Treatment at Toronto and Sudbury THRIVE Programme
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is the name most associated with a group of illnesses that are characterized by persistent fatigue that lasts for at least 6 months. CFS may also be reffered as Myalgic Encephalomayelitis (ME) and Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS). The condition persists regardless of rest, exertion and other medical factors.
Whilst I am grouping these condition together there is some contention within the community or sufferers and experts as to whether they are separate conditions or one in the same.
For the purposes of THRIVE however it does not matter as each condition has been met with similar success. THRIVE is a six week/seven session programme. View progamme layout here.
What is the THRIVE Programme
The THRIVE Programme is a research and evidence based training program that teaches you the underlying causes of symptom formation and maintenance and how to resolve the psychological factors behind them. These include but are not limited to your beliefs, self-esteem, thinking styles, social anxiety and personality.
THRIVE is a 6 week programme where we work through these psychological factors and resolve them along the way.
Now I know some of you may be averse and resistant to the fact that psychological factors may be involved in this medical condition or that I am implying that it is “made up” or “all in your head”.
This however is not the case. The symptoms are real and debilitating. The success of THRIVE as a treatment in these and many other physiological conditions does point to psychological factors playing a significant role either in the formation and/or maintenance of such conditions.
In relation to ME/CFS/PVFS, research by Lutgendorf et al, (1995) looked at the effects of a hurricane on the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome sufferers.
People exposed to the hurricane and it’s after effects were more likely to suffer a relapse and reported greater symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. Even more interestingly, the strongest predictor of the likelihood and severity of relapse and impairment was the patient’s distress response after the hurricane.
So, those who interpreted their situation as being more distressing, independent of actual disruption and material loss, suffered more symptoms and were more likely to relapse. Additionally, optimism and social support were significantly associated with lower illness burden after exposure to the hurricane.
Resolving your CFS/ME/PVFS with THRIVE
To achieve permanent results we need to help you gain insight into how this problem was created or maintained in the first place. THRIVE is one of the best and most successful programmes in the world at teaching you the root causes of this and its related symptoms.
There are a variety of diffent mechanisms in place that cause a person to create anxiety. Amongst them are self-esteem, social anxiety, your beliefs, thinking styles, character traits, etc. THRIVE is an evidence based psychological training program that offers you a permanent resolution to your problems, letting you live a life free from the psychological factors that are maintaining your symptoms.
Other therapies including CBT, psychotherapy, EFT, NLP only ever deal with the symptoms, leaving the root causes to manifest elsewhere. Why control your problem when you can rid yourself of it once and for all.
Why is it vital to understand how my CFS/PVFS/ME was created or maintained?
Imagine you are lost in the wilderness and have no idea how you got there, but I gave you a map pinpointing the steps you took to get lost in the first place and how to never get lost again in the future. Could you get out? Of course…
Now let’s say I just rescued you by helicopter and plopped you back in familiar territory but gave you no map and no resources on how you got there in the first place. You are likely to get lost again!
THRIVE gives you the map and the resources to get out and to never again fall into the mental traps that created your situation in the first place.
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Have a look over some testimonials of the program here:
After 4 years of suffering with M.E. The Thrive Programme has given me the tools to totally change my perspective for the future and shown me how to take control of my life. I now start each day with a positive thought and end it fulfilled with the knowledge that I am another step closer to achieving my goals for a brighter future that is overflowing with great opportunities.
I completed the Thrive programme in 8 weeks and the changes in my belief system have greatly improved and now my new thinking process is having a positive impact on my health, I no longer have severe symptoms of muscle and joint pain, painful glands, palpitations, dizziness, IBS etc. I no longer wake several times during the night with night sweats and feeling fatigued in the morning. I no longer need to be chaperoned, I have now regained my full independence and I am in the process of starting my own business.
I left each session full of confidence my self-esteem continued to grow and within weeks I was driving again after 4 years! I truly believe that I have learned so much and will continue to learn from these sessions.
I would like to say a big thank you to my Thrive consultant Rita Smith who made me feel at ease from our first meeting and supported me throughout. Rita is full of energy, passionate about her work and will leave you empowered and ready to face the world. I am very pleased I have had the pleasure in meeting and being helped by her. I highly recommend the Thrive programm to anyone who is suffering with ME, CFS or Fibromyalgia.
Laura T – Harlow
I had chronic fatigue, was very unhappy, thought very negatively and had a phobia of food. While I was on holiday in Thailand I tried pizza, prawns and the Indian food we were given on the plane! It is getting easier to try things and when I look at certain dishes now I think I’d like to try them instead of thinking they look awful. Thank you so much for all your help. The course has changed my life and I can’t put into words how grateful I am.
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