What problem were you facing that working with through the Thrive programme has helped you?
I had Emetophobia, that's a fear of being sick or seeing or hearing someone else be sick.
How much time has working throughout the Thrive programme saved you? Have you found that you’re more efficient or that you don’t procrastinate or spend time worrying.
Yes I have lots of time, and energy, energy that I used to waste on obsessively thinking about things that might happen.
Have you found that working through the Thrive programme has helped you to make your life easier and how has it become easier?
Life is so much more enjoyable now. Not only because I have dealt with the emetophobia, but the Thrive programme has given me the skills to deal with just about anything in life.
What did you like about working with me? What do you like about the experience of working through the Thrive Programme with me?
You are so easy to talk to, non-judgemental and understanding. You treated me as an individual – responding to my specific needs. We went through the book step-by-step, and you explained everything clearly and concisely and went back over points if necessary.
Were you pleasantly surprised by any part of your experience of working together/ working through the Thrive programme?
That the focus was not on emetophobia, that my issue was not all about being sick – that a phobia is an unhelpful thinking style. The Thrive programme covered many different topics, such as personality and thinking styles and how they were all interlinked. I was especially surprised to learn that self-esteem is something that can be improved really quite easily.
What did you find remarkable about working through the Thrive Programme?
It was about how obvious, logical, sensible the information/advise in the Thrive book was. The information in the book is backed up by research studies and the reference list made it easy to access these. It also helped with my IBS symptoms and feelings of nausea became less frequent. It also taught me the importance of psychology for health and wellbeing, and the Thrive programme’s potential for helping many different people / issues /situations.
What is the most important thing that other people should know about working with me/working through the Thrive Programme?
Its that you will not be ‘cured’ over-night, or maybe even 6 months later. It takes continuous hard work and dedication. But most importantly that it can, and will, change your life.
Would you recommend me to your friends, families or co-workers?
Yes I would recommend you to other people an I have done already.You are lovely to work with, and have extensive knowledge and the skills and experience to help anyone that walks in to your clinic.
Do you have any other thoughts or comments?
Yes, I now see the Thrive Programme as a way of life. Kate , I can't thank you enough for all your help and encouragement.
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