Learn to Thrive

with Victoria Bourque

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Cure your Emetophobia and Thrive as a Parent

One of the most-rewarding parts of the work I do as a licensed Thrive Programme Consultant® is helping clients overcome a severe phobia of vomiting known as emetophobia. This debilitating fear can involve sufferers being afraid of vomiting themselves and/or others vomiting. The Cure Your Emetophobia and Thrive Programme® is such effective help for this fear Read more about Cure your Emetophobia and Thrive as a Parent[…]

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Interview with Jas who Overcame Severe Anxiety with The Thrive Programme

I am frequently contacted by people who are suffering with anxiety disorders. If you can relate to this and you are currently struggling with your mental health, you are far from alone: a recent World Health Organisation study concluded that, at present across the globe, anxiety and depression contribute to 40% of disability. That is Read more about Interview with Jas who Overcame Severe Anxiety with The Thrive Programme[…]

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Learning How to Wobble and not Fall Down

Back in the 1970s when I was growing up, before the era of touch screens and computer games, Weebles were all the rage. These little egg-shaped toys were perfectly balanced, earning themselves the strap line: “Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down”. And it was true, they didn’t. Whether their tree house had been struck Read more about Learning How to Wobble and not Fall Down[…]

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The Top 5 Benefits of Self Compassion

When I am working with clients to help them thrive, one of the many areas that we work on is self-compassion. Almost without exception, clients discover that they are being hard, judgemental and often unkind to themselves on a daily basis. This is because we can develop a belief that unless we treat ourselves like Read more about The Top 5 Benefits of Self Compassion[…]

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One Simple (but Effective) Tip to Break that Low-Self-Esteem-Cycle

  Self-esteem is perhaps the most under-valued part of what makes up our mental health. At worst, it can lead you to do things you’d never normally consider doing – poor relationship choice, drinking heavily and substance abuse are classic symptoms of low self-esteem – but at best it can propel you to achievements and Read more about One Simple (but Effective) Tip to Break that Low-Self-Esteem-Cycle[…]

Thriving as a Parent

Some of the biggest benefits for me of the life skills I have learnt with The Thrive Programme have been around being a parent. As the mum of two wonderful teenagers I am truly grateful for the ways that the positive psychology of the Thrive Programme has enriched our lives as a family. Before I Read more about Thriving as a Parent[…]

Beyond Resilience: Why Bounce Back When You Can Bounce Forwards?

Resilience is a word that we hear and read a lot about at the moment. It can be defined as the capacity to recover quickly from set-backs, difficulties or life changes. Whilst the ability to bounce back from challenging situations is clearly a step in the right direction and much better than struggling to cope, Read more about Beyond Resilience: Why Bounce Back When You Can Bounce Forwards?[…]

A Room with a View- and No Anxiety!

I recently had a lovely stay in the Hilton Hotel, Manchester. It was only when we were en-route to the hotel and my husband pointed it out in the distant skyline, that I realised that the hotel is really rather tall! It is currently the 11th tallest building in the UK, being situated in the Read more about A Room with a View- and No Anxiety![…]

Who Will I Be Without Anxiety?

Part of my work as a Thrive Consultant is helping clients become aware of their limiting beliefs so that we can work together to change them. As the name suggests, a limiting belief is one that is holding you back in life. Sometimes, clients have maintained that unhelpful belief for so long, they don’t realise Read more about Who Will I Be Without Anxiety?[…]