If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you're not alone - it affects up to 20 per cent of the population in the Western world. In fact, it is so widespread that some specialists have called it 'the common cold of the gastrointestinal illnesses'. Medical treatments are only moderately effective, and many experts now agree that the focus should be on improving quality of life for people with this condition. Living With IBS uses the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help people overcome the distress associated with IBS and to live a more vital and fulfilling life.
Nuno Ferreira is a qualified clinical psychologist who has worked with several services in Portugal and in the United Kingdom. His research at the University of Edinburgh explores the management of IBS. David T. Gillanders is a chartered clinical psychologist and academic director for the doctoral programme in Clinical Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. He is a recognised authority on IBS and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Topics include: Types of IBS Symptoms Coping with psychological stressors such as anxiety, embarrassment, sadness, anger and frustration Why avoiding IBS doesn't work Defining your values and direction - how to achieve more time and energy for the activities that really matter in life Cognitive fusion and defusion - building effective thinking skills Mindfulness Taking action Practical exercises
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