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A Brilliant Way to Beat Social Anxiety in Children !

A Brilliant Way to Beat Social Anxiety in Children ! For those of us who were brought up during the second half of the 20th century, the trials and stresses of being a young person today are almost unknowable. While we had freedom and space to be children, the onset of technology advances has brought

By | 2017-07-17T11:43:39+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Simons Blog|

A Better Way to Beat Gambling

A new client came to see me recently to discuss his problem gambling and, during the consultation, he remarked, quite matter of fact, that he had spent the last 17 years attending a Gamblers Anonymous (G.A.) meeting every week. Every single week for the best part of two decades. He also informed me that he

By | 2017-07-17T11:43:39+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Simons Blog|

Why Children say ‘I can’t’…

Why Children say 'I can't...' Parenting can be the hardest job there is. A lifelong commitment, you teach your children how to walk, how to talk, you teach them good manners and much more. You encourage, support, comfort, reassure and inspire your children in order to help them grow up to be good, decent adults.

By | 2017-07-17T11:43:39+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Simons Blog|

What must they think ?

Nowadays, with modern life being the way it is, we are constantly bombarded, through a multitude of media platforms, with images and subversive messages telling us that we must ‘be’ a certain way, have a particular product, wear the latest fashion or conform to what is socially expected of us… And if we do not

By | 2017-07-17T11:43:39+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|Simons Blog|

Rock and a Hard Place

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have to make a decision but cannot, no matter how much you try? And when I say decision I mean a real decision, one that carries weight, one that actually means something, so if you’re casting your mind back to that time when you couldn’t

By | 2017-07-17T11:43:39+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Simons Blog|

The Clue is in the Title

If you have ever asked yourself the question ‘How high is my self-esteem?’ what was the first thing that came into your mind? There are a number of different factors that people usually take into account when attempting to evaluate their own self-esteem. Some will ask themselves ‘Am I happy?’ Some will ponder ‘How much

By | 2017-07-17T11:43:39+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Simons Blog|

The Success Triad

One of the most important concepts to understand when undergoing the Thrive Programme is the Success Triad. Displayed in the venn diagram below, it is a simple example of the three crucial components required to achieve success and get the results that you want! Firstly we have BELIEF…which refers to the self-confidence in relation to

By | 2017-07-17T11:43:39+00:00 August 6th, 2015|Simons Blog|

Mean what you say… say what you mean…

Oi! You!  Mind your language!   Wash your mouth out! No, not that sort of language… Learning to ‘mind your language’ is an important part of The Thrive Programme as it has a big impact on your mental wellbeing.When we change our words we can change our minds. Even a friendly chat gives us a window onto

By | 2017-07-17T11:43:39+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Simons Blog|