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Better Living with IBS : A Step-by-Step Program to Managing Your Symptoms So You Can Enjoy Life to the Full! - Nuno Ferreira

Better Living with IBS

A Step-by-Step Program to Managing Your Symptoms So You Can Enjoy Life to the Full!

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Published: 1st May 2012
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is one of the most common illnesses in the world, affecting approximately 20 per cent of the population. Medical treatments are only moderately effective at treating the symptoms and no cure has yet been reported. Most experts now agree that the present focus in IBS should be on improving the patient's quality of life, which is exactly what Living with IBS sets out to achieve. By making use of the highly respected psychological approach known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), it focuses on helping the patient live a more vital, fulfilling life. The ACT approach proposes that most of the suffering experienced by IBS patients comes from the feeling of missing-out on valued life activities.

It also proposes that most of the suffering comes from over focusing or trying to get rid of IBS experiences such as symptoms, negative thoughts or emotions. ACT offers an alternative solution of simply accepting them. If unwanted experiences caused by IBS are accepted and not struggled with, then the person will have more time, energy and willingness to engage in activities that really matter in life. The book is structured in a simple, user-friendly workbook format, and includes numerous practical exercises to help the reader implement the approach effectively in their own life.

About the Author

Nuno Ferreira is a qualified clinical psychologist who has worked with several services in Portugal and in the United Kingdom. He spent two years as a research associate at the University of Edinburgh, investigating basic emotions. He has completed a PhD by research at the University of Edinburgh, pursuing his interest in the application of evidence-based psychological models for 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.

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    Very helpful in managing the disorder.

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    A compassionate, easy-to-read and incredibly practical guide for enriching life and finding fulfilment whilst dealing effectively with IBS. If you suffer from this debilitating condition, do yourself a favour and read this book; the benefits will be enormous. -- Dr Russ Harris Author of 'The Happiness Trap'

    ISBN: 9781921966149
    ISBN-10: 1921966149
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 186
    Published: 1st May 2012
    Publisher: Exisle Publishing Limited
    Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.7  x 1.2
    Weight (kg): 0.37