How The Course Began
Peter first became a Psychologist at the age of 22, after achieving a high distinction for his fourth year thesis at university, and receiving a traineeship at the Cairnmillar Institute. The seeds of the Thrive Learning course were first sown when Peter facilitated a weekly live workshop for the public titled 'Practical Psychology for Effective Living' from the seminar room of the Institute in which he worked. It didn't take long for word to spread, and the workshops were at capacity of 60 people each week for several years.
In order to make these workshops successful Peter knew he had to research his topics well and also make them entertaining. Each week Peter provided extensive notes to the audience and encouraged lively discussion amongst the diverse group of people gathered.
The success of the workshops lead to Peter being promoted to senior consultant, and some of the content survives to this day (albeit in updated form) in the Thrive Program.