Nerva is the easiest way to manage your IBS symptoms at home, without symptom tracking or diet-change. Developed by doctors, Nerva helps you rewire your gut-brain connection with a 6-week psychology-based program. Nerva uses the most effective psychological approach to IBS relief: gut-directed hypnotherapy. Clinically proven in a study at Monash University (creators of the low FODMAP diet), this approach was found to be just as effective as their gold-standard elimination diet for both food and stress-triggered symptoms. How does it work? Gut-directed hypnotherapy can teach your brain how to ignore pain signals from your gut. Less signals, less flare-ups. You also learn powerful techniques that can help you manage flare-ups and take back control from IBS. With Nerva, it can be possible to: • Eat the foods you love without worry • Be free from chronic pain and discomfort • Go to work and socialize with friends without fear and anxiety • Feel confident in your own skin with an un-bloated belly • Travel stress-free while not having to map out toilets or be worried about having an IBS flare-up • Enjoy a happy sex life without fear of embarrassment "Halfway in and my symptoms have already improved dramatically which still blows my mind as I’ve had no luck with other IBS treatments in the past." - Beverley. "I am so improved.. like ridiculously and totally unexpectedly so much better! Even by the first week, I noticed a marked improvement in symptoms and it has continued to get better" - Jackie What you get: • An evidence-based hypnotherapy program designed by a world-leading doctor to help you improve your IBS symptoms long-term • Interactive content with dozens of articles, guides & animations that help you reduce anxiety & stress • Intuitive streak tracking & to-do lists that keep you motivated and on-track • Tips & advice on how to enjoy a healthy gut and life • In-app chat support from real people Nerva is a self-help & self-care tool that isn't a replacement for professional medical help. You should make sure to check with a doctor in addition to using the app and before making medical decisions. Sign up today to finally take back control of your life from Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Nerva! If you subscribe through iTunes, the credit card associated with your iTunes account will be charged at the end of the 7-day trial period, and your subscription will automatically renew every 3 months thereafter unless you cancel at least 24 hours before the end of the current payment period. If you do not cancel, your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, at a rate of $87.99 per year. If you purchase a subscription during the free trial period, any unused portion of the trial period will be forfeited. You can integrate with Apple Health to track your Mindful minutes. You can set this up by going to 'Settings' within the app, at the top right of the 'Program' page. Siri Shortcut is available to start your daily Nerva session directly from Siri. You can set this up by going to 'Settings' within the app, at the top right of the 'Program' page. To manage your Nerva subscription from iTunes: 1) On your iOS device, go to your device Settings and the ‘iTunes & App Stores’. 2) Tap on your Apple ID. 3) Tap to ‘View Apple ID’. (You may need to sign in or use Touch ID.) 4) Tap on ‘Subscriptions’. 5) Choose ‘Nerva Subscription. 6) Tap ‘Cancel Subscription’. For more information, please see our Terms and Conditions of Use: http://www.nervaibs.com/terms-and-conditions/
It’s been a lifesaver!! I can’t express how grateful I am. I was hesitant at first about the ability of hypnotherapy to help, and about the money, but I’m convinced. It’s been incredible. I now want to try hypnotherapy for other issues I’ve struggled with as well, it’s been so helpful! I love how optimistic it’s making me feel. I have come to the conclusion that my gut symptoms were caused both by high FODMAP foods and by stress. But even more so, I had developed a mind-body link that was keeping me in a stress response around certain behaviors (eating, driving, sleeping being some of them) that would trigger an attack. I’ve never yet had a time that using a Nerva hypnotherapy session during one of these attacks hasn’t worked immediately (and I mean within the first few minutes of the session usually). PS. I am eating a low FODMAP diet as well, so I can’t speak to using the Nerva system alone, but I will say that the diet alone was not eliminating my symptoms. Adding the Nerva program helped tremendously!!
With this app, there is the very real danger of eliciting or evoking acute and distressing mental health dissonance. As a pharmacist for 8 years, and a current student of East Asian Medicine, I would say I am generally quite in tune with my body. I downloaded this app at the recommendation of my primary care physician in an attempt to holistically manage some symptoms of GI discomfort and bloating. I used the app for about three weeks. I slowly began to feel different, but the changes were negative and included insomnia, dizziness, severe anxiety, and a general feeling of unease and over-activity. I called my physician to check in, thinking I was experiencing an acute case of bipolar syndrome (which I have never before had). At my next visit, she recommended stopping all things new because the symptoms were getting worse and I was feeling frantic. I stopped the app that night, and felt IMMEDIATE relief the next day. I was totally exhausted and slept a lot the following week, and felt stability and sanity slowing returning. I write this review not to offend or affront the app or its creators. I am highly supportive of natural methods for controlling disease processes and am so grateful for innovative ideas like Nerva. I write this review as a CAUTION - hypnosis is not necessarily safe and free from harm; like ANY medication there can be side effects. Treatment is ALWAYS about treating the right person, in the right place, at the right time. I would HIGHLY recommend that anyone seriously considering engaging with this app be incredibly mindful and aware of potential negative changes in mental status. Please work closely with a physician and a mental health provider to ensure any side effects can be monitored and any negative psychological changes can be tracked. If you are sensitive or have a history of mental illness, consider going to see a hypnotherapist in person. It would be worth the extra money to have someone guide your mind at the appropriate speed for your own personal integration. NOTE: I did re-attempt using the app after a few months had lapsed under close supervision by my primary care physician. I had immediate adverse reactions within the first day of using Nerva and unfortunately these effects were more pronounced and took longer to resolve than the first time around. The physician who recommended this app to me did reach out to the creators of Nerva. They assured her that the only contraindication for use was active psychosis. While I have certainly struggled with my share of mental health problems, I was in no way in an active state of psychosis when beginning the use of this app. I started Nerva while in a period of baseline normal functioning and the app unquestionably elicited and evoked the onset of an acute mental health crisis.
Monetising people’s pain - a disgrace. The App pretends it’s gonna help you, makes you fill out a lengthy form and then hits you with a pay wall before offering any functionality or help. The creator “doctors” should be ashamed of themselves.
I’ve been suffering with IBS for decades. Stress and anxiety have always been a trigger for me and I really was focusing on my symptoms all day, nervous about eating certain foods, and especially symptomatic traveling because of fear of not having a bathroom if needed. I’m finishing week 6 of the program and I don’t even think about my gut anymore! I have symptoms here and there but they really don’t bother me. Nothing short of amazing!!!
Plz change the voice and the tone. Couldn’t get past 3 minutes of it.
I have struggled with IBS most of my life, I wish I had found this approach years ago! I felt a marked improvement in the first week! This app is worth its weight in gold. I am shocked and amazed at how well this worked so quickly! Feel like a giant burden has been lifted from my life.
The hypnosis would not play. I submitted a help ticket and was told to uninstall and reinstall and to log out and back in. Neither fixed the issue. I tried my iPad and had the same issue. I was told we don’t usually have this problem, sorry - cancel your subscription so you don’t get charged. I appreciate that but that’s not tech support. I was very excited to try this to relieve my symptoms 🙁 so I’m very disappointed.
The app isn’t free. You take a survey then are asked to pay $87 for a 3 month subscription.
In week five and I’ve had some improvement. I do enjoy the hypnotherapy session but I could do without the Kiwi accent. Truly awful. Which in turn makes me feel bad about finding it irritating.
I have had digestive issues all my adult life. If I got stressed, the first reaction was felt in my digestive system. This program helped me disconnect my gut from my brain and relax more. It’s a terrific program.