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Ep 5 Prof Peter Whorwell on Gut Directed Hypnotherapy

Talking Gut with Dr Jim Kantidakis

Release Date: 08/20/2018

Ep 21 Assoc Prof Antonina Mikocka-Walus on IBD & The Gut-Brain Connection show art Ep 21 Assoc Prof Antonina Mikocka-Walus on IBD & The Gut-Brain Connection

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Here it is, the interview I have been wanting to do for a long time. For me, Prof Peter Whorwell and his research played a significant role in my area of interest in Gastrointestinal Psychology.

Prof peter Whorwell is one of the nicest people I have met !

Be prepared for my once again, really really long questions…get to the point Jimbo ! 

Our friend ‘obviously’ shows up again from time to time haha

 

I had a relaxed and wonderful chat with Prof Whowell

We discussed

  • Origins of gut directed hypnotherapy, where and how it all started, from hypnotising his secretary to develop his first clinical study
  • We touch on the research and his reasons why he chose to focus on IBS and other functional gut Disorders
  • We talked about the importance of the therapeutic relationship between doctor and patient, and how he feels patients in the past haven’t been listened to.
  • We touched on Microbiota and current medicine
  • We talked about the power of Placebo
  • How hypnosis increases gastric emptying
  • Diet as he was initially looking at diet
  • Where he thinks research in gut is going.
  • Tinkolometer bowel sounds