22 for ’22: Celebrating Bath & Somerset’s Most Inspiring Women

By Anita Jaynes on 21 March, 2022

We’re celebrating Bath and North East Somerset’s most inspiring women to mark International Women’s Day 2022 which this year took place on Tuesday 8th March.

Through our social media channels, we asked our readers which women in our community inspire them and created a list of 22 for ’22. The list is printed in our spring Bath magazine and from Tuesday 1st March, each weekday throughout the month we’re profiling and championing each of these fantastic women online and via our social feeds.

This feature is sponsored by Milsted Langdon accountants. Milsted Langdon decided to support this activity as they are passionate about supporting women in business and helping local communities thrive through their work with business owners, charities and not-for-profits. 

Gill Freeman, Partner and Head of Charity and Not-For-Profit at Milsted Langdon, said, “The business world is full of hugely talented and successful women who not only run businesses or work in demanding roles, but they often also juggle caring responsibilities at the same time. It’s important to highlight the contribution that women make to the wider community, and to support each other whilst encouraging and empowering the younger generations.”

Today we put the spotlight on Emma Haines, Founder of Haines Hypnotherapy.

Emma set up her business in 2001 after the completion of her hypnotherapist training at Bristol’s prestigious Clifton Practice, the Centre for Natural Health.

Following a long and successful career in publishing the pandemic made Emma reassess her life, wanting to pursue a career to help others and in turn make the world a lighter place.

Emma practices solution-focused hypnotherapy, a non-analytical, forwards-looking therapy that offers a simple way to achieve incredibly powerful changes.

She said, “The modern world is full of stress, from the big things, like Covid, to the little things like juggling family and work life, fielding emails and constant phone notifications, rising energy bills or trying to find a garage that actually has fuel. These tiny stressors might seem harmless but when we have too many of them, our stress buckets fill up. And if we can’t empty that bucket, it becomes full and overflows. We get stuck in our primitive emotional brains, which keeps us in fight or flight mode and makes it really hard to get back on top of things.

“Using a combination of trance work and solution-focused questioning, I can help you empty your stress bucket and move forwards in life. You might want help just to sleep more soundly, or get your confidence up. Perhaps you have depression or anxiety or a chronic health condition. Maybe you want to stop smoking or improve your overall health. Hypnotherapy can help with all of that and more.”

Here are just a few of the areas that Emma works in:

  • Alcohol addiction
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain management
  • Confidence/self-esteem issues
  • Depression/low mood
  • Eating behaviours
  • Gambling addiction
  • Low motivation
  • Sleeping problems
  • Stress
  • Unwanted habits
  • Weight management
  • Working with Children

Outside of work Emma is passionate about raising awareness of the condition Cerebral palsy. Her son Ted, aged 12, was diagnosed with the disorder following a catastrophic brain injury at birth. Through her social media accounts she shares the highs and lows of being a mum to a child with special educational needs. Emma recently shared her story on Son-Stories.com

To find out more about Haines Hypnotherapy visit: www.haineshypnotherapy.com and follow on Instagram.