These are just a few of the testimonials written by people who have been helped by Cara. Some names have been changed to preserve confidentiality
Cara took me through the Thrive programme and I cannot thank her enough. She was very supportive and week by week I began to feel stronger and good about myself. It also helped me to understand my partner better and his thinking styles.
This book is amazing and totally different to every other self-help book I’ve read, and I’ve read a few!! Cara took me though a six week course and the results have been fantastic. I am using the techniques and the some of them are pretty much instant. I was so excited when I finished the course, my social anxiety had almost disappeared and my low self-esteem gone. It’s not to say that every now and again a negative thought doesn’t pop up but I know how to handle these now and I think about these for a minute rather than it spoil my whole day.
Helen, 45, helped with confidence and self esteem issues
I was a 17-year old having real problems with anxiety and obsessive thoughts about violence etc, that even though I felt wasn’t within my capabilities, still frightened me. Over a year later, I would like to say the biggest thank you for your help in given my normal life back, at a time where I didn’t know what was happening to me. At the worse times, the thing that kept me going was looking forward to the appointments I
had, in the belief that you would give me greater courage, and it worked every time…
It has benefited my life so much to be able to rid myself of these anxieties. Where I used to avoid awkward social situations, such as being on my own with someone whom I don’t really know, I now feel so much more confident. My self-confidence has gone through the roof, and friends have commented recently about how I seem to come more out of my shell, something I have found difficult ever since I was a small child.
The past year has seen many good things happen to me, but writing this email to you is up there in terms of giving me the greatest satisfaction. The words above inadequately describe how eternally grateful I am for what you’ve done.
Richard, 18, treated for negative obsessive thoughts and social anxiety
I can’t express how much better I feel and it has been both a privilege and a pleasure to have got to this point with your help. I feel as though I can be the best version of me now if that makes sense? I won’t hesitate to recommend you in future and feel free to quote me on that!I know that I can do whatever I put my mind to now (climbing Everest, not so much!) and the present AND the future is no longer something to be feared or endured but to be embraced with open arms and a firm foundation. The only downside is that I won’t get to see you on a weekly basis anymore coz you are ace you are
Laura, 46, help for low self esteem and weight loss
I feel like I have been on a journey with this and you have been brilliant. I now feel more confident and can understand why I felt so negative about lots of my life. I am 50 this year and I feel like I am on the threshold of life!!! No more negative thoughts for me. I now look and observe people in a different way and I feel more pragmatic about my life. This has given me my life back.
Louise, 49, helped for confidence and stress
I just wanted to say thank you so much Cara for taking me through the Thrive programme recently. Although I have only recently completed the course, my weight problems seem just a distant memory and I now look forward to everything in life with positivity.
I was very sceptical about whether or not these courses could help me but I’m so glad I made the effort to contact you as I found the whole process really relaxing and enjoyable.
The weight is still coming off easily and my whole outlook on life has changed for the better. I know my success has been down to my effort but the way you took me through the information and made me understand my self as a person has been an invaluable experience. If there are areas of your life with which you are struggling and you REALLY want to change for the better, then Thrive is a must.
Jason, 41, weight loss client, lost over a stone in 5 weeks
Thank you Cara, you have given me, me back!
For as long as I can remember I have felt different, I haven’t quite fitted in. I have had very strong emotional feelings about myself, a self loathing. I sometimes used to feel a cloud hanging over me it affected my life, my relationships, my confidence, in fact everything.
But now I feel FREE!
I feel in control of my everyday feelings and those negative feeling which always came to destroy me or my diet. I don’t put myself down anymore and if I feel any negative thoughts I can soon get rid of them and take control.
It’s a funny feeling, light, happy, airy, clear and it feels wonderful. I never want to go back to that dark place again.
Cara, thank you for all your kindness. I always felt I could trust you and felt complety relaxed in your hands. You have a great sense of humour and know how to put people at their ease. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending you to anyone who needs your expertise.
Glad I have finished my therapy but going to miss our chats, you’re a lovely person! Thank you!
Lindsay, 40, treated for weight loss, binge eating and low self esteem
I just wanted to say thank you so much Cara for all your encouragement and your help. My husband and I had struggled in our first few months of marriage with my vaginismus but with your help we are finally overcoming it!! Sex is getting better all the time – its so much easier now and I feel completely different about it all ?
Before I saw Cara I was completely convinced that there was something wrong with me and my self esteem was really not great. But the techniques I learnt were amazing and to understand more about the way my thinking styles were ruling my life (e.g. effecting my vaginismus, how I acted socially and my low self esteem) was incredible! 4 months have passed since my last session and what I learnt from Cara and the Thrive programme has helped me on a daily basis. Thank you so much for everything!
Janine, 24, consulted for vaginismus (fear of sex)
Again I wanted to say a huge thank you for turning my life around. I’ve realised that the answer to my problems has always been inside of me – I just needed to take control. I live and breathe the Thrive programme now, it’s been beneficial to so many areas of my life. I’m so overwhelmed by the programme I’d love to become a Thrive consultant myself!
Sarah, 34, treated for anxiety and panic attacks
I don’t know where to start to thank you for your help. I no longer feel anxious when I’m next to someone who is driving and I sleep peacefully now, not thinking of anyone breaking into my house. Most important than all is that I can be in my own house all by myself now.
So thank you so much Cara.
Leena, 28, treated for anxieties at home and in the car
Put in the effort and it will work. I was very sceptical when I first heard about the Thrive Programme if I am going to be honest. Since I could remember I had always had a fear of being sick and others being sick in front of me. I really wanted to overcome my fear and tried everything I could think of. I just couldn’t believe that this programme would work on me, I felt alone and stuck with my condition but I thought I might as well try it, nothing else so far had worked. I always felt that my emetophobia had controlled my life for all these past years but I was wrong. The only thing which made me have this phobia was myself.
You will look at your life in a completely different light. Everything you learn is relatively basic but not obvious to someone which such a phobiaThe more effort you put into this course, the more you will get out of it. I would like to publicly thank one of the consultants that I saw, Cara who demonstrated all this and has taught me all I know today. My life is so much better now than it was. I am able to go out with friends on a night out, use public bathrooms without fear and watch movies in the cinema without friends vetting them first. I promise if you buy this book you will not regret it.
Emma’s Amazon review, treated for emetophobia