The Thriving Blog

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3 Thinking Styles that are bad for your Mental Health.

What are Thinking Styles? Our thinking styles and belief systems are the way in which we interpret the world around us. They help us to make sense of situations and events and create an emotional response to them. However, what happens if the beliefs and thinking...

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Why we need a new perspective on mental health

The Facts We all know that mental health issues are on the rise. According to the World Heath Organisation (WHO) mental health is the leading cause of disability worldwide, it is the biggest killer of men until 45 in the UK and second leading cause of death in people...

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Why Thriving is Vital for Young People

As we prepare to launch our new project 'Bounce - The Thrive Programme in Schools' I want to talk about why Thriving for young people is so important! After coming from a ten year teaching career I have seen and been involved in the mental health crisis that is...

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10 things you do if you’re an over thinker….

People who are quite obsessive in their thinking have the ability to brood and ruminate over things for long periods of time. This can be GREAT if you are having positive thoughts! However, if you mix overthinking (or brooding) in with things like negative thoughts,...

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The Unexpected Benefits Of My Own Thrive Journey.

Why I chose Thrive as a Career. I have always enjoyed helping people and have a long history of doing so one way or another. When I was 21, I trained to be a primary school teacher as I wanted to make a difference to young people and be part of their journey to...

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Let’s talk about antidepressants…..

They work! Okay, so unless you have been under a rock, or unless you purposely close your eyes whilst walking past the newspaper stand or switch the news off every time you hear it, you can’t fail to have heard the news that ‘ANTIDEPRESSANTS DO WORK!!!!’ It has set my...

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Thrive vs Therapy

One of the most common questions that I get asked as a Thrive Consultant is how is Thrive different from CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy), counselling and other types of therapy? The first thing that you need to understand is what therapy is because Thrive is NOT it....

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So how’s that New Year’s Resolution going…….?

Whether it be a commitment to hit the gym every week, dry January, overcome a phobia or just loose a couple of pounds, it’s easy for those New Year’s Resolutions to become a distant memory isn’t it? So have you forgotten all about yours yet? Has it been abandoned at...

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Five ways I changed after Thrive…

After going through The Thrive Programme for emetophobia, Edinburgh-based Katie Gow has made some massive changes in her life, and all for the better. Here are her top five ways she’s made a difference. 1) AWESOME COPING SKILLS The biggest impact that The Thrive...

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