When you’ve tried SO many things and still can’t seem to get relief, it is easy to conclude that you are powerless to change IBS – and doomed to suffer forever.
If you’re feeling that way, you’re certainly not alone!
But there is a reason behind that feeling (and a way out of IBS).
Why we feel powerless to change IBS
Feeling powerless about IBS, or about anything else actually stems from an emotional imprint.
There is a time in our lives when we can experience deep powerlessness: when we are babies or young children. It is a time in our lives when we are dependent on our caregivers for survival.
And yet our caregivers cannot be with us giving their undivided attention 24/7.
Many of us had parents going through their own “stuff” and unable to see our needs.
There are also trends in how to bring up children that can be misguided.
If you were left to cry and settle yourself a lot, or too young, you will have experienced this deep sense of powerlessness.
In his brilliant book The 5 Personality Patterns, Steven Kessler dives deeply into the emotions we experience when we are young.
But here’s what you need to realise.
It’s not just by growing up that these emotions disappear. They have entered our system and can alert our nervous system every time we feel them. They can become IBS triggers.
If you regularly felt powerless when you were a child, even in different situations with different people, you will encounter the same feeling over and over as an adult – until you become aware of it.
You probably won’t notice it, but it is there, working in the background:
Every time you avoid conflict.
Every time you give your all and things just don’t work out for you. Again.
I have only recently found my own powerless trigger. This stopped me reversing my IBS for many years, and then made that path out of IBS ultra difficult and longer than necessary.
That’s why this article is important. This week maybe you’ll notice something you never had before.
Just by seeing it, you will change your experience. You may even begin changing your beliefs about IBS and feel more inspired about beating your IBS.
If you you are feeling powerless to change your IBS and you’re fed up trying, why not work with me?