O.K. just finished Mikeâ€™s tapes but unfortunately they were not effective for me. I definitely believe there is a psychological component of this disease. Just the mere thought of not having access to a bathroom or being â€œtrappedâ€ triggers my symptoms. Personally I was rather disappointed with the content of the tapes. They are nothing more than general relaxation techniques with some mention of IBS thrown in here and there.Does anyone know of any other cognitive behavioral programs? What about actual one on one hypnosis? Is it possible to actually block certain thought patterns or is all this stuff pretty much bunk? On a positive note I like to listen to the tapes to unwind before falling asleep at night. They do help me relax.