Let me introduce myself to you. My name is Lynne Hancher, a qualified Hypnotherapist and Complementary Therapist, both a Practitioner and an Instructor in a variety of complementary therapies - an area which I find both fascinating and rewarding. However, I was not always a full-time complementary therapist.
I am also a mother and a wife. Previously I was a Personal Assistant, having many responsibilities including personnel and training. I had a busy working life and a family to look after, but I found time to tutor in adult education and run a part-time complementary therapy practice - I enjoy being "busy".
When I was made redundant in 1999, I decided to change career and follow my interest in complementary therapy full-time. Having personally seen the stresses of modern day life, I thought it was time to help people from all walks of life achieve a healthier lifestyle. Knowing how difficult it is to find "time" to look after oneself, I also undertake corporate programmes, taking "therapies" into the workplace to fit around lunch breaks etc. and, although this is fairly common in the South, it is still a new thing here in the Midlands.
As well as my practice, I also tutor in complementary therapies so that people can learn how to help themselves. Additionally, I undertake corporate training in a wide variety of subjects.
My "dream" is to see complementary therapies working alongside orthodox medicine. Gradually the NHS is recognising some of the therapies and I would love to see CAM in doctors' surgeries allowing patients to become less stressful and at the same time easing the workload for our busy GPs.