A lifetime of toothless fear…

This may be one of the stranger posts that I write. For a lifetime, I have been afraid of the dentist; so afraid that for long periods I did not get check-ups or treatment. This is my recollection of a particular visit to the dentist when I was about 7 years old. I don’t remember this perfectly. Being 7 in …

My Anxiety is Caused by my Thinking? Part 2 – When Thinking Goes Awry

  WHEN THINKING GOES AWRY In the case of the car crash, I maintained a healthy belief that the future did not hold a series of life-threatening crashes in store. (Check out part 1) But not all my experiences have led to this outcome. Here I share a short story about what happened when my inappropriate thinking got the better …

My Anxiety is Caused by My Thinking? Part 1 – Appropriate & Inappropriate Thinking

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A question that clients often ask me is:  “Do you really believe phobias, anxiety, and depression come from inappropriate thinking? And that we can learn to think differently?” Example – Appropriate Thinking I offer this example. About five years ago my husband and I were in a car crash. It was as we were driving home from a week away …

Reality: It is all a matter of perspective

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“It is was the most wonderful performance!” “I was unimpressed. We left half way through.” How can these be two descriptions of the same musical performance at Tanglewood a few days ago? What was the performance really like? The truth is it was not really like anything. And each of us sees the same things from different perspectives and that changes the …

Imagination – Curse or Cure?

There is only one letter different between the words “curse” and “cure”, and yet there is a world of difference in terms of our experience. In the case of our imagination, the difference is a matter of perspective and focus. What do you think about your imagination? New clients often berate themselves for being stupid because they suffer from anxiety, …

No Time For Mental Health? Finding Your Thrive Time

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When I meet new clients for the first time, they often tell me they would like help with anxiety, but they don’t have thrive time. That is, they would like to be able to work on the program, but life is too busy. For some, this hides their limiting belief that nothing can help them and they cannot get better. …

Why Fate is Such a Helpless Belief

Big Outcomes and Fate The harder a decision; the more unlikely or improbable something seems; the bigger the issue that gets solved or event that occurs; the more likely we are to call it ‘fate’. We’ve all heard: “That’s so amazing that you met your girlfriend/boyfriend/partner/best friend/soul mate/husband/wife in *insert seemingly random circumstances* – it must be fate!” It’s not. Fate is …

New Perspectives, New Experiences, More Enjoyment!

It can be hard to imagine what thriving feels like when you have been struggling for a long time. And once we are thriving it can be hard to remember what NOT thriving felt like. We lose track of how far we have come. I really try to notice how thriving feels now – and be grateful for it. I …

Thriving – what nature intended!

Have you ever noticed that thriving seems like a force of nature? When things are tough, nature finds a way to overcome adversity and flourish. Flowers grow in the cracks of sidewalks, foxes find a way to adjust to living in the city. In an article from 2015, the Guardian reported that there is a wealth of wildlife near Chernobyl, …

Dare to Dream – overcome anxiety and live your dream now

Sometimes I feel as if I am dreaming. But this is not the sort of dream I want to wake up from. I don’t want to pinch myself! Because I am living the life I only dreamed of. In fact, I am living a life I could not even dream of, because I did not know what it was like! …

Overcome Anxiety – A Matter of Perspective

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It is important as you work to overcome anxiety and keep perspective remember how we can all have a bad moment or a bad day. A blip is not a failure! My client called in a panic about eight weeks into the program. “It’s not working,” she sobbed. “I was doing well, but yesterday I decided I needed to go …

Building a Phobia From Scratch: Understanding those with a phobia.

Not just a dislike… The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V) contains this definition “Phobias are defined as extreme or irrational fears, often persistent, that compel sufferers to avoid the object or situation to which their fear is connected”. Phobias are “extreme”. Phobias are “irrational”. And, most frustrating to their sufferers, we Phobias are “extreme”. Phobias are “irrational”. And, most frustrating …

THE CAUSE OF MY DEPRESSION COMPLETELY SHOCKED ME…

The recent coverage of mental health issues in the media has been brilliant – so refreshing to see and be a part of – but one thing they’ve all completely failed to address is the root cause of many mental health issues and the reasons for the increasing incidence of such problems. It’s all very well setting out to ‘cure’ …

Overcome Anxiety – Part 2: From Emetophobic to Thriving

This is part 2 of my personal tale of how I was able to overcome a phobia – part 2 – and go from emetophobic to thriving – through the Thrive Programme. See Part 1 Unintended Consequences When I moved to the U.S. in 1995, I did not realize how much of a one-way trip I would be making. I …

Overcome Anxiety – Part 1: From Emetophobic to Thriving

This is my personal tale of how I found my drive to thrive and was able to overcome a phobia – part 1 – and go from emetophobic to thriving – through the Thrive Programme. This is part 1. Click to read part 2. There is a story that I first heard during an episode of The West Wing. In …

If You 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 …

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 …

One simple (but effective) tip to break that low-self-esteem-cycle

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 that are immeasurably …

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

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  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 …

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 …