Mindfulness in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Watch the video to learn about how mindfulness, meditation and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) are used to manage symptoms of IBD, anxiety and depression in people affected by inflammatory bowel disease.


Dr. Sara Ahola Kohut is a clinical psychologist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, ON. She is an Associate Scientist at the Sick Kids Research Institute and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Ahola Kohut was awarded a Crohn's and Colitis Canada research grant in 2017 and 2019. 


  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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