Craving a CALM Christmas? Stress-free tips from Thrive

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 …

It’s Anger Awareness Week!

Emotional Intelligence is highly valued and increasingly well-understood, so it’s perhaps no surprise that we now have National Anger Awareness Week,  1st – 7th December with events organised nationally to help people to manage their anger problems. Recognised as one of the primary emotions, anger can be a force for good and there are numerous examples throughout history of how …

Thrive – my own experience

An experience of the Thrive Programme From Thrive Consultant, Alecea White: ‘I use the Thrive Programme 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 …

Stoptober and the smoking addiction myth

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 chocolate, or Facebook, or the latest show on Netflix, and …

The Sun Newspaper self-help books: Thrive by Rob Kelly @ number 2!

Thrive programme in the sun newspaper

The Thrive Programme has been recommended in The Sun Newspaper, in the section on Health, Well-being and Fitness! (January 2014) Thrive – The changing limiting beliefs workbook by Rob Kelly. £19.95 ‘If you are struggling with anxiety, depression or obsessive disorders, this book could show you the light at the end of the tunnel. It details ways to tackle negative …

Esquire Magazine – top tip for quitting smoking, from the Thrive Programme

Esquire Magazine article – How to stop smoking The tip: Primarily, people don’t experience nicotine cravings because they are addicted, they manufacture them by fantasizing about smoking. Hence, the three-step ‘Reset Button’: 1. Recognise you are brooding about smoking 2. Realise you’ve created this state yourself 3. Create a ‘reset attitude’ with positive visualisation of non-smoking benefits, followed immediately by …

Daily Mirror Lifestyle: The 20 New Year’s resolutions the experts are trying…

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..

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. Additionally, rather than just thinking about what you have …

5 top tips to Thrive in 2014 – January’s edition of ‘Healthy’ Magazine

Why not try these tips, based upon therapist Rob Kelly’s Thrive Programme, for achieving your New Year’s resolutions? 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 their perceived imperfections and problems. This is unhelpful because it decreases self-esteem and …

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 to, another outcome with no logical, natural or scientific …