“Never give up, never stop trying.”
Talking with Liz was like a light bulb moment for me. I need to do this program! After years of counselling, art therapy, psychologists, medication, emotional dysregulation, the first thing that really struck me was that Liz has struggled herself, been through the program herself and is willing to share. Share her story and relate to me and what I had been through.
This is not to bad mouth the support that I have had but this really resonated with me and where I am after five challenging years.
Not only is the program available to adults but children as well. Liz has worked with kids with their own symptoms and challenges as well as adults.
“Thriving” is not something you are, it is something you do and the Thrive program is 9 weeks of learning the tools to empower yourself to overcome your symptoms, whatever they may be – because let’s face it, everyone is different and unique. This program celebrates the individual and is designed to only be done once and then can be applied to the rest of your life. You can thrive!
Liz’s warmth, even over Zoom, and comfort had me talking at ease after only a few minutes about my story and even chatting away about life’s big topics.
The program can help any form of mental health and over 50,000 people have gone through the program, whether this be using the workbook independently, supported by a series of education videos, or with weekly coaching sessions.
Q&A with Liz
What services do you offer?
An 8-week training programme, which can be completed by anyone of any age and background, that teaches you the skills and resources to develop and maintain exceptional mental health and Thrive.
Why is this work so important to you?
First, I’ve seen time after time that this approach actually works. I looked for decades for a way to change myself and overcome the issues I had and this is the only way I was able to do it. Second is I have such a desire to help others find and develop change for themselves. I once felt that this type of change was impossible but now I know that every person is able to achieve this.
Could you tell us about how your interest in holistic healing began?
Through absolute misery and despair and a deep search for knowledge on how to change the way I was experiencing life.
What obstacles did you face to get to where you are now and how did you overcome them?
I had serious mental health issues from age 6 and was told by professionals that I couldn’t cure or overcome, but only manage them. I was homeless for a time, had little money or support, no self-belief, very low self esteem, very high social anxiety, and experienced abusive and violent relationships. I wanted to give up plenty of times and take a one way ticket out.
Who should seek your service as a holistic wellness technique?
Anyone who has an interest in overcoming a symptom or issues, or generally improving their ability to thrive in all aspects of life.
Could you share a wellbeing tip with the community?
There is never just one way of achieving personal change, so don’t give up.
If you could tell your younger self one thing what would it be?
Not to give up, not to stop trying.
– Experience and Q&A by Vicki Shannon