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This August, as for the last 6 years, we offer the intensive 4-day enrolment to the IHM Register for successful practitioners. Membership is not automatic. However, the training is of superior quality and will benefit all participants.
The course is held at one of our clinics in Seville Spain and will be conducted by one of the creators of the OPENREP SYNOPSIS computer repertory program Gary Weaver (Dhom med) utilising the updated and corrected manuscript of the original (not Allens version) Therapeutic Pocketbook 1846 version.
You will learn Solely from Hahnemanns thoughts and writings. You will see how to view a case from his perspective and how to analyse the case using Boenninghausens repertory for a successful prescription.
You will learn:
- Case management
- SX selection
- Observation skills and hints
- What is a miasm and when to use in case analysis
- LM medicines.
- multiple case examples and breakdown
- Use of remedies
- How to read a remedy
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- 4 days of specialised teaching.
- Hahnemann’s case taking technique.
- Hahnemann’s case analysis technique.
- Patient assessment.
- Use and management of LM potencies.
- Chronic and acute case management.
- Use of Therapeutic Pocketbook to isolate and utilise correct symptoms.
- How to use the TPB to combine locations sensations and modalities.
- Understand remedies.
- Observational techniques.
- Differentiating remedies.
- Exploding the myth of modern day miasmatic understanding.
Well, As much varietal teas, coffee and snacks that you want. Spanish sandwiches, Olives, seafood, meats, Salpicon, potatoes, eggs, soft drinks and water. A post teaching beer or Wine.
For two or more persons attending, we will give one free SYNOPSIS software (windows).
Due to change in scheduling, the IHM 4 day membership course is operating in Seville Spain during August. Succesful homoeopaths will join the IHM register. https://instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.wordpress.com/i-h-m-practitioners-by-country/
- Hahnemannian view on disease and case taking.
- Case evaluation using Hahnemann’s protocols and the Boenninghausen repertory.
- What is a symptom?
- How to elicit prescribing symptoms (aphorism 153 from the collected case symptoms of aphorism 6)
- What is a miasm and how to use if required.
- LM or Q potency medicines, how to use and how to evaluate reactions.
- Multiple case examples.
- Many questioned answered from the Organon.
- Case management.
We provide all refreshments and lunch
Huge discount on SYNOPSIS software. Windows only.
So contact us and we will facilitate the training for you. Individuals or groups.
A 2-day event covering 27th to 28th June 2019.
The price will be 13000 Baht (U.S.$400.)
We do not differentiate between medically qualified homoeopaths and lay homoeopaths. All are welcome.
Contact Dr Krit for your place on 029829922, 0814982618. LINE:acantus, Email:email@example.com
It will be a concentrated study of examining case taking and evaluation of symptoms collected in aphorism § 6 Sixth Edition:
The unprejudiced observer – well aware of the futility of transcendental speculations which can receive no confirmation from experience – be his powers of penetration ever so great, takes note of nothing in every individual disease, except the changes in the health of the body and of the mind (morbid phenomena, accidents, symptoms) which can be perceived externally by means of the senses; that is to say, he notices only the deviations from the former healthy state of the now diseased individual, which are felt by the patient himself, remarked by those around him and observed by the physician. All these perceptible signs represent the disease in its whole extent, that is, together they form the true and only conceivable portrait of the disease.
Many practitioners prescribe on the totality of these symptoms and fail to apply aphorism § 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.
We can see from 153 that reflection and finding the nucleus of the complete disease picture is required. The question is where and how?
There are a number of different evaluation steps to obtain a correct homoeopathic prescribing symptom, and once found, gives surety of being a characteristic symptom of both the disease and the remedy. We will demonstrate this via a lot of cases and explanations.
We will also show how to take cases via live presentations.
This seminar will give the chance for Thai Homoeopaths to be evaluated for inclusion in the I.H.M. Register of approved practitioners. Each practitioner on the list has been taught by an I.H.M. official via training in our head office in Spain or by evaluation of their abilities
We have the First Thai practitioner to go on the Register. She has attended several seminars and has shown us her adherence to Hahnemannian principles. Her name will be added to the list in due course.
ccess to the resources of the I.H.M. for information and patient advice at all times.
The I.H.M. are the developers of the SYNOPSIS homoeopathic repertory program with the inclusion of the Therapeutic Pocket Book updated and revised 1846 edition of Boenninghausens work. In practice, This has proved to be the most reliable indicator for the most suitable medicine. It took Vladimir Polony and Gary Weaver several years to compile and update.
An I.H.M. case taking seminar is focused on two things.
#1 Examining the directives of Hahnemann.
#Putting them into practice with the patient.
In the 21st century, Homoeopathy as a therapy has moved away from its scientifically rooted origins, and turned into a quasi-psychological/spiritual practice. The benefits of homoeopathy have been reduced by an incorrect application of the methodology in the clinic and thus a high success rate is negated.
