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Therapy Haiku: Hypnosis

A new Getting You There Therapy Haiku every week.
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Guest — Joanne Marie
Hi Ann. Great website. I think we met on the easibirthing course. How's it going, I'm loving the hypnobirthing, just need to be... Read More
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Guest — Ann Finnemore
Hi Joanne. Thanks for your comments - it's great to hear from you. I'm just about to finalise my easibirthing flyers and promote t... Read More
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Two key causes of Christmas stress - and how to avoid them

Are you looking forward to Christmas? Despite the media image that Christmas is a season of unlimited joy and love, the reality is that Christmas, and the preparations for it, are extremely stressful for many people - even those who, on the whole, love Christmas. If not acknowledged and managed, the stress...
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IBS - a mind-body condition

I was amazed when I first learned that IBS affects up to 1 in 4 of the population. That’s a lot of people experiencing not only physical health problems, but emotional problems due to the effects of the problem. In IBS, there is often a vicious circle in which anxiety and...
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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” and knowing...
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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 feel...
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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 which...
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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 of...
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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 things we have absolutely no influence over – new parking arrangements near work, the actions of complete strangers, bad news of events...
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Forgetful, or stressed?

A recent study in rats showed that just three days of stress could result in changes in the brain similar to those which are found in Alzheimer's disease. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich have discovered that the increased release of stress hormones in rats leads to production of a specific protein in the brain...
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Guest — Ed Winslet
Hypnotherapy stress management is one of the best way to make your self stress free. Thanks for sharing this useful information w... Read More
Friday, 22 August 2014 11:31
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Silencing the inner critic

Hypnotherapy and NLP can bring about lasting 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 listen to their inner dialogue – mostly at how horribly critical it is of themselves!  It repeats...
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Guest — Karen Flavel
Cool post!
Thursday, 20 March 2014 15:03
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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 a...
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