The Thrive Programme® for parents
Children and teens these days can have a lot to contend with, whether it's issues with their confidence, friendships, identity, and now challenges brought about by Covid and lockdown.
As a parent, you may wish to go through The Thrive Programme® if:
Your child is too young to go through the programme by themselves (usually younger than 10/11 years old).
Your child is not motivated to go through the programme themselves, and you would like to learn how to help them to Thrive.
You want/need to accompany and support your child or teenager as they go through the programme.
The benefits of going through the programme as a parent include:
-You'll be a great role model for your child
Children are like sponges and absorb so much from their parents in terms of their beliefs, thinking styles, responses and coping skills. However, this also means that they may copy and adopt the more unhelpful responses from a parent too. The advantages of having one or two thriving parental role models from which they can learn and develop cannot be underestimated.
Children are actually quite malleable and adaptable which is great news because it means that even just minor changes in your parenting can lead to positive changes in their thinking, emotions and responses. By understanding how to respond to them in the most helpful way in your interactions with them and know how to best help and support them, without colluding with them. When you are thriving, you won't have to pretend to be a happy, confident and calm person....you will genuinely feel it.
- You will understand what makes your child tick and know how to best respond to them
There are a whole host of specific psychological components that cause a child's symptoms and anxieties, whether it's issues with their self esteem, social anxiety or fearful responses. In order to help them to overcome these issues, it's really important that you recognise them and have the tools to know how to change them. Often, a significant factor underlying children's issues is control, so as parents it's key that you understand how their difficulties around control have lead to their anxieties and issues. Even just minor changes to parenting can lead to significant positive changes which enable children to have a healthy control over their lives.
- You'll create strong, positive dynamics in your household
The insights that you learn from the programme will be distilled down to your child in your many, many interactions and communications with them. How you behave towards them, speak to them and what you teach them will be the key to overcoming their issues and learning to Thrive. Children predominently learn and develop from what they experience in life, rather than from what their parent's simply tell them. You will essentially learn to be their own personal Thrive Coach, drip-feeding the insights and knowledge you gain down to them in your day to day lives.
Any mental health specialist, whether that's a Thrive Coach, a counsellor, a child psychologist, etc, will only be working with a child for an hour or two a week. Compare this to the amount of time that a parent spends with their time - it's really just a drop in the ocean in comparison.
Please don't feel daunted by that prospect! You will find that everything you learn in the programme is logical, sensible and easy to understand and can be quickly and effectively imparted to your child.
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What is The Thrive Programme?
It is an easy-to-follow yet extremely effective psychological training programme that will teach you how to thrive. You will learn how to significantly improve your thoughts, emotions and beliefs so you can feel back in control and symptom-free.
You will develop robust mental health, high, stable self-esteem and self-confidence and be able to make the most of life whilst knowing you can cope when it gets tough.
How does it work?
Over 6 weekly, one-to-one sessions, I will teach how all you need in order to reach your goals. The sessions can be done either in person in my offices or via video conferencing such as Skype or Zoom.
A completely different approach!
The Thrive Programme® is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting mental well-being. If you have previously tried other interventions or therapies that have not worked for you (as is the case with most of the clients I see), please be reassured that The Thrive Programme is completely different to any other kind of intervention available for mental well-being. The Programme is unique.....and it works.