Sarah Lane: Mood is ‘positive and defiant’ for 4Homeopathy’s A United Voice event

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    [post_content] => The 4Homeopathy ‘A United Voice’ campaign meeting was held at CAN Mezzanine near Old Street in London on Saturday September 29 with a group of inspiring speakers and a room full of enthusiastic and motivated campaigners.

Cristal Sumner, Chief Executive of the British Homeopathic Association, began with an overview of 4Homeopathy’s work so far, showing the wide range of initiatives and activities that the campaign group has focused on. She stressed the need for the profession to speak with a united voice, to put forward a simple message and the importance of having media training, if addressing mainstream media.

She spent some time explaining the results of a consumer report commissioned by 4Homepathy then asked three questions to guide the rest of the day: Where does 4H go from here? How do we increase the numbers of, as well as empower homeopathic practitioners and how do we empower our patients?

Promotion via social media

Em Coley followed with a passionate and personal account of her own experience of engaging with social media to promote the potential of homeopathy. Acknowledging that one size does not fit all, that all homeopaths have different strings to their bows, she encouraged us to find the way to engage with the public that most suits us, be it setting up a Twitter account, posting on Facebook or posting images on Instagram. Regarding what to post, her message was to keep it simple and to tell it from your heart. She summarised her approach as SNOG - Simple, No Fear, Original, Get going! Simon Taffler of HAT (Homeopathy Action Trust) began his introduction to the student video Homeopathy Highlight Challenge competition by reading out some inspiring statistics on the use of homeopathy and the levels of homeopathic training in India, where homeopathy, as a mainstream form of healthcare delivery, is very much alive and well!

Dynamic video

The well-deserved winner of the competition was Tracy Templeton from the Southern College Homeopathy with a punchy, upbeat, dynamic video that received a standing ovation from the room. Jaz Barker, the inspirational alter ego of the founder of CAM4animals.co.uk, talked us through her campaigning platform on Facebook and the day ended with a dynamic brainstorming session to decide the focus for Homeopathy Awareness Week, April 10-18 2019. Despite some tough times recently, including the judicial review, NHS homeopathic provision ending in Bristol, and the very sad loss of Peter Fisher, one of our most prominent advocates, the mood at ‘A United Voice’, remained positive and defiant. We need to hold on to this energy to help build a bold and beautiful future for homeopathy in the UK. Sarah Lane is co-editor of the Society's journal, New Homeopath. Material published in this section of the website does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Society of Homeopaths. [post_title] => Sarah Lane: Mood is 'positive and defiant' for 4Homeopathy's A United Voice event [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => sarah-lane-mood-is-positive-and-defiant-for-4homeopathys-a-united-voice-event [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-10-09 15:36:56 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-10-09 14:36:56 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://homeopathy-soh.org/?post_type=blogs&p=15679 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => blogs [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

The 4Homeopathy ‘A United Voice’ campaign meeting was held at CAN Mezzanine near Old Street in London on Saturday September 29 with a group of inspiring speakers and a room full of enthusiastic and motivated campaigners.

Cristal Sumner, Chief Executive of the British Homeopathic Association, began with an overview of 4Homeopathy’s work so far, showing the wide range of initiatives and activities that the campaign group has focused on. She stressed the need for the profession to speak with a united voice, to put forward a simple message and the importance of having media training, if addressing mainstream media.

She spent some time explaining the results of a consumer report commissioned by 4Homepathy then asked three questions to guide the rest of the day: Where does 4H go from here? How do we increase the numbers of, as well as empower homeopathic practitioners and how do we empower our patients?

Promotion via social media

Em Coley followed with a passionate and personal account of her own experience of engaging with social media to promote the potential of homeopathy.

Acknowledging that one size does not fit all, that all homeopaths have different strings to their bows, she encouraged us to find the way to engage with the public that most suits us, be it setting up a Twitter account, posting on Facebook or posting images on Instagram.

Regarding what to post, her message was to keep it simple and to tell it from your heart. She summarised her approach as SNOG – Simple, No Fear, Original, Get going!

Simon Taffler of HAT (Homeopathy Action Trust) began his introduction to the student video Homeopathy Highlight Challenge competition by reading out some inspiring statistics on the use of homeopathy and the levels of homeopathic training in India, where homeopathy, as a mainstream form of healthcare delivery, is very much alive and well!

Dynamic video

The well-deserved winner of the competition was Tracy Templeton from the Southern College Homeopathy with a punchy, upbeat, dynamic video that received a standing ovation from the room.

Jaz Barker, the inspirational alter ego of the founder of CAM4animals.co.uk, talked us through her campaigning platform on Facebook and the day ended with a dynamic brainstorming session to decide the focus for Homeopathy Awareness Week, April 10-18 2019.

Despite some tough times recently, including the judicial review, NHS homeopathic provision ending in Bristol, and the very sad loss of Peter Fisher, one of our most prominent advocates, the mood at ‘A United Voice’, remained positive and defiant.

We need to hold on to this energy to help build a bold and beautiful future for homeopathy in the UK.

Sarah Lane is co-editor of the Society’s journal, New Homeopath.

Material published in this section of the website does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Society of Homeopaths.

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