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Forget rituximab! The DWP can cure you at the Job Centre!

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Countrygirl, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl ME is not MUS

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    Now this is terrific news!:bang-head::bang-head:

    Forget the trials and expense of rituximab! The DWP, may their name be praised, have found a cure for ME. No more lounging about in bed feeling like death and too sick and weak to undertake basic care because your cure is in their hands..........or rather in the hands of the Welsh-based guru who will expose you to the Chrysalis Effect :rofl::whistle::D(well, it did take all of three days for him to learn the procedure). All you have to do is turn up to the Job Centre for your compulsory interview, talk to David and hey presto...you're off benefits and whistling your happy way to work. What is more we know it works because he has found someone to write a testimonial for him (see below). Isn't it wonderful! What is more if you can't find a job you too can take a three day course and learn how to apply the technique and become a ............'client magnet':cool:. Isn't the UK Tory government wonderful..........who would have thought it?


    https://johnnyvoid.wordpress.com/2015/07/18/dwp-hires-miracle-lifestyle-guru-who-claims-95-success-rate-in-curing-mental-health-conditions/


    http://startsmilingagain.com/portfolio-item/ive-recovered-from-m-e-and-fibromyalgia/

    About Start Smiling Again

    Having successfully treated sufferers of anxiety, stress and depression for over a decade, I have dedicated my career to finding long-term solutions for these often misunderstood conditions. Hence was born Blueprint Therapy and Coaching®. And the results have been and continue to be inspiring!

    With over 95% of my clients regaining normal levels of long term health and a large proportion of these doing so without the reliance of medication, more and more people are benefiting from my client-focused treatments.

    In addition to private clients, Start Smiling Again is also:

    • Approved UK Government provider for stress and anxiety management.
    • An official provider for stress and anxiety management for the UK Government Department For Work And Pensions (DWP).
    • An official provider for stress and anxiety management for The Lift Project in Wales.
    • Providing GP seminars on stress, anxiety and depression treatment and management.
    • Working with employers to provide employees with motivational and sales training.
    • Working with employers to provide employees with anxiety and stress management courses, with the goal of reducing absenteeism from the workplace.
    From Me to You
    [​IMG]
    I’ve been where you are and I know how difficult it can be to seek help for your anxiety, stress or depression. I also understand why you may be sceptical about the effectiveness of treatment. After all, there is an overwhelming amount of ‘textbook’ advice available – most of which has probably never worked for you. That is because your ‘blueprint’,your situation and how your illness affects you, is completely unique. And so should be your treatment.

    I bring to you the tools that you specifically need to move forward in your life. Just like over 95% of my clients, you can return to lasting health and happiness.

    To make that next step towards recovery, contact me now on07811 957 216 and I can start helping you move forward today.

    Qualifications and accreditations
    • Chrysalis Effect Practitioner – M.E. & Chronic Fatigue
    • Diploma NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
    • Diploma Hypnosis
    • Diploma Time Line Therapy
    • Diploma Advanced Certificate Coaching
     
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  2. Bob

    Bob

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    :rolleyes:
    If it quacks like a duck...

    The website actually claims that he offers a 'treatment' for ME & fibro and that patients get better because of it. But it isn't legally permissible to make such claims because it isn't supported by any medical evidence. The lightning process were forced to remove stuff like that from their advertising material.
     
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  3. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Annie Gsampel

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    A.B. Senior Member

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    He makes the same pseudoscientific claims about "chronic exhaustive conditions" being a state of constant fight or flight response as Phil Parker (Lightning Process).
     
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    Battery Muncher Senior Member

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  6. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    @charles shepherd - the MEA tackled the Lightning Process claims (thank you!) - can you do anything about this?
     
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  7. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    aaahahhahbullshit.
     
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  8. msf

    msf Senior Member

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    That is what I will tell him after I punch him in the face - 'start smiling again, I dare you!'
     
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  9. Effi

    Effi Senior Member

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    I found a link to his book (so you don't have to download it). http://getyourlifeback.s3.amazonaws.com/8essentialsguide.pdf
    He's talking about XMRV! And his website says: "Discover the 8 essentials to getting your life back in 2013". Outdated much?

    Oh, and his book also has @charles shepherd quotes in it. Can he do that without permission?
     
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  10. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Annie Gsampel

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    That's the Chrysalis Effect website, not his. He is a CE practitioner listed on that site.

