People often ask us if the Conquering Life Programme is therapy, or like CBT, NLP, or mindfulness?
What essentially separates our Conquering Life Programme from other interventions such as NLP, and to some extent, CBT is that they have a patchy success record. I think NLP is a bit like the American West of yesteryear: it has a few gold nuggets but too many cowboys. These other alphabet soup techniques often have little if any science behind them, rarely if ever have lasting benefits, and they succeed only if the practitioner is particularly good. They may often involve numerous sessions, and can be quite expensive – especially for elite practitioners.
Good mental health is something to which almost everyone aspires, particularly if it’s linked to a holistic mens sana in corpore sano – a healthy mind in a healthy body. It’s understandable if people are reluctant to pursue “psychological interventions” if that suggests a stigma with mental health issues. But how about sophrosyne?
The very concept of “therapy” assumes the client is somehow ‘broken’ and in need of putting back together. However, the Conquering Life Programme doesn’t use a ‘medical’ assumption. Finding it hard to cope, eradicating stress, anxiety, phobias, and overthinking, and seeking a better quality of life doesn’t mean you are ill: you don’t have a debilitating condition that needs to be treated by a medical professional. And more importantly, you’re not ‘outsourcing’ a cure to someone else.
The Conquering Life Programme is a multi-stage training programme that effectively helps you to challenge some of the more deeply “in-grained” thought patterns. Everything in the programme is fully backed up by clinical experience and scientific research. The key elements are:
- What makes you ‘tick’: your personality type and specific ‘thinking styles’, and what – if any – of the three primary limiting beliefs you may have.
- How much power you have to make changes in your life: how much ‘self-efficacy’ do you have, how much belief do you have in you own skills and resources, how internal is your locus of control.
- How the way you think, feel and react to situations has a profound effect upon how you experience life, and how you perceive external influences such as fate, luck, superstitions, and chance.
- The nature of anxiety, stress, fears and phobias – how they are created and how I help you get rid of them. The link between thinking, emotions, feelings and behaviour, and their effect on your immune system, and physical health and wellbeing.
You may well be amazed just how quickly lasting change starts to appear. Learning what you can control and what you can’t will eradicate a great deal of anxiety and worry. Your self-esteem will be rapidly enhanced, and if social anxiety is a problem, that will quickly diminish.
One of the major benefits is acquiring a deep, holistic understanding of how our mind and bodies interact, and how these insights and awareness not only contribute to a healthier you, but also enable you to overcome fearlessly just about any situation and conquer every aspect in your life -fearlessly and confidently.
You will very quickly appreciate how different this programme is to any other, and why this one works while others invariably fail.
Our clients develop genuinely empowering insights. Changes to the way we think invariably provide deeply empowering insights; and it is this awareness and understanding that enable clients to develop the skills and resources they need to bring about changes that serve them better.
And if it seems we go past the initial problem – phobias or depression, anxiety, worry or stress – yes indeed! The aim is to get you flourishing, and clients find the worrying issues that brought them here just seem to disappear. The Conquering Life Programme literally sets you up for life.
All the principles, assignments and exercises are firmly underpinned by empirically published psychological research; I like to keep abreast of the latest developments and you can see a selection of these here.
If you would like to hear from those who have already benefited, do check out the video testimonials from many of the clients that have already learned how to conquer life.
HOW CAN I HELP?
Do get in touch to discuss how I can help you through a free no-obligation 30-minute consultation. UK: +44 (0) 7597 232000 Ireland: +353 (0) 8385 88283
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