What is this group and hypnotherapy about?
This is a small group that is intended to target and treat brain-gut dysregulation (communication) which may be contributing to your irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) through the use of a specific treatment called Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy.
The goal of this protocol is to help the brain to re-learn how to interpret signals that are coming from the digestive tract correctly and therefore, correct any faulty signals that it may be sending back down to the gut through the on-going, two-way communication that is constantly occurring between the two.
Am I a good candidate for hypnotherapy?
Not everyone will be a good hypnotherapy candidate and in order to assess this, an informational consultation will be necessary in order to provide you with information, as well as to assess your needs, digestive medical history and other daily life stressors which may be components which may be compounding factors to your symptoms. For these reasons, an initial intake is necessary. Kindly note that an initial intake will not guarantee enrollment if certain conditions do not make you an appropriate candidate for hypnotherapy.
How long will this treatment take?
This group is an 8-session treatment. There is an initial private introduction/intake session + seven group hypnotherapy sessions. The group meets every other week until the seven sessions are completed.
When and where does the group meet?
Please note that there are currently no spots available, but please feel free to call us to inquire further or to be put on a wait list. The group will meet bi-weekly until the seven-session hypnotherapy protocol has been completed. The introduction/intake sessions will take place individually. The location is 303 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016.
How many people will there be in this group?
There will be no more than 3-4 group members at one time and a minimum of two people is required in order for the group to take place. If you prefer to have individual sessions, it may be possible to have this arranged, depending on availability.
What does it cost?
The group rate is lower than the individual per session rate. Please inquire for further information.
Do you take insurance?
I am an out of network provider but depending on your out of network benefits, some or all of your sessions may be covered. Check with your insurance company to verify and be sure to ask what cpt code is approved for hypnotherapy. The commonly used CPT code used for hypnotherapy is 90880, but please always verify any coverage-related items with your insurance provider. You can find more questions to ask to ask your insurance provider on my FAQ page.
Will this cure my IBS?
While gut-directed hypnotherapy has a substantial amount of past and on-going studies showing its efficacy in helping to relieve brain-gut communication problems that may be the culprit for many of your IBS symptoms, there are a number of other factors that may be contributing to on-going symptoms.
Nutrition, chronic stress, inappropriately treated anxiety and years of unprocessed trauma can continue to affect your digestive health and overall health. Gut-directed hypnotherapy will not address any of those factors, but other types of therapy, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Brainspotting will.
No treatment can guarantee a “cure”, but your active participation in-between sessions will be more likely to bring you better outcomes. If you are interested in learning more about studies and information regarding hypnosis or gut-directed hypnotherapy, here are a few articles to start with:
I’m ready for more information. What’s next?
Please fill out the contact form below to receive more information about gut-directed hypnotherapy and about enrollment for next group.