Thursday, 12 August 2010
"Colin" the "Vortex Healer"
Do you remember the complaint about Vortex Healing I submitted just yesterday? No?
Well, the details aren't important.
I came across a similar advert today that promises to teach us all how to
"Channel divine energy and consciousness for healing yourself and others...Balance your meridians...Energise your body...Heal at a distance...& much more..."
I shudder to think what "much more" might be, given the impressive Nobel-prize winning achievements detailed elsewhere in the advert. ASA complaint, as usual, follows.
"I write to complain about an advert appearing in "High Spirit" magazine, August issue, p28.
The advert, for "Colin", promotes "Vortex Healing" workshops.
I suspect that the advert may be in breach of two sections of the British Code of Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing (CAP) code. I can provide an original copy of the advert by post, if required.
1. (i) On the 11th of August I submitted a complaint about an advert, for the "Vortex Healing Institute", which made similar claims.
(ii) I understand the advert which is the subject of this complaint promotes the services of an affiliate of the organisation, not the organisation itself. In any case, I will not repeat any of the claims from my previous complaint.
2. Under Sections 3.1 and 50.1 of the CAP Code, I challenge whether the advertiser can substantiate any of the following claims made about people who complete the promoted "Basic Training":
(i) "You can...Channel diving energy and consciousness, for healing yourself and others..."
(ii) "You can...energise your body"
(iii) "You can...heal at a distance"
3. I confirm that I have no connections with the advertiser. I confirm that I am not involved in legal proceedings with the advertiser."