Stuck in a parenting rut? Here’s how to break free and Thrive

A subject that all parents can relate to, and one that seems to keep cropping up during early stages of The Thrive Programme, is how hard many mums and dads are on themselves when the kids are challenging and parenting is becoming a bit of a struggle. And of those clients who are mums, it seems to be a common …

Friends and family: helpful or unhelpful influence on your mental health?

One of the most significant elements of recovering from depression or poor mental health is the impact that friends and family have on this stage of someone’s life. Specifically, family members can (without knowing) often be part of the problem, especially when it comes to maintaining negative belief systems that underpin many cases of depression, anxiety and phobia. This can …

Most popular party’s mental health policies revealed

With the General Election looming, we conducted a poll at Thrive HQ asking nearly 90 people which way they’d vote based on the three main party’s manifesto pledges on mental health. Obviously this is something we’re passionate about at Thrive – we want everyone to enjoy a better standard of mental health care and we fully support the progressive policies …

WHY HISTORY TELLS US MANCHESTER WILL EMERGE STRONGER AFTER THE BOMBING

Forgive the mildly indulgent personal story to start this piece, but it’s relevant to the tragic events that unfolded in Manchester this week and this article. I lived in London for the best part of a decade and this covered the infamous 7/7 bombings in 2005 – the most serious ground-based terrorist attack ever to have taken place on British …

IF YOU SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION, YOU MUST SEE THIS

Most people suffering from depression and related conditions believe exactly as I did for many years; that there’s something fundamentally wrong with them. Some sort of misplaced connection that’s different to everyone else, like a badly-wired plug or a car with an intermittent fault that nobody else can experience or see but you. BUT, I can tell you now with …

HOW I HELPED MYSELF THRIVE

I suspect my story is a familiar one, sadly. I say sadly only in retrospect, because right now I’m feeling great and living something approaching the life I’ve always aimed for, but never quite managed to grasp in my previous two decades of adult life. This was mainly due to my poor mental health, lack of coping skills and wholly …

ONE SIMPLE (BUT EFFECTIVE) TIP TO BREAK THAT LOW-SELF-ESTEEM-CYCLE

Self-esteem is perhaps the most under-valued part of what makes up our mental health. At worst, it can lead you to do things you’d never normally consider doing – poor relationship choice, drinking heavily and substance abuse are classic symptoms of low self-esteem – but at best it can propel you to achievements and courses of action that are immeasurably …

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’ …

If you suffer from depression, you MUST see this

Most people suffering from depression and related conditions believe exactly as I did for many years; that there’s something fundamentally wrong with them. Some sort of misplaced connection that’s different to everyone else, like a badly-wired plug or a car with an intermittent fault that nobody else can experience or see but you. BUT, I can tell you now with …

How I helped myself Thrive

I suspect my story is a familiar one, sadly. I say sadly only in retrospect, because right now I’m feeling great and living something approaching the life I’ve always aimed for, but never quite managed to grasp in my previous two decades of adult life. This was mainly due to my poor mental health, lack of coping skills and wholly …

One simple (but effective) tip to break that low-self-esteem-cycle

Self-esteem is perhaps the most under-valued part of what makes up our mental health. At worst, it can lead you to do things you’d never normally consider doing – poor relationship choice, drinking heavily and substance abuse are classic symptoms of low self-esteem – but at best it can propel you to achievements and courses of action that are immeasurably …

Five ways to help your week THRIVE!

Thrive Programme founder Rob Kelly shares his tips for an amazing week! Unsocial media… How many hours do you burn every single week scrolling down social media timelines, and how does this actually make you feel? A recent study highlighted how comparing yourself to others on Facebook can trigger or exasperate depression and associated mental health issues. Envy, unhealthy comparisons, …

5 Million preventable deaths each year from smoking – it’s a question of how powerful you feel and what you believe…

Q. What’s been the biggest cover-up/cock-up/abuse of power/conspiracy of the twentieth century? (a) How did Trump get in? (b) Who shot JFK? (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 …

IT’S ALL ABOUT CONTROL

If you’re working through The Thrive Programme® you’ll know that it’s all about taking back power and control in your life. This is crucial in learning to thrive. Power, control, desire for control, secondary control – feeling confused? This should help. In order to thrive you’ll learn to develop strong psychological foundations. An ‘internal locus of control’ is a really important …

ARE PHOBIA’S REAL?

Only if you believe that they are…It’s fair to say that no one comes into the world with a phobia. How can we, when we don’t know what anything is? If we aren’t born with it, it means we must have (inadvertently) learnt how to create or have the phobia. Underlying any phobia are unhelpful belief systems and unhelpful and …

BETTER THAN THERAPY? – WHY THRIVE WORKS.

