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Learning the Therapeutic Pocket Book.

Since 1986, the IHM has researched and promoted Hahnemannian homoeopathy. Led by Gary Weaver, the IHM staff have studied the writings of Hahnemann and Boenninghausen, and then collated the information so as to be useful in the practice of Homoeopathy.

Homoeopathy is not a spiritual healing therapy. It is a medical speciality for treating disease utilising a specific treatment protocol as outlined by Hahnemann. Writing millions of words during his lifetime, Hahnemann carefully enunciated HOW to practice and gave instructions to follow based on experimentation results and observable phenomena.

The practitioners of the IHM have all undergone intensive training in casework utilising the Therapeutic Pocket Book to ascertain remedies to study for the prescription. Gary Weaver and Vladimir Polony updated the Therapeutic Pocket Book starting in 2008 by re writing the rubrics  using the original German text, and then placed the context in modern English but retaining the original German meaning. This correction alone took 2 years. We then added corrections to the rubric lists, some of which were obtained from other researchers and verified by us. We removed the additional remedies added by Allen in his English edition but retained his layout. In doing so we left familiarity for the practitioner in using the TPB.

We have been fortunate to have been aided in language translation to Spanish (South American) by Guillermo Zamora, to Spanish (mainland Castellan) by Antonio Ortega and Manuel Gutiérrez. Italian by Marco Colla, and Hebrew by Vera Resnick.

It is necessary to comprehend HOW the TPB is to be used to complete a symptom.

  § 133
On experiencing any particular sensation from the medicine, it is useful, indeed necessary, in order to determine the exact character of the symptom, to assume various positions while it lasts, and to observe whether, by moving the part affected, by walking in the room or the open air, by standing, sitting or lying the symptom is increased, diminished or removed, and whether it returns on again assuming the position in which it was first observed, – whether it is altered by eating or drinking, or by any other condition, or by speaking, coughing, sneezing or any other action of the body, and at the same time to note at what time of the day or night it usually occurs in the most marked manner, whereby what is peculiar to and characteristic of each symptom will become apparent.

The TPB, despite claims to the contrary, can be used to ascertain general symptoms  or specifics. By fully understanding the meaning of the rubrics and how to combine locally and generally, the genius of the synthesis will ACCURATELY guide to one or a few remedies that produce the individual state under consideration.

It takes fully about a year of practice to become comfortable with the genuine Hahnemannian protocol and analysis method. Boenninghausen captured the rationale completely in the Therapeutic Pocket Book.

Your clinic success rate will increase quickly, and the non confusing methodology of repertorising will only take minutes and give a surety in prescribing.

The IHM teaches how to use the repertory and what the rubrics mean. We teach how to combine and incorporate valid PRESCRIBING symptoms for analysis. Using Hahnemanns protocol, often cases are worked out using 3-6 rubrics only. We do this via intensive 2-4 day training seminars either as a large group or individual training. (Spanish and English in Mallorca Sevilla Spain)

Contact us at:  education @ instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.com

 

Course costs. Sliding fee.

One thing that the I.H.M. does for attendees of the courses, is to have a sliding fee depending on numbers. We have fixed costs that have to be met, yet are able to spread the costs over the numbers present for each course. For each course, we have usually 4 members of staff. Gary, Antonio, Manuel and Vera by SKYPE.

For example:

  • 1 participant is €1000 Euros
  • 2 participants is €850 per person.
  • 3 participants is €750 per person.
  • 4 participants is €700 per person.
  • 5 participants is €650 per person
  • 6 participants is €600 per person.

We just count the number of attendees and the cost is divided as per above.

For any GROUP attendances, contact us at education@instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.com

We try and help the best we can.

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March 2017. Mentor training course.

So you have spent a lot of money, invested a couple of years of your life in training, observed several different methods of approach to casetaking and prescribing,  now hold your piece of paper and are on your own in the world of homoeopathy.

Feel alone? A sense of being lost? Not confident in your approach and results?

clinic1The Institute for Homoeopathic Medicine, established in 1986 is very familiar with your situation. The IHM conducts an average of 7 international seminars a year and many thousands of training hours teaching individuals the Hahnemannian methodology of casetaking and case evaluation through the Therapeutic Pocket Book approach by Boenninghausen.

Due to the multitude of prescribing methods taught, we see the confusion in a graduate many times.

Hahnemann developed a very precise and penetrating case analysis mode for ascertaining the precise sx of the disease state.  Modern ‘homoeopathic’ approaches do not utilise ANY of the founders instructions and therefore success in clinical terms is not high on the list.  I often hear, “but the patient feels better”… yes, but they still have the problem they came to you with….

