The cause of my depression completely shocked me…

The recent coverage of mental health issues in the media has been brilliant – so refreshing to see and be a part of – but one thing they’ve all completely failed to address is the root cause of many mental health issues and the reasons for the increasing incidence of such problems. It’s all very well setting out to ‘cure’ …

Emetophobia training day in London – It’s time to Thrive!

C’mon. What are you waiting for? Overcome your fear of being sick. If you are considering coming to our Emetophobia Training Day at the Royal Society of Medicine in April, read on… If you have emetophobia, this course is for you! If you’ve tried numerous other therapies and nothing’s worked, this course is for you. If you are sceptical, nervous …

SAD this February? 5 Tips from the Thrive Programme

SAD this February? 5 Tips from the Thrive Programme Poor old February. It gets such a bad rap. Month of dark evenings, dank mornings and dreadful colds. Perhaps it’s not surprising people feel ‘seasonally affected’ this month. If you’re one of the half a million sufferers  of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) in the UK (or any other part of the …

My own experience of Thrive

I use thrive with many of my clients because I believe in it. I have recently had to become a thrive trainee again and apply the principles to myself all over again. Just a few days ago I was driving along the m25 200 miles from home heading back to our holiday apartment when I heard a bang and then …

Thrive as a non smoker this National Non Smoking Day!

In modern society, the addictiveness of smoking has been established as a ‘fact’; people talk of nicotine as a vastly addictive substance, placing the control onto the cigarettes rather than the smokers. Indeed, the word ‘addiction’ is thrown around readily in daily life. People declare that they are addicted to chocolate, or Facebook, or the latest show on Netflix, and …

Cure Your Emetophobia and Thrive

Despite emetophobia affecting up to an estimated 5 to 6 % of the population (over 3.5 million people in the UK alone) it is a largely unheard of phobia even among those in medical or therapeutic professions. Most sufferers do not talk about their phobia, keeping it a secret even from family and close friends. It is not uncommon for …

National Emetophobia Awareness Day

The UK’s first National Emetophobia Awareness Day has been designed to educate and support those that suffer from the phobia to understand and overcome their fear. Rob Kelly will be launching his new paperback book in person at No 1 Wimpole Street and will be revealing the latest research on Emetophobia to help UK sufferers with the condition. Alongside him …

The Thrive Programme in The Sun’s List of Best Self Help Books for 2014

In case you missed it yesterday, The Sun newspaper has included The Thrive Programme in their list of the best self help books for 2014. “If you are struggling with anxiety, depression or obsessive disorders, this book could show you the light at the end of the tunnel. It details ways to tackle negative thinking, motivational problems and confidence issues.”

Esquire Magazine – Thrive as a Non-Smoker ‘Reset’ Tip

In this week’s (9th January 2014 Issue 17) Esquire Magazine,  The Thrive Programme’s creator Rob Kelly shares one of his top tips for stopping smoking. A 2011 survey found that The Rob Kelly Method had a 92.5% success rate. You can see the survey here

Healthy Magazine – 5 Ways to Thrive in 2014

Thrive is in Healthy magazine this month with 5 tips to help you Thrive in 2014. Here are the first two 1. Start accepting yourself It’s beneficial to think of ways in which you can make positive changes in your life, but some people become very caught up in thinking about their perceived imperfections and problems. This is unhelpful because …

Daily Mirror Lifestyle: The 20 New Year’s resolutions the experts are trying…

Resolution Tips from the experts

Daily Mirror Lifestyle: The 20 New Year’s resolutions the experts are trying…   6) Use positive words Rob Kelly, therapist and creator of The Thrive Programme “This New Year, I’m going to ‘mind my language’ – that is be more thoughtful about how I say things by trying to be positive in my wording. Our language is hugely powerful. The …

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: how to beat xmas stress – HuffPost blog

 It’s ‘the most wonderful time of the year!’ Yet, for some people, the Christmas season is filled with stress and anxiety. They feel panicked by the heaving crowds and queues they have to battle through to buy gifts. Their minds race at night with thoughts of the complicated parties and meals they ‘need’ to plan. They feel anxious about making …

Will you be at the Scottish Learning Festival 2013?

