Emotions, IBS & the power of writing

Do you have unresolved emotional experiences consuming tremendous amounts of energy? The power of writing helps bring emotions from your subconscious mind to your conscious mind. Start by taking a piece of paper and writing down the problem to help remove the emotion attached to the experience. Then crumble or burn the letter.

Most of my clients come for IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) and have complaints include bloating, cramps, tiredness and many other uncomfortable symptoms. To start addressing their symptoms, we work together and support changes with a mind, body and spirit approach. Journalling gives them the opportunity to externalise their feelings, be reflective, and go deeper within their own thoughts. I also teach other self-care techniques such as meditation.

But why do I do this? What do your emotions have to do with IBS? Information flows all the time between the brain and the body; the brain sending signals to the gut and vice versa. And it's common for unexplained gut symptoms to be closely linked to emotional and physical trauma. Dietary changes alone may not be help many cases of IBS that arise from trauma, which is why I promote a mind, body, spirit approach.

The body is a wonderful messenger. Understanding emotional causes of any form of dysfunction in the body is key, as we learn to listen and trust our bodies’ as messengers of our spirit. The language our body speaks is vital to good health.