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Nerva helps you self-manage your IBS symptoms through science-backed gut-directed hypnotherapy. Start your assessment below to see if it's likely to work for you.
Nerva is designed to help you manage how your mind interprets pain and stress signals, by helping you retrain your gut-brain connection.
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Each hypnotherapy session brings you into a state of relaxation where you will be guided to relax both the mind and gut through visualisation.
Things like stress and food trigger IBS symptoms due to a miscommunication between your gut and brain.
Gut-directed hypnotherapy can help you learn how to calm down your gut-brain connection unconsciously.
A calmer gut and mind can can help you reduce your symptoms.
Nerva is an app which provides a structured six-week program of gut-directed hypnotherapy, followed by a maintenance plan. Users can download the app and access the program in the convenience of their own homes.
Users are guided through a six-week program of daily sessions of gut-directed hypnotherapy, educational readings about the gut-brain connection and breathing exercises. Each day they open the app, they're shown their tasks for the day, and tick them off to complete them. They'll be asked to record their progress at points along the way. The maintenance plan allows users who have completed the 6-week structured course to continue practising their skills and managing their symptoms in a more flexible format.
Nerva costs US$97, giving users access to a structured six-week program of daily sessions for less than the price of a single in-person session. The Nerva maintenance plan provides the opportunity to continue using the six-week program content in a maintenance context, along with additional tools and a specialised mode designed to assist users managing flareups. Users are able to purchase the maintenance plan alongside the six-week program (in which case the subscription begins 8 weeks after purchase), or to purchase it after completion of the six-week program. The Nerva maintenance plan costs US$4.99 per month.
Many Nerva users want to continuing to use the program for symptom management and general relaxation. The Nerva maintenance plan provides the opportunity to continue using the resources from the 6-week program, along with additional tools and a specialised mode designed to assist users managing flareups. Users are automatically subscribed to the maintenance plan alongside purchasing the 6-week program upfront; the subscription begins 8 weeks after the original purchase date, and can be cancelled at any point.
You're welcome to submit any feedback by reaching out directly to our team by using the in-app chat function. We also love people reviewing our products on the App Store.
Yes, though your access will expire eventually. If you love the program, we recommend trying out the Nerva maintenance plan to keep maintaining the benefits!
After four weeks, if the program isn't already helping you feel better and you paid through the website, you are welcome to reach out to us to organise a refund. Chat to our customer service team within the in-app chat, and our team can organise it for you. We can only offer the money-back guarantee if you pay through the website, as we can't control in-app payments.
All Mindset Health products are developed in partnership with clinician-researchers who have developed specialised hypnotherapy practices around the conditions addressed by the apps. Nerva was created in conjunction with Dr. Simone Peters, whose research with Monash University found that gut-directed hypnotherapy achieved a sustained reduction in IBS symptoms equivalent to reduction achieved by the gold-standard low-FODMAP diet. Dr. Peters treats hundreds of patients each year in person using this gut-directed hypnotherapy program at the Mind-Gut Clinic.
Hypnotherapy is generally relaxing and exceptionally safe. Adverse reactions are very uncommon and transient, but may include headache, drowsiness, dizziness, anxiety.
No, this is normal; one of the principles of hypnotherapy is using repetition of key cues and visualisations over time to allow the concepts being taught to sink in. The Nerva program works by repeating each lesson for a week.
Yes! No problem. The program is designed to be listened to once per day, but there is no reason you can't get even more Nerva in your day.
It's preferable to listen to the whole program while awake, as this allows the concepts and visualisations to sink in more deeply. However, it can be very relaxing! If you do find yourself getting overly sleepy or dozing off, we recommend recommencing the session and potentially switching up your routine. For example, try changing the time at which you listen (if you are listening close to bedtime, move it earlier). You can also try changing the position in which you listen (sitting up rather than lying down).
If you have an IBS diagnosis, you should be able to begin using Nerva immediately (we do recommend informing healthcare practitioners who work with you on your IBS). If you have not yet received an official IBS diagnosis, you should visit a doctor who can conduct a proper investigation and rule out other high-risk issues which may present similarly to IBS.
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