I discovered The Thrive Programme during a particularly bad stage of my daughter’s emetophobia where she was unable / unwilling to go to school due to her fears. We started the program with Michelle and it just made so much sense! The journey of self discovery for both myself & my daughter was fabulous. While my daughter did not finish the program, I did & I continue to help her stick to it. We process positives every day to ensure she stays on track. Her improvement is obvious. As a fabulous by-product, I too now process positives and see things even more through my ‘Thrive glasses’. I recommend this easy to follow and common sense program to anyone suffering anxiety around the fear of being sick - in fact anyone with anxiety.
I have suffered from Emetophobia for over 20 years. I didn’t fully realise until I started the Thrive program how much I thought about my fear and how quickly I allowed myself to think negatively or catastrophise my fear about being sick. I was consumed by these negative thoughts and I was letting them hinder my ability to live my life fully. I was scared of staying in a motel with my partner, petrified about having children, thought constantly about my partner being sick, avoided sick kids at work, and so on and so on…This program has not only helped my fear immensely it has helped every area of my life. The Thrive program has taught me so much about myself and allowed me to completely reflect on the negative thinking patterns I have, not just about my phobia, but about so many areas in my life, my job, my relationship with my partner and most importantly, how I feel about myself. I wont lie to you – the program isn’t easy, but it isn’t hard either. You just have to be persistent and follow the program, read the book, listen to Michelle and persevere. Persevere when you don’t get the concepts, persevere when you have a blip, and persevere even when you’re tired and busy. Please just persevere! It works, I promise you. Your hard work will guarantee it works. The concepts may take some time to fully understand, but once the penny drops, it will change how you think about everything. I now have the skills to stop my negative thoughts. I can recognize when I am obsessing (brooding) about something and I have the power to stop. I am so much more aware of myself and my thinking and because of this my anxiety has decreased significantly. I feel powerful and know I can cope with anything life throws at me.
Since I began seeing Michelle and starting the Thrive Programme, approximately 4 months ago, I can see such an improvement in myself from when I started. The programme is something I knew I had to complete to help me with personal problems like social anxiety, confidence issues, phobia, and self-esteem. Since starting The Thrive Programme with Michelle, each week she has helped and educated me through the programme. The programme is educational which is what interested me the most as it wasn’t just about me talking about my problems; the programme is there to teach me new ways to think more positively in my day-to-day life. Michelle has been fantastic at advising me and teaching me throughout the whole programme. Not only would we see each other fortnightly she would contact me via email, text or phone call in between sessions to see how I have been coping and to see if I had any questions I wanted to ask following on from the recent session. Michelle, I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done and all the hard work and effort you put in. I would urge people to contact Michelle as I am SO confident she can help you too like she has done for me.
The most thought provoking, powerful and empowering programme I have ever participated in.
Thrive for Business has been the most useful professional development experience I have had to date. It has certainly added to my way of thinking in the business environment. The workshops provided an opportunity to see colleagues in a different light and understand more about each other. I will revisit Thrive in the future without a doubt. This course should be on your must do list.
Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the Thrive program. Over the years I have attended a lot of high quality corporate training programs and have read and heard about many techniques and strategies for enacting behavioural and cognitive change. I found the Thrive program incredibly valuable and a very practical synthesis and integration of ideas and actions. It is increasing my awareness of and my ability to create positive changes in my thinking and communication style. It prompted me to ask some hard questions and challenged me to put myself back into the driver’s seat of my own life.
I entered the program with an open mind. I’ve learned so much about our psychological foundations including self-esteem but also about positive language and thinking styles. With practice and applying the foundations taught in this program, I have clearly shifted a lot of the limiting beliefs that I had before. There are many highlights for me throughout the program. I cannot wait to revisit the readings and although it is intended for business purposes, it has actually changed the core of me as a person and it’s something that I can apply in my personal life.
* Disclaimer: Effects may vary person-to-person.