Irritable Bowel Syndrome:  The Hidden Disorder


By Moya Layton CCBT Lecturer

When: Saturday 16th November 2024 

Registration 9.30am – Hours 10.00am to 5.00pm 

Last day for registration Monday 11th November

Last date for cancellation Friday 8th November 

Where: Live online via Zoom

In this workshop, you will learn a session-by-session integrative CBT approach based on the evidenced therapeutic models of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Cognitive Therapy (CT), Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH). Up to 1 in 5% of the UK population will develop Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) at some stage in their lives and the impact of this chronic condition can range from mild inconvenience to severe debilitation.  It can control many aspects of a person’s emotional, social and professional life; an additional burden coming from the fact we live in a society where using the word “bowel” may also be an embarrassment for some sufferers. This Workshop will look at how to help people manage their symptoms and regain a measure of control with an integrative approach.  It also employs techniques from the research-based Manchester protocol pioneered by professor Peter Whorwhell on gut-based hypnotherapy protocol.  The workshop is designed for both counsellors and hypnotherapists.

 You will learn:  

  • Overview of IBS and current treatment options 
  • How to make a clinical assessment  
  • How thinking affects symptoms 
  • The cognitive behavioural model of IBS  
  • Common beliefs that underpin IBS  
  • The mindful approach 
  • CBH gut-based protocol
  • Gaining control – relaxation and hypnotic techniques to aid recovery 
  • (Calm, Anxiety about Anxiety suggestions)
  • A session-by-session approach suitable for counsellors and hypnotherapists. 

Event Details

This is an NCS/HS Quality Checked workshop. At the end of this course, participants will receive a certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 6 hours from the College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies. 

Registration opens from 9:30am, and the lecture will run from 10am to 5pm. There are limited spaces for this very popular course. 

You can book your place today by clicking on this link.

Alternatively, email admin@cbttherapies.org.uk or call 020 8674 1233

(Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 4.00 pm)

About the Lecturer 

Moya Layton initially trained as a teacher at Manchester University and later went on to complete a degree in Nutrition at Westminster University, where she was awarded the Nutri Prize for Clinician of the Year. During her work as a nutritionist, she recognized that many issues and symptoms could be helped with hypnosis and subsequently undertook extensive training in both clinical hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy. She undertook a Master’s Degree in Rational Emotive Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Goldsmiths University London. Moya runs busy practices in both central and north west London and lectures at The College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies. She also supervises students and graduates alike. She is registered with the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritonal Therapy and The National Hypnotherapy Society.

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