Boenninghausen was Hahnemanns most competent student. To the professions benefit, Boenninghausen managed to encapsulate the manner in which Hahnemann examined a case via symptoms, and was able to formulate the process in an invaluable repertorial process known as the Therapeutic Pocket Book.

tpbpwVladimir Polony and Gary Weaver undertook to do a re translation work (starting in 2007, completed in 2010/11) into English from the original 1846 edition, thus repairing many of the errors found in Allens version. It is now available in English, Spanish, Italian and Hebrew.

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the IHM is offering a special 3 day personal mentoring and teaching weekend with Gary Weaver.

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During the month of March 2017 dates:

17th-19th inclusive.

24th-26th inclusive.

31st-2nd April inclusive.

The 3 day course is available to both Medically qualified and non medically qualified practitioners.

Based in Sevilla Spain.

ENGLISH language only. 

(We can supply a Spanish homoeopathic translator for an extra €150 if required)

There will be a section of the course regarding understanding Materia Medica that will be conducted via Internet with Vera Resnick D.Hom med I.H.M.

What will be included in this 3 day Training.

  • All refreshments and snacks.
  • Tapas lunch.

The training is dedicated to the study of Hahnemanns methodology for case taking. We do not overlay with Kentian/Swedenborg influences and rely solely on the instructions given by Hahnemann,

This will involve:

  • A deep study of the related Organon sections to casetaking.
  • A comprehensive analysis of his rationale for understanding what disease is,
  • What to look for
  • How to complete a symptom
  • How to find the expression of the disease in an individual
  • How to link symptoms for a complete picture of the disease.

We will demonstrate each step of the process with video and powerpoint and multiple case examples.

We will also:

  • Demonstrate Hahnemanns thinking through the analysis process formulated by Boenninghausen in the Therapeutic Pocket Book.
  • This work when used correctly, can quickly point to the generals of a case or indeed the specific single symptoms that point to a remedy for use.
  • We will examine:
  • Miasms
  • Causal events
  • Organ failure
  • Acute diseases
  • Chronic diseases.
  • Totality treatment in one sided diseases
  • How to treat concurrent different diseases.
  • Repetition of medicines.
  • Alternating remedies.
  • LM or Q potencies. How to dose, Repetition, case management and how to deal with aggravations.
  • How to read Materia Medica to get the right medicine.

We award a Diploma for attendees and the chance to qualify for I.H.M. membership. http://ihmstaff.boards.net/board/5/licentiate-practitioners

Fees: The course is offered as stated for €750 per person or less if multiple attendees come in a small group.

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So what does the IHM offer?

The IHM is a non partisan organisation. There is no allegiance or affinity towards any modern thinking or methodology that contradicts the researched and clinically proven system of medicine as defined by Hahnemann. For the IHM, it seems totally logical to work with a protocol that will lead to a positive conclusion as per utilising the provings, and that can be repeated time and time again even in different illnesses as long as that condition or state exists. This is good medicine.

So we pass on the research via seminars, teaching courses, personal training of practitioners, a clinical training venue, a difficult patient clinic and a pharmacy that makes the medicines correctly.

At our Seville Spain HQ. we are conducting International 5 day intensive training courses for practitioners. These intensives are designed to instill factual knowledge and also give a thorough grounding in Hahnemanns methodology of casetaking and prescribing. We use many many case examples to demonstrate the thinking of Hahnemann. We show what isvasculitis important in Hahnemanns view in the case to differentiate a prescribing symptom from the mass of symptoms collected from the patient. Plus MANY other things direct from Hahnemann.

For a practitioner, the 5 day intensive will make clear a lot of things not learned in schools or practice. It will give the solid Hahnemannian directives for how to give medicines, how to gauge medicinal action and how to manage the patient.

We have developed a facsimili copy of the 1846 Therapeutic Pocket book and updated it in terms of language, correcting the grading and also wrong remedy insertions. We have in Spanish, English, Italian and Hebrew, along with the ORIGINAL German version. We discuss rubric meanings in the course.

We have an ENGLISH speaking 5 day course starting 6th October. Hotel prices are very reasonable in October.

We have only 3 places left for the SPANISH course starting 27th October. Book soon or places will be filled by someone else.

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Review of IHM Training: Restoring the Art of Simple, Pure Homeopathy

 

Arden Wong    B.HSc., D.C.H., DHom Med(Lic) I.H.M.    Based in Hong Kong.

23rd September, 2016.

P1060316It’s been about a month since I attended the one week training with Dr Gary Weaver and Vera Resnick of IHM in Seville, August 2016.  And I am still feeling exhilarated from this empowering experience.

