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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!

Imagination is powerful - use carefully!

Imagination is powerful - use carefully!
Do you  enjoy daydreaming ?  Maybe you were  told  as a child that  it was a waste of time  - that you should be doing something  more productive , more active.  I come across  many people who say they stopped daydreaming  long ago. By this they usually  mean that they’ve...
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Therapy Haiku: Last cigarette

A new Getting You There  Therapy Haiku  every week.
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Therapy Haiku: Calf muscles

A new Getting You There  Therapy Haiku  every week.
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Therapy Haiku: Smoking

A new Getting You There Therapy Haiku every week.
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Therapy Haiku: Childhood Fears

A new Getting You There  Therapy Haiku  every week.
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Three ways to resolve conflict

Three ways to resolve conflict
Are there people in your life – at work or at home – with whom you always seem to clash? Perhaps it feels that you are frequently misunderstood by an individual (or you frequently misunderstand them). In this situation we often get frustrated , assuming the other person is “difficult”...
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Therapy Haiku: The Pulled Back

A new Getting You There  Therapy Haiku  every week.  
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How to discover why you sabotage your own dreams

How to discover why you sabotage your own dreams
Many clients come to me when they find that, despite really wanting a particular outcome , they keep sabotaging their attempts. In fact, self-sabotage seems more common than sabotage by others – and is more frustrating to people as it seems so illogical . One method I us e to...
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A simple way to improve your luck

A simple way to improve your luck
Have you noticed how some people seem to have good opportunities open to them wherever they go? Do you wonder why the same chances don’t come your way and think that those people are just lucky? How would you feel if you learnt that luck has little to do with...
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One way you might be sabotaging your success

One way you might be sabotaging your success
Have you come across the story of a person asking directions only to get the reply “ Well, you wouldn’t start from here! ”. It’s not a particularly useful response is it ? You need to know the directions from where you actually are , not from elsewhere. Although this...
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Seven steps to making success inevitable

Seven steps to making success inevitable
How many d reams or hopes do you have, that you've had for years and yet don't seem to be any closer to achieving them than when you first wanted to?  Have you noticed that, n o matter how much you want something, you somehow seem to get de-railed on...
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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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