Angie Doig-Thorne, Stress Therapist & Weight Management Specialist at York Hypnotherapist
Helping people to shed excess weight, or become less anxious or stressed
Looking back, my first marriage breaking down was the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Without it I wouldn’t have met my present husband, who I’ve been happily married to for 26 years, and neither of us would have Amber – our amazing 25-year-old daughter.
I’d been with my ex for 12 years and, following the marriage breakdown, I moved back to York from Doncaster – securing a job as a bank branch manager.
Physical exercise has been the one constant in my life. As a former professional bodybuilder who competed for six years, going to the gym is like brushing my teeth! Working out gets me through the difficult times and I strongly believe that we should all live one day at a time – keeping stress and anxiety levels at a minimum so that anything worrying us can’t amount to an overwhelming degree. That’s why I love working with people to help them take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing. After all, it’s the most important thing in our lives.
I’ve been self-employed since 2001. Already a qualified fitness instructor, I retrained and gained an international qualification as a personal trainer. At that time my husband and I were living in New Zealand with Amber, who was five. We spent 18 wonderful months out there before returning to the UK.
I launched my business, York Hypnotherapist, in 2008 – the same year I qualified as a clinical hypnotherapist and EFT practitioner. Working almost exclusively with people’s mindsets these days, I use my skills to facilitate thinking from a different perspective in order to overcome their issues – whether that’s weight loss, or regaining control over a problem.
2020 is going to be MY year, with big plans to go national. I’m launching my services as a Hypno Antidepressant practitioner in the New Year and, as someone who delivers fast results, will be helping many more people.
My husband and I are incredibly proud of Amber, who is a London-based actress and influencer with more than three million followers on social media. Watching her grow and accomplishing her dreams – alongside fulfilling my own professional ambitions – is a very special feeling indeed, so I’m extremely thankful for that.