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OVERCOMING IBS: Shed Your Chronic Illness Mindset (IBS Mindset Block #3)

March 13, 2020


Wendy Leung: Have you lived with your IBS
for so long that you can’t imagine your life without it. Watch this video to learn why that mindset
is holding you back and start visualizing your healthy life ahead. For the most helpful information you’ll find
about IBS online subscribe to my channel and hit that bell to get those notifications every
Friday when a new video is posted. Wendy Leung: If all you see when you look
in the mirror is your irritable bowel syndrome staring back at you, by the end of this video,
you’ll be able to look past your illness and rediscover the real you inside. I’m Wendy Leung, Holistic Health and Happiness
Expert, Licensed Acupuncturist, and IBS Elimination Coach. And I know how badly IBS can take over your
entire life. I teach my clients how to put their chronic
illness days behind them and now I’m sharing with you too. Wendy Leung: Having IBS really sucks. Even if you are a strong resilient person,
if you struggle with bloating, stomach issues, smelly gas, and poo problems for long enough,
it will start to wear away at your confidence and you might start losing yourself inside
your IBS. You might even feel like it’s become a part
of you because it follows you around and it haunts you the entire day. Even if you’re not experiencing terrible symptoms,
as soon as you wake up in the morning, your IBS anxiety brain is already on overdrive
and it’s probably still going by the time you climb into bed at night. Wendy Leung: How many of you have these thoughts
every day? “What if I can’t fit into my clothes today? What if I’m late for work because I’m stuck
on the toilet? What if my smelly gas and stomach noises disrupts
my meeting or my test? What if people notice that I start disappearing
to the bathroom all the time? I’m so exhausted. I don’t know if I can even focus through the
day. I’m in so much pain right now, I need to bail
on my friends again. I can’t even get close to my partner because
my body feels terrible. I don’t know what to eat, so I might as well
not eat anything. I used to be an awesome person, but now I
don’t even recognize myself.” Wendy Leung: And what about these thoughts? “I can’t imagine my life without my IBS anymore. I don’t know who I am without my IBS.” And even this one, “I’m almost afraid to get
better because IBS is such a part of me now that I don’t know what I’d have left.” There’s a strange thing that can happen with
chronic illness. Even if you try your hardest to keep your
head above water, sometimes your life changes so much to accommodate your health struggles
that you start to identify with your illness. Wendy Leung: You start seeing yourself as
Wendy with IBS. Has Your IBS become part of your identity
now? Let me know by dropping a yes or a no in the
comments below. This is such a crazy phenomenon because if
I asked any of you guys to choose between living with your IBS or living IBS free, you’d
immediately choose IBS free, right? Our conscious, rational brains want us to
get better. Our bodies want us to get better. In fact, your IBS symptoms are your body’s
way of telling you what’s wrong so that you can go fix it. Wendy Leung: So why do you have these messed
up thoughts that are holding you back from completely letting go of your IBS? In short, fear of the unknown. Your IBS struggle is your every day. As unpredictable as IBS is, it’s your routine. Your unconscious mind doesn’t like change. It doesn’t like new things. It doesn’t like the unknown. It’s hardwired to keep you safe and it does
that by keeping you exactly where you are now. No matter how bad the current situation is,
there’s a fear that comes up when you start thinking about leaving it behind it for something
new and unknown, even if there’s a possibility of better things ahead. Wendy Leung: So even if you do really want
to get better, there’s still that little nagging voice that’s going to keep trying to pull
you back. It’s like a tug of war happening inside your
brain. Rationally, you know that going forward will
make things better, but irrationally you worry that something new equals danger. But if you have these thoughts too, we just
need to make sure that these ones cheer louder, dig their heels in more, pull harder, and
win. Wendy Leung: “I want to get better, I know
there’s a way out. I want to do amazing things and I want to
be there to support and help other people. I know that I’m a good person, I’m strong,
and I have a lot to offer once I get better. I am not my IBS and I will not let it stand
in my way anymore.” I’m right there with you because I can see
a future for all of you where you’re all IBS free. So to help you push through your unknown,
I’ve got a brand new exercise for you to help you visualize your IBS free life so that you
can start taking the path towards it. Wendy Leung: Mindset is so important for your
success. So make sure that you sign up for my newsletter
so that you can get that exercise right in your inbox for free. The link is in the description box below. And if you’re ready to push past your fear
and get back to being your amazing, unstoppable self, visit my website and apply to join my
conquer IBS reignite your life mentorship program, so I can support you through the
recovery process and teach you everything you need to know to put your IBS behind you
for good. Wendy Leung: If you like this video, you know
the drill, let me know by liking it below. Drop a comment with the word helpful. Let me know what your biggest takeaway was. And make sure that you are sharing this video
with all of your fellow IBS conquerors because I want you all to know that mindset is important,
and that mindset is the key to your success for IBS recovery. And I want you all to get better by the end
of this year. I’ve got so many more things to share with
you about all things IBS related. So make sure that you subscribe to my channel,
that you hit that bell, so you’re getting those notifications every Friday when a new
episode is posted.

11 Comments

  • Reply Wendy Leung Coaching April 16, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Have those limiting beliefs ever popped into your head? Share below!

  • Reply Manny Esquivel April 19, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    I dont have IBS. But good information 🙂

  • Reply Mickey Winters April 19, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Unfortunately my ibs c is a motility issue. My intestines don’t move like they are supposed to and no amount of healthy food or meditation make them move. I have no urge ever unless I take an osmotic laxative like milk of magnesia or linzess. I can’t even take Miralax anymore. It gives me stomach aches so bad I don’t wanna move. So stuck with magnesium caplets before bed and milk of magnesia in the am or linzess which both make you just wait and wait and wait before I can do anything during the day. Can’t even work anymore. I would rather be deaf than having this. Yep I have near all of the ones you mentioned

  • Reply Joseph Harris April 19, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    Hey Wendy, can you send me email, contact info? I think I’d like to start your program

  • Reply Juliana Ioannou April 20, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Thank you so much! I was diagnosed with post infectious IBS 3 months ago and it's been very very hard on me. I try a lot of things, I even tried low fodmap diet but it made me lose a lot of weight (I am underweight) and it also made me constipated. I hope one day it will go away. I had an almost perfect gastrointestinal system before that stomach flu I had 3 months ago. Almost all the negative thoughts you are talking about I have them! I even had depression for a month but I'm coming out of it now. I will check your other videos and your website!

  • Reply Maggy Ebraheem April 21, 2019 at 3:29 am

    Does IBS also give you gas after you eat and pain in your Vivian.? Please respond Thank you.❤️

  • Reply Puja Deb April 21, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Hello mem do you hve stomach noises stomach sound etc for ibs plz rply

  • Reply Ruth Kudzi Coaching April 22, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    I'm familiar with IBS, but is it something that people openly talk about or is it some kind of taboo topic like other medical conditions? I'm not really sure if I know anybody who has IBS, so I've always thought of it as something uncommon but hearing you explain about the struggles of having IBS, I now wonder if it's because people don't readily talk about it.

  • Reply Kellie Hickman April 23, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    I am so thankful I've stumbled across your channel!

  • Reply lambchop1960 May 8, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    You have been so helpful. What a positive wonderful coach

  • Reply Ivana Chapman July 28, 2019 at 12:32 am

    Great insights Wendy! IBS can take over all aspects of our lives if we let it.

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