You can work through The Thrive Programme at home, with a friendly consultant of over Skype from the comfort of your own home No referrals, waiting lists or enormous bills (even a full course of the Thrive Programme with a Consultant is cheaper than learning to drive) You’ll understand how and why you are feeling better: you become the expert in …

A better way to spend Valentines? Cambridge Thrive Weekend Bootcamp

Big News! In less than 3 weeks we will be running an intensive two day Thrive Bootcamp hosted by Rob Kelly, in Cambridge. We have been promising it for months, and we’re very excited to announce that we have now booked a two-day event in Cambridge, for Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th February 2016.  If you want to kick-start a …

DO YOU PAY ATTENTION TO EVERYTHING YOUR MIND TELLS YOU? by Fiona Brown

Do you pay attention to everything your mind tells you? Our minds can take us on a wild goose ride with all the “What if’s” and “I should have’s.” The mind is the main cause of the “Worrier” in us and is the culprit for our automatic tendency to “beat ourselves up” at the first sign of problems. Psychologists believe …

Power on the Hour by James Woodworth

Whatever you do don’t think of a big piece of chocolate cake – a lovely big piece of chocolate cake with a nice blob of vanilla ice cream melting over the top .  What happened? You found yourself thinking of a big piece of chocolate cake didn’t you? The fact of the matter is we can’t stop ourselves thinking – …

Thinking about Feeling by James Woodworth

Stress, anxiety and low self-esteem are massive barriers to learning.  Lacking in self-belief, optimism and hope seriously hamper the development of those skills and abilities needed to live a healthy, happy and successful life.  The ability to bounce back from adversity, the determination to keep going in times of hardship, having a realistic, optimistic and hopeful view of oneself, others …

The Agony of Choice: Can We have Too Much of Good Thing?

The Agony of Choice: Can We have Too Much of Good Thing? James Woodworth  – Thrive Consultant Research shows that the amount of positive emotion we create and maintain is related to how much choice we believe we have in our lives.  Of equal importance with regards our happiness is how we manage our thinking in relation to the decisions …

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The Thrive Programme in Schools – Recent Case Studies

Over the past year, The Thrive Programme has launched an initiative to put The Thrive Programme into schools. We have already been successful with our book ‘Thrive for Teenagers’ and it is our opportunity to bring effective principles of The Thrive Programme to a younger audience in relevant environments. Below is the write up of our work in three case studies in Scotland …

Sometimes our Thrive Trainees deserve a special mention…

Just received another lovely email from a stranger. I have permission to share her email and some of her diary maps.. You can clearly see the amount of effort and determination this lady has put in to changing her life. She deserves the freedom she has created. Dear Rob,I am a 55 year old wife and mother. For years I …

Parenting right for a brighter future: caring not controlling

Parenting right for brighter futures: Caring not controlling We all know that parenting is the toughest job out there ; now new research supports the Thrive Programme and helps us to do it right. Caring and sensitivity. As far back as the Bowlby research in the 1960s a link was established between maternal repsponisvenss, sensitivity, and secure attachment resulting in …

Flying High with the Thrive Programme

Have you ever watched, jaw-dropping, a light aircraft performing aerobatics? Death-defying dives; stomach-lurching twists and turns? There’s something awe-inspiring and captivating – if not perilously nerve-wracking – that keeps your eyes fixed on the sky. Driving past a local airfield recently I spent a while watching planes, which brought to mind an obvious analogy with The Thrive Programme. People do …

Mary get local with the journalists

Again Mary is picked up by her local paper as an amazing story of achievement for overcoming her debilitating fear of being sick. It is not surprising that Mary won Thrive Trainee of the Year considering her remarkable journey. And in case it is not clear, that’s her trophy she’s holding in the photograph! Well done Mary!

Mary overcomes her fear of being sick and makes it national news!

Mary is notably one of our biggest supporters having dedicatedly overcome her fear of being sick last year. After 75 years, Mary decided enough was enough and that it was time to do something about it. After researching about her fear of being sick and discovering Cure Your Emetophobia & Thrive, Mary decided to put all her energies into taking …

Are you positive about cancer?

