Help for Children & Teens2018-05-03T12:20:25+00:00

Help for children and teenagersHelp for Children and Teenagers

Watch them THRIVE

Serving the youngters of Herts & Bucks: clinics based in Rickmansworth, Aylesbury, St. Albans & Oxford

What is it ?

The Thrive Programme for Teenagers is a fun, interactive and highly effective course, enabling young people/teenagers to develop the self understanding and resilience with which to flourish in their school and home lives. Geared specifically for children during their teen years it is an engaging and proactive programme filled with discussion topics and exercises. By undertaking the programme, children are shown how to build an internal locus of control – the belief that they themselves have the power to affect what happens in their daily lives. There is also particular focus on building confidence and self esteem, empowering them to develop a high self belief. Social issues are addressed also, as many children become anxious within the schoolyard dynamics.

Research has identified that an internal locus of control and self esteem are crucial to a range of educational, psychological and health related issues.



Help for Children and Teenagers with Problems

The Thrive Programme has been effectively used for children, adolescents and teenagers suffering from;

  • Phobias and Fears
  • Anxiety
  • Exam nerves
  • Eating Problems
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Motivation
  • Bullying

Teen_Thrive_bookThe Thrive Programme has also been successfully applied within a school setting, helping a group of six 13 and 14 year old students with behavioural, motivational and self-esteem issues. After undergoing the six week programme, with a licenced Thrive Programme Consultant working alongside the school’s Pastoral team, The Thrive Programme helped these pupils to develop a higher sense of control over their behaviour and progress at school, maintain better behaviour, attendance and achievement, and increase their self-esteem.



The Thrive Programme for Teenagers Research

Let’s get technical. Professor Reda Abouserie (1994) proved that pupils with an external locus of control suffered from higher levels of academic stress than those with an internal locus. Also, those with low self esteem showed more stress than those with high self esteem. Thus, an internal locus and high self esteem are intertwined with educational resilience in numerous studies. Educational resilience encompasses the perseverance of pupils, their level of engagement and their overall success in education in the face of adversity. Locus of control has also been demonstrated to have implications far beyond successes at school. For example, one research paper* examined the health effect of childhood locus of control. Those who had an internal locus of control at the age of ten were less likely to be overweight, less likely to be psychologically distressed and had better self-rated health at aged 30 than those who had an external locus of control.

*(Gale, Batty, & Deary, 2008)

The Thrive Programme for Teenagers should be completed in conjunction with one or more parent/carer alongside a Licensed Thrive Consultant.


Simon Mason TC

Simon Mason ATPC

Booking your free initial consultation couldn’t be easier.

It is perfectly natural that you may have questions about The Thrive Programme and what it entails. To arrange a FREE consultation or to book an appointment call me on 07789 600 199
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