Nerva: IBS & Gut Hypnotherapy 12+

Manage IBS Gut-Brain Symptoms

Mindset Health Pty Ltd

    • 4.6 • 6K Ratings
    • Free
    • 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 23.1

You will now see a familiar way to manage your symptoms as you receive ongoing support, with the opportunity to challenge yourself with a weekly milestone based on what works for you.

Letting your healthcare provider know about your progress is now also simpler than ever.

Fixes a data issue resulting in emails and notifications not being sent, and missing analytics data, for a small number of users.

Thanks for all your feedback.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
6K Ratings

6K Ratings

KateTX2021 ,

Super helpful for IBS relief!

My dietician recommended trying Nerva to help with IBS discomfort. I was a little skeptical because I wasn’t sure if it would actually work, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to try. It only takes about 15 min a day and I find it helps so much- not only with discomfort, but also anxiety caused by IBS. I’m in the maintenance phase now and I find I feel better when I continue doing the app everyday. It took me a little to find the best time for me to do it because it’s so relaxing that sometimes I’d fall asleep if I did it at night. I have found the morning works best for me- just while still in bed with AirPods. I like the woman’s voice- far better than apps with mindfulness like Headspace. I’m surprised my GI dr doesn’t recommend this because it’s been more helpful at managing pain than meds she has prescribed and has no bad side effects. I plan to tell her how helpful it is at my next appointment! I would highly recommend this app and have already to friends.
I recently had an issue with the app freezing and the customer service answered very quickly and are very friendly. It turned out there was just a brand new phone update my phone hasn’t done automatically yet. I love that they are available to help even around the holidays!

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot, Kate! I'm happy to hear that our support team were able to offer you assistance so quickly 😀

Lex.W ,

This app saved me!!

My favorite app of all time, it has changed my life! I went from having flair ups every day/every other day to now barely having any at all! I was in such a depression because of my IBS, and the entire program felt so specifically tailored for me and what I was going through I couldn’t believe it. I just ended my program a few weeks ago and have been doing meditations as an upkeep protocol but not needed every day anymore.

The initial program is absolutely worth every penny and I’m so sad that I can’t afford this app anymore and have ended my subscription. I would love to keep using it since my body is used to the ritual and responds so well. But It’s too expensive for how often I use it now which is only once a week or so. I hope they drop the rate for those who have completed the program, to keep those of us who are simply on upkeep protocol and maybe don’t need access to the vast library of meditations but just a simple few.

Not only has this app worked better for me than anything doctors have been able to do, but it’s saved me money which is a huge plus. But this is still too expensive for me. Will be watching to see if they drop the maintenance price as I would resubscribe in an instant!

Developer Response ,

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience with us. Your feedback is incredibly important to us, and it means the world to know that we were able to exceed your expectations.

gratefulforibsrelief ,


I thought I had tried everything to reduce my IBS symptoms — diet, medicine, supplements, even homeopathy. They all helped, but the symptoms lingered and flare-ups continued. Then I stumbled onto Nerva’s hypnotherapy program. It helped me feel better almost immediately. The sessions soothed my mind and gut and the readings explained the underlying problem. All I had to do was set aside 15-20 minutes each day and at the end of six weeks I had achieved over 80 percent improvement. When I got stuck, Nerva’s empathic and knowledgeable staff were there to help. I benefited so much from the program that I took it again. At my doctor’s suggestion, I’m now listening, breathing and reading twice a day. Sign up and take charge of your IBS. You’re worth it.

Update: It has been more than two years since I started the Nerva program and I am continuing to benefit significantly from it. I am now heavily into their maintenance program which allows me to listen to any of the expanding number of hypnotherapy sessions whenever I want. I also can easily access all of the informative readings about IBS and the gut-brain connection. And just the other day the Nerva staff replied promptly and helpfully to a question I had about their app. Count me a loyal Nerva subscriber for life.

Developer Response ,

You have made my week - thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review! We are all so happy for you :)

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