Help to overcome common psychological symptoms with The Thrive Programme
People tend to go through The Thrive Programme for one of two reasons:
- They want to learn how to thrive
- They have some problems or symptoms they want to get over AND they want to learn how to thrive.
If you are in the second group, then you probably don’t think you have many choices and believe you’re stuck with your current symptoms, worries, illness, lack of success, or just your life in general. Like most people, you probably feel as though you are powerless to change your situation. There is plenty of research that shows this is exactly what the majority of people who are phobic, anxious, depressed, over-weight, stressed or ill believe (for example, Abrahamsson et al., 2002; Edwards et al., 2007; Walters and Charles, 1997; and Seaman and Lewis, 1995). However, although you – and millions of other people like you – believe this, you are actually wrong in your assumptions. You actually DO have the power to change your situation and to thrive: you have just never been given the skills to do so.
SYMPTOMS DON’T HAPPEN ‘TO YOU’
Your symptoms are not ‘happening to you’, you are – accidentally – creating them yourself. You are creating them in your head using a combination of different ’thinking styles’ (belief systems, unhelpful thinking styles and cognitive processes) that you are not aware of.
Have a look at the image below – you’ve probably seen one just like it before:
You can see that you can mix the primary colours, and each different mix produces a different result. For example if you mix red and yellow, you will ALWAYS create orange. Blue and yellow always create green. Your brain works in the same way. Imagine people have around 10 different thinking styles that they can actively use on a daily basis. It is the way you choose to use your thinking styles that dictates whether you are, for example: ‘happy or sad’, ‘positive or negative’ or ‘powerful or powerless’. Somebody who is thriving (someone who is positive, buoyant, powerful, confident, optimistic, happy, has high self esteem, has low social anxiety etc) is someone who has optimised all or most of their thinking styles. They have most of their 10 thinking styles working for them in a helpful, powerful way. If you are managing most of your thinking styles well, you won’t be creating anxieties, fears, worries, stress and stress-related symptoms, self esteem issues, depression, weight problems etc This is why, when you come to undertake The Thrive Programme, we won’t focus on your symptoms, because in a way they are not important. What IS important is that we teach you how to thrive, and along the way you’ll overcome your symptoms and problems, as you learn to optimise your thinking styles.
We have thousands of testimonials by people – just like you – who have overcome their symptoms and learned to thrive. Have a look at a few and see just how much they have changed their lives.
For example, symptoms such as phobias, sexual problems, stuttering and depression tend to disappear within a couple of days of people starting to thrive, because they are quite ‘simple’ to create: they only require 2-3 of your 10 thinking styles. At the other end of the spectrum are symptoms such as: chronic fatigue, O.C.D., anorexia, emetophobia and something known as ‘intrusive thoughts’… these symptoms are far more involved and may use all of their different thinking styles to create – it’s no wonder these are some of the hardest problems to treat with therapy, CBT or drugs. These sort of symptoms don’t usually disappear until a person is almost completely thriving, as it takes them longer to get 10 thinking styles under control…
As symptoms and problems are created by the thinking styles mentioned above, and you can change the thinking styles whenever you wish, all symptoms can be overcome relatively quickly and simply. It doesn’t matter – for example – how long you have had your symptoms for, whether you have had them for seven days or – like Mary – seventy-five years. It also doesn’t matter what you think actually caused your symptom or problems. You might – for example – believe your phobia of vomiting was caused by you choking on a marble when you were six years old… it doesn’t matter what you actually believe stated your phobia, what is causing it right now is your thinking styles, and you can change/optimise these in a few weeks. Maybe you believe your low self-esteem, nail-biting and heavy-drinking are due to you being bullied as a child? Well, maybe that IS what started them, but what is causing those symptoms TODAY, is your thinking styles..
With The Thrive Programme it’s now possible for you to learn the skills to optimise your thinking styles in a few weeks… there really is no reason why you should have to suffer with these symptoms anymore. Better still, get thriving and have the very best life you could have!
SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS WE REGULARLY HELP PEOPLE TO OVERCOME ARE:
Habits and Addictions:
|Quit smoking||Alcohol abuse/excessive drinking|
|Nail biting||Cocaine Abuse|
|Binge eating||Lose weight/dieting/slimming|
Phobias and Fears:
|Emetophobia (fear of being sick)||Fear of flying/trains|
|Fear of spiders (arachnophobia)||Fear of heights|
|Fear of cancer||Fear of death or illness|
|Fear of being in enclosed spaces (claustrophobia)||Fear of lifts/enclosed spaces (agoraphobia)|
|Obsessions & Compulsions||Pure O / intrusive thoughts|
|Shyness||Blushing or fear of blushing|
|Feeling uncomfortable in front of others||Stammering/stuttering|
|Shy bladder (unable to pee in front of others)||Fear of public speaking|
|Fear of writing in front of someone||Persistent fear of failure|
|Preoccupation with how you look||Setting unachievable standards|
|Feeling embarrassed/on the spot/judged by others|
|Low self confidence||Low self esteem|
|Exam nerves||Driving test nerves|
|Fear of intimacy||Fetishes|
Stress and Anxiety:
|Excessive sweating||Panic attacks/Panic disorder|
|Teeth grinding (bruxism)||Self harm|
|Hair pulling (trichotillomania)|
Somatic (bodily) Symptoms:
|Skin disorders||excessive sweating|
|ME/chronic fatigue||IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)|
|Migraine headaches||Persistent headaches|
|PTSD – post traumatic stress disorder||Rape and assault|
|Children’s irrational fears||Difficult behavour in children|
|Children’s shyness, worry & anxiety||Confidence in children|
|Unusual habits in children||Speech problems in children|
|Unhappiness in children||Emotional trauma in children|
|Nightmares & sleeping problems in children||Children and bed wetting|
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