4.6/5 star rating on the App Store

Control your IBS with your mind.

Nerva helps you self-manage your IBS symptoms through science-backed gut-directed hypnotherapy. Start assessment below to see if it's likely to work for you.
of Nerva users report having improved their IBS symptoms after the program.
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Nerva is designed by world-leading medical researchers.

Mindset Health Advisor

Dr. Simone Peters

PhD in Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy

Read about Dr. Peters' research here and here.

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Take control with at-home, drug-free symptom management.

Nerva is designed to help you better manage how your mind interprets pain and stress signals, by helping you retrain your gut-brain connection.
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We partner with world leading clinical psychologists and doctors.


Non-invasive self-help psychology program. No restrictive diets or drug side effects.

At-home management

Get personalised support 24/7, from the comfort of your own home.

Structured 6-week program, designed by experts.

Mind-gut medicine

Inner river

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Each hypnotherapy session brings you into a state of relaxation where you will be guided to relax both the mind and gut through visualisation.

Here's how Nerva's Hypnotherapy helps you manage IBS symptoms.


Things like stress and food trigger IBS symptoms due to a miscommunication between your gut and brain.


Gut-directed hypnotherapy can teach you how to calm down your gut-brain connection unconsciously.


A calmer gut and mind can can help you reduce your symptoms.

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5 star reviews from users who made real progress.

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Patty P.

United States
Verified User
posted 3 days ago
United States
"I have struggled with IBS most of my life, I wish I had found this approach years ago! I felt a marked improvement in the first week! This app is worth its weight in gold. I am shocked and amazed at how well this worked so quickly! Feel like a giant burden has been lifted from my life."

Sandra B.

United States
Verified User
posted 3 days ago
United States
"I was skeptical at first but decided to give the app a try because it seems that I tried pretty much everything else, and I must say it made a big difference for me. Most of my symptoms have disappeared or are down to a level that is totally manageable."
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who created the program?

Dr. Simone Peters from Monash University created this program, and worked with Chris and Alex (our founders) to make it accessible through your phone. Our programs are created by doctors, not monks.

What is Nerva?

An mobile app which delivers a 6-week gut-directed hypnotherapy program, helping you manage IBS symptoms from your home.

I have IBS, will Nerva work for me?

90% of Nerva users who have finished the program have seen an improvement in their symptoms. If you don't see a benefit after finishing 4 weeks within 60 days, we'll give you a full refund if you paid through the website - no questions asked"

How much does Nerva cost?

Nerva costs US$97 for the 6-week program. Less than the price of a single in-person session.

How does Nerva work?

Nerva works by rewiring the gut-brain connection, calming down the mind and the gut. The exact mechanism isn't known, but is thought to be focused on visceral hypersensitivity and intestinal motility.

Are there any side effects with Nerva?

Hypnotherapy is generally exceptionally safe. Adverse reactions to hypnosis are very rare, but may include: headache, drowsiness, dizziness, anxiety.