What brought you to Thrive?
I was at a point in my life where I had had enough with myself and life and had felt like this for a long time. I was sick and tired of feeling the way I was feeling. I had been searching for a long time for answers that I couldn’t find. I felt incredibly helpless and didn’t know how to find peace with myself and be happy. My sister started the programme initially and told me about it, she said that if it went well for her, she would pass me on the details of a Thrive consultant. I didn’t want to wait for that point though, I could already notice a difference in her and I wanted a piece of that too!
So how did you get on with doing Thrive?
My journey with the Thrive programme truly was life changing!! Thrive is such an easy to understand, simple, relatable, enjoyable, programme… Or as I like to call it…life manual. It really helped me to understand myself as a person, what made me tick, being able to recognise how I approached situations and how I could stop feeling the way I was feeling and how I could change that easily myself. The fact that it was me that was going to make those changes, was incredibly liberating and empowering.
What did you get out of going through the Programme?
Everything! I owe so much to Thrive, Rob and my consultant, but overall I got a sense of achievement from myself. I had done this, I had put the effort and work into this and I was so proud of myself. A feeling of being calm, collected and composed and at ease and peace with myself just felt amazing. I gained so much self-awareness from the programme and everything I have learnt I just want to share with the world. When you know something works and you know how it can help people to help themselves you just want to shout it from the rooftops. Thrive is literally for anyone and everyone, there is nthat couldn’t benefit from this! o-one
Was there a core thing within the course that stood out for you?
The fact that it was ME making the changes. That was empowering. Being able to change your life yourself with help and guidance, that is so rewarding. The fact I didn’t have to go and talk about my problems every week. The fact that it wasn’t about what happened yesterday or 2 years ago, it was about the now. It was about how I could make changes from the NOW.
Did you enjoy the experience?
Yes, learning about myself and gaining the insights, tools and techniques was great. I took myself out of my comfort zone many many times. But I was done with staying in the same place and was ready to make change. Every week I learnt more and more and it really felt like the programme was personally written for me. I could relate to everything in it. The way Rob has written the book, makes it really enjoyable to study. It never felt like a drag or a chore, I was in complete awe of the experience.
What surprised you?
How quickly I started to notice a difference in myself and how much change I have made. Understanding about what drove my desire for control was fascinating. How so many people in society are so driven by external factors.
Does The Thrive Programme work?
YES – Definitely. If you are ready to change YOUR life then yes! If you are willing to put effort and work into making positive change, then ABSOLUTELY!
How would you say your life has changed going through the course?
Thrive has helped me to change my life in so many ways. To view myself and the world around me in a completely different light. To understand how I work, to understand myself. To learn how to love and appreciate me.
Lots of exciting things and the start of a new chapter of my life.. I am aiming and planning to move into the big city – London! I want to focus on training and keeping fit with crossfit which is a passion of mine…and of course, spending time with my beautiful family and friends. Next stop booking a trip to NYC which has been a goal of mine for a long time and now I’m going to make that happen!