About me

Ema Borges DHP

Ema Borges

Hypnotherapy qualifications

I have had an active interest in the world of complementary therapies from very early on, and have always been instinctively drawn to seeking natural ways of improving and maintaining my health.

I've always believed that consistently falling back on medication purely masks symptoms and must surely not be the wisest way to manage our overall health and well-being in the long term. Although medicine most certainly has its place, I believe in combining that with learning to boost our health and take more control of our own minds, bodies and souls with the help of complementary therapies.

I became interested in Hypnotherapy when receiving treatment myself for the panic attacks I was experiencing.

After four sessions I was able to walk around freely in most spaces, and when approaching places I was not 100% comfortable in, I was able to use the techniques taught to me within the sessions; it has been under control ever since.

After asking myself why on earth more people didn’t use hypnotherapy or know about it, I went on to study the Professional Practitioner Hypnotherapy with Psychotherapy course at The Essex Institute (DHP) and am now a fully qualified hypnotherapist.

Reiki qualifications

Learning Reiki seemed like a natural progression for me. I was always meeting people who either practiced Reiki or raved about treatments they had experienced, and I wanted to see for myself.

I have been fortunate enough to study both the first and second level of Reiki known as Shoden and Okuden.

These courses are run by Frans and Bronwen Stiene of The International House of Reiki and I was taught by Allison Brice of the London school of Usui Reiki Ryoho

They are based on the traditional Japanese teachings of Mikao Usui (1880-1940), a Tendai Buddhist and practitioner whose teachings are known as Usui Reiki Ryoho, and were practiced as far back as the early 1900’s.

Through these teachings and regular practice I am now a fully certified practitioner, able to provide Reiki treatments to others.