Firstly, let me thank you for taking the time to visit my page. My name's Amy and I practice as a Thrive consultant in a village called Linton just outside of Cambridge.
So how did I become a Thrive Consultant?
I have always had a keen interest in psychology, why we are the way we are, what makes us 'tick' and why it is that we can all respond so differently to the events that life throws at us. On a personal note, I spent a number of years in my late teens and early 20's battling anxiety, low self-esteem and poor sleep. I became reliant on medication to help me maintain the exterior of a semi 'normal' person and over the years I developed a profound ability to hide my inner battles through fear of being judged or labelled. I had come to the conclusion that this was just who i was............or was it?
One fine day, I decided that my fear of flying had got too much and I needed a hypnotherapist . So I found someone based in Cambridge and I went for it. His name was Rob Kelly. Mr Kelly explained to me that I was creating my fear of flying through my high desire for control and that hypnotherapy was not what I needed, what I needed was a psychological programme which would focus on my desire for control, why I had it, my thinking styles and more importantly how I felt about myself (self esteem).
I had six sessions with Rob Kelly.
I then proceeded to quit my job, book a round the world ticket (for one) and drop the medication.
Don't get me wrong, there were still hurdles but everyday I felt as though I was gaining more and more control. As I applied the skills and techniques I had learnt I started to like the person I was and therefore began to fear judgement from others a whole lot less. I certainly had blips over the next couple of years however I can honestly, hand on heart say that I have now cured myself of those symptoms.
The programme shows you how to take control of your emotions and how to approach life without overthinking outcomes or fear of social judgement. I now love my life with every ounce of my being and I am free of any anxiety that I allowed to hold me back. I came to the very quick conclusion that life is not a rehearsal and therefore I would take no prisoners in being sure I got the most out of every minute of it. Why? Because I now have self worth, and I will not be held back by my previous limiting beliefs and unhelpful thinking styles.
I cured myself through my thinking, so why not spend my life being sure to help others do the same? I qualified as Thrive consultant in 2013 and I've never looked back. I LOVE watching people change their lives every week and its a privilege to be a part of that process.
You do not need to have been 'diagnosed' with mental health issues to see a consultant or even just read the book. The programme is about helping each and every person to learn to 'Thrive' and get the most out of life, I know I now am, how about you?