Great Easton author shares tip to relieve stress

10:43 17 July 2014

Deborah Coote with her third novel

Deborah Coote with her third novel


Finding time for yourself in today’s hectic world is not easy, but third-time author Deborah Coote has a quick fix to hopefully relieve people of their stress.

The 50-year-old has self-published her most recent book, The Art of Meeting Your Self: Learning to Live Mindfully in a Busy World.

It is a light-hearted piece dealing with the challenge of living well in this day and age. It can be read in less than hour and introduces the reader to life skills that could stay with them for a lifetime.

Deborah, who lives in Great Easton with her husband John and their two dogs, said: “Through my work as an Alexander Technique and meditation teacher, I have come to know many people who feel dissatisfied in some way with life, they feel stressed or have some kind of pain.

“So my response has been to write a practical and warm book that encourages the reader to put themselves first – not easy in our culture and way of life, but fantastic when we do manage it.”

Becoming a writer and a meditation teacher is very different to how Deborah thought her life would turn out. She spent more than 20 years working in a bank before making quite a big career change.

“That is the wonderful thing about realising your potential, if somebody told me I would be writing books I would have said that is not possible,” she added. “I have absolutely loved it though. When you find the right thing for you, the right energy is there.”

Last Friday Deborah launched her book, which is available from Amazon and on Kindle, at The HSBC in Canary Wharf. The bank has launched a new initiative mindfulness@hsbc and she was invited along to speak at the event.

For more information, or to buy the book, visit

An open day event called Learn to Live Mindfully with The Alexander Technique and Meditation, will be taking place on Saturday, September 20, from 10am to 3pm. It is free admission and will take place at Little Ryse, Great Easton.


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