Isn’t it an awful feeling when you’re not sure you’re going to make the bathroom on time?
Or the anxiety of not knowing where the nearest toilet is?
That all consuming dread of another “flare-up” and feeling so weak and exhausted…
I know, I’ve been there because I lived with Crohn’s disease for many years. During all that time, I never told any of my friends as I was too embarrassed and uncomfortable with “potty talk” and that intimate relationship I had with the toilet!
I’m Elaine O’Rourke, creator of the program “Your Inside Story: Living a Vibrant Life with IBD”.
I’d love to send you my FREE Guide – Hidden Causes: 5 mistakes even well informed people with IBD make, that can be adding to their GI stress symptoms…and what to do instead”. Just sign up here.
With Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD – Crohn’s/Ulcerative Colitis) emotions and stress can cause more disturbances to your GI system. It’s like a vicious cycle. You are worried and exhausted because you are sick, but you are sick and tired of being worried and exhausted. Sound familiar?
What if you could help your body and mind to remain calmer during flare-ups?
Are you aware of ways that you might be adding extra stress to your body?
Wouldn’t it be great to alleviate some of the fear and shame around your IBD symptoms?
YES, there is a way…
“Your Inside Story” guides people with IBD who feel shame, embarrassment, exhaustion, degraded about their symptoms and disease. The program helps to build confidence, gain a deeper understanding of what is happening to the whole body, teaches how to properly nurture and deal better with flare-ups, develop effective communication within oneself and create a new vibrant story.
A fun song from my talk on Intimacy at the Girls with Guts retreat 2019
My symptoms began in my early 20’s and I had no idea what taking care of my body meant. Part of me was in denial and I just wanted to do what everyone else was doing. I pushed myself way too much.
In the end I got so sick that I ended up having to have my colon removed and now I have an ileostomy. Leading up to this, there were major life events happening that caused huge emotional turmoil in my life. I had no idea how to deal with them. If I had the wisdom and tools that I have today, then maybe I could have recovered.
But I have learned so much and fortunately I have all these tools which have helped me with acceptance of my ostomy and medical history. Thankfully, I have been symptom free for 13 years. I thrive in my life and do everything that I wish to.
Make sure to sign up for your Free Guide and to find out more about my program:
“Hidden Causes: 5 mistakes even well informed people with IBD make, that can be adding to their GI stress symptoms…and what to do instead”
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; ph: 978-281-6126
Elaine is a certified yoga teacher since 2003 and yoga therapist (C-IAYT), Sound Healer, EFT & Reiki Practitioner, Recording Artist and International Retreat Leader. Her lighthearted and fun personality shines through her teachings/programs as she loves to inspire others. She is a contributing writer to the national Phoenix Magazine, presenter at the UOAA National Conference and invited speaker at the Girls with Guts Retreat.
Being an adventurous spirit, Elaine loves new experiences, places and cultures. Stepping into the unknown is thrilling and exciting to her as she finds it the best way to stay open to what life has to offer. She recognizes that the beauty and the challenges of life are there to help us grow, how obstacles can be looked at as opportunities. She has traveled all round the world and is originally from Ireland, but now lives in Gloucester, MA USA. Everyday she is grateful to be alive and her latest passion is surfing!