In the United Kingdom, around 900 people every day are diagnosed with cancer, meaning that on average 75 people experience a life changing medical diagnosis each hour. This can be extremely difficult and can have a huge emotional impact, resulting in shock, fear and disbelief. Equally, there may be a sense of resentment and anger at the diagnosis, and a …

Feeling Fuzzy

The beginning of the week always feels like a brand new start. The best time to turn over a new leaf. Time to get going with gusto!   But good intentions do not always make it through to Tuesday morning, and if they do, by Wednesday we’ve usually lost our focus. Perhaps you’ve been feeling like this for a while? …

Self-esteem as key to weight management

Self-esteem as a key to weight-management Are you on first name terms with your muffin-top? Bingo wings in a flap? Or on a mission to put on a few pounds and get back into the ‘healthy’ range? Research shows that high self-esteem is significant in helping you to achieve weight-related goals. Psychologists believe it’s our reaction to setbacks that will …

Say what you mean… Mean what you say…

Mean what you say… say what you mean… Oi! You! Mind your language! Wash your mouth out! No, not that sort of language… Learning to ‘mind your language’ is an important part of The Thrive Programme as it has a big impact on your mental wellbeing. When we change our words we can change our minds. Even a friendly chat …

Madonna takes a tumble – and THRIVES

So, Madonna took a tumble. What’s that got to do with The Thrive Programme? Megastar Madonna had costume-failure (well, costume-removal failure) at last night’s Brit Awards. She fell over in front of a global audience of millions, got up and got back on with the show. This exemplifies many skills taught through The Thrive Programme. Firstly, Madonna has a competitive …

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 …

Sugar and Spice and all things nice… what of ‘disgust propensity’?

By Rob Kelly Sugar and Spice and all things nice… SO, just what is the connection between muddy wellies and The Thrive Programme? Modern life is all too trigger-happy on the germ-bashing front –  we all have an arsenal of antibacterial sprays, wipes and gels in our cupboards (and even our handbags) and some people are intent on living a …

Hearts, flowers, chocolates & Champagne

It’s that lovey-dovey time of year! Romance is in the air for some of us. For others it’s ‘just another day’ that highlights a difficult relationship status or relationship history. Developing a strong internal locus (perhaps by completing The Thrive Programme) makes the difficult process of forgiveness much easier. The Thrive Programme advocates understanding, forgiveness, communication & humility: the wheels …

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 …

Create inner strength and resilience – with The Thrive Programme

We are born with a natural resilience. That, for example, is how we learn to walk. None of us stood up for the first time and started walking and running around. We got up, Wobbled for a bit, fell down and then got up again. This happened time and time again. We never once doubted ourselves. We couldn’t we didn’t …

Emetophobia Training Day in London

‘Cure your Emetophobia and Thrive’ seminar in London with Rob Kelly Saturday 25th April 2015 BOOK NOW! Royal Society of Medicine An exciting opportunity to hear Rob Kelly explaining the programme in full detail, including: Overcoming your emetophobia with the Thrive Programme The Thrive Formula – how to effectively apply it to yourself Understanding your psychological foundations – and why …

5 Ways Thrive™ can help with Stress & Anxiety by Rob Kelly

Be more mindful.
 Humans beings are the only species to suffer with anxiety. Although animals experience fear, they don’t get anxious because they spend their lives in the present moment. A dog doesn’t ruminate over the mistakes it made in the past, or get worried about how things will be in the future. Being more mindful and present is a …

Craving a CALM Christmas? Stress-free tips from the Thrive Programme

Craving a CALM Christmas? Stress-free tips from the Thrive Programme So, 16 days until Christmas. How are you feeling? Festive? Or frenzied? Excited? Or overwhelmed? Whether you’re looking forward to festive frivolity, decorating your house to Instagram-worthy perfection and catching up with your nearest and dearest, or worrying that you’ll never meet those end of year deadlines and get to …

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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 …

The Thrive Programme – A beginner’s guide.

Healthy magazine’s deputy editor, Jo Wheatley writes in this months edition about her experience of working through the Thrive Programme. Jo, met with Rob Kelly to discuss the programme, what it’s about and how it works. Rob explained that, “Although cognitive behavioural thinking plays a small part, Thrive is more in depth. It’s not just about thinking positively, it also …

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 …

Yahoo Lifestyle top tip from Rob Kelly’s Thrive Programme..

tips for success with new year's resolutions

5. Recognise your achievements Make sure you say well done to yourself for the efforts you are putting into achieving your goals and realise that it is this hard work that will lead to success. Whenever you achieve a goal (or a step along the way), praise yourself for your accomplishment. Additionally, rather than just thinking about what you have …

Superstitions – What are they and are they helpful?

