This is an online video course to support you studying the book/manual at home, and was created for sufferers of emetophobia who cannot afford/aren't able to go through the programme with a Thrive Consultant.
The videos - by Rob Kelly - have been specially recorded for this course, and contain EVERYTHING you'll need to know in order to overcome your emetophobia. These are not videos you'll find elsewhere or on our social media: they have been created just for this course, and will support you through every chapter/module of the manual - just as a Thrive Consultant would.
Here is what's included:
- A physical copy of the emetophobia manual.
- Access to the online assessments/reports
- Access to the online support videos
- Downloadable transcripts of the videos
UNDERSTANDING YOUR TQ REPORTS
This video contrasts and compares your first TQ Report, with second and subsequent reports: how much are you improving? what do you need to work on next? which of your beliefs are the most unhelpful? What thinking styles do you employ when you get stressed? What beli
MODULE 1 VIDEO 1 (BELIEFS AND COGNITION)
This introductory video from The Thrive Programme Creator and CEO Rob Kelly explains how the Thrive Programme process works, how to use the videos to best effect, and how the programme itself started, with some real-life examples of our most inspiring former clients. It outlines how other mental health treatments are structured, their similarities and their shortcomings, and explains how The Thrive Programme fits (or perhaps doesn’t!) into the current mental health treatment landscape. It also discusses what exactly ‘Thriving’ is, and introduces the core models of how our mental health is created and the impact of key psychological foundations like locus of control, discussing how the programme is able to change these thinking components step-by-step.
MODULE 1 VIDEO 2 (BELIEFS AND COGNITION)
This video examines our beliefs and the way we see things in more details. It looks at the huge impact our own individual filters and ‘lenses’ are in shaping how we view our reality, shows how exactly we create these lenses, and discusses related concepts like ‘cognitive bias’ and ‘inattention bias’. It explains how these different filters affect the way we view, process and react to different experiences and events. The video also examines the connection between thoughts and beliefs, how exactly we create them all and the impact of our inner voice, and explains the ‘balloon’ analogy in relation to how we build belief systems, particularly in relation to phobias and fears.
SPACE VIDEO 1: INTRODUCTION TO SPACE
This video introduces us to the concept of SPACE, our Sense of Power And Control over Events. It looks at how exactly we learn behaviours and thinking styles, dispelling the myth that we are born and/or stuck with certain unhelpful thinking patterns. It looks in more detail at thoughts and beliefs, and outlines experiments demonstrating how quickly just a few words can subconsciously affect our behaviours and attitudes. This video also explores the concept of ‘psychological foundations’, how stronger and weaker foundations are formed, and how these can influence the way we are affected by (and react to) different areas of our lives such as social influences, the past, trauma, work and relationships. It starts examining how you can measure your own SPACE, and the relationship between your SPACE and ‘thriving’.
SPACE VIDEO 2: YOUR PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS
This video looks in more detail at psychological foundations and the way that we process events. It introduces the concepts of primary and secondary control, as well as Locus of Control and the difference between internal and external thinking. It explores their relationships to SPACE, to our Desire for Control, and to our coping skills. It looks at different kinds of external influences, from religion and spirituality to fate, luck, horoscopes, the supernatural/paranormal, as well as social pressures and conformity. It explores how these can affect not just our SPACE, but our emotions, reactions, attitudes, and behaviours, and fuel powerlessness in areas such as obesity, addiction and smoking, health problems, emotional responses, work and relationships.
SPACE VIDEO 3: INCREASING YOUR SENSE OF POWER AND CONTROL
This video discusses in real depth the SPACE quiz questions, and highlights the link between how high your score is and how easy or difficult you are likely to find daily life. Each SPACE question is explored and explained in detail and in relation to the concepts that have been introduced so far in the videos and workbook.
SPACE VIDEO 4: THINKING IN A MORE POWERFUL WAY
This video focuses on how exactly we challenge our SPACE, think more internally, and change our unhelpful or limiting beliefs. It highlights not just the belief change itself, but the process and depth of belief changes. It looks at how to create stable belief changes that build a new perspective and SPACE, the importance of looking for new evidence, and examines the ‘belief wall’ tool in order to embed belief changes. It also outlines the links between SPACE, Locus of Control, and how much stress, anxiety, fear and symptoms you may be feeling, discussing why there is always a psychological cost for maintaining external beliefs. We also look at the role of geography, rather than biochemistry, in the predominance of certain external beliefs around the world.
BELIEFS AND WHY WE CAN REACT TO THEM SO QUICKLY
This short video examines the common assumption that emotions just ‘happen’ to us quickly, in the moment, without any lead-up thinking. It looks again in more detail at the way we view and process events and experiences, and explains how our underlying beliefs and SPACE directly and predictably contribute to exactly what emotions and reactions we create in the moment, even if at the time they might SEEM spontaneous and out of our control.
THINKING DURING BLIPS
This specific video focuses on what happens to our thinking when we go through a blip, and explains how when we aren’t managing our thinking, our emotions can become very unpredictable and erratic. It explains that emotions don’t happen ‘to us’ but are generated ‘by us’ depending on what filters and glasses we are wearing, and makes the connection that during blips we wear less helpful filters and see things from a less helpful perspective. It also explains that with the right effort and right Thrive tools, understanding what has caused your blip can then enable you to get yourself out of it quickly and predictably.
This video focuses on a core part of our psychological foundations: self-esteem. It outlines what builds high, stable self-esteem, the role of our inner voice, and dispels the myth that our self-esteem is based on external factors like work, relationships, income, the past, and social life. It introduces the additional concepts of internal and external self-esteem, of a 2-week self-esteem ‘battery’, and outlines our marble analogy for positive and negative thinking and self-regard. It explores how unhelpful thinking can allow self-esteem to become very erratic and unstable, and explains the connection between self-esteem, self-efficacy (SPACE), and social confidence.
BUILDING SOCIAL CONFIDENCE (OVERCOMING SOCIAL ANXIETY)
This video explains what social confidence is, how it is not real but we actually create it, and outlines its psychological opposite (social anxiety). It links social confidence back to self-esteem and to SPACE, shows how it also relates to our levels of secondary control, and explains the differences between anticipatory and real-time anxiety. It explains how social anxiety links to a number of specific unhelpful thinking styles, how the behaviour is often learned and copied from a significant other, and the importance of building perspective and learning to tolerate uncomfortable emotions in order to challenge socially anxious thoughts. It also introduces key concepts including ‘diffusion of responsibility’ and ‘obedience to authority’.
CHALLENGING AND OVERCOMING SOCIAL ANXIETY
This video explores how we challenge social anxiety, with particular relation to overcoming phobias, fears and performance-related anxieties. It explores the importance of managing your thinking well on a daily basis, and outlines an approach to ‘preparing for, managing during, and processing after’ a challenging situation or event. It examines the key role of your inner voice in building confidence and reducing anticipatory anxiety, and outlines in detail the process for doing this and managing your thinking well around difficult situations.
THRIVING (DAILY THRIVING EXERCISES: THE A, B, C’s)
This video is a guide for building and maintaining a thriving attitude and perspective even after finishing the programme. It outlines a simple ‘A, B, C’ process for managing your thinking and ensuring you are doing all the key basic Thrive work on a daily basis to keep yourself in a healthy and helpful headspace. It explains how and why to focus on your A (Attitude), B (Beliefs) and C’s (Control) every day, and gives an overview of how to implement each one on a daily basis to fit in easily with everyday life.