Nerva: A Groundbreaking App Harnessing Hypnotherapy to Soothe IBS Symptoms

by | Dec 2, 2023 | Gut Health

Nerva: A Groundbreaking App Harnessing Hypnotherapy to Soothe IBS Symptoms

by | Dec 2, 2023 | Gut Health

For those of you experiencing digestive issues such as abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea and bloating aka IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) I would highly recommend hypnotherapy as one aspect to consider in treatment! There is this great app which is inexpensive and easy to do called Nerva check it out. As I think this app deals with the “head space” side of IBS.

Maria 🙂

The IBS Conundrum

IBS is a complex digestive disorder that can lead to a range of distressing symptoms, including abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. The origins of IBS are multifaceted, encompassing factors like diet, stress, gut health, and even psychological well-being. Conventional treatments typically involve medication and dietary modifications, but they don’t always provide comprehensive relief.

The Science Behind Hypnotherapy

Enter hypnotherapy, a therapeutic approach that taps into the mind’s incredible capacity to influence the body. Research has shown that hypnotherapy can be remarkably effective in alleviating IBS symptoms. According to this study patients who underwent gut-directed hypnotherapy experienced significant reductions in pain, bloating, and bowel symptoms, with the benefits lasting for years.

‘Hypnosis involves entering a state of absorbed attention where you become hyper-focused on specific stimuli (such as a feeling or a memory) led by suggestions from a hypnotherapist.

During hypnosis, suggestions bypass the critical mind allowing you to subconsciously ‘fix’ the miscommunication between your gut and brain (how your brain and gut send and receive nerve impulses). These suggestions teach you automatic skills that can help you self-manage IBS symptoms.’

Nerva: Your Personal IBS Coach

Nerva has harnessed the power of hypnotherapy and made it accessible to anyone with a smartphone. The app offers a library of evidence-based hypnotherapy sessions tailored specifically to manage IBS symptoms. These sessions are created by experienced hypnotherapists and are designed to help you achieve a state of deep relaxation and mental focus.

“Nerva uses evidence-based hypnotherapy techniques, delivered via an app, to help you learn automatic skills that can help ‘fix’ the miscommunication between your gut and brain. The program was designed by Dr Simone Peters, who ran a clinical trial with Monash University that found her approach worked just as well as the Low FODMAP diet in helping you live well with IBS.”

How It Works

Simply download the app, create an account, and select the hypnotherapy session that aligns with your current IBS symptoms. Find a quiet, comfortable space, put on your headphones, and let the soothing voice of the hypnotherapist guide you into a state of relaxation. These sessions are aimed at reducing stress, calming the gut, and retraining your mind-gut connection for improved digestive health.

A Holistic Approach

Nerva doesn’t stop at hypnotherapy. The app also provides valuable insights into dietary choices and lifestyle factors that can exacerbate IBS symptoms. By offering a comprehensive approach to IBS management, Nerva empowers you to take control of your well-being and discover lasting relief.

Incorporating hypnotherapy into your IBS management plan might just be the missing piece of the puzzle you’ve been searching for. Nerva combines science-backed techniques with the convenience of modern technology, making it a promising addition to your journey toward digestive wellness.

You can Download Nerva here.



Lee, H. H., Choi, Y. Y., & Choi, M.-G. (2014). The Efficacy of Hypnotherapy in the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 20(2), 152–162.

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