After eventually escaping the abusive relationship, mother-of-two Emma Cranston has since retrained in psychotherapy and struck up a friendship with television therapist Robert Hisee
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A mother who was beaten so badly by her abusive partner that she had to be flown to the hospital has teamed up with a famous therapist to help other victims of domestic violence.
Emma Cranston was brutally attacked by her former partner George Arathoon, who banned her from wearing makeup, forced her to quit her job and manipulated her into thinking she couldn’t live without him.
After finally escaping the relationship, the mother of two retrained in psychotherapy and struck up a friendship with television therapist Robert Hisee.
39-year-old Emma was attacked by her ex-partner Arathoon in February 2018. He was later sentenced to five years in prison for the assault.
Emma told that Manchester evening news that she met George when he moved to her street in Cheshire in 2010.
“George was 10 years younger than me but we became friends and it just went from there. He was very charming and funny and I felt like I could tell him anything,” Emma said.
They moved in together in 2013, but the relationship quickly became volatile and violent. “Every time he managed to convince me that it was my fault, he would tell me I was just as bad as him,” she said.
“I started thinking that standing up for myself was wrong, and I started thinking that I couldn’t live without him. I haven’t seen my friends. I didn’t go anywhere without George.
“I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup or a fake tan or dress up nicely, and in the end I just gave up. I suppose the fight just went out of me. It was easier to do than I was told.
“I had a good job in a call center but he made me leave because there were other men there. I lived in a constant state of fear.”
In February 2018, George launched an attack that nearly killed her.
Emma explained: “We were out for the evening and I drove us home. I turned up the music in the car and that was enough to freak George out.”
George inflicted such serious injuries that Emma was flown to the hospital. She suffered multiple fractured ribs and a punctured lung, causing blood to pool between her chest wall and her lungs.
Doctors also found old healing fractures from previous attacks. They told Emma she was at risk of a heart attack and was lucky to be alive.
She required surgery to install metal plates and pins in her back and ribs, and three ribs were completely rebuilt. But despite her ordeal, Emma admits she still had reservations about speaking to the police.
On Valentine’s Day 2018, she finally plucked up the courage to seek justice. George Arathoon was convicted of assault, aggravated assault and intimidation in July 2018.
He was jailed at Chester Crown Court for five years. A restraining order was also issued to prevent him from contacting Emma or her family.
Emma has since dedicated herself to helping other women, starting a support group called Love Doesn’t Hurt, which spans the globe and has over half a million followers.
And earlier this month she teamed up with Robert Hisee, who will be offering his therapies through the support group.
Robert, “The Hypnotist Man” has worked with the likes of Lauren Goodger, Dame Kelly Holmes, Tom Zanetti, Paul Gascoigne and Gemma Collins using his own Unconscious Mind Therapy.
Emma and Robert, 44, say they have the support of MPs and hope to be granted charity status soon.
Emma said: “I’m so excited to be working with Robert, I have a lot of admiration for him. I signed up for one of his courses and have never looked back.
“So many women I meet have mental and physical disabilities and our program is focused on recovery.”
Love Doesn’t Hurt offers abuse and trauma recovery through “unconscious mind therapy” that promises to transform thoughts, feelings, emotions, habits, and beliefs to help people overcome domestic and emotional abuse.
Robert said: “We want to create an environment where it’s safe to talk and heal – and where everyone can help each other too.
“People need that kind of encouragement and support. It’s about recovery and moving forward. This is a place where traumatized people can access my expertise in a safe place.”
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