Unhealthy stress

What is The Thrive Programme?

The Thrive Programme is an evidence-based psychological training programme. Like many people who suffer from unhealthy stress, you may have already been to see counsellors, therapists, psychologists, support groups, and/or psychiatrists but still, you’re not better. You'll be asking yourself why this programme will work when nothing else has. It’s perfectly natural to think that way. But you can’t give up, simply believing you’re stuck with unhealthy stress. You’re not. The Thrive Programme is innovative, it’s evidence-based, it’s easy-to-understand, and it works. Every person who comes to see me, brings with them a lot of scepticism. It’s my role to gain your trust, help you gain self-insight, and to teach you everything you need to know so you have the tools and knowledge to live a thriving life.

How can I access the programme?

Face-to-face or via Skype? Both are very effective so it doesn’t matter where you’re located we can still connect. In the busy world we live in, Skype can be a time-efficient approach. I’ve created a number of resources that ensure the Skype method of delivery feels like you're sitting in the same room as me. 

What is unhealthy stress?

We all experience some stress for short bursts of time and in many cases this stress can help improve our performance. This short term stress doesn’t have a negative effect on our body or psychological functioning. Unhealthy stress is when your body is in a heightened state for a long period of time. You are under constant pressure at work. You have ongoing family concerns. You may have some financial worries. You feel you have no time left in the day to relax.

The way we are designed to respond to pressure is to go into the 'fight or flight' response. This causes the release of adrenalin and other chemicals into our system and gets us through a specific situation. As mentioned, this is okay if it only short-term.

However, if you are in this heightened state for long periods of time, there is a strong chance you will develop physical and mental health problems. This is stress.

These are some typical symptoms:

  • Constantly tired

  • Increased consumption of alcohol

  • Inability to concentrate

  • Short term memory is problematic

  • Irritable or angry over minor issues

  • Difficulty in making decisions

  • Loss of appetite or over-eating

  • Headaches (migraine and tension)

  • Minor illnesses that are more frequent

Stress can have a devastating effect on your body.

The Thrive Programme is very effective in the treatment of unhealthy stress allowing you to develop perspective and gain clarity. 

Use the button below to schedule a free 15 minute initial conversation directly in my diary in order to find out more about the programme.

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