The Age of Emotion
Although The Thrive Programme solves real and immediate mental health problems and physical symptoms, that isn’t the only good reason to do it.
Thrive is also a tool that you, and your kids, can use to adapt themselves to what is happening today in 2017.
Yes, things are changing more rapidly than ever. Technology is getting ever faster and more efficient; expectations are growing; patience is less. But actually, there’s a bigger evolution happening. Very rapidly, we are moving as a species beyond the Information Age into a new stage of development: the Age of Emotion.
This emerging Age of Emotion is marked out by more of us becoming more and more tuned in to how we are feeling. We are realising that our emotions are messengers and we are far better at listening to what they are telling us. We aren’t ignoring these feelings like we used to, denying them or trying to suppress them. We also know how to use these feelings to evaluate where we are emotionally. And, most importantly, we are getting far more practiced at responding and tuning ourselves up. Result: when we hit a road bump, we get back on track again, quickly. And as we keep practising listening carefully to our emotions, we are going to get better at being happier for longer.
The people who grasp the earliest that the Age of Emotion is already arriving will enjoy considerable advantages:
They are the ones who will find it easier to be happier for longer and will feel more appreciation for themselves (regardless of their external circumstances).
Their emotional intelligence will mark them out from their peers, helping them to gain roles and positions of responsibility which involve management and negotiations.
They will enjoy good relationships with others.
They will be the ones most responsive, most capable, of making the most of their lives, regardless of their circumstances.
And as humanity faces up to increasingly complex challenges, they will be the ones most able to make a difference.
In short, the emotionally intelligent people in this now arriving Age of Emotion will be the happiest people and the most influential.
When you look at how the world is developing through this prism, then suddenly it really does make a LOT of sense to make an effort to get mentally resilient. Mental health is no longer a taboo topic; in fact IGNORING mental health issues and displaying emotional illiteracy will eventually become the new taboo.
You might feel you are struggling with your mental health and that you are no longer ashamed to admit it to yourself or others. What you might not be ready to accept is that 95% of what it takes to fix the problem – and change your life – comes when you understand how you “tick”. It is time to understand that illnesses like depression, M.E. and emetophobia can be successfully put behind you. They should not be holding you back.
What happens if you learn how to manage your emotions?
Well, they serve the purpose they are meant to serve. Joy and happiness bring you joy and happiness; fear, anxiety and agitation become messengers that tell you that certain thought processes are out of alignment. And because you know that your OWN thoughts are creating the emotions, you know you have the power to change them.
The results from doing Thrive are powerful: the emotional awareness it gives you brings resilience and inner calm, regardless of the challenges you face. Perfectionism will give way to a deeper and truer appreciation of yourself. As your resilience grows, previously “incurable” issues like depression, M.E. and emetophobia “miraculously” disappear. You too can confidently take your place in this coming Age of Emotion.