The testimonials below are from people who have been through The Thrive Programme either by themselves, or with the help of a licenced Thrive Consultant.
Emetophobia is a fear of vomiting and vomit. Sufferers will go to great lengths to ensure they do not put themselves into situations where they may be sick or around others who may be sick. Despite research (Hout and Bouman, 2011) suggesting that up to 8.8% of the population may have a fear of being sick, it tends to be a hidden problem as those who experience it very often hide it from even close friends and family. Thrive and now the specifically tailored programme ‘Cure Your Emetophobia and Thrive’, is consistently showing itself to be a reliable way of helping sufferers overcome this phobia.
Mary (below) had suffered from Emetophobia for more than 75 years! Her phobia was so bad, that she refused chemotherapy twice – even after being told that she would die if she didn’t have the treatment. Despite years of different forms of therapy and treatment, nothing helped Mary until she stumbled across The Thrive Programme. It took her just a couple of months to completely overcome her fear.
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Self Esteem refers to the way we view ourselves. If we have a high regard for ourselves and believe we are capable and competent, if we regularly acknowledge and process our achievements and successes we will develop high self esteem. Equally, if we focus, in a negative or critical way, our attention on mistakes and errors we have made or allow others’ opinion of us to determine our self view we will create low self esteem. The Thrive Programme shows us how to manage the way we view ourselves through greater perspective of events and by taking a more balanced and realistic view.
Social Anxiety (sometimes known as Social Phobia) is essentially a fear of being judged. Everyone experiences social anxiety to some extent. For some people it is a constant concern about what other people are thinking about them and it can, sometimes, lead to them withdrawing and avoiding social interactions whenever possible. Others seem mostly unaware of their social anxiety, not recognising that many of the decisions and choices they make every day are influenced by how they believe other people will perceive them. These same people can also experience much stronger feelings of social anxiety in a situation where they feel less in control, be that speaking to a large group or one to one in an intimate setting.
Anxiety generally describes a fearful state of apprehension, worry and doubt. Our perception of events and situations is filtered through our belief systems; how much control we believe we have in a situation and our beliefs about our ability to cope will have a direct impact on the degree of anxiety we feel in a given situation.
A phobia is an irrational or disproportionate reaction to a feared situation, object or event. Sufferers usually recognise that their reaction is extreme and out of proportion to the danger presented. Despite this intellectual awareness they feel powerless to change their response. Feeling powerless and out of control is the single biggest factor in maintaining the phobia.
Negativity, Brooding & Depression
The connection between negative thinking, brooding and depression is well established. “Many people believe that when they become depressed or dysphoric they should try to focus inwardly and evaluate their feelings and their situation in order to gain self-insight and find solutions that might ultimately resolve their problems and relieve their depressive symptoms. Challenging this assumption, numerous studies over the past two decades have shown that repetitive rumination about the implications of one’s depressive symptoms actually maintains those symptoms, impairs one’s ability to solve problems, and ushers in a host of negative consequences”(The Consequences of Dysphoric Rumination; Lyubomirsky and Tkach, 2004)