Welcome to the THRIVE Programme Northern Ontario & Toronto

Change your life in 7 weeks with Canada’s leading
Phobia and Anxiety Specialist

Now available across Canada and USA online by Skype!

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 Welcome to The Thrive Programme


Daniel DesLauriers MIAEBP is a Licensed Thrive Program Consultant in Sudbury specializing in the treatment of but not limited to, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, fears, phobias, sexual problems, social anxiety, emetophobia (fear of being sick/vomit), depression, compulsions, obsessions, IBS, CFS/ME/PVFS and social anxiety.


Thrive is a six to seven week program developed in the United Kingdom by psychotherapist Rob Kelly. Thrive is a unique evidence and research based training program that helps people build their psychological foundations and develop the skills and resources to be able to get over a wide variety of psychological symptoms.

Thrive is a unique approach compared to conventional therapies in that it isn’t a therapy. Most people find Thrive after many unsuccessful attempts at conventional therapeutic approaches.

It is difficult if not impossible to change a problem with the same mindset that created the problem in the first place. It sounds incredibly obvious, but until you have the insights into how your mind is working, how can you know what/how to change.

Unfortunately when we are in a problem or symptom we generally have very little perspective on that problem or symptom.

It’s like trying to solve a puzzle but you only see two pieces, whereas there are actually dozens of others that need to be in place for change to occur.

I invite you to come in for a free no obligation consultation to see how you can change your life and begin to Thrive.

Daniel DesLauriers

If you have a symptom that is not listed on the site, please contact me, as those listed are not exhaustive to what I may be able to address.

This programme is accessible to everyone in Northern Ontario via Skype including but not limited to North Bay, Manitoulin, Thunder Bay, Capreol, Hamner and Espanola.

THRIVE™ and why is it more successful than other conventional therapies.

THRIVE is a 6 week research and evidence based psychological training that takes you through the different areas of your make up, giving you insight into the mechanism that caused the problem to form in the first place and the skills and resources to overcome it. Only once you understand how you got to be this way in the first place can you effectively get yourself out.

The remarkable success of THRIVE is rooted in its ability to resolve the cause of your problem, instead of simply dealing with the symptoms associated with your problem. This approach is drastically different than most available therapies available in the world today, including CBT, EFT, NLP, Traditional Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, etc…

There are multitudes of therapeutic avenues in the world today that only ever deal with the symptoms of the problem. THRIVE strays from the rest in the field by getting to the root of the problem and successfully liberating and empowering the people whom we help everyday.


The Thrive program changed my life!

I found out about Daniel DesLauriers and Thrive program when I searched the internet for “sexual anxiety therapy Toronto” or something like that. Prior to this I had been just started going to a counselor which lead me to discover that I had a “General Anxiety Disorder”, medical terminology aside, talking to someone helped me realize that I did in fact have some deep set issues that were effecting me on a daily basis. Not to the point where I wouldn’t leave the house, but just little thoughts constantly floating around my head revolving around worrying about pretty much everything. I was able to live with this, in fact I just thought that was how I was always going to be. The breaking point came when this anxiety and negative unhelpful thinking started effecting my performance in the bedroom. I hit rock bottom, my self esteem was the lowest it had ever been, my girlfriend was on the verge of breaking up with me, I felt completely helpless and terrified. Through the exercises in the book I discovered that I actually didn’t love myself and part of my belief system was that I wasn’t a good lover and didn’t deserve to be happy or have a girlfriend. So I was basically subconsciously sabotaging my own life. Those little negative thoughts that floated around my head were leading me down a path where I would be alone and miserable.I felt completely helpless until reading this book and meeting with Daniel every week. It really did change my life. I learned that I had control of my thoughts and that I could change the way I thought and felt about myself and the world around me. Over the 6 weeks I worked through this book my mood, self esteem improved and my anxiety lessened more an more. It took a lot of work and self analysis. It’s not really hard work, but I feel like you have to want to do it for it to work. And I did want to do the work. I worked even harder, once I realized that the work I put into it was having a direct and positive effect on me. You will learn that it takes persistent daily effort to overcome your unhelpful thinking habits, but the more you do it the easier it becomes until it is just second nature. Friends who have notice the change in me always ask “who is your therapist?”. I tell them that Daniel isn’t the same as a therapist, he is more of a guide. His role is to keep you accountable and answer an questions you may have as you work through the book. The really important part of the Thrive program is that you aren’t reliant on anyone or any procedure. The changes all come from within. The book and the consultant just help to show you the techniques to eliminate the unhelpful thinking styles and beliefs. It’s a very powerful thing to realize that you have the power to change and build new positive pathways in your brain for perceiving the world. Daniel is an excellent consultant. He has a very gentle disposition and has a good sense of humour. I felt very comfortable talking to him and sharing some very personal things. He is very accommodating to your schedule, even meeting over Skype when situations didn’t allow us to meet in person. 

