Hi, I've suffered on and off with IBS for 25 years. During that time I've tried pretty much anything to find a solution. Up until 3 years ago I reached a position where for about 8 years I was happy to say I had the symptoms under control; then an emotional breakdown/ period of panic attacks, brought that to an end. Since then I've continued to use a mix of self-hypnosis and CBT techniques which help to relieve the symptoms a lot (the only things which had worked previously), but finding a resilient approach is proving more difficult. Obviously, it is easier to 'relax' when at home and not so easy when you need to concentrate on other things - in meetings etc. I would welcome any experiences from others who have found this approach helpful.