Dear Cara, I first came to see you on 17th December 2014. You helped a friend of mine to stop smoking and I came to see you for the same reason. During our initial meeting, I told you that I had lost my wife in July 2014. I know that the pain of the loss of my wife had changed my life, after all, Mo was my life. However, I was not aware of the extent that my wife’s death had affected me, the guilt, anger, the feeling of being worthless. You quickly identified that for me to stop smoking, there was a raft of issues that I needed to deal with, mainly due to Mo’s death.
The Thrive course is amazing, written in a way that I would call ‘human’ and not too difficult to get your head around to understand. However, any course is only as good as the person administering it. You Cara, have been truly wonderful, your warmth, your feeling, your understanding and most of all, you truly cared. Yes, you helped me to stop smoking, but more than that you helped me to deal with the grief and devestation that I was feeling at the loss of Mo. In short, you helped me to get my life back. I will always love and miss Mo, but due to you I am able to deal with it.
For that Cara, you will always have my heartfelt thanks and gratitude. You helped me become more internal. I may never see you or talk to you again, but I shall always remember you.
James, 70, treated for struggling with feelings of grief