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Marilyn

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Dr. Barbara Bradley Bolen Reviews IBS Audio Program - FIVE STARS new
      #362428 - 12/09/10 11:15 PM

http://ibs.about.com/b/2010/12/08/review-ibs-audio-program-100.htm

http://ibs.about.com/od/resources/fr/IBS-Audio-Program-100-Review.htm

Review: IBS Audio Program 100

Wednesday December 8, 2010

I would imagine that anyone who has ever Googled "IBS" has come across a discussion of the IBS Audio Program 100, also known as "Mike's Tapes". On many IBS discussion forums you will find stories of IBS sufferers who have found that the program has been very helpful in terms of reducing IBS symptoms. I finally had a chance to take a listen for myself. Read my review to decide if the IBS Audio Program 100 is something you might want to think about investing in:

•Product Review: IBS Audio Program 100

The IBS Audio Program 100 consists of a set of three CDS containing gut-directed hypnotherapy for home listening. A bonus CD offering an explanation of IBS is included for use by friends and family members. This home-based hypnotherapy option, commonly known as "Mike's Tapes" provides a nice alternative for those who are looking to try hypnotherapy for IBS based on research support for its effectiveness in reducing IBS symptoms.

About the Hypnotherapist

Hypnotherapy on the IBS Audio Program 100 CDs is provided by Michael Mahoney. According to the Healthy Audio web site, Mr. Mahoney practices hypnotherapy in England in clinical settings as well as through his own private practice. He is a member of several hypnotherapy professional organizations and has conducted research on the benefits of hypnotherapy for IBS. Mr. Mahoney has produced other hypnotherapy audio programs addressing a variety of health issues, including pain, anxiety, and breast cancer emotional recovery, as well as the IBS Audio Program 60 for use with children.

Strong Points

•The most obvious advantage of the IBS Audio Program 100 is that it offers a home-based IBS treatment option. This makes it ideal for IBS patients whose symptoms make it difficult for them to commit to attending treatment appointments outside of the home. The Audio Program also fills in the gap for individuals who live in areas in which no qualified hypnotherapists are available.


•The CDs are professionally produced with excellent sound quality.


•Mr. Mahoney's voice is soothing and comforting -- a pleasure to listen to.


•The program includes an excellent and comprehensive discussion of IBS as a disorder, with a well-laid rationale for the use and benefits of hypnotherapy for IBS. The bonus CD is a nice add-on offering IBS education to non-sufferers.


•Time commitment to the program is manageable, with most sessions taking 30 to 45 (relaxing) minutes per day.

Shortcomings

•The cost of the program might be prohibitive for those on limited budgets.


•This home-based hypnotherapy program may not fully replace the experience of working one-on-one with a clinician. It would be nice to see some research comparing the effectiveness of audio programs versus live clinical sessions.

Is the IBS Audio Program 100 for You?

I was extremely impressed with the quality of the IBS Audio 100 program. Overall, the program provides a deeply relaxing experience that aims to modify unhealthy habitual ways of thinking about the disorder -- something that most IBS sufferers could benefit from. I do wish there was some research specifically focused on the effectiveness of the IBS Audio Program 100 for IBS, although if you surf the Internet, you will find a lot of anecdotal support. If the price is not an issue for you, the IBS Audio Program definitely seems to be a good option for those seeking relief of IBS symptoms.

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Disclosure: A review copy was provided by the publisher


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A quick comment from the poster regarding price -

The entire program with all sessions and support materials costs less than just one session of in-person therapy, and on-going support via email or phone is included in the purchase price.


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My Journey and Success with the IBS Audio Program Hypnotherapy Program: www.helpforibs.com/messageboards/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=hypnotherapy&Number=224850

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Re: Dr. Barbara Bradley Bolen Reviews IBS Audio Program - FIVE STARS new
      #362509 - 12/14/10 06:38 PM

This is great that the hypnosis is getting the recognition it deserves. It certainly has been my saving grace. I see people still disecting their diets down to every little morsel eaten and what day and time, etc., and I thank the heavens I don't worry about that anymore. It never worked anyway.

Marilyn, it's been a long time since I have had symptoms. I have never known since I was a little girl, what it felt like to be a "normal" person, if there is such a thing.

I really stopped trying to compare myself to others and their ways and their diets, their patterns and symptoms and all the crap that goes with that. I have a good BM, of good consistency, every 3-4 days. Now some would say that's too long, but guess what? it is how my body works and it is working so well now, I just cannot believe it.

Thanks again, Mike!

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Marilyn

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If you have been on the fence... new
      #362565 - 12/18/10 10:50 AM

If you have been on the fence about considering the IBS Audio Program 100 - now you have some more encouragement -

A FIVE STAR Rating - Plus it's on sale -

Check out Heather's latest newsletter outlining all the clinical studies showing that clinical hypnotherapy has been proven effective!

http://www.helpforibs.com/news/newsletter/10/120710.html



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Marilyn

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Brain-Gut Connection Explained - How Hypnotherapy can Help IBS new
      #364551 - 04/30/11 11:06 AM

If you have tried everything and are still on the fence - this video explains the Brain-Gut component of IBS and how the IBS Audio Program may be helpful to not only your IBS symptoms, but the worry and anxiety that goes along with the condition!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwnJmaQtbNI

If you have any questions, feel free to let me know! There IS hope...

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Marilyn

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For Newbies new
      #364829 - 05/20/11 01:15 PM

Bumping this up for any newbies who may be interested!

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Marilyn

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Another Encouraging Story
      #365071 - 06/09/11 12:22 PM

I'm at day 54 of the 100 day IBS programme, and have had few or no IBS symptoms for the past 3 weeks. I still can't believe it! The change is remarkable and life is so much better.
Like many, I was sceptical at this approach but had tried everything else. This was a last resort. It's wonderful and I can't recommend it highly enough to anyone that cares to listen!
Thank you so much.
Stephanie, Australia



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Received another nice review - IBS Audio Program is PHENOMENAL!!! new
      #365128 - 06/13/11 01:03 PM

June 13, 2011 From A.J. in Atlanta, Georgia:

The IBS Audio program has been phenomenal. Not only has it helped me with my symptoms but it has helped calm me down is all aspects of my life. I smile more, am not as tense, and am generally happier. I encourage people suffering from IBS who want to make a change to try this audio program.


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Re: Received another nice review - IBS Audio Program is PHENOMENAL!!! new
      #366366 - 11/05/11 01:15 PM

Be Encouraged!

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