Is Hypnotherapy The Answer To Your Gut Issues? | Dr Simone Peters

Here’s a stat for you: up to 30 per cent of people in Australia have irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, according to Dietitians Australia. Research also suggests those with the condition have experienced an uptick in symptoms during the pandemic, thanks to all the changes brought about by these unprecedented times that have now become the norm.

 If you’re nodding along right now, we think you’ll enjoy today’s episode. Our managing editor Alex Davies speaks with Dr Simone Peters, the founder of the Mind + Gut Clinic in Melbourne and a gastroenterology researcher at Monash University. She’s a leading expert in hypnotherapy that targets gut issues – known as gut-directed hypnotherapy – and is also the Head of Clinical Content at Nerva, a digital therapeutic that delivers a six-week program of the approach via an app. In this chat, Dr Peters explains what gut-directed hypnotherapy involves, how it works and the difference it can make. Plus, you’ll hear some top tips that all of us can use to look after our digestive health.


This podcast was hosted by WH managing editor Alex Davies and produced by WH editor-in-chief Lizza Gebilagin with additional sound editing by Abby Williams.

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