I wouldn’t normally post this but here Is the response I got from the WI when I asked if they would consider me coming in and talking about hypnotherapy and mental health issues.
I will have to give them the benefit of doubt as some of them may have thought I was going to turn them into chickens!
Dear Mr Evans
“Thank you very much for expressing an interest in being a speaker for the WI.
The Board of Trustees, and members of a recent Auditions Day, have recently been reviewing the list of prospective speakers.
Unfortunately they feel that your talk on hypnotherapy would not attract enough bookings for you and so it would not be appropriate to ask you to attend an Audition”
Apologies for being the bearer of this news.
I am very surprised by your committees reply as 1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental issue including anxiety, stress, panic attacks, OCD, trauma, chronic pain as well as stress maintained Illness like IBS and psoriasis at one time in their lives. hypnotherapy can also help people cope with cancer and even aid recovery.
I guess it’s my fault for not being clearer about the benefits of hypnosis and the mind/body connection.
Kind Regards Alex.
Dear Mr Evans,
“I am sorry but although the subject is important and people need to know, they often choose not to do that at a monthly meeting. For some, the importance of the meeting is the social aspect and we find that health and tax subjects are not as well supported as other topics”