About the IBS Register a web site for irritable bowel syndrome sufferers
The IBS Register was founded by Michael Mahoney in 1997. Based at a busy medical centre practice, Michael is an accomplished and award winning clinical hypnotherapist who, through medical research project experience and specialising in treating IBS with hypnotherapy, developed specific hypnotherapy processes to assist IBS sufferers to mitigate their IBS symptoms, and in some cases remove the symptoms of IBS altogether.
Since 1991 Michael has worked with IBS patients, and has trained hundreds of hypnotherapists in his specific IBS hypnosis treatment methods.
The IBS Register provides detailed training to professional hypnotherapists who want to specialise in the field of IBS and hypnosis. Therapists in various disciplines are listed on this site for your convenience.
Michael Mahoney is committed to being part of the vital link between orthodox and complementary medicine. Few hypnotherapists have his breadth of IBS experience and knowledge which has been developed since 1991.
In July 1998 we sponsored and assisted in the organisation of the United Kingdom's first IBS Awareness Evening, held at Liverpool University, bringing together complementary therapists from different disciplines, drug companies, over the counter medicine (OTC), health professionals etc, all under one roof for IBS patients to seek solutions, gather information, discuss therapies and IBS issues and to sample various methods of treatment.
Members of the IBS Register include:
- medical background therapists with complementary medicine training,
- medical research project experienced therapists, and
- therapists who specialise in IBS treatment within their chosen field.
We look to provide close links with IBS support groups, in some cases we can supply a local therapist to give talks to IBS support groups.
Originally the IBS Register was UK focussed and specialised exclusively with Hypnotherapists, since hypnotherapy is a proven and effective treatment for IBS, when conducted professionally by experienced, trained therapists.
Additionally, medical research and patient trials over more than 25 years have proven beyond doubt the benefits of professionally conducted hypnotherapy sessions with IBS patients.
Over recent years the IBS Register has attracted attention in other countries and within other disciplines, and this site is now open to sufferers and IBS therapists in the USA, Europe and elsewhere.
We are seeking to bring reliable information and options of choice to our visitors.
As medical science has moved on, and research continues, we are now understanding more about IBS and its mechanisms, although much more work has yet to be done. In the meantime there are other treatments and therapies which may also aid the IBS sufferer in addition to prescribed & OTC medications, and to this end the IBS Register continues to grow, develop and support both therapists and sufferers.
One such example is the IBS Audio Program 100® which is now used in 43 countries.
Since 1999 this home use self help audio program has been helping sufferers around the world. Reputable organisations such as the Guttrust in the UK recognise its uses and benefits to its members. The largest IBS self help group on the internet IBS Group Org advertises the program to its members. And the webs only site designed especially for IBS sufferers Heather & Co have been distributing the IBS Audio Program 100 for more than 5 years.
This site is funded and administered by the hypnotherapy practice of Michael Mahoney, who, since 1991 has helped thousands of IBS sufferers through his medical centre based practice in Warrington, Cheshire England, and through his acclaimed IBS Audio Program 100.
This site is actively administered and will continue to feature new articles and therapists, so bookmark us and come back often. Thank you again for visiting us.
The IBS Register Team.