What would it feel like to be confident with your ostomy and not always worrying about what might happen or what other people think?
What if you were able to reduce your feelings of sadness, anger, loss and frustration, and instead, feel good about your body?
What if you could embrace day to day activities instead of avoiding them because you are afraid of unexpected leaks or embarrassed to empty your bag outside of your home?
These are just some of the challenges and struggles we face when having an ostomy. I know, I’ve been there.
I’m Elaine O’Rourke, creator of the step-by-step program “Surviving to Thriving: Overcoming Ostomy Challenges so you can Live a Fulfilling Life”.
I was 35 years old when I got my ostomy. I was deathly ill from Crohn’s Disease. My body took a swift decline from healthy and active to barely being able to move. I had run out of options and getting an ostomy was the last resort. It was meant to be temporary but ended up being a permanent fixture.
It was a huge ordeal, devastating, and an emotional roller-coaster ride. I felt such despair, in fact I cried every day for least a year. I hated how I looked and thought no-one would ever want to be with me.
At first, it can seem like there is so much to learn. Just overcoming the humiliation of leaky appliances is hard enough, never mind feeling self-conscious, not knowing what to wear, what activities are ok to do, or emptying the bag when out of the house.
Thankfully I’ve gained so much knowledge from 14 years of real-life experience. The mind-body work that I do has been instrumental in helping release fears, restore calm and reclaim my amazing body to optimal health. I live a very active life and do what I wish to do!
Wouldn’t it feel good to be doing the things you enjoy rather than be scared about them?
What if you could go swimming, surfing, skiing, spend the day at the beach and play tennis?
“Surviving to Thriving” is designed to help people with ostomy bags who have anxiety, fears of the unknown, who feel insecure about how they look, lack confidence, and unsure how to handle intimate relationships. It guides the ostomate through an accelerated process which helps to overcome the many fears and frustrations about having an ostomy, to feel good about their body, gain confidence to live the life they want, feel attractive (even sexy) in relationships, and so much more.
I am the proof that these methods work through my personal experience of living with an ostomy since 2005. All our stories are different but I know exactly how to help you.
We share the hardships, challenges and struggles of having a medical diagnosis and an ostomy. These affect us on many different levels – physically, emotionally and mentally. There are many tools available to help us to deal, evolve and heal. I hope to be able to inform and guide you through the process during my program. I know I can help you get back to living your life to the fullest.
I am offering 45 min complimentary “Surviving to Thriving Sessions”. During this time we will:
- Identify your top 3 concerns about having an ostomy
- Recognize the reasons why these are are holding you back
- Uncover self-imposed “beliefs” about your ostomy and life-style
- Learn the #1 thing you can do to release any self-imposed beliefs so that you can live your life to the fullest
Contact me to set up your complimentary “Surviving to Thriving Session” .
Email: email@example.com or call 978-281-6126