A little bit of giving - a power beyond hypnosis
Our chosen charities
We asked our Facebook followers to nominate a new charity to donate the proceeds from our cancer related downloads. We are pleased to announce we have chosen two children's charities based on your suggestions.
We will now be donating to World Child Cancer. They are a global child cancer charity with links to St Judes Children's Research Hospital in the US and work in countries such as Mexico, Bangladesh and Cameroon, providing world class expertise, sustained guidance and essential funding.
We are pleased to say we will also be donating to Children's Hospice Association Scotland. CHAS is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people who have life-shortening conditions for which there is no known cure. As we are based in Scotland in the United Kingdom, our team agreed with our customers we should also donate locally.
More about World Child Cancer...
When we launched our new series of downloads designed to help people with cancer and the side effects of its treatment, we knew our chosen charity would have to support those who live with long term, serious illness. We took the suggestion from our Facebook followers to donate to the World Child Cancer Organisation.
For any parent, having a child diagnosed with cancer is one of the worst things imaginable. Sadly for many parents in low and middle income countries the diagnosis is made worse as survival rates are far lower than they should be. Whilst in high income countries, survival rates for children are around 80%, in some love income countries, they can be as low as 10%. Quite simply, children are dying because of the knowledge gap between rich and poor countries. Worse still, many are dying without any effective pain relief.
It is estimated that at least 100,000 children die unnecessarily every year from curable cancers because of a lack of diagnosis and basic treatment – all of them in low and middle income countries. Yet with generic drugs and relatively simple medical procedures the majority of them can be saved.
World Child Cancer is working towards a vision of a world where every child with cancer has access to the best possible treatment and care. They work to improve cancer diagnosis, treatment and care for some of the world’s poorest children.
They work by creating twinning partnerships linking hospitals in developing countries with hospitals in high income countries. These partnerships create a two-way transfer of expertise and skills to develop locally appropriate and affordable solutions to the problem of child cancer.
They provide funding to support the twinning partnership including drugs, training and mentoring programmes, salaries, improvements to facilities, awareness campaigns and family support.
Visit World Child Cancer for more information...
See the donation thank you letters from World Child Cancer...
See the update letter from World Child Cancer May 2013 and December 2013 see how the donations are turned into positive action
More about Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) ...
Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life shortening conditions.
CHAS offers care in two children's hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch. The hospices support the whole family by offering short planned breaks, emergency support, end of life care and a range of bereavement services.
CHAS also provide a home care service, called CHAS at Home, staffed by both hospices and with dedicated teams in the North of Scotland. The service offers care to families in their own homes when they need it most.
CHAS supports over 250 families, as well as a significant number of families who receive bereavement support. The services are funded mainly through the generosity of the many supporters who help raise over £7 million each year to provide these vital hospice services.
Make a Wish Foundation
From 2006 to 2012, we donated all proceeds from the cancer downloads and scripts to Make A Wish, raising almost £10,000. Thank-you to all of you who made this happen.
British Red Cross
In June 2012, we offered 3 month's proceeds from the 'Cure Needle Phobia' download and script to the British Red Cross, raising £364. This money will go towards helping victims of Hurricane Sandy in the Caribbean and United States. Thank-you to all who bought these products.
We also provide scripts or downloads free of charge to organisations who could put them to good use. You can download a free hypnosis script here ...
DePaul Addiction Clinic - Rochester, NY
When we launched '10 Steps to Become a Non-Smoker', we knew from your emails that the program has enjoyed great success. But we were even more pleased when we received an email from Robert Mick MD, Medical Director for DePaul Addiction Services, a large, public-funded, not-for-profit facility serving the addiction related health needs of the Greater Rochester, New York area.
A psychiatrist certified in Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry, as well as a student of hypnosis, Dr Mick has used both our courses and downloads to further his understanding of hypnosis and to help refine his application of hypnotic language. For example, he used the script for Shy Bladder Syndrome to make it much easier and less embarrassing for patients to provide urine samples for drug analysis, an important monitoring tool in early abstinence.
Dr Mick now plans on using hypnosis as an aid for his patients to quit tobacco use and asked us if he could purchase the scripts for 10 Steps to Become a Non-Smoker. His clinic is currently applying for grant money to help convert it into a non-smoking facility - not only for the patients but also for the entire staff.
We felt that this was such a great project that we donated the scripts, free of charge. One of the joys of growing as an organization is that it does give us the scope to do things like this - something that would not be possible without you. So here's wishing every success to Dr Mick and a big thank you to you!