Sophie – Thrive for Relationship Difficulties

Sophie – Thrive is essential for everyone!

Firstly I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to Anne, she is absolutely wonderful, the most kindest and caring person I have ever met! Thrive was introduced to me by Anne at a time when I needed some guidance in my life with various changes in circumstances which I found quite overwhelming. This program is absolutely life changing! It challenges your limiting beliefs going right back from childhood, how life experiences affect you, how you process your thoughts and much much more. In areas Anne challenged me which was really good as she gave me a greater understanding of the Thrive program.

The techniques within the program are just amazing too and you will be surprised how simple they are to do, even for young children.

In our house we make a fun game using these techniques and the results are just a joy to watch my children being so happy!!

I cannot recommended Anne and Thrive enough, once you have done Thrive you’ll never look back.

Alan, Pinner – Thrive for Social Anxiety

This is life changing.

I am a 50+ year old professional who, following the usual redundancy/career change crisis found myself landing a good job but needing to do lots of presentations – something I had always meticulously avoided having been terrified of public speaking since my school days.

I consulted Anne and had one hypnotherapy session following which I immediately lost 80% of my fear and found myself, whilst still experiencing a degree of nerves before presenting, able to manage them and actually enjoying the presentational work I had previously been dreading. It is no exaggeration to say this probably meant I kept that job! (I now have no fear having proved to myself I can do it several times).

Anne then recommended I did the Thrive course having identified the main cause of my lack of confidence as being social anxiety – something that surprised me to be honest.

I agreed albeit I was sceptical. I was wrong. I learnt so much about myself: – the way I thought and processed things; the bottled up anger; the anxiety; the lack of self esteem…the list goes on.

The Thrive course is more than just a self-help book. It is a therapy that, providing you are prepared to take a hard look at yourself and try to change things (Anne guides you through how to do this with practical simple exercises), changes your whole view of life.

It can’t and therefore won’t make everything in your life suddenly better or wonderful, but it will give you the tools to deal with the inevitable knocks and setbacks and allow you to always move forward positively.

In a couple of months I changed from feeling depressive, anxious and sad to feeling confident, good about myself and being more successful. If there is one word that describes what the course achieves, it must be “empowerment”.

If you are reading this wondering whether or not you could/should try something like this then, by definition, you do need to. I would have wished you good luck before doing the course but, as I now realise, there is no such thing as luck and as we are in control of what happens next, I will just say “do it”.

Graham, Uxbridge – Thrive for Confidence

I came to you because I felt like I wasn’t as happy in my life as I should or could be. There wasn’t really anything specific, but I evidently lacked self-esteem and suffered hugely of social anxiety. I didn’t realise to what extremes until I went through the ‘Thrive’ Changing Limited Beliefs programme with you. Since using the DREAM technique, which I started to use early on, I have noticed a marked improvement. I am managing my thinking more, and am not brooding as much, am more positive in my general outlook, noticing when I start to berate myself, and am starting to look people in the eye a lot more. My friends have observed me smiling more often, and comment regularly on how happy I seem. I’m not totally there yet, but I’m a long way from where I was, and as long as I continue to work hard, using the techniques you gave me, and keep praising myself for achieving my goals, I will only become more and more content. I have next to my bed the phrase “every day, and in every way, I’m getting better and better”, and it’s absolutely true. Thank you for your work and guidance. I am indebted to you.

Maria, Poland – Thrive for Weight & Self Esteem difficulties

I would without highly recommend Anne as an excellent Therapist regarding all symptoms with which you may be having problems with. The first time when I went to meet Anne, I didn’t realise with how may different problems I was struggling with and fighting on daily basis. I think took me about 3-4 sessions to fully understand my problems and when they started. When I was 7 yrs old I was living with my dad who was an alcoholic and my mum who had always suffered from deep depresion. She spent most of her time in a mental hospital and I had no one to talk to and felt so lonely. I had also been sexually abuse when I was 12 years old and since then I never ever realised I have a strong desire to control everything around me. My life was so complex but the funniest thing is I honestly thought my biggest problem was my weight.

