Mental Health & IBD: Mindful Exercises

Practicing guided mindfulness techniques has helped Hailey Rocha in managing her daily stress of life, school, work and overall IBD symptom management. In today's episode, Hailey shares her favorite exercises, and explains how to utilize the ACT matrix as well as the STOP technique. She reminds us that perfection is not the goal, and it’s never too late to start practicing!

  • 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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