Thoughts on the world, homeopathy, mindfulness and food...
A collection of blog posts - feel free to respond with your thoughts and comments - I love to have feedback - thank you!
Twitter for 10 was born from a realisation that despite best efforts to promote #homeopathyhour we had a fraction of homeopaths out there participating on it. Aware that not everyone wants to be a part of it, or spend time glued to their PC/phone between 8-9pm, that's all OK, but also aware how positive it's been for people who have taken part (and I also really love the collective consciousness effect of a group of people all working towards the same goals around the world at the same time). We do have people from around the world, with tweeters joining in from the UK, Ireland, Germany, Canada and America for a start. We have homeopaths who've been working since the 1980s, who run pharmacies, who work in pharmacies, GP homeopaths, those working in raising awareness of homeopathy, nurse homeopaths, homeopaths who've studied with so many different teachers, homeopaths who run homeopathy schools. If you're a homeopath and you'd like to make some great connections, it's not a bad place to be!
But where was everyone else? Well it turned out plenty of people wanted to participate but felt they didn't know where to start. So all the promoting in the world is great but where to go for the step before that? My feeling was to create a 10 day course with a 10 minute task a day for each of those days, so that you slowly built up confidence and awareness of how to get signed up, get going and have a practice at it before you really stepped into the arena.
My plan is that it'll run again shortly but first I wanted to share some feedback:
Just to put in email form how immensely helpful the twitter for 10 has been ;) Thank you so much for doing it, I don’t think that I would have ever made the leap on to twitter otherwise! I have found that receiving another lesson every day has been great for keeping the process going and embedding it in that way. It’s made me feel like you are holding my hand as I always believed that Twitter was a huge, scary world full of sceptics and you have helped me to see how I can be in that world and be empowered to build it and monitor it to work for me! I still feel as though I have a way to go, especially with accessing/generating content which I want to share but I definitely feel as though that world has opened up for me and that it’s there for me! I feel that receiving a new lesson every day and you being so available has been key to the success and the content of the course has been perfectly pitched ~ you really are amazing Em and such a generous and visionary human being ;) I love you very much! Loooking forward to #homeopathy hour tonight! ;)
Lots of Love and thanks, Sophie XX'
Thank you very much for setting Twitter for Ten up! It is bubbly, lovely to read and inviting to try the steps out. Having the Joey and Monica account works well, very clever!
Two things I thought I’ll feed back to you:
1. Maybe it is worth pointing out at the start that the course is meant for twitter on the computer rather than on the phone. It took me a few days to realise that… I know, slow grey cells…
2. Also I prefer to follow the lessons/tips/course on working days rather than through the weekend. No problem of course if you want to send it through the w/e but there may be less reactions and interactions which may be a bit disappointing for you. I still need to catch up on the last few lessons now!
It is interesting that there are now a few more of such regular lessons for free: the weekly Materia Marketer lessons started on Saturday and today I received the first of a series of Radar Opus lessons. I think we owe Colin Hart of Isis a big thank you because it was through his lessons by email some years ago that I mentioned the concept to you and Phil Edmonds.
Keeping up with new technology can be rather a challenge and demotivating, so I think it is really great to have these lessons. People can then decide whether they want to pursue it further or not, rather than feel inadequate and not even give it a try. It would be fantastic if the homeopathic bodies would support and promote these initiatives as it would empower their members in a very practical way.
It is great of you all to generously share your knowledge as I am sure it will benefit the homeopathic profession as a whole with hopefully an enormous ripple effect.
Lots of love,
'I thought that your daily emails were absolutely fantastic, right level of detail & very helpful
Pitched at the right level & good for beginners to get to grips with Twitter. Think it should be run again sometime.'
Dr Gary J Smyth (helped to support the course participants in twitter conversations)
I'm a Homeopath working in the Skipton (North Yorkshire) area. I am also able to offer food intolerance testing using Kinesiology and advice around diet and lifestyle.
Em Colley Homeopath
Practitioner of Classical Homeopathy
BSc(Hons) Psychology and Neuroscience
Laughter Yoga Leader
Focussed Mindfulness Practitioner
Dip (SNHS) Kinesiology
Dip (SNHS) Holistic Nutrition
Certificate in Whole Food, Plant Based Nutrition