For half of all IBS sufferers, stress, anxiety or some psychological issue contributes towards symptoms. Why this happens has a lot to do with the brain-gut-axis, but understanding why stress triggers IBS symptoms isn’t the same as relieving stress. Here you’ll find some help for stress: ideas and tactics for reducing and managing stress. Some of these tactics are obvious, some will sound silly (until you try them) and others require a bit of practice. There’s something for everyone.