After seeing the dramatic transformation her daughter had made after going through The Thrive Programme, Jackie decided it was time to change her life too and overcome her panic attacks and depression.
She suffered consistent panic attacks (a lot were in crowded spaces like shopping centres and they were happening more and more) and was often frightened to leave the house, she also hated shopping in big supermarkets in case she got panicky. This made everyday life really hard.
Jackie also felt she was being pushed and pulled in all directions, trying to make everyone else happy and living the life everyone else wanted her to live. She was utterly miserable, had no confidence and experienced no enjoyment in life or sense of purpose. Said that if she had to carry on living life like this, it wasn’t worth living anymore.
Determined to change, she contacted a Thrive Consultant – a trained professional who’s an expert in helping people overcome issues such as panic attacks and other mental health challenges – and began the easy-to-understand six-week course.
Just a few weeks later, Jackie’s life has changed dramatically and in ways she’d never would’ve imagined possible (you’ll never believe what she did for her first holiday since taking the course!) Watch her video below for the full story.
If you’ve suffered panic attacks, you’ll understand the fear and anxiety they cause. They’re very common and symptoms include palpitations, shortness of breath – hyperventilating, sweating and feelings of loss of control. Every symptom you experience during an attack is a natural, harmless part of your body’s fight-or-flight reaction – but can very frightening at the time as you feel so out of control.
Panic symptoms are the direct result of the hormone adrenaline which is released when you perceive that you are in danger. With the release of adrenaline, your blood pressure increases and breathing speeds up preparing you for muscular effort. Although the feelings you experience are very unpleasant, they will do you no harm. You will not die, lose control or have a heart attack.
However, the fear of having a panic attack can often lead to the desire to avoid certain situations or even forcing yourself into feared situations but feeling full of dread and anxiety. You may well be building up anxiety about a situation days or weeks in advance but feel unable to change the way you think about it…
HOW DO WE HELP YOU OVERCOME ANXIETY AND PANIC?
If you are suffering from anxiety or panic, then this programme is all about YOU! This is a unique and highly effective six session training programme where you will learn how to develop good self esteem and feel in control of yourself and your life. Discover how to completely change the way you think and feel about yourself and challenging situations, overcome your symptoms and live a happier and positive life.
When you genuinely understand how your mind works, i.e. the interaction between your thinking, your beliefs and your feelings, you feel much more in control and empowered. When you recognise that nearly all of your problems, stresses, symptoms and ill-health are either caused or made worse by poorly-managed thinking, you feel fantastic … because you caused these problems, then you can change them!
ISN’T YOUR PROGRAMME SIMILAR TO CBT?
Thrive is entirely different to techniques such as NLP or CBT, even if on the surface they may sound similar.
Thrive doesn’t just focus upon giving a person some isolated insights, tools and techniques to cope with a symptom or problem. These approaches are ‘fire-fighting’ – trying to control or reduce the anxiety AFTER we have already created it by our thinking. Often people tire quickly of having to maintain this level of effort of fending of negative thoughts. The Thrive Programme is about Thriving and overcoming symptoms is just a part of that. It is about creating strong psychological foundations (eg, good self esteem) so that we are not creating anxiety. You don’t need to fire-fight if you are not setting fires in the first place.
The Thrive Programme is a comprehensive training course, which provides people with unique self-insights that enables them to develop the beliefs, resources and motivation to build resilience and make positive changes across all areas of their lives. It is of limited value teaching you any sort of ‘positive thinking’ or CBT or NLP techniques unless you understand the component parts of your thinking and beliefs that continue to create the anxiety. If you are not able to understand or alter the driving forces behind your symptoms or anxiety, it can feel as though you are ‘treading water’ trying to fend off negative thoughts.
The Thrive Programme is a life-changing psychological training programme that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources in order to take control of your life, overcome any symptoms or problems you have, and thrive!