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

April 4, 2017 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 …

HOW I HELPED MYSELF THRIVE

April 10, 2017 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 …

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 …

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 …

New Year’s Resolutions don’t work. Try something different in 2017!

New Year’s Resolutions don’t work. Try something different in 2017!     With the second week of 2017 underway, many people will have given up their New Year’s resolutions already. Did you make any resolutions this year? If so, have you actually stuck to them? In fact by the end of the month 66% of people who made a resolution …

How The Thrive Programme can help with anxiety and stress

How The Thrive Programme can help with anxiety and stress Everyone has moments or periods in their lives when they are anxious, and for many it can become a daily occurrence. The UK’s Office for National Statistics said in 2013 that anxiety or depression was evidenced in 19% of people over 16 – that’s about 10 million individuals suffering as …

Esquire magazine – top tip from Thrive Programme creator, Rob Kelly

The Thrive Programme is a life-changing course that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources in order to take control of your life, bring out the very best of yourself and enjoy everything that you do. Life-changing? Absolutely! The Thrive Programme is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting happiness, health and success. Almost every issue or problem that …

Healthy Magazine – All about The Thrive Programme

The Thrive Programme is a life-changing course that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources in order to take control of your life, bring out the very best of yourself and enjoy everything that you do. Life-changing? Absolutely! The Thrive Programme is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting happiness, health and success. Almost every issue or problem that …

Yahoo lifestyle- six Thrive tips

The Thrive Programme is a life-changing course that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources in order to take control of your life, bring out the very best of yourself and enjoy everything that you do. Life-changing? Absolutely! The Thrive Programme is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting happiness, health and success. Almost every issue or problem that …

Top Sante – Rob Kelly – top Health Guru

The Thrive Programme is a life-changing course that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources in order to take control of your life, bring out the very best of yourself and enjoy everything that you do. Life-changing? Absolutely! The Thrive Programme is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting happiness, health and success. Almost every issue or problem that …

Mail Online emetophobia article

The Thrive Programme is a life-changing course that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources in order to take control of your life, bring out the very best of yourself and enjoy everything that you do. Life-changing? Absolutely! The Thrive Programme is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting happiness, health and success. Almost every issue or problem that …

Laura Bird in the Daily Mail

The Thrive Programme is a life-changing course that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources in order to take control of your life, bring out the very best of yourself and enjoy everything that you do. Life-changing? Absolutely! The Thrive Programme is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting happiness, health and success. Almost every issue or problem that …

Essex Chronicle – Mary cured of her fear after 75 years!

The Thrive Programme is a life-changing course that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources in order to take control of your life, bring out the very best of yourself and enjoy everything that you do. Life-changing? Absolutely! The Thrive Programme is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting happiness, health and success. Almost every issue or problem that …

Real People Magazine – emetophobia article

The Thrive Programme is a life-changing course that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources in order to take control of your life, bring out the very best of yourself and enjoy everything that you do. Life-changing? Absolutely! The Thrive Programme is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting happiness, health and success. Almost every issue or problem that …

PACE – Persistent and Continuous Effort

The Thrive Programme is a life-changing course that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources in order to take control of your life, bring out the very best of yourself and enjoy everything that you do. Life-changing? Absolutely! The Thrive Programme is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting happiness, health and success. Almost every issue or problem that …

Slimming world article on Rob Kelly and The Thrive Programme

The Thrive Programme is a life-changing course that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources in order to take control of your life, bring out the very best of yourself and enjoy everything that you do. Life-changing? Absolutely! The Thrive Programme is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting happiness, health and success. Almost every issue or problem that …

Cure your emetophobia seminar – New York

The Thrive Programme is a life-changing course that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources in order to take control of your life, bring out the very best of yourself and enjoy everything that you do. Life-changing? Absolutely! The Thrive Programme is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting happiness, health and success. Almost every issue or problem that …

Daily Mail – Mary the 82 year old, overcomes emetophobia

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Who controls your life? Health and Fitness Magazine

The Thrive Programme is a life-changing course that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources in order to take control of your life, bring out the very best of yourself and enjoy everything that you do. Life-changing? Absolutely! The Thrive Programme is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting happiness, health and success. Almost every issue or problem that …

The Thrive Programme book reviewed in ‘The Sun’

The Thrive Programme is a life-changing course that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources in order to take control of your life, bring out the very best of yourself and enjoy everything that you do. Life-changing? Absolutely! The Thrive Programme is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting happiness, health and success. Almost every issue or problem that …

