Welcome to Thrive with Amanda!
Learn to Thrive in Birmingham and the West Midlands!
“Beat anxiety, depression, phobias (including emetophobia), fears, stress, OCD, weight issues and much more in just a few weeks!”
The Thrive Programme is a life-changing, evidence-based training programme suitable for adults and children.
The Thrive Programme
I am a licensed Thrive Programme Consultant based in Streetly, Sutton Coldfield. I also offer a successful Skype service for clients who live further afield.
I have had a rewarding career in education for many years and have had the privilege of teaching many children from a range of cultural, social and economic backgrounds across all age groups. During my previous career as a police officer I also gained valuable life skills and insights. Such experiences have enabled me to enhance and complement my role as a Thrive Programme Consultant.
“THRIVE has enabled me to change my life. If you are reading this and wondering whether THRIVE could help you – stop wondering and give it a go – what have you got to lose? The initial consultation is free and you could, like me, find that it is the single best half an hour you have spent. I was incredibly cynical (particularly when reading gushing praise like this for the THRIVE programme) that a 6 week training course could undo 45 years of self sabotaging behaviour – but I can honestly say it has and even if you don’t believe it – give it a go. I now feel that I am in a world where there are two types of people – those who know (those who have been through THRIVE) and those who don’t (those yet to find THRIVE) – it’s like a secret society where we can each find our own path to happiness – the great news is that ANYONE can join. ”
“Thrive has turned my life around , I no longer brood and worry about things that have happened or future events that I have no control of. Thrive has given me the tools and strategies to be able to let things go and live in the moment. I am no longer a people pleaser and now do things that keep me happy without worrying what others may think. I have also learnt how to recognise negative thoughts and use the tools and techniques taught to me in the thrive programme to focus and recognise the positive thoughts and feelings. I am so much happier and have been given the tools to recognise the positives in my life, this has made me a more relaxed person who is able to let a lot more go but also deal with confrontational situations without feeling guilty about challenging the issue and having my say. Thanks Amanda for everything.”
…After years of wondering why l was so negative and had very low self esteem, rarely having truly happy times, I decided to try the Thrive way. I am so glad l did, as it has allowed me to understand my thought patterns and change them to not only positive ones, but action them too. Now l feel so happy and know l can do anything l want to – l am Thriving!
…sleeping was a real issue for me, I had tried a number of well-known remedies but none had worked. Over just this short period of time not only did my sleeping vastly improve, but my self-esteem grew, I had a lot less social anxiety and I was generally a lot happier, more positive and felt more in control of my own life… I have noticed a big change in myself since starting Thrive, and I know these changes will not be short lived. I am incredibly thankful to the Thrive Programme for what they have done for me, and I am thrilled to say that I now have a ‘Thrive attitude’!
…I got my self confidence back. Started to do things which I was afraid to do before (to make a phone call to strangers or ask someone to meet up). Now depression is in the past for me, I am loosing weight and every single day I am stepping out of my comfort zone and enjoying my new life with more confidence, joy and knowledge that I build my life as I want it to be and that I am making my own happiness.
…Being able to recognise how you are thinking and feeling is probably one of the most important things you can learn in life and has helped me not only overcome the depression I felt last year but also to deal with various situations in the future. I would highly recommend to anyone suffering addiction, depression, anxiety and low self confidence as well as phobias. There are a lot of trashy ‘self help’ books out there but this one really is ‘the real deal’.
About The Thrive Programme
The Thrive Programme is a life-changing, evidence-based training programme, which clearly explains how many emotional and physical symptoms are both created and maintained. More importantly, it shows you how to overcome them, quickly and simply. It is has proved to be successful with a huge range of conditions and problems including anxiety, fears, phobias, stress, low self-esteem, depression, anger, underachieving at work or in sports, weight loss, smoking and much more.
Created by Rob Kelly – a therapist with over twenty-five years clinical experience – and a team of researchers based at Cambridge University
Based on scientific research, the programme enables you to understand yourself and how your mind works. It will teach you to realise that the way you think, feel and react to situations has a significant effect upon how you experience things in daily life. Going through the programme you will be taught how your beliefs and thinking styles are causing your symptoms and problems in life. After your training is complete, you will have all the skills, knowledge and understanding you need to effectively manage your thinking in any situation. YOU will be able to take control and make the required changes to put your life back on track to lead a happy and successful life. You will quite simply, know how to THRIVE in just about any situation.
The sessions run alongside The Thrive Programme official workbook which has all the information the trainee needs to achieve their goal including references to the evidence based research which supports the programme.
Thrive Via Skype
Thrive is now available via Skype. Location is no longer a limiting factor!
Thrive via Skype is a fantastic way of allowing my clients who have difficulty in coming to see me at my office in Sutton Coldfield to still go through The Thrive Programme face to face.
These sessions allow you to fit in around your lifestyle, childcare issues or work commitments in the comfort of your own home at a time we can arrange which is mutually convenient for us both.
This is a convenient way to complete the programme and you are not restricted to any particular geographical area in order to work with me.
I have taken many people successfully through The Thrive Programme via Skype and find them just as enjoyable and rewarding as office based sessions.
My Daughter overcomes her Emetophobia!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is it for?
Who is it for?
The Thrive Programme is designed for anyone of any age who wants to take back control of their life. As long you are motivated to change and capable of understanding and applying the programme you will benefit from it.
Is it suitable for Children?
Is it suitable for children?
Yes, definitely. It is important that parents/ carers are very involved and thoroughly understand the programme themselves so that they are able to continue to support and motivate their child to apply the programme between sessions.
How does The Thrive Programme work?
How does The Thrive Programme work?
Thrive is a structured, easy to follow training programme that involves you really getting to understand:
– How YOU create fears and anxieties and symptoms – and how to free yourself of them.
– What makes you tick, what limiting beliefs you may have, and the specific ‘thinking styles’ you adopt.
– The ‘Psychological Foundations’ that dictate how you lead your life: your self-esteem and Sense of Control.
– How much power you believe you have to make changes in your life, how in control you feel. Learn how your desire for control means you avoid many situations…and how to regain that control.
– How your self-esteem can be changed in just two weeks, and the huge knock-on effect this will have upon you.
– How to banish social anxiety and feel confident around others.
College and University Talks
I now offer group talks to the Post-16 age range covering specific areas of The Thrive Programme.
Many aspects of today’s society can be difficult for young people particularly related to their mental health. They have to navigate a complex and ever changing world, facing challenges and pressures in many areas of their lives such as; Educational expectations and exam pressures, Family issues or family breakdown, Constant presence of social networking, Materialistic culture of today, and many more! Find out more below…
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