Great job, you have made it to the end of the education content for Week 2. This week we went deeper into symptom monitoring and the impacts of irritable bowel syndrome. We also discussed the importance of social support and forming an effective treatment alliance. We covered skills to help you get to know and manage your own symptoms better, tell others about your irritable bowel syndrome, build a good relationship with your doctor and be assertive.
We encourage you to practice these skills in your daily life. The more you practice, the better you’ll get. Over time, the skills will start to feel more natural. See if you can try a new skill each day. Next week, we build on these skills by learning about stress management and relaxation.