Going through the Thrive programme with Anne my changed life totally and saved me from being a depressed unhappy young woman who had forgotten how to really laugh with my whole heart. I haved changed so much inside; I am much more stronger then I ever imagined I could be and I am proud of myself with all the things I have achieved even the little things, these are my victories. Thank you very much Anne xxxxxxxx

Dan, Harefield – Thrive for Claustrophobia

I’ve ‘suffered’ with claustrophobia for as long as I can remember. I would always try to avoid situations that brought on the symptoms. It started off with small gestures, such as getting out of the queue for a roller-coaster (because I hated being clamped down by the safety bar) and eventually progressed to avoiding any situation that was even remotely enclosed. I would always have to sit in the front seat of a car, stand at the back of the crowd at gigs and get out of elevators if there was anyone other than myself in them. I’ve walked up hundreds of flights of stairs while my wife and friends have been waiting for me at the top having taken the lift. My symptoms progressed further and further until I realised that something had to be done. I visited three separate doctors and explained that I’d been having panic attacks and that I needed some help. Needless to say, none of them were much help (in fact one actually laughed and told me that I needed to ‘toughen up’). I began to get used to the idea that I would never be able to rid myself of this burden, until one day at work somebody mentioned that they had undergone hypnotherapy to deal with their vertigo. I eventually stumbled across Pinner Hypnotherapy and booked a consultation. As soon as I met Anne I realised that there was nothing to be nervous about, and more importantly, that she knew exactly what she was talking about. We decided on the best course of action and booked 4 sessions in advance. At first I was a little apprehensive, but before long it became second nature and I would actually look forward to our weekly sessions. I was given work/exercises to do throughout the week, each one more eye opening and life changing than the last.

All in all, I think that going through the Thrive programme with Anne is one of the most important things I’ve done. It’s changed my life and given me the tools to deal with my claustrophobia….and life! I now get into lifts without hesitation and don’t even think about standing in crowds. I’ve also got a better understanding of how my head works. Since my sessions have finished, I’ve been trying to convince everyone that I know and love to work through the Thrive programme.

Anne is a lovely lady. She is very friendly and intelligent and made me feel comfortable during our sessions. She made all my options very clear and helped me all the way through. I’ll never regret going to Pinner Hypnotherapy and I’d urge anyone with a problem (no matter how big or small) to go and see Anne…she’ll sort you out!

Dawn, Harefield – Thrive for Jaw and Neck Pain

I contacted Anne because I’d been had experiencing neck pain for a few years, which I believed was caused by my teeth clenching particularly at night. I’d tried massage, mouth guards and spent hundreds on various treatments which only temporarily helped with the pain. I didn’t know what to expect when I went to see Anne and I immediately felt comfortable with her. We had a long chat and we decided that the best course of action for me was to complete the Thrive course. Over the weeks that followed I realised I was stuck in a deep cycle of negative and obsessive thinking and this was affecting every aspect of my life and not in a good way. I worked through the Thrive book on my own and with Anne and I’ve changed from feeling powerless, anxious and lacking self-worth to now being in control of my life and feeling confident and enthusiastic. I appreciate all the nice bits now, instead of dismissing them and just focussing on the not so nice bits. As I changed my limiting belief systems which were holding me back I began to relax and it followed that my teeth clenching and neck pain significantly decreased. At the moment I’ve got several initiatives on the go to raise funds for an animal rescue centre and I’m doing really well. Thank you for suggesting Thrive Anne, I can’t recommend it enough

Paul, Harrow –  Thrive for Nail Biting and Social Anxiety

In my 47 years of living biting my nails has been an embarrassing and shameful constant. Other than a couple of short term hypnotherapy driven bouts of desistance my lifelong habit of nail and skin biting returned to inflict further self loathing and pain. Searching for further hypnotherapy I was fortunate enough to find Anne and after an initial discussion with her it was obvious that hypnotherapy would only treat the symptom and would only ever be a short term solution. Anne suggested the ‘Thrive programme’ exploring my limiting beliefs. I was sceptical after many years of other therapies and processes. I was amazed. After 4 sessions I had stopped biting my nails and chewing my skin. I learnt so much about what makes me tick and finally stopped giving myself a hard time for all the things I was not and instead started giving myself credit for all the positives. It’s been 4 months now. I am so proud of my nails now and how my thinking and internal dialogue has changed. ‘Thrive’ has changed my life. I will be forever grateful to Anne for her expert help and insightfulness. Right time, right place, right process!

