Nerva: Evidence-backed IBS Care


7 Day Trial

15-minutes a day

More than 50% of people aren’t satisfied with their current IBS approach, including people taking natural remedies, probiotics, fiber supplements, and medications. Nerva is here to help.

What's the science?

Nerva uses evidence-based hypnotherapy techniques, delivered via an app, to help you learn automatic skills that can help 'fix' the miscommunication between your gut and brain.

The program was designed by Dr Simone Peters, who ran a clinical trial with Monash University that found her approach worked just as well as the Low FODMAP diet in helping you live well with IBS (1).

Psychophysiologist & Gut-Directed Hypnotherapist Monash University.

Dr. Simone Peters

“This app is worth its weight in gold.” 

Refer your patients to gut-directed hypnotherapy for IBS with the Nerva app

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Nerva is proud to partner with GI OnDemand to bring gut-directed hypnotherapy to patients of ACG members. Share the link below with patients to give them a 20% discount on the program.


Nerva's scientific advisory board

Clinical psychologist recognized for therapeutic applications of hypnosis.

Dr. Michael Yapko

Dr. Gary Elkins

Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience at Baylor University.

Dr. Irving Kirsch

Associate Director and Lecturer in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Hypnotherapy targets the source of the problem: oversensitive nerves in the gut.

Why try hypnotherapy for IBS?

Hypnotherapy teaches you how to address this miscommunication between the gut and brain.

Studies* have shown hypnotherapy provides long-lasting IBS management.

*Check out some recent studies about gut-directed hypnotherapy here and here.

*Peters, S., Gibson, P., & Halmos, E. (2021). 654 MOBILE APP-DELIVERED GUT-DIRECTED HYPNOTHERAPY SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVES SYMPTOMS OF IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME. IS THIS THE WAY OF THE FUTURE?. Gastroenterology, 160(6), S-128. doi: 10.1016/s0016-5085(21)01058-1

~9 out of 10 Nerva users report improved IBS management
after completing six weeks of the program*

Clinically-backed program

Based on studies that helped 3 in 4 people better manage their symptoms.

The program:

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

Daily audio sessions

Flare-up tool kit when needed

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

Easy access,
easy to use.

Listen anytime and anywhere (home, office, couch, you name it).

Say bye to bots. We have real Nerva team members ready to help!

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

Daily insights & tools from IBS experts

Real person customer support

Hypnosis involves entering a state of absorbed attention where you become hyper-focused on specific stimuli (such as a feeling or a memory) led by suggestions from a hypnotherapist.

During hypnosis, suggestions bypass the critical mind allowing you to subconsciously 'fix' the miscommunication between your gut and brain (how your brain and gut send and receive nerve impulses). These suggestions teach you automatic skills that can help you self-manage IBS symptoms.

How does hypnotherapy really work?

~9 out of 10 Nerva users report improved IBS management
after completing six weeks of the program*

More than 50% of people aren’t satisfied with their current IBS approach, including people taking natural remedies, probiotics, fiber supplements, and medications.
Nerva is here to help.

1. Peters SL, Yao CK, Philpott H, Yelland GW, Muir JG, Gibson PR. Randomised clinical trial: the efficacy of gut-directed hypnotherapy is similar to that of the low FODMAP diet for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2016 Sep;44(5):447-59. doi: 10.1111/apt.13706. Epub 2016 Jul 11. PMID: 27397586.

Why do over 3000 healthcare professionals recommend Nerva to their patients to help manage IBS?

Molly Warner

“As a healthcare professional, I find it helpful to be able to ‘prescribe’ focused time and attention for the ‘rest and digest’ nervous system, which ultimately helps clients to find balance in their busy lifestyles. Gut-directed hypnotherapy simply just makes sense – especially having the app to use at any time of day”

Dietitian and Intuitive Eating Counsellor, Satisfy Nutrition

Dr. Shamistra Barathan

"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.”

Integrative Health GP, Mint Holistic Healthcare Clinic

Amy Minogue

“Working as a dietitian in the gut space, I am frequently referring clients to the Nerva program. It is great to have a trusted and easily accessible option for clients to address the gut-brain axis as part of a well rounded treatment approach to IBS, and it allows me to then focus mainly on nutrition strategies during consult time. Clients often mention genuinely enjoying the program, and find the educational content helpful for a broader understanding of the link between the gut and brain and how this may be impacting their IBS symptoms.”

Dietitian and Nutritionist, AM Dietetics

How it works

Your patients will open link and sign up to Nerva with a 20% discount. 

Patients will undergo a 6-week course of hypnotherapy with daily 15 minute sessions. 

Based on clinical research, 8 out of 10 patients will see clinically significant reduction in GI symptoms. 

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Conditions: We will provide a full refund for up to 30 days after you started your puchase, provided, (1) You have given the program a real try and listened to at least 7 sessions, and (2) You started your trial through the Web or Google Play Store. If you purchased through our website ( & Google Play Store: Please reach out to us here or through our in-app chat for assistance. Please note, only one payment can be refunded, with no partial refunds available.If you purchased through the iTunes App Store: Apple handles all billing for in-app purchases made on iOS devices. Customers who subscribed to Nerva through iTunes will need to reach out to Apple directly with any refund requests. They are typically able to honor all refund requests within 30 days of the purchase date (but it's at their discretion). You can contact iTunes Customer Support directly at
Disclaimer: Nerva is a self-management tool designed to help people with diagnosed IBS self-manage their symptoms. Nerva does not replace the care of a medical provider or the patient’s medication. Always consult your healthcare professional before making medical decisions.

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