Retreating from your life with IBS may make things worse.Sep 14, 2023
Have you ever found yourself hiding from life when you’re trying to manage your IBS?
So much easier to stay at home when you're worried about what to eat, how you'll feel, what to tell people or whether you'll be close to a bathroom!
But as your relationships head south and invitations dry up, it's causing you extra pain.
Staying at home to manage your IBS may not bring you the relief you're after. In truth, it's pushing you further away from your life and could be making your IBS worse.
We're hard wired for connection. If you start hiding or retreating from your life, your body may interpret this meaning that something’s gone awry
Which may activate your sympathetic fight/flight response, triggering nerves in your gut to disrupt digestion.
Every single organ is intricately connected to this primitive survival network. (Don't underestimate this part of your brain- it's literally been on board for millions of years and controls most things you do).
If you've been saying no to going out or you're staying home more often, make sure you reach out to someone.
You may be surprised by the compassion and understanding you'll get and how it makes you feel better.
Managing IBS can be exhausting and all consuming.
But it doesn't have to be this way...
I developed a method that completely changed my life- and I'm telling you, I tried absolutely everything!
Your body is simply firing off the wrong signals and that’s what we want to address.
Uncovering why you're responding this way (the root cause) is the key- this alone may give you relief, allowing you space to start healing and re-establish the brain body flow.
You deserve to create a life filled with joy, not a life spent hiding out at home.
I want you make a commitment to yourself: choose to keep connecting instead of retreating.
And embrace self-compassion along the way, especially if you're a perfectionist woman who's spent a lifetime being super critical of yourself.
If you're ready to take the next step on your journey to free yourself from IBS, I'm here to support you.
Reach out to me, and let's start it together.