There are many superstitions in everyday life, but what are they, where did they come from and why are they still around? First of all let’s look at the definition of a superstition. Essentially it is a belief that one event, object, thought or circumstance can lead to, or be related to, another outcome with no logical, natural or scientific …

The Thrive Programme for Post Natal Depression

Post natal depression (PND) is experienced by many mothers following childbirth. It typically arises from a combination of hormone changes, psychological adjustment to motherhood and of course tiredness. When a woman becomes a mother her whole life changes in the blink of an eye. All of a sudden there is a total responsibility for another (little) person. A mother is …

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 …

Sit down, have a coffee and Thrive!

This month you can get  tips on how to Thrive while you settle down with a hot drink and a magazine. ‘Healthy’ and ‘Slimming World’ spoke to Thrive’s creator, Rob Kelly about happiness and confidence. ‘Positive emotions such as happiness, satisfaction and contentedness are linked to a person’s beliefs and thinking style, which is learned,’ he says ‘Anyone can change …

Is ‘addiction’ an excuse to overeat?

The BBC news website questioned this week whether food addiction is an excuse to overeat. Food addiction has been likened to drug addiction and even used as an illustration for the UK’s obesity epidemic. Relabeling overeating as food addiction allows a person to have a medical name for their overeating. Medicalisation of an illness is where a symptom or problem …

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 …

The Thrive Programme and Infertility.

A couple’s struggle with infertility can seem like an unwinnable battle with a monthly reminder. Each month a reminder that conception hasn’t been achieved, each month aware of a biological ticking clock. The office for National Statistics shows that a growing number of women are putting their education and career first and that infants will soon be more likely to …

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 …

Obesity in Childhood – How The Thrive Programme Helps

One of the headlines in today’s Evening Standard reads “A & E in London are treating hundreds of obese children” and that figures over the last 5 years have practically doubled. Last night, there was a programme on tv about the obese children in India’s emerging middle class. Why is this happening in our societies? One of the theories that …

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

Thrive in School

Rob Kelly was recently invited to bring the Thrive programme into the classroom. Over the last 6 weeks a group of six teenage girls have been diligently working through the programme with Rob Kelly, creator of the Thrive Programme and Charlotte Allen, Thrive Consultant and Director of Thrive Research. In that time there have been noticeable changes which have been …

The psychology behind yo-yo dieting

The psychology behind yo-yo dieting and why managing your thinking is the best way to a slim and healthy body!   If you are a yo-yo dieter, like the majority of people consulting Thrive consultants for weight loss, you will have a history of losing weight then gaining the weight you have lost, if not more. You then become trapped …

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 …

Watch the language!

“Words have a magical power. They can bring either the greatest of happiness or deepest despair, they can transfer knowledge from teacher to student; words enable the orator to sway his audience and dictate its decisions. Words are capable of arousing the strongest emotions and prompting all men’s actions.” Sigmund Freud. Our Austrian friend certainly knew a thing or two …

Thrive gives you the skills to overcome your Fears and Phobias!

A recent study carried out by the Mayo Clinic found that avoidance of scary situations in childhood led to anxiety. The study collected data from more than 800 children, aged between 7 and 18 years. During the study, both children and parents were asked eight different questions relating to avoidance. One of the questions the parents were asked was: “When …

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, …

Deal with your reality effectively, and with minimum anxiety

This week’s blog is dedicated to my 97 year old grandmother. No, she’s not dead (yet, bless her) which is exactly why I am writing about this amazing lady. It also illustrates how the concepts of Thrive do not shield you from the reality of your situation, rather teaches you how to deal with those realities with minimum stress and …

Thrive programme for emetophobia – new research proves success!

We have recently been conducting a follow-up survey for sufferers of emetophobia (a fear of being sick, sometimes called SPOV – a specific fear of vomiting).  Here are the preliminary findings. The survey and the results will be discussed in detail in the new ‘Cure yourself of emetophobia & Thrive’ book, which is due out next week. We  had a …

Cure your Emetophobia & Thrive – new book out this month!

Cure your Emetophobia and Thrive – the researched-backed self-help programme to overcome your fear of being sick. New book – being launched at The London Vitality Show mexican online pharmacy – 20th-23rd March 2013 Based on twenty-five years clinical experience, and containing a discussion of all relevant research, including data from a recent research project of our own. The first …

How Thrive Can Help Sports People

Olympic Sports Stars Suffer From Low Self-Esteem In the past few days many people have been shocked to hear the news that 23 year old Rebecca Adlington is retiring from competitive swimming. Many people will wonder why, considering her age and success, and may wonder if it was as a result of negative comments on social networking sites such as …

The Link between Low Self-Esteem and Depression – Thrive can Help!

