ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Join us today for a discussion about one of the most common reasons people stay home from work and one of our best held secrets, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This is a disorder that may feel like cramps or stomach pain. The stomach is directly connected to the brain in special ways so that those same nerves that cause stress also cause our gut to become more sensitive and tend to squeeze or contract and this hurts!. About one in 6 people in the US have symptoms of IBS making it our most common stomach problem.
Today’s guest is Dr Nuno Ferreria who is a Teaching Fellow in Clinical Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. He is also a coauthor of a new book that just came out on using ACT for IBS. This book is called Better Living with IBS . You can read more about Nuno and this new book by clicking on his name on this week’s program ACT taking hurt to hope on Webtalkradio.com. Nuno is going to show us how to use these ACT principles for Irritable Bowel Symdrom.