Emma Colley RSHom

I first remember knowing what I wanted to do in terms of a career when I was 7. I was going to be a vet. Over the next 10 years this evolved into becoming an equine acupuncturist. Until I realised I was far more interested in people and how they worked. So a quick reassessment of options and I studied for a BSc in Psychology and Neuroscience. Which I loved – for its pure science and awareness of human nature, pathology, anatomy and more. And yet there was always something not quite enough.

I remember a tutor asking if he could tempt me to do a PhD instead of pursue a career in alternatives. He may have been more intuitive than me at that point, although I had already studied a diploma in reflexology whilst in my final year at university. And requested information about homeopathy although had decided it wasn’t the right time for me. So I went travelling for a year then worked in medical recruitment.

A few years later after having homeopathy for myself, my homeopath mentioned that maybe I might like to look into studying it. And it just made so much sense, so I enrolled at the North West College in Manchester in 2003. Whilst there I had my daughter – she was 17 days old when she first set foot in a classroom! I’ve continued to study, afterwards with Jackie McTaggart on the periodic table for 4 years and since then with Jeremy Sherr on his latest Dynamis course.

I can’t imagine ever not being involved in homeopathy now. I run clinics from 3 locations; I’m an ambassador for the Homeopathy for Health in Africa project and enjoy doing fundraising and awareness promoting work with them. I’ve also been working with 4Homeopathy on their social media campaign and have recently become a trustee of Homeopathy Action Trust.

My homeopathy practice has gone from strength to strength and I love every day I spend in clinic. Seeing clients make improvements, walking their journey with them and observing health changes that they never thought could happen is only one aspect – but it’s a great one. I really do see clients from all walks of life and all ages and love being surprised by people on a daily basis whether it be their story, their changes or just the amazing human spirit. It’s a privilege to do this work and I feel very grateful to be involved in it.

Emma Colley RSHom

I first remember knowing what I wanted to do in terms of a career when I was 7. I was going to be a vet. Over the next 10 years this evolved into becoming an equine acupuncturist. Until I realised I was far more interested in people and how they worked. So a quick reassessment of options and I studied for a BSc in Psychology and Neuroscience. Which I loved – for its pure science and awareness of human nature, pathology, anatomy and more. And yet there was always something not quite enough.

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Joanne Shipley RSHom

I have been passionate about homeopathy ever since it worked its immediate magic on the tonsillitis I had each year. I was an army officer then, but started a correspondence course in this natural medicine. It didn’t take long to realise that I was more interested in studying homeopathy than military staff college! In 2003 I gave up my army career to train as a homeopath, knowing that this was where my future lay. I continued with the Territorial Army whilst studying full time at the University of Westminster – a perfect mix in terms of time and funding.

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