IBS management isn’t JUST about nutrition. In fact, we often say that STRESS management is more important than NUTRITION management in our 4 Pillar Plan™.
Psychological counselling has a large amount of supportive evidence for improving IBS symptoms.
Why? Because our gut and brain are HIGHLY connected.
Our gut has it’s OWN nervous system. The enteric nervous system. This nervous system engages in two-way communication with the brain, responding to and feeling changes in our mood, emotions and stress. When stress occurs chronically (ie. a typical North American lifestyle), it can also chronically alter our digestion, triggering IBS symptoms.
Our digestive health psychologist will help you on a journey to discovering how stress plays a role in your symptoms, and provide you with practical tools to help shape how your body responds to stress.
Kirsten uses a variety of different therapeutic modalities, including (but not limited to):