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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!

Three ways you're increasing your stress levels before you even get dressed

Three ways you're increasing your stress levels before you even get dressed
I meet many people who say they start their day feeling anxious or stressed – even before they’ve got out of bed. Some say that by the time they start their day they already feel exhausted and can feel the pressures of life bearing down on them. Often, when we...
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Four skills we can learn from watching the circus

Four skills we can learn from watching the circus
I saw an amazing show recently. It was the theatre circus show Cirque Berzerk . This is a show which involves amazing acts of acrobatics, tumbling, contortion, and seemingly life-threatening activities such as knife-throwing and the “Globe of Death” in which four motorcyclists ride around inside a mesh globe while...
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Do you do the wasp dance?

Do you do the wasp dance?
Do you enjoy summer? That might seem a silly question to those who do – after all, what’s not to like? Sunny days, holidays, picnics and barbeques are all things which are portrayed as fun, happy times that everyone looks forward to. Some people though feel like there is a...
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A sure-fire way to feel better today

A sure-fire way to feel better today
Last blog I wrote about the l ink between our body posture and facial expressions and our mood and thoughts . I mentioned that there had been a s imple experiment done which demonstrated this link. This week, I’ll describe that experiment – and say a little more about the...
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Walk tall

Walk tall
Have you ever noticed how your mood is reflected in your body posture? Or that, the body postures associated with particular moods are much the same for everyone? Because of this we are often able to recognise a person’s mood before they even speak. We can tell that if someone...
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Lifestyle coaching saves lives

Lifestyle coaching saves lives
I’ve noticed that if lifestyle coaching is ever mentioned in the media , it’s usually portrayed as some fancy and unnecessary fashion for people who have too much time and money on their hands. However, t here is a serious side to lifestyle coaching which is invariably missed by the...
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Quick change artist

Quick change artist
I often think of myself as a quick-change artist ! I don’t mean that I’m one of those people who change costumes or characters frequently, but that I work with people to enable them to change their lives quite quickly . Most of us have experienced, or will experience, a...
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Health -- feeling great, or just not feeling ill?

Health -- feeling great, or just not feeling ill?
I’d like to share an observation I made recently and then ask you a question. I was looking fo r photographs to use on my website and blogs . I searched for the word “health” and what came up surprised me; most of the images were of stethoscopes , people...
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Sleep - let's have more of it!

Sleep - let's have more of it!
Happy New Year to you.  Have you made lots of New Year's resolutions about being healthier and fitter this year?  Do any of them include improving your sleep (quality or quality)? It's not a resolution I hear often, yet it's the one which would probably bring the most benefit, and...
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Resolutions are for life, not just the New Year

Resolutions are for life, not just the New Year
Every  January the gyms become busier,  the  salad section gets depleted  and so-called slimming products fly off the shelves .   Magazines  (online and off) are  filled with advice  about goal-setting and making change.  Yet,  every year, everything's back to normal by February  with very little to show for early...
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Christmas stress

Christmas stress
Are you looking forward to Christmas? It’s often said that Christmas, and the preparations for it, are extremely stressful for many people. Firstly, there are the possible financial concerns for anyone with a number of presents to buy and more mouths than usual to feed. Add to this the cost...
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Top Five Tips for de-stressing

Top Five Tips for de-stressing
1. Focus only on the things that you can change or influence. Feeling powerless is a major contributor to stress . Yet, so often, we get worked up about the t hings we have absolutely no influence over – new parking arrangements near work, the actions of complete strangers, bad...
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