What is Healing?
Healing is a process of learning and discovering what your nervous system and body have been doing for the purpose of understanding what needs to happen to come out of the pattern of symptoms, pain, or suffering. Healing psychotherapeutically means giving your nervous system what it needs in order to come into a greater, more sustainable state of regulation, allowing for digestion to normalize and for greater ease and flow throughout your body, thus relieving your symptoms of pain and discomfort.
Psychotherapeutic Healing May be Necessary
If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or some other disorder of gut-brain interaction (DGBI) also known as a digestive psychophysiologic disorder (PPD), a functional medical disorder, mind-body problem, or medically unexplained symptoms like chronic pain then your nervous system is likely dysregulated. Healing the gut and body and making a full recovery often involves working psychotherapeutically to regulate the nervous system. We have many healing resources available to you here at Don’t Hate Your Guts. Scroll down to learn about them.
Register for a Don’t Hate Your Guts course
Learn about the brain-gut connection and especially about how psychotherapeutic healing happens. Psychotherapists are generally trained to help people with mental, emotional, and relational challenges, not to help people to heal their guts and bodies. Working psychotherapeutically, however, may be key in your healing. Dr. Franklin has created courses for you (and your psychotherapist) to help facilitate and expedite your healing.
Set up a 60-minute consultation appointment with Dr. Franklin
Get individualized feedback and guidance to get healing. Dr. Franklin always keeps consultation appointment time slots open in her schedule. As part of the consultation appointment, Dr. Franklin will advise you in finding an appropriate therapist if that is of interest to you and she is unable or not available to serve as your primary psychotherapist.
Work with a psychotherapist
A psychotherapist can be licensed as a psychologist, Marriage and Family therapist, social worker, counselor, or psychiatrist. Psychotherapeutic healing does not have to involve a psychotherapist, but a skilled, seasoned psychotherapist may end up being a critical part of your treatment team. Dr. Franklin may or may not have openings for new ongoing psychotherapy patients at this time.
Check out Dr. Franklin’s free content
Start with the very first blog post, the welcome post. Follow the instructions outlined in this post. Share your notes with your psychotherapist if you have one. If you don’t have a psychotherapist, share it with someone who loves you and offers you great support on your healing journey.
Podcasts, Articles & Videos
There are also opportunities to read, listen to, or watch Dr. Franklin’s free educational articles, talks, videos, and interviews.
Dr. Jennifer Franklin is a unique mind-body & gastro-psychologist (NC #4137; CA #PSY20709) inspired by her own personal experience of healing and recovering fully from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. She has been specializing in the treatment of disorders of gut-brain interaction and other psychophysiologic disorders since 2001 and offers a wealth of knowledge, expertise, training, experience, and insight. While managing symptoms is important, Dr. Franklin’s ultimate objective is to help people to heal and recover.
Healing Audio Series
About Dr. Franklin