Mary – age 85 – overcomes her lifelong phobia

The Thrive Programme is a life-changing course that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources in order to take control of your life, bring out the very best of yourself and enjoy everything that you do. Life-changing? Absolutely! The Thrive Programme is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting happiness, health and success. Almost every issue or problem that …

Bella Magazine article on Emetophobia and Thrive

The Thrive Programme is a life-changing course that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources in order to take control of your life, bring out the very best of yourself and enjoy everything that you do. Life-changing? Absolutely! The Thrive Programme is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting happiness, health and success. Almost every issue or problem that …

Denmark Emetophobia Seminar

The Thrive Programme is a life-changing course that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources in order to take control of your life, bring out the very best of yourself and enjoy everything that you do. Life-changing? Absolutely! The Thrive Programme is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting happiness, health and success. Almost every issue or problem that …

The Thrive Programme in ‘Health’ Magazine

The Thrive Programme is a life-changing course that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources in order to take control of your life, bring out the very best of yourself and enjoy everything that you do. Life-changing? Absolutely! The Thrive Programme is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting happiness, health and success. Almost every issue or problem that …

LEARNING FROM IRONMEN – FORGING MENTAL TOUGHNESS

Determined, highly driven and tough minded are the character traits needed when competing in ultra-marathons, ironman triathlons or long distance endurance adventures. These can be beneficial to us all and translated to non-sport related activities. I have been fascinated for many years by Ironman Triathletes and adventurers who push themselves to their physical limit.  Although I have never really had the inclination …

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 day 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 Thrive 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 and the …

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! The Thrive Programme …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

The Thrive Programme – A beginner’s guide.

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 …

Thrive as a non smoker this National Non Smoking Day!

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 …

Cure Your Emetophobia and Thrive

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. …

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

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 …

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

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 Please watch this short video below: …

Healthy Magazine – 5 Ways to Thrive in 2014

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 …

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

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

Superstitions – What are they and are they helpful?

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 …

The Thrive Programme for Post Natal Depression

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 …

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: 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 …

Sit down, have a coffee and Thrive!

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 ‘addiction’ an excuse to overeat?

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 …

Will you be at the Scottish Learning Festival 2013?

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 …

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

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 …

The Thrive Programme and Infertility.

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 …

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

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 …

Thrive is in Health and Fitness Magazine.

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. The Thrive Programme is a life-changing course …

5 Top Tips for Happiness – from 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 …

Obesity in Childhood – How The Thrive Programme Helps

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 …

Changing Limiting Beliefs At Phoenix Bootcamp

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 …

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

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. The Thrive Programme is a life-changing course that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources …

Thrive at The Scottish Learning Festival

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 …

Bella Magazine – Fears and Phobias

Bella Magazine – Fears and Phobias Thrive is in this weeks Bella magazine, with Louise Fellows who overcame her emetophobia with Thrive. Please watch this short video below: The Thrive Programme is suitable for all and if you feel that life is merely ticking over for you, The Thrive Programme will enable you to master the skills and resources you …

Meet the emetophobes (people who are terrified of VOMIT) and discover the lengths they go to avoid being near sick

Meet the emetophobes (people who are terrified of VOMIT) and discover the lengths they go to avoid being near sick From the Daily Mail Online. See how The Thrive Programme helped these people overcome Emetophobia, an intense fear of vomiting or being around someone who is or may be sick. The original article can be seen here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2332213/Meet-emetophobes–people-terrified-VOMIT–discover-lengths-avoid-near-sick.html The Thrive …

Think yourself happy in six easy steps

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 The Thrive Programme is a life-changing course that empowers you with the skills, …

Thrive in School

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 …

The psychology behind yo-yo dieting

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 …

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!

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 …

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

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 …

Emetophobia Research Survey – Full research report now online

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 …

Deal with your reality effectively, and with minimum anxiety

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 …

Thrive programme for emetophobia – new research proves success!

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, …

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

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 – 20th-23rd March 2013 Based on twenty-five years clinical experience, and containing a discussion of all relevant research, including data from a …

Exam Success with the Thrive Programme

Parents not schools boost exam success, study suggests The Thrive Programme is a life-changing course that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources in order to take control of your life, bring out the very best of yourself and enjoy everything that you do. Life-changing? Absolutely! The Thrive Programme is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting happiness, health …

How Thrive Can Help Sports People

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 …

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

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 …

Great result – The Thrive Programme saves the day

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 …

Develop better coping skills for everyday stressful situations

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 …

Relieving Stress with the Thrive Programme

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 …