Tag Archive for: GI Distress
It wasn’t until 15 to 20 years ago that clinical health psychologist Olafur Palsson, PsyD, crafted a treatment protocol to use with his patients suffering from IBS. His clients saw their irritable bowel symptoms like cramping, bloating and gas diminish after participating in several sessions of hypnotherapy.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a form of therapy that works to modify your thinking and behavioral patterns. It can work wonderfully to lessen the feelings of anxiety, loneliness, and despair that often accompany IBS gastrointestinal distress and chronic pain.
CBT works through the brain-gut pathway. Take a look at this blog to learn more about the brain-gut pathway.
It can be anxiety provoking to call a new therapist to schedule a first appointment. Asking for help is difficult and sharing details with a stranger about your life and what is making you unhappy is even more difficult. I want to congratulate you for making the decision to get the support you need.