What is MindOverGut?

MindOverGut is a website dedicated to helping improve the lives of those living with gastrointestinal conditions. It is owned and run by Associate Professor Simon Knowles a researcher and Clinical Psychologist based in Melbourne Australia.

Simon is a recognised leading expert in the field of Psychogastroenterology, which is the application of psychological science and practice to gastrointestinal health and illness. Simon’s clinical and research interests relate to the biological and psychological interactions of gastrointestinal conditions and the brain-gut axis, particularly how to ameliorate the significant impact of living with chronic gastrointestinal conditions through psychological interventions.

Simon is the creator of several websites that provide up-to-date information and free 5-week resilience programs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS.Mindovergut.com; formerly IBSclinic.org.au), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD.Mindovergut.com; formerly IBDclinic.org.au), Gastroparesis (Gastroparesis.Mindovergut.com; formerly gastroparesisclinic.org), Coeliac Disease (Coeliac.Mindovergut.com) and Bladder and Bowel Anxieties (also known as shy bladder, shy bowel, and incontinence anxiety; BBA.Mindovergut.com).


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About the 5-week psychologically-focused resilience programs developed by MindOverGut

MindOverGut resilience programs:

IBS.Mindovergut.com, IBD.Mindovergut.com, Gastroparesis.Mindovergut.com, and Coeliac.Mindovergut.com

  • Websites that provide up-to-date information and free 5-week resilience programs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS.Mindovergut.com), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD.Mindovergut.com), and Gastroparesis (Gastroparesis.mindovergut.com), and Coeliac Disease (Coeliac.Mindovergut.com).
  • 100% free, evidence based, and expert developed
  • Utilises well-established strategies taken from stress-management, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) approaches
  • Provides a range of psychological strategies which have been shown to be efficacious at addressing distress
  • It’s based on your involvement – YOU ARE THE EXPERT – YOU know what you feel, think, and experience
  • Focused on building upon your strengths and abilities, optimising your resilience to better manage gastrointestinal distress


Participate in research

Help us learn more about gastrointestinal conditions and the interplay between the brain-gut axis.

Please click the button below to access the currently available research projects being undertaken by Associate Professor Simon Knowles.

Thank you for your interest in participating.