For doctors and therapists

Especially for doctors and therapists, we have some additional information about the home-based treatment.

This home-based hypnosis treatment is only recommended if you have diagnosed functional abdominal pain or irritable bowel syndrome in your patient. The presence of anxiety or depression is not an exclusion criterion. On the contrary, we know from our studies that hypnosis can greatly improve these feelings.
We recommend that you contact your patient at least once, 4 to 6 weeks after starting home-based treatment to hear how things are going and to motivate your patient to continue listening to the exercises daily. Our studies have shown that some children notice an effect on their abdominal complaints soon, but in others, it can take a while. It is therefor, important to motivate the children to really continue with the exercises for 3 months on a daily base.
Even if there are complaints of abdominal pain after 3 months of exercise, it may be useful to continue with the exercises. You may also consider making an appointment with a therapist, trained in pediatric hypnosis. Remember, hypnosis may not be the right treatment for every patient. In our study 7 out of 10 showed adequate improvement with home-based treatment, leaving 3 out of 10 who will need something else such as cognitive behavioral therapy or medication.

If you want to recommend home-based treatment to your patients, you can download a flyer here and send it digitally or print it.

If you have any questions about this treatment, please contact us via

Mocht u de thuisbehandeling willen aanraden aan uw patiënten dan kunt hier een flyer downloaden en deze digitaal doorsturen of printen.

Indien u nog vragen heeft over deze behandeling kunt u contact met ons opnemen via