Stop Intrusive Thoughts – effectively and permanently!

The Thrive Programme is the best way to stop intrusive thoughts and take back control over your thinking. Sessions based in Rickmansworth, Aylesbury and via Skype.

Intrusive thoughts / Pure O

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An intrusive thought is an unwelcome and unpleasant thought, image, or idea that can feel difficult to manage or stop and may become an obsession. It is also known as ‘Pure O’ (for ‘Obsession’).

The content of these thoughts is are often about harming yourself or others, or may be sexual in nature.

Most Pure O sufferers know that their thoughts and behaviour are irrational but feel incapable of stopping them. Avoidance of some situations or people is also common, as you may fear triggering the thoughts. This can have a significant impact on your confidence and self-esteem and as a result, your career, relationships and lifestyle.

Logically, you may know that the content of the intrusive thoughts is ridiculous, but yet you may torment yourself with the notion that there is some meaning behind the thoughts. Or you may tell yourself that you must be a terrible person to have such a thought. The obsessive focusing, over-analysing and desperate attempts to stop the thoughts are the very processes that maintain and escalate them. Resulting in the sufferer even more powerless and out of control.

I compare fighting away intrusive thoughts to being in quicksand – the more effort you put in to free yourself, the deeper you sink. This results in even more anxiety and further perpetuates the intrusive thoughts cycle.

Intrusive thoughts are caused by set of unhelpful beliefs and thinking styles. The Thrive Programme will give you invaluable insight into yourself and true driving forces behind the thoughts, allowing you to think very differently and feel back in control.

stop intrusive thoughtsLydia, 35, had battled intrusive thoughts for years…

I would never have thought I would be one of those people writing a testimonial and here i am doing just that! I came to Cara feeling like it was my last chance to try and overcome my intrusive thoughts..that i could never alter my thinking in anyway. Just another limiting belief really! Cara explains things in a very easy to understand way and hits the nail on the head every time. It’s not about the intrusive’s about the mental processes that create these in the first place!

Cara taught me to build the belief ” I will not fear my own thinking and I can control my thoughts”. Thrive taught me to build my strong beliefs and my strong foundations. When Cara tells you, you won’t create these thoughts when your foundations are strong you have to believe her as hard as it seems at the time. I did and i am now back to living the life I lived before but now a lot happier. Thank you Cara!

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 Richard, 18, treated for sexual intrusive thoughts…

I was a 17-year old having real problems with anxiety and obsessive thoughts about violence etc, that even though I felt wasn’t within my capabilities, still frightened me. Over a year later, I would like to say the biggest thank you for your help in given my normal life back, at a time where I didn’t know what was happening to me.

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 Stop Intrusive Thoughts with The Thrive Programme

Discover how to get back REAL control over your thoughts, instead of feeling that they are controlling you. I can teach you how to feel completely in control of your thoughts and feelings in just a few enlightening sessions.

The Thrive Programme is very different to CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) or certainly any other treatment for OCD that is commonly practised. It is much more than just a series of techniques to help you deal with the problem. Click here to read about how The Thrive Programme is different from other forms of treatment for Intrusive thoughts.

Thrive is an empowering and liberating psychological training programme which will give you the insight into the real reason you have these thoughts. You’ll discover that there is nothing deep-rooted in the symptom and that its much simpler than you may have ever believed to take control of your thinking! Click here for more information about The Thrive Programme and why it is an effective treatment for Pure O.

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Valerie, 32, treated for intrusive thoughts

Just to say once again thank you so much for all your help, I am doing really well and life could not be better. (The Thrive Programme) really worked, for me just knowing that I am in control of my thoughts has empowered me to deal and have control about having anxieties about harming my child. I used to live on the edge asking myself why I was having these thoughts and hence giving meaning to them, now I know I am in control and I know they have no meaning to me…I would recommend anyone.

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