Help IBS patients address their gut-brain connection

Developed from Monash University research, refer Nerva’s digital program for irritable bowel syndrome management.
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Effective, clinically validated program
Complements dietary therapies
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Developed by
Dr. Simone Peters
Developed by
Dr. Simone Peters

Trusted by 5,000+ professional healthcare practitioners

Erin O'Neill

Dietitian, Diet VS. Disease

“In my experience, I find that most of my patients are open to an intervention like Nerva because so many want to feel better right away.”

Dr. Shamistra Barathan

Integrative Health, GP, Mint Clinic

“While I've been aware of gut-directed hypnotherapy for many years, I was happy to stumble across the Nerva app as it's so hard for patients to receive in-person therapy like this because it's expensive, waiting lists are long, and often patients need help much quicker."

Miriam Mullard

Dietitian, MacMurray Centre

“Using Nerva helps my clients manage their anxiety more effectively which in turn has a positive effect on functional gut symptoms.”

Michael Smith

Naturopath, Planet Naturopath

“All I said [to one patient] was,  ‘Give Nerva a go’, and it made a massive difference.”

Watch: Expand your IBS management protocols (12 mins)

Learn more about Nerva’s clinically validated gut-directed hypnotherapy program and its benefits for your patients. Find out who’s the right fit and start referring your IBS patients today.
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The Gut-Brain Connection

IBS is a disorder of the gut-brain interaction (DGBI). Exacerbated by altered communications along the gut-brain axis, foods high in FODMAPs and anxiety & stress can trigger a flare-up of gut symptoms.

Nerva helps patients address these miscommunications by regulating the signals sent between their brain and gut via the vagus nerve, breaking the stress-symptom cycle by calming their mind and body.

What is the Nerva program?

Nerva helps patients address the miscommunication between their gut & brain and self-manage their IBS symptoms.

Patients begin with six weeks of daily gut-directed hypnotherapy, psychoeducation, and breathing exercises. As they progress through the program, many patients report increased moments of calm, with their new knowledge empowering them to feel more in control of their IBS symptoms.

After the first six weeks, patients transition to the maintenance plan for ongoing post-program support to maintain and improve their results. After a 7-day trial, Nerva is billed annually as a 12-month subscription, which includes the six-week core program, ongoing maintenance plan, and unlimited app access.

Clinically backed program

Based on studies that helped 3 in 4 people improve their IBS symptoms.

Complements dietary therapies

Patients can follow a low FODMAP diet at the same time.

Track patient progress

Receive patient progress reports to track improvements, monitor for setbacks, and lend support.

Daily audio sessions

15 minutes a day for 6 weeks.
Short and relaxing sessions that fit with your patient’s schedule.

Daily insights & tools from IBS experts

Patients learn about IBS with a range of easy-to-understand in-app articles.

Flare-up tool kit when needed

Access to helpful and calming flare-up exercises, like our deep breathing techniques.

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Gut-directed hypnotherapy and Nerva research

7/10 patients are more likely to return or refer others to their provider after their digital hypnotherapy experience.
89% of Nerva users report improved gastrointestinal symptom management after completing the program.
4.6 App Store rating from 15,000+ patients who love using Nerva.

Dr. Simone Peters

Adjunct Research Fellow, Monash University
Director, Mind + Gut Clinic

Gut-directed hypnotherapy (GDH) research

These research studies demonstrate why GDH is an effective IBS management tool, beginning with Dr. Simone Peters’ groundbreaking 2016 study from Monash University that led to the development of the Nerva program.

Did you know?

Gut-directed hypnotherapy is a recommended for IBS according to the 2021 ACG (American College of Gastroenterology).*

Which patients should you refer to Nerva?

150,000+ patients have tried Nerva to manage their symptoms, naturally. Here are the types of patients best suited to the program.

Unsuitable or resistant to dietary changes.

Presents with stress and anxiety.

Has or has had an eating disorder.

Wants a natural approach.

How to refer Nerva

Getting patients started is easy and they can begin today.


Identify a patient suitable for Nerva.


Your patient downloads the Nerva app directly via the App Store or Google Play.


Your patient starts a free 7-day trial.

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*Lacy BE, Pimentel M, Brenner DM, et al. ACG Clinical Guideline: Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Am J Gastroenterol. 2021;116(1):17-44. doi:10.14309/ajg.0000000000001036