Come and see us at stand F53 If you are going to be at the Scottish Learning Festival this week make some time to visit the Thrive Programme at stand F53. Rob Kelly, creator of the Thrive programme will be there along with a contingent of Thrive Consultant’s. The Thrive Programme (For Teenagers) has been successfully used in England to …

HUFFPOST – Anxiety: What Causes It, How To Deal With It And Lead A Happier Life

Rob Kelly recently spoke to Huffpost Lifestyle about anxiety, what causes it, how to deal with it and lead a happier life. As Rob says in the article People tend to believe that anxiety is something that happens to them, so they often feel completely powerless to improve their situation. This, however, isn’t remotely true! Anxiety is created by people’s …

Thrive as a non-smoker – programme now available as a workbook.

Q. What’s been the biggest cover-up/cock-up/tragedy/conspiracy of the twentieth century? (a) Who shot JFK? (b) Was Lady Di murdered? (c) No WMD in IraQ? A. None of them. The biggest abuse of power, indirectly responsible for 5 MILLION deaths worldwide each and every year (rising to 8 million by 2030), was orchestrated by the medical professions (through ignorance rather than …

Thrive is in Health and Fitness Magazine.

In October’s Health and fitness magazine Rob Kelly, creator of the Thrive Programme, talks about the importance of an internal locus of control. Along with high self esteem and low social anxiety, developing an internal locus of control is at the heart of the Thrive Programme.

5 Top Tips for Happiness – from the Thrive Programme

Thrive Top Tips for Happiness 1. Process the positive experiences in your life This might sound rather obvious, but some people just don’t notice that they have lots of little positive experiences each day. Others diminish positive events and think about them in a powerless way (normally because they have many limiting beliefs about themselves). This effectively means that they …

Changing Limiting Beliefs At Phoenix Bootcamp

You need three things to achieve long-term fitness and long-term weight loss and Phoenix Boot Camp has them all. Right mental attitude Appropriate and enjoyable exercise Healthy and balanced nutrition “It is an amazing tribute to all the precise work and background thinking which Susie Sore & Rob Kelly have put into Phoenix Boot Camp that, only nine months after …

Rob Kelly Is One Of Top Santé’s Top 100 Gurus

Rob Kelly, creator of the Thrive Programme appears in Top Santé’s list of the 100 top health gurus. The leading health and wellbeing magazine has compiled the list for its September issue, available now.

Thrive at The Scottish Learning Festival

This September, Rob Kelly will be taking Thrive to The Scottish Learning Festival 2013  http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/slf/index.asp at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)  . The event runs across 25th and 26th September. There will be the opportunity to visit the Thrive stand on both days and Rob will be delivering a not to be missed seminar on the 25th from 1pm. …

Think yourself happy in six easy steps

In this article from Yahoo! Lifestyle, Rob Kelly describes six simple ways in which we can change the way we are thinking to gain a clearer perspective and create a more positive outlook. The original article can be found here http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/how-to-be-happy-think-positive-144551325.html

I’d rather die than vomit – how does catastrophic thinking play a role in emetophobia?

‘I’d rather die than vomit’ – how does catastrophic thinking play a role in emetophobia?  “Most people with a SPOV [specific phobia of vomiting] evaluate vomiting as being 100% awful and if given the choice would prefer to die rather than to vomit.” Veale (2009) If you don’t have emetophobia, you will probably find it hard to imagine hoe someone could think …

How being ‘grateful’ or ‘processing the positives’ helps your psychological wellbeing

How being ‘grateful’ or ‘processing the positives’ helps your psychological wellbeing The way in which we think is so important! Our experiences in life are not about reality. What I mean by this is that we are not actually experiencing ‘reality’ as such, but reality filtered through our beliefs systems and thinking styles. Someone who feels powerful and capable, is …

Emetophobia Research Survey – Full research report now online

Emetophobia Research Project Exploring The Efficacy of The ‘Thrive Programme’ with Emetophobic Clients: Results of a Survey   Kelly, R.C.* & Allen, C.E.L.     ABSTRACT: This paper presents the results of a survey, which explored the efficacy of the Thrive Programme with emetophobic clients. Results suggest that the Thrive Programme had a significant impact upon the participants’ emetophobia severity, …

Great result – The Thrive Programme saves the day

I received a thank you card from one of my trainees the other day and I thought you might find it interesting to hear their story. You may not be aware that the Thrive Programme can be used effectively with young people, and it was such a young person who had taken the time to write to thank me. My …

‘Pacing’ for Chronic Fatigue not effective… From NHS website

“Brain training is most cost-effective treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome,” BBC News reports, while pacing therapies (learning to live within limits) “offer little value”. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a poorly understood and often controversial condition. The most common symptom of CFS is extreme tiredness (fatigue). This news is based on research that aimed to determine how cost-effective four treatment …