    Edited to add that the book you linked to is also Chrysalis Effect. The author is someone called Elaine Wilkins, who is one of the founders of the Chrysalis Effect.
     
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  11. Arbeit Macht Frei!

    I like how that evil was dealt with in WW2, personally.
    Differences of opinions can be argued with and even enjoyed.
    But abuse, destruction of life can only be answered by true pacifism, or it's reverse.
    I can hope that people will rise up and democratically erase the filthy crap that has been going on in our nations for last 30 years by the use of sane and just law, but I don't hold out much hope, as the forces of greed, extremism, hatred and stupidity are rampant :/

    And yes I can well believe lot of folk in the DWP are sick of all this, because they won't be nasty, wicked people, just poor berks caught in a system going to hell
    Note, the DWP has been working with UNUMProvident since 1993, which makes them complicit in deliberate abuse (fraudulent denying of welfare necessary for people to live) and thus, murder.
    But hey, no one would believe the Germans could do such horrible things until it was too late...same thing.
    Do I need to point out, again, exposure of horrors in the UK's Elite to point out the depths of depravity and evil those in charge of this country have plumbed, thus, how little they can be trusted?
    :/

     
  12. Effi

    Effi Senior Member

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    thanks for clarifying @Scarecrow :) Too much info for my mushy brain ;) The guy is using the chrysalis effect though I understood? So he's not saying it, but still subscribing to the theory... How they keep coming up with this crap and selling it as if it were the ultimate truth is beyond me.

    PS: oh, and being on forums is like the worst idea (says the book), cause it is just keeping you sick! :cautious:
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Short quotes can be done without permission if its from published material or a public speech. There are guidelines governing length of quotes though before its considered plagiarism.

    If its claimed as endorsement without permission then that is something else.
     
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  14. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Annie Gsampel

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    His trademarked 'treatment' is 'Blueprint Therapy and Coaching', which is in Countrygirl's OP.

    I just provided the Chrysalis Effect link because Countrygirl noted that he was accredited and because it's an ME specific bogus therapy. If the ME Association could apply pressure, this might be a place to start.
     
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  15. Wildcat

    Wildcat

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    The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled against the Chrysalis Effect in 2014
    https://www.asa.org.uk/Rulings/Adju...s-Effect-Ltd/SHP_ADJ_280250.aspx#.Vao5eEa2qdE


    'Assessment
    Upheld

    The ASA understood that the Chrysalis Effect was a support programme, which included videos, audios, downloadable content with meditation and relaxation techniques, advice, including from nutritionists and energy therapists and access to other online material, including a supporters’ forum, blog, news updates and inspirational stories from sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

    While we noted Chrysalis Effect provided an example of a self-reporting questionnaire, including the results recorded by four patients, which recorded some improvement in the symptoms experienced by the participants, we were concerned that they had not provided robust evidence, such as clinical trials or studies, to support their claims that the programme would enable consumers to achieve "complete recovery" from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Chrysalis Effect maintained they were in the process of collating evidence to substantiate the claims, however, we reminded them of their obligations under the CAP Code to hold appropriate evidence to substantiate claims prior to publication. We considered that testimonials from individual sufferers did not constitute a suitably robust body of evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Chrysalis Effect programme in offering "complete recovery" from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Because we had not seen any evidence to demonstrate the efficacy of the Chrysalis Effect programme for treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, we concluded the claims were therefore misleading.

    The ad breached CAP Code rules 3.1 (Misleading advertising), 3.7 (Substantiation) and 12.1 (Medicines, medical devices, health-related products and beauty products).


    Action
    The ad must not appear again in its current form. We told Chrysalis Effect Ltd to ensure they held substantiation before making similar efficacy claims for the programme.'

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  16. Effi

    Effi Senior Member

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    @Scarecrow this is what I read in the OP... Anywho, chrysalis or blueprint, it's all a scam.
     
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  17. msf

    msf Senior Member

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    I don't know why I hate this guy so much, it's almost unhealthy!
     
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  18. msf

    msf Senior Member

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    Who wants to take turns calling and asking if Mr. A. Charlatan (pronounced with french accent of course) is there?
     
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  19. msf

    msf Senior Member

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    Mr. P. Babble?
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    (From the 8 essentials booklet)

    It seems all the sudden onset ME cases from the outbreaks were really misdiagnosed slow onset cases. Really?
     
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