Presenting problem: IBS/SIBO
Treatment modality: L3 BWRT
Number of sessions: 6
T has a clinical diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).
During our consultation she describes the classic symptoms – irregular bowel movements, abdominal cramps, bloating and flatulence – and says she wants to stop feeling so worn down by them, not just the physical discomfort but having to check available facilities before going anywhere and needing to leave social events early if her stomach ‘plays up’.
I explain that, although BWRT is designed to work with the effect psychology has on the physical body, many people – maybe most – experience noticeable improvement in their physical self, too.
After establishing her therapy goals we embark on the first part of the programme. Because SIBO can directly affect, or be affected by, the immune system, this stage uses techniques designed to balance T’s general feeling of well-being, in both mind and body.
There’s a fair amount of information to process, with homework in between, but she is very motivated to succeed and by our third session T tells me she’s already starting to feeling better. We move on to the next stage, the workings of the digestive system and, in particular, the role of the ileocecal valve in preventing bacterial overgrowth in the small bowel. Again, there is a good amount of commitment required to ensure the best outcome but I guide T through and her focus on future wellness remains high.
We have to delay our final appointment for a holiday she booked some time ago but she is more than happy to continue with the homework I set.
On her return T is excited to tell me that something ‘clicked’ while she was away. She is feeling wonderfully relaxed after her trip, she says, but is keen to add that it isn’t just because of the holiday. She reports that her digestive problems are ‘much relieved’ – her stools are normal, there is no bloating and, although there is a little occasional abdominal discomfort, it is much less than it used to be.
T has a vibrancy as she talks and says the best thing of all is that she is feeling less anxious and has more energy. She leaves for the last time with a promise to tell everyone she knows about this new therapy and dashes off in a hurry, eager not to be late in joining her friends for lunch at a nearby restaurant.
If you would like to discuss how Claire can help YOU with symptoms of IBS and/or SIBO please get in touch, today.