In the latest article, Private Eye is taking the kudos for exposing the NHS Self Care Forum’s ties with UM’s embattled UK charity front, the Sound Foundation. But what is the Self Care Forum planning to do about Jane Keep’s conflicts of interest and Eunice Minford co-opting the Self Care Forum to promote pseudoscience, sexual abuse apologism and the rest of the UM cult enterprise?
Well, the Self Care Forum’s board never thanked me for alerting them more than three months earlier to the connection between their conference with the Sound Foundation and UM. And neither did Jane Keep’s employers at the Great Western Hospital trust – including her boss, who spoke at the conference.
Nothing. No thank you card, no box of chocolates, not even a bunch of posies.
Yet, even since Private Eye exposed the connection, UM’s most obstinately self-loving medical professional, NHS ‘Self Care Champion‘ and surgeon at Antrim General Hospital, Eunice Minford, has persisted in exploiting the Self Care initiative on her blog to push the cult agenda. Typical of UM’s misanthropic ethos, she’s distorted the message of the NHS project, which encourages preventative health measures among patients, to push Benhayon’s toxic doctrines. Lately, she’s roped medical students into providing testimonials to her delusion of holistic health care.
For readers new to the UM phenomenon, Minford is one of the Universal Medicine cult’s most shrill apologists, lambasting media organizations that dare publish reports on UM that fail to accord with her superior clairsentience and pasting every corner of the internet with promotions of Benhayon’s perverse quackery. The abomination that is the ‘Soulful Doctor’ blog promotes pseudoscience, disordered eating, meditation, Esoteric Breast Massage, Serge Benhayon and assisted suicide alongside her Esoteric healing and surgical services.
Among her idiocies are claiming her innermost feelings are superior to peer reviewed medical research, her propagation of loony pseudoscience with the meaningless insistence that ‘everything is energy’ – straight out of the Book of Serge – and latching onto Benhayon’s sociopathic views on ‘love’, and his claim ‘emotions are the cause of all disease‘.
We’ve said it before, Minford is entitled to her opinions and beliefs, but she is not entitled to exploit the NHS to promote a harmful organization or to recruit NHS patients to her crackpot cause.
Our UK readers might like to know I made a complaint to the UK General Medical Council about Minford flogging Benhayon’s Esoteric rubbish plus assisted death, but they found her fit to practice. Never mind her professional code breaches – exploiting patients lack of medical knowledge and failing to declare personal and financial conflicts of interest etc.
This recent grab shows Minford conducting a healing on a poor schmuck at some Mind Body Emotionless Love Unicorn Fest thing. So Eunice, what was that doing for that patient’s symptoms? Or for her health? Oh that’s right, symptoms are irrelevant to Esoteric Healing aren’t they? And health care is ‘a waste of energy on a body we will no longer need’. Were you reuniting that patient with God? Was that person on the table even alive?
Death is a healing after all. Serge SAYS SO.
But, apart from Eunice’s participation in Benhayon’s death drive, for us, its her long winded sexual abuse outrage that’s most offensive, particularly when we’ve repeatedly asked her to stop promoting a sexual predator. She’s aware unqualified Benhayon touches the genitals of sexual abuse victims and calls it ‘healing’, I’ve sent her the workshop manual images. We’ve also asked her to justify her assent to Benhayon having young girls stay unaccompanied in his home and the inappropriate touching taught to Esoteric students. We’d also like her to defend Benhayon’s victim blaming teachings that sexual abuse victims are experiencing karma from being a sex offender in some past life or another.
As for Sound Foundation trustee and long term cult promoter, Jane Keep, the Great Western Hospital, including her boss Oonagh Fitzgerald, were informed of the Sound Foundation’s backing and its problems with UK Charity Commission before the Self Care conference in November. A recent letter from Fitzgerald states:
The Trust does not have any concerns in relation to the role Ms Keep undertakes within the organisation and we do not consider there to be a conflict of interest in relation to this role and the personal outside interests you have set out in your letter. The role of Staff Engagement Manager within the Trust has no budgetary responsibility and priorities at work are set in discussion with an Executive Director. The Trust is clear with all staff of the need to avoid any conflicts of interest which may call into question the role of this organisation as an NHS provider.
We are unable to comment on your allegations regarding the various organisations you list in your email as they fall outside of our remit, but we can confirm that at a Trust level we have no formal relationships with the groups you have listed.
Jane Keep might have no budgetary responsibility, but what about her personnel responsibilities? Is the NHS going to ensure Ms Keep doesn’t recruit NHS staff to the UM cult – who are then deployed to recruit patients. Will the NHS ensure Keep does not persuade more personnel to promote Sound Foundation or other UM events? How did Ms Fitzgerald and other NHS employees come to be speaking at the Sound Foundation conference? Particularly after the connection was pointed out to them?
NHS Self Care Champions?
We notice Minford and Keep’s profiles are still posted on the Self Care site, but we’ll give them a week before we ask for them to be taken down, and ask Private Eye and our other UK friends to back us.
The Self Care Forum might be making a song and dance of thanking Private Eye for the heads up, but the people damaged by UM’s abuses won’t be satisfied until Eunice Minford and Jane Keep are ditched as Self Care Champions.
And thanks again to our friend Dubious Dick at skeps.org for passing on that clip. Dick has invited all Esoteric students to visit the site and explain the benefits of Esoteric Breast Massage and the SCIENCE of ‘everything is energy’ and the rest of Serge’s nonsense. The Brides of Serge are always whining that the media ‘isn’t getting the real story’. Comments are always open here and at skeps.org . Please come and enlighten us.