When suffering with IBS the mind plays many tricks on us, with anxiety and panic come a loss of rationality. Whilst understandable, this is treatable. This takes time and patience, however the long term results are worthwhile.
This does not work for us all, it only works for those who are not resistant to the ideas. It will also take time before you are able to feel sufficiently in control to accept these thoughts.
Whilst this may seem to be a superfluous or even patronizingly obvious area, for many IBS sufferer’s rational thinking can become something of a thing of the past.
It was a key component of a successful therapist, who used the concept of rational thinking as an entry point for IBS. Before proceeding to more complicated or indeed more taxing methods of psychological evaluation, you can not achieve anything unless the sufferer is dealing with the world in a rational way.