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 in …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. 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 having the programme …

Why acting like you are in love can lead to the real thing…

Recent article from Daily Mail.. Why acting like you are in love can lead to the real thing PUBLISHED: 11:53, 4 July 2012 | UPDATED: 17:38, 4 July 2012 If you want to feel in love, perhaps you should fake it until you make it. A new study by leading psychologist Richard Wiseman says that behaving as if you find someone attractive increases your …

Thrive Student Overcomes Epilepsy

Thrive Programme Student combats Epilepsy A young lady called Kelly consulted me in 2010 with unexplained Epilepsy, anxiety,  social anxiety and  wanted to know if I could help.  She had been suffering from this debilitating condition for the last 4 years during which she had several seizures each day and no medical tests she had undergone were conclusive.  As a …

Help with Childhood Fears and Anxiety

Parents often mention to me it’s not clear to them what’s caused their child to suddenly seem withdrawn, worried, anxious, angry, or tearful. If a child exhibits emotional or behavioral problem, or needs help with a difficult life event parents can feel helpless. Something I have noticed using ‘Thrive’ training with children is how quickly both parent, and child adapt …

Phoenix Bootcamp and THRIVE – voted best…

I am very pleased to announce that our Phoenix Bootcamps (incorporating the Thrive Programme) have been voted the ‘Best Holistic Bootcamp’, by Graeme Harwood – the Bootcamp Guru. About Phoenix:  http://youtu.be/LZI-LZkVwtY The review: 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 …

Just how much effort do YOU put in to change your life?

Subscribe to our Facebook or Twitter page now – to receive our regular blogs… Recent figures show that the UK has its highest number of “obese” population ever so its no surprise that therapists are seeing more and more clients who want to lose weight. What has become evident over the years is that clients are coming wanting the therapist …

‘Lucky’ to be on Masterchef? How to avoid luck and build your own self-esteem!

Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook… I have recently been following Masterchef and the chefs that have done very well to get through to the final rounds. One lady in particular kept using phrases such as ‘I am so LUCKY to get through that round’ or ‘It’s down to luck’, or ‘lucky to get this far’. But is it …

It’s no wonder it’s hard for some people to lose weight..

In undertaking research for the new Thrive book, I was looking to see if I could find any evidence to support my belief that many people don’t really think or feel very kindly or empathetic towards obese people.  I thought I would share some of that research with you… Wang, Brownell and Wadden (2004) went on to suggest that: …obese …

Can we help you to Thrive?

Sometimes there are periods in our lives when we just feel ‘stuck’. We get to the point where we have to do something about it. We might search the internet for help and find websites – like the Thrive website – which explain how we can help. The next step is meeting the Thrive Consultant you choose. This article gives you …

Young people say NO to binge drinking

Psychological  intervention reduces alcohol misuse in adolescence. Like me, you may not be aware that 5000 young people are admitted to hospital every year for alcohol related problems. The pressure that young people face these days with regard to substance misuse are vast. The pressure to be part of the gang can be formidable, and that feeling of not being …