Last week I saw a new client (a 15 year old girl) with suspected Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This is the youngest client with IBS that I have seen. I explained to her and her mother that hypnotherapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction was not a cure for IBS but that it is very effective at controlling and reducing the symptoms. When I asked what made them consider hypnotherapy they explained that it was recommended to them by the IBS specialist they saw. The symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome are made worse by anxiety and stress which this girl was struggling with, cased by school work, exams and her friends problems. I am looking forward to helping her reduce her symptoms.