Margo, Middlesex – Thrive for Fear of Flying

“I came to you wanting a quick fix for my fear of flying and after having completed the Thrive programme, I am pleased to say that I have now flown twice and looking forward to many more trips. The Thrive programme works and has not only helped me with flying but with many other aspects in my life. I so enjoyed my sessions with you and feel so much calmer and positive about everything. I cannot thank you enough Anne for helping me through the Thrive programme and I have already recommended it to several of my friends.”

SK, London – Thrive for Anxiety & Low Self Esteem

“I came to see Anne because I had problems with confidence and negative thinking and thinking too much about the past. I can honestly say that after the sessions I feel much better about myself now. I feel more confident, positive and enjoy doing things I wouldn’t normally do.

I would definitely recommend Anne, I clicked straight away with her. She is very kind, caring and extremely friendly and non judgmental.

Thank you Anne for all the time and effort you put in to me.”

Mr A J, Ickenham – Thrive for Lack of Confidence & Social Anxiety

Hi Anne, hope this email finds you in great spirit.

I wanted to touch base with you to let you know how I am getting along after the course. You will be glad to hear that I have set my goals (personal and professional) and working towards achieving them one-by-one with great confidence and full commitment.

I have also started playing tennis again, the sport I love so much, which I was dilly-dallying with excuses like knee problem, out of touch, etc. Not anymore! Thrive programme has brought about so much confidence and positivity in my outlook that I feel so much more alive. I have immense self believe now and even more ‘trust’ myself than anything else external!

Thanks a ton to you Anne for guiding me to the path of ‘liberation’ – liberation from low self esteem, self doubt and insecurity and also guiding me to the path of ‘glory’ – BELIEF! I will endeavour to remain in the path of glory and feel liberated.

I shall remain indebted to you forever. I wish you all the best and that you achieve everything you wish for in life. You deserve every bit of goodness in life.

Hazel, Ruislip – Thrive for Blushing

Hi Anne

Things are continuing to progress really well and I could swear I’m actually blushing a lot less now! As a result, even if I do, it bothers me much less than it used to which is a real plus for me, particularly at work. I’m also managing to use the DREAM technique to identify negative thinking patterns and correct them when they happen, certainly whenever I’m aware its happening. My golf has improved by visualising success but it’s amazing how quickly mistakes happen if I let this slip and I let my imagination take over!

I haven’t been tested by any encounters with my husband’s friends & partners yet but the prospect does not eat me up inside as it used to and I’m no longer concerned whether they like me or not, in fact, as time moves on the whole thing just feels quite neutral.

I’ll keep in touch

Mr H.S, Pinner – Thrive for Social Anxiety

There is no doubt that going through the Thrive programme with Anne Costelloe has had a profound positive impact on my previously poorly managed thinking. The Thrive programme tackled my self-limiting beliefs, improved my self-esteem and lowered my social anxiety. Most importantly I now have a much stronger internal locus of control which basically means “I’m in charge”. I can’t recommend it highly enough as it’s practical and it works.

Best regards

Derek Ruislip – Thrive for Neurological problems and low self esteem

I saw various other therapists and my response was negative. When I first came to see Anne I was feeling very very low but after the consultation I felt positive and knew I was going in the right direction. I worked with Anne and the Thrive training manual, changed my thinking and am feeling much more positive. I have improved my self esteem. Whatever I do I believe in myself and know my decisions are right for me. Anne is a lovely person and has really helped me to feel better about myself. Thank you Anne.

Anne-Marie – Thrive for Anxiety and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I have been suffering for many years with IBS which tended to come and go. As it had flared up again and the tablets were no longer helping I was worried that IBS and anxiety would finally take over and control my life. I found that I was declining invitations to attend events and go out as I was worried in case I felt ill when away from home. I felt that on top of this low self esteem and unhelpful thinking were contributing to my problems.

I decided to seek therapy to try and help me and turned to Anne as she had successfully helped my son a few years before with anxiety. We worked through the Thrive programme and I really enjoyed doing this. It helped me to really think about my anxieties and the thoughts that I was creating and I learned to challenge myself through the Thrive Programme. I’m so pleased to say that I feel really well and do not allow IBS to even enter my mind now. I feel so much better, am eating the foods I thought I could never eat again and I’m thriving!!!

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