About IBS.mindovergut.com


What is this site for?

Established in 2013, IBS.mindovergut.com (formally IBSclinic.org.au) was the first to provide a freely available online psychologically-focused intervention program for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBSclinic has been visited by over 50,000 individuals.

This website has been developed by Associate Professor Simon Knowles a researcher and clinical psychologist in Melbourne, Australia. The website content has been peer-reviewed by medical experts. If you identify any errors or have any concerns, please contact us. This website and Associate Professor Simon Knowles cannot provide individual medical advice or recommendations regarding your health or healthcare. Always seek advice regarding your health with a qualified health professional.

The aim of this website is to provide:

  • A comprehensive and accurate expert-reviewed source of information regarding irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • An evidence-based psychologically-focused resilience program for individuals diagnosed with IBS

The information presented here is intended to provide you with the required resources to develop a detailed understanding of IBS, from symptoms and diagnosis, to strategies aimed at reducing the impact of living with this condition. This site also provides a free of charge, evidence-backed psychologically-focused resilience program that addresses the psychological processes involved in the development, maintenance, and exacerbation of IBS.

Your participation and feedback will help us to improve this service, ensuring that the support offered here remains useful and effective. If you are interested in contributing to research in this area, please click on ‘Participate in Research’. Your experiences living with IBS are extremely valuable to researchers –our understanding of this condition relies heavily on contributions from people such as yourself sharing their own unique experiences of living with IBS.

Thank you for visiting this website, we hope that find value in the information and support provided here.

Dr Simon Knowles


Other websites by Associate Professor Simon Knowles: 

IBD.mindovergut.com (formally IBDclinic.org.au) – an internet-based free service for individuals with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). 

Gastroparesis.mindovergut.com – an internet-based free service for individuals with gastroparesis. 

Coeliac.mindovergut.com – an internet-based free service for individuals with Coeliac disease. 

Mindovergut.com – Associate Professor Knowles’ personal website.


Please note:
Advertising and funding: This website does not advertise or solicit commercial products or services. This website is funded and maintained by Associate Professor Simon Knowles.

Conflict of interest/Competing interests: Associate Professor Simon Knowles has received funding and payments from several foundations and pharmaceutical companies. Websites developed by Associate Professor Simon Knowles have no commercial, financial, professional relationship with other organizations or with the people working with them. It is the policy of mindovergut.com not to advertise or solicit commercial products or services. If any conflict of interest occurs, it will be clearly identified here.  

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