Nerva: IBS & Gut Hypnotherapy 12+

Manage IBS Gut-Brain Symptoms

Mindset Health Pty Ltd

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    • Offers In-App Purchases



Nerva is the easiest way to self-manage your IBS symptoms at home, without symptom tracking or diet change. Developed by experts, Nerva can help you learn to 'fix' the miscommunication between your gut and brain with a 6-week psychology-based program.

Nerva uses a proven psychological approach to IBS: gut-directed hypnotherapy. Examined in a study at Monash University (creators of the low FODMAP diet), this approach was found to work just as well as their elimination diet for managing IBS*.

How does it work?

Most people with IBS have visceral hypersensitivity, which means their gut is overly sensitive to certain foods and mood triggers. Nerva can help you learn how to address this miscommunication through audio-based gut-directed hypnotherapy in just a few weeks.

What you get:

- An evidence-based hypnotherapy program designed by a world-leading expert to help you live well with IBS and learn to manage your symptoms
- Interactive content with dozens of articles, guides & animations that help you learn to calm 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

“I have been using this app for 2 weeks now and have already started seeing results. The sessions are really high quality and the bite size readings each day have been really helpful. It takes some discipline to make sure I do it everyday but I would highly recommend giving it a go.” - Nerva member

”I have done it for 1 week and Im definitely buying the subscription. It really made a huge difference so far.” - Nerva member

*Peters, S.L. et al. (2016) “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,” Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 44(5), pp. 447–459. Available at:

Medical Disclaimer:

Nerva is a general well-being and lifestyle tool designed to help people live well with diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and is not intended as a treatment for IBS and does not replace care by your provider and IBS treatments you may be using.
Nerva is not a substitute for any medications. You should continue to take your medications as directed by your healthcare provider.
If you have any feelings or thoughts of harming yourself or others, please dial 911 (or local equivalent) or go to the nearest emergency room.

Nerva uses gut-directed hypnotherapy techniques and is based on established clinical guidelines:

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. If you purchase a subscription during the free trial period, any unused portion of the trial period will be forfeited.

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:

What’s New

Version 30.1

Thanks for using Nerva!

We are introducing coaching check-ins and personalising the program for you. It is now also easier to track symptoms and allow healthcare practitioners to access the program.
Sessions playback should be smoother with audio download improved.

As always, if you run into any troubles, let us know at

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

Daniz.11 ,

You can heal your body, you are already doing it

I tried to use this app many times but I wasn’t very consistent. Any time I’m trying to use it again I’m using for longer. I love meditation, and any kind of way to expand the mind. I’ve never been consistent but every time I managed to reach a very deep and pleasant state of mind my gut felt better and my evacuation turned back to normal. Every single time. As I like to explore almost everything for mind expansion, I noticed that Nerva app has ‘meditations’ that are very similar to the ones that Jose Silva invented many years ago and that everybody can find for free on internet. As this app is pretty expensive, if you don’t have enough money, know that there are always ways that are for free and you can always heal yourself thanks to people that decided to leave things for free to humankind. I put 5 stars to this app because anyway it’s a very good way to heal yourself if you have money to spend on it and consistency. But remember that the power to heal is already inside you and there are plenty of ways to release the tensions and let your body heal itself, that’s it’s own nature ❤️

calwhohasibs ,

Great method

This app should be part of any ibs treatment program set my gp and guy specialist as a way to combat the pain and discomfort, I have alot of issues form connective tissue disease so will Never be pain free until I met this app only 5 days and when I’m glad I purchased after trial as the experience is better at relieving discomfort than any medication I have used , like yesterday went to toilet without pain first time in years and I have massive medical team due to illness and never has anyone been able to provide this relief im in shock and shared on support page for my condition and to my surprise a few have tried and 12 months on there still wonder how the app changed their lives and honestly we have interception of bowels , ibs d and c and limited movement yet yesterday I went out for lunch on day 3!! I will give review in 6 weeks when finished course but the improvements so far is mind blowing, thank you to dr sorry I forgot last name for this discovery of hard work to find a solution and what I can’t believe is my medication amount reduced ie buscopan , reflux has settled a bit live the app thank you

Developer Response ,

Hello Cal! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, and for sharing your Nerva experience with us. It's heart warming to hear that you've seen such positive changes since starting the program, and we are absolutely thrilled for you! Very much looking forward to hearing an update from you in the coming weeks. All the best and thanks again!

Talkback2 ,

Gaining Control

I’m about to embark on four months of international travel beginning in the desert and extending to major European cities. Given I won’t have full control over my food environment I’ve been really concerned about my IBS especially as I’ve been experiencing a flair up (clearly related to the stress of prepping for travel and the fear of IBS attack - catch 22).
Having embarked on a trial of Nerva at the suggestion of my dietitian I’ve realised how much stress and anxiety play in my dysfunctional digestive system. I’ve found the first few days of Nerva have given me guidance to be able to analyse and control my body’s response to the environment and to alter my state of mind so as to centre on a calm and relaxed physical and mental state. As I won’t have internet for the next weeks I am going to have to unsubscribe for the moment. However I will use what I have learnt so far and if down the track when I have internet access that I need more Nerva support I will probably commit to an annual subscription. Thank you - I’ve found the program very beneficial.

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