3 hour vaccine conversation

Deeply concerned, on Sunday 28th February 2021 I instigated a “3 hour Vaccination Conversation” with #StLeonardsLocalTreasureTonyMay. This was fruitful in unfolding the #VaccineHesitancy’s emotional onset & the inadequacy of the official response to such doubts.

“Try 1hr 10mins in to this recording & the following 23minutes or so; #HastingsPierFire apart, our greatest 10mins to date for opening up much needed #DialogueNotDebate, Tony May?”

(From the full film I recommend (& have asked my Political Secretary to transcribe for this blog) the twenty minutes from 1hr10mins to 1hr30mins. Please subscribe to this blog via the left hand column (in desktop view)).
Subsequently asked by a mutual friend & well-wisher “How can we persuade Tony to go along with the vaccination” I replied:“Some Points for talking to the Vaccine Hesitant: 1) Let go if the idea that the task is persuasion & recite the serenity prayer as this might not be something you can change and which (heart-wrenchingly) you need the serenity to accept2) Recognise the terrain you are on as one where trust to talk about this needs to be earned anew. If you can win that trust then be as ready as you can to be with that person in the midst of their anxieties.Very little of this terrain is about facts and arguments 3) Gently open up the sense of choices that the person has and alternative futures. Be vulnerable and honest as to what it means to you that the person has a decent quality of life and a decent range of choices they can make that might get them there.”

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