Nerva: IBS & Gut Hypnotherapy 12+

Manage IBS Gut-Brain Symptoms

Mindset Health Pty Ltd

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Think you’ve tried everything for your IBS? Think again.

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 21.3

You now have access to the new face of Nerva, helping you feel more relaxed and motivated in reaching your goals.

You will also hear personalized inductions during your sessions based on your feedback after you finish the 6 week challenge.

It's your mission to help you feel better and manage IBS the easy way. Thank you for your support and feedback, this update is only possible because of you!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

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!

caeugds jo ,

this app has literally changed my life

the process is simple but it actually works. the meditations are straightforward. I didn’t always find them all enjoyable or easy but I found them consistently effective. the breathing exercises are wonderful - it’s so helpful having the small animation, it makes it so easy to drop into and maintain strong focus. the daily readings are short and useful. I’m a professor, so would have enjoyed having references so I could follow up and do more reading but I appreciate that a lot of people will be pleased that it’s kept to a low effort without compromising on content. what’s most important, my sensitivities have changed. they really have. dramatically. I’m still cautious around my food triggers, but again and again I find that their impact is minimal, even not-existent. I’ve struggled with IBS for decades, with dreadful, difficult symptoms. it’s hard to believe how much my life has changed because of using this app. I recommend it without hesitation. it really has changed my life.

Developer Response ,

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for trusting us. Stories like yours motivate us to keep doing what we're doing - your words mean so much to us. Congratulations on your success with the program, and all the best into the future!

Gen X (ordinary person) ,

Autoimmune- Sjogrens Syndrome

Sjogrens Syndrome has many symptoms, one of which is damage to the mucus membranes of the body. This causes significant issues with the gut and bowel. Whilst I don’t have a formal diagnosis of IBS (I experience all the symptoms of IBS) I found the Nerva program extremely helpful. I love the hypnotherapy sessions they are fantastic. The daily readings are really informative and provide fantastic tools that you can actually use. The breathing exercises are a fantastic tool you can use anywhere. I made no changes to my routine (I do follow a FODMAP diet) during the 6 weeks other than using the Nerva App and I can definitely feel changes for the better. I will continue on with the maintenance program and see how things continue to improve. I would love to be able to eat some of my favourite foods again one day so I’m keen to continue with NERVA. Thanks Nerva 👍

Developer Response ,

Hi there! Awesome to hear that you were able to put Nerva to good use. Even though you don't have IBS, it's cool to see that you were still able to benefit from the program. All the best 😊

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