Nerva is the easiest way to learn 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 you how to use your brain 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:

What’s New

Version 1.5.4

We're launching the Maintenance plan for post the 6-week program support! You'll be able to create your own personalized plan to continue listening and learning after the program finishes. We hope you enjoy using it as much as we enjoyed building it. Please reach out to us in-app with any feedback or suggestions :)

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
262 Ratings

262 Ratings

MarciDorman ,

Amazed! Shocked!

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!!

Developer Response ,

Hey Marci! I'm so happy to hear about how much better you're feeling. Thanks for sharing and I'll make sure to pass this message on to the rest of the team :)

SportyLori ,

Nerva is a lifesaver!

For those of you who understand the mind-gut connection, I have good news! Nerva for IBS is working really well for me 😃 I have completed 6 weeks of therapy using the Nerva app & I have noticed tremendous improvement. I was desperate to try something & knew that a FODMAP diet approach didn’t make sense to me. I’m so glad I decided to try it. Since beginning the program, I’ve had only 3 flare-ups that lasted about an hour, with almost no pain 😱 That’s only 3 incidents in 35 days!!! I feel calmer, I can leave the house without anxiety, and I’m not obsessed with my gut all day long. I know this isn’t for everyone & I’m not “cured”....I’ll still have some bad days probably, but my IBS will no longer control my life. 🎉🎉🤗

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for this review! I am very happy reading this. It's exactly why we've created Nerva, to help make the therapy accessible to everyone from their phone and help them feel better. I wish you the best with living life how you want to, free from the control of IBS! 😃

KateNY1 ,

Some feedback

I have PI IBS and believe a lot of my issues stem from the trauma of the original infection. So hypnotherapy might help! I haven’t noticed a change in symptoms yet, but I love the recordings. The visuals are great and I find myself returning to them mentally throughout the day. The voices are soothing. (I actually prefer the original Australian but the British is nice too. American next?)
I want to read more articles on hypnotherapy. I don’t know if I am successfully entering a hypnotic state. The meditation is good anyway.
I admit I haven’t used it every day, more like a few times a week. Between the reading, breathing exercise, and recording, week 2 sessions are 30+ minutes long, which is a lot to set aside every day especially for someone new to this. I wish you could choose between a short or long session depending on the day. Also, I’m a planner so I would like to be able to preview later weeks.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the in-depth review and feedback, Kate - we truly value it! You have brought up some interesting points that will be discussed with the team. Thanks again and keep up the great work :)


Mindset Health Pty Ltd
41.6 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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In-App Purchases
  1. Nerva IBS program (3 Month) $87.99
  2. 30% Off Nerva IBS (3 Month) $60.99
  3. Nerva Full Access $154.99


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