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Nobody wants a dead canary

As recently as the 1980s, canaries were taken into coal mines by miners as an early warning system for toxic gases. The reason for this was that canaries are highly sensitive to such gases and so they become sick (and even die) at lower concentrations than people do. Therefore, the...
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And out of chaos comes....

Our house is a bit chaotic at the moment – Steve and I are reorganising how we use our space, making room for new and revived interests and hobbies, clearing away things we no longer need or use and reorganising our office set-up.  It’ll be great when it’s all done,...
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Stress is a mind and body experience

Some people are surprised when they hear of the overlap between my massage therapy work and Ann’s stress management work and yet each of us meets clients who can benefit from the other’s approach. The reason for this overlap is the body’s response to stress. The stress response prepares your...
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Enjoy a longer working life

Nowadays it’s assumed that people will work until their late 60s and even early 70s. For some this will be because they choose to, for many it will be due to necessity. Some studies suggest that working for as long as possible can help keep people healthy. I suspect this...
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It's as easy as breathing

It’s might seem odd to think that you could improve something that you’ve been doing since the day you were born . Yet many of us could improve the way we breathe . Most people rarely notice the way that they breath . After all, it’s something which just goes...
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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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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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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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Life lessons from a terrier

Steve and I were on holiday recently, with our two Parson terriers, Eddie and Juno. Eddie is very keen on being in water – rivers, the sea, ponds, even the deep puddles on Burbage Common. He is always keen to get in and to have a paddle or a swim....
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Therapy Haiku: Hypnosis for anxiety

A new Getting You There therapy haiku every Thursday...
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Therapy Limerick for #NationalLimerickDay

It's National Limerick day today, so we've a therapy limerick for you, instead of the usual Thursday Therapy Haiku.  A new Thursday Therapy Haiku every week.
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Therapy Haiku: Subconscious Fears

A new Getting You There  Therapy Haiku  every week.
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