the info.My IBS is very mild, so it is hard to comment on how the program has affected my symptoms.However, I generally feel less tense and am able to fall asleep easily and stay asleep, something that was a challenge for me off and on for quite some time.
Negative:As some others have mentioned, although it is a 100-day program, there are only 5 sessions plus the Commentary Intro.Although I do not necessarily mind listening to the same session multiple times, I would have preferred more variety.
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I haven't completed this 100 day course yet but I have been enjoying it. I'm more aware of when I tense up which makes it possible for me to calm down sooner and relax the muscles in my stomach.
I was actually pretty optimistic while starting on this program due to all the positive feedback written about it here on Amazon and other places on the web. However, I can not say that I have had any benefit from using it. My IBS is the same as before and my mood is actually even worse than before ... because in these recordings Mike Mahoney always talks about how I am supposed to start feeling better day by day, week by week and how I am gradualy learning to take control over my symptoms. He also talks about being able to live my life the way I want to live it etc ... However, none of that happened to me, and all I ended up with in the end was being very sad and dissapointed. I would happily pay tens of thousands of dollars for a treatment that would actually work, but this ... no further comments. I believe many of those who get anything out of this program benefits from the placebo effects ... which is extremely high among IBS sufferers.
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