About Dr. Bolen

Proving that the Universe often has different ideas for us than we have for ourselves, Dr. Barbara Bolen found herself on a path that has taken her beyond being a small-town psychologist to becoming an internationally known IBS expert. She has made it her mission to show people who have IBS how to take care of themselves so that their life is no longer ruled by their bellies, so that they can enjoy the freedom of living a normal, but vibrant life. Through her health coaching, books, and online articles, Dr. Bolen aims to fill in where doctors fall short.

IBS Consultation


Let’s get on the phone for a “Feel Better” session…

Is it time to free yourself up from your IBS? To live your life like a normal person? To be able to make plans and get out of the house without worrying about your stomach?

Your path to the life and health you want starts with a single conversation.

I invite you to schedule a call with me. Here we will have an in-depth conversation regarding your current health challenges and your dreams for a happier, healthier life. You will walk away with a clear plan for getting  you to the place that you want to be.

“The first time the “Feel Better” session was offered I decided to not take advantage of this. My reasoning: I thought I would feel pressured to sign up for or buy something and feel guilty if I didn’t.  The next time the offer came I reasoned “What is there to lose”? This session with Dr. Barbara turned out to be therapeutic for me. I was asked questions to help me state my physical issues with IBS and then encouraged to think about my own goals and desires. There was given an option of reading and using a tool to help with decision making; which I accepted and found helpful. My decision making style is slow and careful and that was not an issue with Dr. Bolen. There was a chance for my questions.In the end I felt more understood than ever. Now, there was someone who would partner with me in my healing journey and generously share her knowledge of IBS, low-FODMAP diet and etc. My feeling of being overwhelmed has lessened significantly. Thank-you, Dr. Bolen!”  — Gunnel C.

“Dr. Barbara’s “Feel Better” session was so beneficial in helping me move forward on my path to feeling better, holistically. She has a great way of getting you to reflect on what you’re doing, what you could be doing, and implementing a plan for what you will do as a next step to move forward. She’s positive, funny, and very easy to talk to! Through my “Feel Better” session, I have now committed to myself to continue investing in myself through yoga at least twice a week to help me manage my stress. Being able to do this has also helped me to choose healthier foods, as I’m not stress eating as much as I used to and have been able to slow down and listen to what my mind and body need. I’m becoming addicted to yoga again, rather than addicted to mindless eating and other bad habits!! Thank you, Dr. Barbara!!” –Melissa J.

“In my Feel Better Session with Dr. Barbara Bolen I had the opportunity to discuss privately what IBS had done to me!! Not just to my gut, but to me as a person!  I’ve had IBS for approximately 7 years; however, it finally caught up with me 6 months ago, and brought my self-esteem and lifestyle crashing down.  It wasn’t just affecting me, it was also affecting the ones I love the most – my family. I’m so glad I made the decision to have this session with Dr. Barbara; it’s exactly what I needed.  She has so much experience and insight, and such a caring, listening ear.  She gave me so many wonderful take-aways to work on that have already proven to be successful in my life.  I feel so much better since then and am happy to be getting my life and family back on track.”  — Denise B.

This call is for you if you are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired! You don’t want to continue to have your life dictated by how your body (or your belly!) is going to feel. You are looking for someone to show you that YES it can be different (without it being hard!)

In this 45-minute phone call we will fully discuss the health problems you are struggling with, and uncover what has been getting in the way of you having the body that you want. And if it seems like we are a good fit, we will talk about how we would work together to make your health dreams become a reality.

You absolutely deserve to feel great about your body, to be freely enjoying your life, and to once again eat with pleasure and joy. Pick a time that is convenient for you and let’s get you started!

Your investment for your potentially life-changing “Feel Better” session is $150. Click here to email me now and let’s get you on my schedule!

Because “just live with it” is not an option.


IBS Self-Help Books

365TipsIBS: 365 Tips for Living Well (Demos Health, 2015) offers you practical tips for dealing with all of the challenges of living with IBS each day. A whole book containing the trustworthy advice you have come to expect from me – in little bite-sized nuggets – so that you can easily put into practice what you are reading to help make your stomach issues a thing of the past.

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The Everything® Guide to the Low-FODMAP Diet (Adams Media, 2014) is your step-by-step guide for following the low-FODMAP diet – the only diet to have research backing its effectiveness. In addition to tips for ensuring your success on the diet, you will find 150 IBS-friendly, super-delicious and super-nutritious recipes.

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Breaking the Bonds of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (New Harbinger, 2000) offers an easy-to-understand explanation of the factors that contribute to the development of IBS as well as a comprehensive self-help approach to managing IBS symptoms.  The book offers research-tested CBT strategies for bringing symptoms under better control.

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