I came across this recent meta-analytic study of 77 separate studies into depression, conducted by Julia Sowislo and Ulrich Orth from the University of Basel. It is one of the largest studies of its kind and backs up what we Thrive Consultants know to be true with regards to the link between low self-esteem and depression. This specific study was …

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 …

Develop better coping skills for everyday stressful situations

I was struck recently, when hiring a car, how much anticipatory anxiety is used by businesses to try and get more money out of us. The car hire company was painting a very gloomy picture of what might happen out on the roads, and how much it was going to cost me if I decided not to buy additional insurance …

Relieving Stress with the Thrive Programme

Nearly half of adults feel stressed every day or every few days….. This was the conclusion from the Mental Health Foundation who recently published results from a survey indicating the need for extra help in managing stress. 59% of British adults say their life is more stressful than it was five years ago. Apparently money and work top the survey …

The relationship between stress and smoking and how the Thrive Programme can help.

The relationship between stress and smoking and how the Thrive Programme can help. The relationship between stress and smoking A recent study carried out by researchers from the Universities of Birmingham, Southampton and King’s College London concluded that smoking does not help with stress and anxiety. However, the study does suggest that quitting smoking can help reduce stress levels. One …

Don't be a (Mrs) Twit – Let Thrive show you how to take control of your thoughts

I have recently been re-reading some of Roald Dahl’s stories with my seven year old son, and hooting at the antics of that rather repulsive couple, The Twits. I couldn’t help thinking though what kind of life Mrs Twit might have had if she had gone through a course of Thrive when she was younger. Now Mrs Twit had a …

Young people want to be more in control of their lives.

Recently the Princes Trust published a report demonstrating that there were a significant number of young people who were finding life difficult and I began think about how the Thrive programme would give these young people the knowledge, skills and understanding to be able to manage themselves more effectively. The Princes Trust Youth Index 2013: One in ten young people feel …

Thrive consultants and Workbook help people to overcome Depression

A recent study suggests that self-help books prescribed on the NHS and run in conjunction with advisory sessions, help patients have significant lower levels of depression than if they receive usual GP care. Self-help books 'treat depression' Prescribing self-help books on the NHS is an effective treatment for depression, a study suggests. Patients offered books, plus sessions guiding them in …

Thrive programme can help you overcome Emetophobia (fear of being sick)

The Thrive Programme can help you to overcome emetophobia (a phobia of vomit or being sick) Emetophobia, a phobia of vomit or being sick, is a condition for which Thrive consultants are commonly consulted. Most people with emetophobia predominantly fear being sick themselves, although some additionally or only fear others being sick. Studies have indicated that anywhere between 0.1% and …

The Thrive Programme can help the prevent the onset of depression and anxiety

How unhelpful thinking styles can effect mental health It is viewed that a test could be used as an inexpensive screening tool to facilitate early intervention. Scientists have discovered a cognitive biomarker – a biological indicator of a disease – for young adolescents who are at high risk of developing depression and anxiety. Their findings were published today, 28 November, …

How can we help our children to be happy, healthy and successful?

How can we help our children to be happy, healthy and successful? Most of the problems and symptoms that children and teenagers experience are underpinned by a perceived lack of control. Weisz, Weiss, Wasserman, and Rintoul (1987), for example, demonstrated a relationship between a sense of personal helplessness and perceived incompetency and depression in childhood. Nanda, Kotchick and Grover (2012) …

Its always good to set new challenges.

Cycle and walking ‘must be norm’ for short journeys By Nick TriggleHealth correspondent, BBC News Only 11 minutes per day is spent walking or cycling on average Cycling and walking should be the norm for all short journeys, experts say. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence said people should shun their cars if a trip could be done …

Stop Smoking Easily and quickly in 'Stoptober' – with a Thrive Consultant

You are almost twice as likely to stop smoking with a Thrive Consultant in just one hour (92.5%), than you are using the NHS's Stop Smoking Service (48%) Why is this the case? The medical profession (somewhat understandably – they are the medical profession) still treats smoking as an addiction. They still believe that the reason why it is hard …

‘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 …

Optimists Thrive

Psychologist Elaine Fox from the University of Essex explores optimism and pessimism and the effect on well-being.  Professor Fox reveals in her book Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain how having one personality type or the other can affect your health and prospects. Having an internal locus of control not only helps you to have a better life mentally but also physically. The work of Elaine Fox …

THRIVE Clients just "Get It!"

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly clients “Get” what THRIVE is all about. Explaining Pure Hypnoanalysis can sometimes make the whole process seem quite difficult (although it isn’t). But THRIVE, is, on the surface much simpler as its all about the client, how they think now, and more importantly how they WANT to think soon. Some clients, after …