Saw a clinical psychologist/hypnotherapist who indicated he could treat my IBS. My first visit involved a lot of questioning, no hypnosis, and I got the feeling this was conventional psychotherapy. Did your treatment start off this way as well? At $140 per hour I don't want to let him wander too far afield unless it is essential. I know what the stressors in my life are and I am just trying to get the link between my GI tract and my brain severed. I don't have a traumatic past or a bunch of beurosis that I need dealt with. How much rope should I give the guy?