Revisiting Hahnemann’s philosophy of the pure similia, removing unnecessary theories, demystifying modern mis-interpretations of miasm theories, unlearning the overlay of Kent and others, what I achieve is clarity of mind, confidence in case-taking, logic in clinical reasoning, and, immediately improved clinical results.

During the training, I was given lots of case exercises with pictures and videos.  We analysed the cases based on Hahnemann’s instructions outlined in the Organon, and repertorised with P&W’s edition of Boenninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocketbook (TPB) with the most precise rubrics. We worked the cases step by step.  I also presented some difficult cases from my own clinic. I found out where my weakness had been, and where I could work on.  I witnessed how simple accurate application of Hahnemann’s guidelines and Boenninghausen’s method can solve acute and chronic, minor and severe pathologies with less effort and each step with clear logic.

espacio_parasol_sevillaI have been in full-time clinical practice for over 14 years and learned from various teachers and schools of thoughts.  Yet, it turns out that we are all mostly repeating the same mistakes in spite of all the ‘innovations’ from the masters and gurus.  Some major errors and detours are:

  • Excessive emphasis on mental symptoms and psychological analysis.
  • New materia medica based on clinical symptoms without basis of provings.   ‘Materia medica’ presented as ‘remedy personality portraits’, ‘constitutional pictures’  and ‘themes’ based on creative imaginations and theoretical speculations.
  • Repertories ever expanding not in a non-homeopathic way.  Old and new remedies are added to old rubrics.  New rubrics are created from imaginations (namely ‘practitioner clinical experiences’, ‘meditative provings’).  Unfortunately, few of them are based on high quality provings.

As a result, unprejudiced observation in case taking is biased to mental sphere with reduced details in morbid phenomena on the physical level.   Inaccurate materia medica knowledge dominates our mind from subjective experiences and writings of gurus and teachers, rather than precise provings records.  Unreliable modern repertories are glutted with unproven information.   It’s emperor’s new cloth:  homeopathic remedies today are no longer prescribed on the principle of similia.  

Fortunately, I have found out that by restoring pure homeopathy: matching patient symptoms to proving symptoms, with the aid of provings-based repertory and pure materia medica, clinical results is warranted.  Cure is certain.  The physician’s mission is accomplished.

laptop2P.S.  Why I chose to study with Dr. Gary Weaver?   He is the translator of the Boenninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocketbook (Polony & Weaver Edition 2014). He studied the source materials from Hahnemann and Boenninghausen and verified every rubric and remedy in the repertory.  TPB is by far the most reliably repertory based primarily on provings and the proven method of Boenninghausen’s and approved by Hahnemann.   TPB(P&W 2014 edition) is thetpbpw most faithful and accurate rendering of Boenninghausen’s TPB (1846) in modern understandable English.  (I have compared a few other translations.)  Learning from Dr. Weaver helps me clarify and understand the meaning of many rubrics in the original context.   That’s priceless knowledge!  

P.P.S.  I got a bonus from the course.  Vera Resnick’s session on studying Hahnemann’s provings.  Honestly, few people today care to read them. Studying the Hahnemann’s pure materia medica is a daunting task.  Vera has developed a systematic approach to ‘dissect’ the provings. Her historical knowledge of the provers also make understanding the provings more relevant and lively.   Her presentation has debunked so many common misnomers of big polychrests.   That’s eye-opening!

 

English only 5 day intensive course. Oct 6th-10th. 2016.

Following on this year from teaching practitioners (English language excluding Spanish) from Hong Kong, Austria, Poland and the UK, we have another 5 days mapped out. Starting Thursday the 6th right through till Monday 10th October.

You will be taught in the IHM North Seville clinic for 4 days, and on the Monday will tour a homoeopathic pharmacy and be instructed on the making and usage of the 50 millesimal potency range.                                                                                                     

We will keep you supplied with beverages and snacks and light food so your energy keeps up.

laptop2We will walk you through the teachings of the Organon and Chronic Diseases and show from original sources the foundation of homoeopathy, the therapy. We will build for you Hahnemanns model of casetaking, dispel the myths and show the reality of his methodology. We will present many cases for you at various stages of difficulty to work on and see how the Boenninghausen method of repertorisation works best. We will demonstrate how to understand miasms and how to use them in acute and Chronic diseases.  We will increase your confidence in the therapy by giving you the Hahnemannian guidelines for practice.

There has never been any other way to practice the therapy. What we have today from Kent on is a deviation from the clinically observed practice methodology of Hahnemann. By returning to the proper way, your patients benefit and the practice gains validity again as opposed to modern interpretive practices today which bear the name but not the proper application of the therapeutics. Once more the Materia Medica becomes the bedrock of successful prescribing based on observed symptoms and not speculative thinking.

