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Many businesses are doing their best for their people – but is it enough?

Too many people are suffering from stress, anxiety, burnout whether they’re in the workplace or working from home, and it’s not always because of work – we carry our whole selves with us wherever we go. They’re left to deal with it by themselves, unable to talk about issues like mental health. So much easier to bottle things up and ignore it.

Thankfully, we’re seeing a shift in business and public perception…

Indeed, in a 2020 Deloitte report, 80% of the organisations it interviewed said that worker wellbeing would be important for their success over the next 12-18 months, and yet only 12% confessed they were ready to address it.

Why the hesitancy? Is it because business leaders simply don’t now what support is needed, or what’s available to offer?

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Geraldine Joaquim can help

Geraldine is more than just another voice in the wellbeing sector. She is an experienced industry professional who has spent most of her career juggling the pressures of work, which included running her own consultancy as well as raising a family.

After 20 years she found herself running on empty and, whilst looking for an escape from the stress, started to train as a Solution-Focused Hypnotherapist with the prestigious Clifton Practice. It was initially to save her own sanity but transformed into something much bigger…

Once graduated but still working full-time, Geraldine began putting her therapy skills to good use and found that many of her new clients were themselves overwhelmed by poor mental health, rooted in a common theme of stress and burnout. It was all too familiar.

Which is why in 2016, as a fully qualified Clinical Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist, she set out to make a real difference by forming her own business-centric stress management company.

Her message is clear.

“People are your best, and most important, asset. By putting your employees at the forefront of your business, I can help you create a calmer, more resilient workforce. And develop a culture where people are mentally and physically fit to perform at their best. It’s a win-win all round.”


Our qualified training associates

Amanda Thoden van Velzen

Calmer Thoughts

Another graduate of Clifton Practice, Amanda is one of our go-to specialists for stress management workshops, talks or 1-2-1 hypnotherapy. Now a qualified Solution-Focused Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist, she can call on her 15 years’ experience as a teacher, before working for a firm of Quantity Surveyors specialising in Corporate Recovery.

Asha Berzon


Asha is also a Clifton Practice trained Solution-Focused Hypnotherapist, who is dedicated to helping employees manage stress through workshops, talks and 1-2-1 programs. Her previous experience of working with people spans 17 years in the Criminal Justice System, where she supported clients with numerous issues including mental health and addictions.

A word from our consultancy partners

“Our consultancy helps businesses get the very best from their people by developing knowledge, skills and behaviours through training, coaching, outsourced L&D management and consultancy.”

Paddy Thompson, Director/Co-founder
Azimuth Training

Here at The Thrive Team we collaborate with, and work hard for, our clients and candidates every step of the way – from discovery through development, enabling employees to thrive. We treat everyone we talk to with the same levels of respect, kindness and integrity – genuinely caring that people are happy in their careers, while also ensuring that organisations optimise their output, and enhance company culture, by hiring managers and leaders who are high-performing, motivated and fulfilled.”

Martin and Ali Grady, owners
The Thrive Team