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Ann Finnemore, Hypnotherapy, Coaching and Stress Management

I blog about the latest research, items appearing in the news, related books I've read and about how the various tools and techniques I use in therapy and coaching work. I also like to pass on any tips that could help you succeed in making any of those changes you've been thinking of (along with the occasional healthy recipe). I hope at least some of what I write makes you think -- that's always a good way to kick off a change of some sort!

Coaches need coaches too

Coaches need coaches too
It’s easy to imagine that a coach will be able to use self-motivation to achieve all of their own goals. After all, this goal-achieving stuff is our bread0and-butter, right? It’s the very air that we breathe, so surely we need no-one to give us a kick up the backside to...
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Anxiety in children

Anxiety in children
I read in the news recently that anxiety in children, particularly in teenage girls, is increasing significantly. Although saddened to read this, I wasn’t surprised as I do a lot of work with children to help them learn to manage, and then lose, anxieties which are affecting their lives –...
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Therapy haiku: Dare to dream

A full year has gone by since the first one and so our Thursday Therapy Haiku come to an end with this final haiku: Dare to dream We hope you have enjoyed them.   A new Getting You There therapy haiku every Thursday...
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Reaching agreement could be easier than you think

Reaching agreement could be easier than you think
I’m fascinated by the different ways in which people use language . For me, understanding how and why a person is using the words they ar e is key to really understanding the meaning of what is being said . In fact, many conflicts are based on misunderstanding of another...
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Therapy haiku: Fear of illness

A new Getting You There therapy haiku every Thursday...
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Therapy haiku: Strike a pose

A new Getting You There therapy haiku every Thursday...
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This is probably the number one myth about stress

This is probably the number one myth about stress
I was r ecently invited to speak about stress to a group of about 55 people.  I’m always happy to accept such invitations because stress management is a favourite topic of mine and I enjoy speaking to groups who are interested in discovering how they might become more resilient to...
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Therapy haiku: The therapist's toolkit

A new Getting You There therapy haiku every Thursday...
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What if you had all the confidence you wanted?

What if you had all the confidence you wanted?
Can you i magine how it would be if you were calm and confident in every situation ?  Imagine di scovering the "off"  button for that negative, self-critical voice  you hear in your head?   What would you do ?   Where would you go ?   What would you achieve ? Many...
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Therapy haiku: Imagination

A new Getting You There therapy haiku every Thursday...
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Therapy haiku: Instant gratification

A new Getting You There therapy haiku every Thursday...
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Is anger wrecking your life?

Is anger wrecking your life?
A favourite quotation of mine is, “ Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned” . I like it because I ’ve seen the damage that anger can cause in people who...
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