IBS and Anxiety: A Workshop for Sufferers, Guildford

A Workshop on Understanding the Condition and Useful Self Help Measures  

Thursday 28th April 2016, 6pm (for 6.30pm start) – 9pm

What is IBS ?

IBS is a collection of gut symptoms. It is experienced  by around 15% of the UK population and is common across a wide age range. Symptoms include nausea, constipation, diarrhoea, excessive wind, bloating, stomach cramps and lethargy. IBS can be a debilitating condition which can have a negative effect on quality of life. It is a chronic disease and often life-long.

IBS and Anxiety

Anxiety and IBS are often quite closely linked, and it is quite common for people who suffer from IBS to also suffer from anxiety. Many of the physical symptoms of anxiety are also similar to symptoms of IBS. Furthermore the symptoms of IBS can lead to an increase in anxiety or stress for the individual in many different situations.  Learning strategies to deal with anxiety and stress can help in the management of IBS symptoms.

Target Audience

People experiencing IBS symptoms who would like to explore self help interventions which may alleviate symptoms

Topics to be Covered

  • What is IBS?
  • How is it diagnosed?
  • Diet and lifestyle interventions that can help
  • Are there any medications that can help?
  • How strategies to reduce your stress and anxiety can help with IBS symptoms
  • What is the low FODMAP diet and could it help?

The number of attendees is limited to a maximum of 8 to ensure a small group environment where participants will be free to ask questions. All participants will be asked to agree to respect the confidentiality of others attending the workshop.

The workshop will not take the place of an individual consultation with either practitioner but participants will be given written literature to support the topics covered at the workshop and are welcome to book an individual consultation at another time.

Workshop Leaders

The workshop will be led by Dr Paul Osler, an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has a special interest in the health and well being of young men in his private practice at Healthcare On Demand, in addition to leading a specialist NHS Psychology service.

For more information on Paul click HERE

and Clare Thornton-Wood a specialist dietitian who has a private practice at Healthcare on Demand in addition to working within the NHS.

For more information on Clare click HERE

A nominal registration fee of £25 per person is requested, with proceeds to the Healthcare On Demand Fund, which supports young people who could not otherwise access private healthcare provision. To register on this Workshop please click HERE.

Enquires should be addressed to info@HealthcareOnDemand.org.uk