Contact us at education@instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.com

 

 

 

2016 Master Practitioner Course.

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Week of August 1-5th 2016. Teaching in English.

 

 

 

English teaching course…

So as the second to last day gets underway in the 5 day intensive, I already see changes in the thinking of the student practitioners as they see the realities of practice methods according to Hahnemanns directions, and how their certainty in the prescription grows when comparing to the Materia Medica.

As we go through cases, I see the changes in collecting the symptoms as expressed by the patient rather than chasing some nefarious mental personality trait…

P1060304Good to see. Plenty of snacks and beverages to keep them going. We push students hard in their training so they learn to reach out and work through problems from the resources we provide them with so they are never stuck for an answer.  Those resources are the Organon, Chronic Diseases and Materia Medicas.

Yesterday, I.H.M, staff member Vera Resnick connected through to us as presented for 1.5 hours, an insightful look at how to study a remedy with examples and direction. It was much appreciated and helpful.laptop2

Next week is a more advanced course with practitioners of long standing, again conducted in English. Anyone wanting to join us, it starts on Tuesday 9th of August… let us know, jump on a plane to Seville Spain and we will be ready for you…

 

What is a a prescribing symptom?

§ 153 Sixth Edition
In this search for a homoeopathic specific remedy, that is to say, in this comparison of the collective symptoms of the natural disease with the list of symptoms of known medicines, in order to find among these an artificial morbific agent corresponding by similarity to the disease to be cured, the more striking, singular, uncommon and peculiar (characteristic) signs and symptoms of the case of disease are chiefly and most solely to be kept in view; for it is more particularly these that very similar ones in the list of symptoms of the selected medicine must correspond to, in order to constitute it the most suitable for effecting the cure. The more general and undefined symptoms: loss of appetite, headache, debility, restless sleep, discomfort, and so forth, demand but little attention when of that vague and indefinite character, if they cannot be more accurately described, as symptoms of such a general nature are observed in almost every disease and from almost every drug.

A prescribing symptom is a symptom that characterizes the disease state as exhibited by the patient in his or her own peculiar way. That is: Peculiar to the patient , individual and therefore peculiar (either singularly or in combination with other symptoms) to but a few remedies.

In collecting the information required to make a homoeopathic prescription, we take note of nothing except the exhibition of changes that the known pathological disease makes in the patient. The symptoms exhibited will be a deeply individual reaction to the infection. This does not mean that the infection or ‘disease’ will always be reflected in strange or unusual symptoms, but it does mean the infection will perhaps make a person react to the infection with an affinity toward a location or a heavily one sided expression of the disorder.

For example the way a fever manifests itself. First it may be heat, then followed by chills… then later it may be chills followed by perspiration. In the midst of a prolonged fever there may be acute thirstlessness or an aching in the bones.. these are the characteristics of HOW the body reacts and expresses the disease state.

Many times I watch students trying to elicit mental symptoms during a case of disease instead of OBSERVING the patient and recording the physical symptoms in all facets of expression.

the more striking, singular, uncommon and peculiar (characteristic) signs and symptoms of the case of disease are chiefly and most solely to be kept in view.

So a prescribing symptom, is an expression of how the disease has modified the state of health and detailed by Boenninghausen constitute the totality of characteristic symptoms:
QUIS : The make up of the patient
QUID : Peculiar sensations
UBI : Location of the disease
CUR : Cause of the disease
QUOMODO:Modalities of circumstances
QUANTO :Modality of time
QUIBUS AUXILLUS:Concomittant of symptoms

It is the qualitative totality or the characteristic symptoms to be the only one which constitute the totality of symptoms in real sense.

We discuss this in great detail in our intensive course….PERSONAL TRAINING COURSE.

A prescribing symptom is based on the above collection of data and is representative of the disease as expressed by the patient, and is an altered state of health as a reaction to the infection or trauma or circumstance.

Starting the English course throughout August from Monday 1st in our Sevilla north Clinic.

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August in Seville.

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Much interest and correspondence for the English 5 day personal training course. Practitioners from Austria, the UK and Hong Kong. We recently completed training with colleagues from Poland.

We know that air fares fluctuate depending on the day of travel so we accommodate practitioners by having the start date mid week or at a weekend if we can facilitate. Also, if the colleagues are staying more than 7 days, we can give a one day break in the course to allow them to rest and assemble the information in their head….and then back to the study.

This 5 day course is the foundation for all homoeopathic learning. We believe that the therapy of homeoeopathy can be learned in one year if taught correctly. 4 months of that time would be devoted to practical case taking and analysis and practice and applying all the information that has been absorbed. 5 days of solid teaching will remove a lot of misconceptions and will give a firm and sold rationale for using Hahnemanns therapy with the doubt removed as to what to do.

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