I highly recommend Daniel and the Thrive program for anyone who is suffering from something like sexual dysfunction, anxiety, depression or obsessive compulsive behaviour. Thanks to this program my anxiety is not an issue anymore, I’m able to experience emotions, be present and love myself. I am now looking forward to every new day and continuing to thrive in my life. Anyone can do this, I truly believe that. – Donald (Toronto)


When I arrived on Daniel’s doorstep, I was exhausted, anxious, faintly hostile, and frankly, desperate. I am in my mid-thirties, and have been in one form of therapy or another since my early teens to try to ‘treat’ my daily anxiety attacks. I’ve wallowed in it all: talk therapy, CBT, mindfulness, yoga, cranial-sacral, naturopathy, guided visualizations, diet-changes, chakra balancing… the list is endless. I am a competent, professional, high-achieving woman in a demanding leadership role, who secretly popped Xanax and other medications just to get through another day. In the midst of my final round of withdrawal, when I couldn’t stand being inundated with brain zaps and drowning in every increasing anxiety, (and when I realized that I’d been with my former therapist for five years and we were re-hashing the same old stories and ‘solutions’ over and over) I called Daniel. It was a last-ditch attempt, a grasping at straws… and turned out to be the single most important step towards mental health that I have made in my life.

Last week I gave away every single self-help book I have collected over the years. I’ve stopped looking for something external to ‘save’ me, or ‘change me’ or ‘fix me’ or ‘cure me’. There was nothing wrong with me at all – except that I had more than a handful of misguided beliefs and poor brain/thinking habits, mixed with low self-esteem and an external locus of control. In simple terms – I was thinking myself into craziness, physical illness, and spirals of anxiety (because at the time, I didn’t know any better way to think!).

Once Daniel helped me figure that out through the tools in the Thrive Program, I’ve been able to stop the toxic thinking patterns, and also stop the physical and mental manifestations of anxiety, self-hatred, and catastrophic thinking. For me that means no more making it through the day with a public persona of competence, and falling apart every evening in frantic tears, working myself to the bone trying to ‘prove’ that I wasn’t as worthless as I was afraid everyone would find out I really felt inside. It means that I finally, fully, believe that I am an awesome person, worthy of the love that I receive from others – but more importantly, that I am worth loving myself. It sounds trite, perhaps…. but it feels, and is, lovely, and calm, and strong and solid and right.

Thrive wasn’t magic, or even particularly easy. I did the entire Program fairly slowly twice over eight months, because the first time through I ‘got’ it intellectually, but wasn’t really living it. After a break, I re-committed to the program, and lived the work. And now, anxiety is simply not a part of my daily life. I’m still me, my life is still challenging and real and messy and involved – only I’m not systematically torturing myself with my thoughts as I go through my days and nights.

I am profoundly grateful to Daniel for his coaching, mentorship, and compassion through this journey. He created a safe, encouraging, excuses-free space for me to process the Thrive program, and held me accountable for my own growth. Both he, and the program, are worth your trust and your time.





I came to Daniel for help in overcoming a trauma based phobia. Within the first few visits I had with him, he was able to identify what I should focus on which was very helpful. After 6 sessions and working through the book Thrive with him I have made substantial progress in overcoming my fears. Daniel is empathic, easy to talk to and creates a trusting and non judgmental environment in which he conducts his therapy. I highly recommend him.

anonymous in Toronto

Have a look at some others who have undergone the programme and see more here: www.thriveprogramme.org