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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!

Anxiety - a worrying condition

Anxiety - a worrying condition
Many of the clients I see suffer from anxiety.   More often than not they  have been to their GP several times about worrying symptoms such as palpitations , light headedness, an inability to concentrate , a feeling that they can’t breathe , and/or repeated, even permanent, indigestion and stomach...
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Changing habits

Changing habits
I came across a fascinating book about habits:  why we have them, how to change them, and how companies monitor our habits to help their product development and marketing. The book: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What we Do, and How to Change by Charles Duhigg is must...
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Hands up who's responsible

Hands up who's responsible
When you look around at your life, what do you believe are the reasons you are where you are?  Do you believe your situation is all down to luck (good or bad)?  Do you blame others for any failures or lack of successes in your life -- your parents?  Your...
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Surgery and hypnotherapy -- a surprising shared issue

Surgery and hypnotherapy -- a surprising shared issue
I stumbled upon a very interesting programme on BBC Radio 4, entitled "Is Surgery Scientific?".  It posed a question about the nature of surgery and the ways in which it has been and could be researched that was very pertinent to those looking to undertake research in many fields of...
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The route to success

The route to success
Most of us have dreams about what we want to achieve in life .  Some of us even get to making outline plans and writing down our goals.  However, only a few people really get to achieve the things they want to in life .  Have you ever wondered why...
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Aesop -- as true today as ever

Aesop -- as true today as ever
Aesop lived between 620 and 564 BC, yet the fables he told are as pertinent today as they were when original.  I guess that says a lot about how little human nature has changed in the intervening 2000-odd years.  His stories so elegantly illustrate how a person's attitude determines their...
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I blame the driver...

I blame the driver...
I seem to put off blogging - despite the fact t hat I actually quite like it .  I suspect the main reason for this is that I am not sure that I will think of anything worthwhile to blog about and it won't be of the standard I want...
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Silencing the inner critic

Silencing the inner critic
Hypnotherapy and NLP can bring about l asting changes to the way we think, feel and behave. Many clients who come to see me for hypnotherapy and NLP are often surprised when they're asked to l isten to their inner dialogue – mostly at how horribly critical it is of...
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Review of Choice and Illusions by Eldon Taylor

Review of Choice and Illusions by Eldon Taylor
When I was asked to review the New York Times best-selling author Eldon Taylor’s new book  Choices and Illusions: How did I get where I am, and how do I get where I want to be?   I didn’t really know what to expect.  Eldon Taylor has an interesting background --...
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A special blog date for us - as part of a best-selling author's blog tour

A special blog date for us - as part of a best-selling author's blog tour
Earlier this year, we were very pleased to be asked to be part of the blog tour of a New York Times best-selling author who has a new book being launched in October.   As part of his blog tour we will be blogging a review of this new book...
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Stress - the lessons from upholstery

Stress - the lessons from upholstery
I’ve always been interested in the different ways in which scientific knowledge is discovered and then explored.  In particular, I love stories about accidental discoveries – those great insights which sometimes spring from the observation of everyday events by someone with a slightly different perspective or by someone who asks...
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Are we really just arguing about socks?

Are we really just arguing about socks?
If I ever ask a group of people about the "right" way to store socks , I generally find two camps: those who make a little ball out of each pair, and those who just t uck the tops of pairs together .  Many members of both groups will state...
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