Week 1: Understanding irritable bowel syndrome

Week 4: Healthy thinking, healthy self

Week 5: Balancing activity and reclaiming your life

Week 6: Maintaining your gains and staying well

Topics Covered

Topics Covered in this Section.

  • Weekly review
  • Action Plan Review
  • Week 2 Outline
  • The impact of irritable bowel syndrome and finding the right support
  • Understanding how your symptoms, thoughts, emotions and behaviours are connected
  • Exploring the impact of irritable bowel syndrome
  • Irritable bowel syndrome and mental health
  • Assessing the impact of irritable bowel syndrome in your own life
  • The importance of social support
  • The patient-doctor relationship
  • Know your rights
  • Be assertive
  • Skills for symptom monitoring and building supportive connections
  • Monitoring your irritable bowel syndrome symptoms
  • General tips for managing symptoms in daily life
  • Telling others about your irritable bowel syndrome
  • Building a strong relationship with your doctor
  • Learning to be assertive

  • Summary
  • Week 2 Action Plan
  • Aided Self-Reflection