It is our experience that the key to a successful practice is the act of following Hahnemann’s directions precisely in ascertaining the symptoms of the disease, to match with the requisite substance that can produce a curative reaction. It is that simple and that difficult.
In the first tentative moments of using homoeopathy, for example, Arnica for bruising, we were amazed at the results, most of us thought the application of applying a remedy for a condition was so simple and truly effective, and as we applied other remedies for other acute conditions, our faith grew in the system.
Then when we entered medical school or an establishment for teaching, we found that the approach we started with suddenly became a little more difficult for chronic cases, and a Kentian overlay on Hahnemann’s directions, introduced a religious/philosophical element regarding life and viewpoints of disease.
The I.H.M. directors, beginning in 1986, with a background in Kentian homoeopathy, decided to devote time to research, and as such delved deep into the archives of history and collated the original teaching of Hahnemann, and weighed everything that is ‘accepted’ in our therapy against Hahnemanns own words and examples to see if we strayed off the path, or indeed if we missed some key points in practice.
The teachers at the I.H.M., Antonio, Manuel, Guillermo, Vera, Arden, all are independent practitioners with their own practice and teaching faculties. Yet we all share the same core research and information distribution in individual ways. (About us)
On June 20th to the 23rd, there will be a four day special seminar aimed specifically at advanced students and practitioners. This seminar will examine the basis of case taking according to Hahnemann, and how to follow his methodology exactly, and in the process removing all the incorrect additions that have been added over the years from practitioners of his time until today.
We will cover the following.
- Rationale and reasoning on Aphorisms §5 and §6. Eliminating the common mistakes that lose the case understanding.
- Utilising the instruction of §153 with the completed case taken with §6 directions.
- What is a prescribing symptom?
- What to ignore in a case taking and why.
- Do we treat the man or the disease?
- Examining the theory of Miasms in the light of modern disease knowledge, and how useful are miasms in prescribing?
- How to obtain the necessary information accurately to formulate a prescription in the shortest time possible.
- The importance of using only well proved remedies.
- How to read a remedy.
- Are there keynotes in a remedy?
- Which repertory to use?
- How to use a repertory properly.
- Case management.
- Potency and how to give a remedy.
- Repetition of remedies.
- And much more. Much more includes questions like, how important is Herings law of cure? I’ve never seen it… How long can I keep a person on a remedy? Dry dosing vs water dosing. Why do my patients aggravate all the time? Should I use LM’s? Are they good?
- We will be examining remedy action through cases, live and paper.
The next international Seminar will be held at:
The Acantus Wellness Centre, หมู่ที่ 3 59/323/1 ซอยแจ้งวัฒนะ-ปากเกร็ด 29 Chaeng Watthana Rd, Pak Kret District, Nonthaburi 11120, Bangkok Thailand.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 02-9829922, 081-4982618 Line ID: Acantus
On the 20th-23rd June 2019.
Flights from Europe start at £380. Hotel accommodation is cheap, Food is very cheap.
We look forward to seeing you there.
The IHM was invited to Hong Kong to have a four day Seminar with the Hong Kong Academy of Homoeopathy.
We had 4 days of intensive study together. A lot of case work, analysis, a couple of live cases and discussions on the use of LM medicines, both preparation and how to use following the protocols of the Paris notebooks of Hahnemann. We discussed Miasms and their influence today in illness, and a whole host of other subjects.
Considering that the students were relative newcomers to homoeopathy, it was interesting to see how from day one to day four, their abilities to focus on a case and look for correct symptoms increased dramatically as they applied the Hahnemannian protocols. We had three senior doctors from Bangkok join us for the seminar. A pleasure to see them.
One of the reasons you have not heard from us for a while is that we have been busy with sorting out our teaching courses.
Seville Spain Seminars with the IHM.
Conducted in English, with Spanish translation if required, we have set aside Thursday to Sunday inclusive every week for a 4 day training Seminar. We offer to medical and non medical practitioners, a stimulating intensive background to Hahnemanns requirements for homoeopathy using the Therapeutic Pocket book to analyse cases quickly adhering to all the protocols to ensure an accurate prescription. The course is arranged so that the learning is incremental from the historical nature of the therapy viewed through many cases, to understanding the correct viewpoint regarding Miasms, potencies, Using the Therapeutic Pocket book and working with LM or Q medicines.
We offer a huge discount on the SYNOPSIS software to students.
The IHM will offer membership of the Register to suitable course attendees subject to approval by the officers of the IHM.
- 4 days intensive training at our Seville North Clinic.
- All refreshments and meals during the day attendance.
- Free Book version of the Repertory.
- Input from officers of the IHM and Materia Medica discussions with Vera Resnick.
We prefer a minimum of 2 students per seminar.
The cost per student:
- Solo student. €1000.
- 2 Students, €900 each.
- 3 Students €850 each
- 4 to 6 €800 each.
- 7 or more €700 each.
A €120 non returnable deposit will be asked via PAYPAL, and the balance paid in cash at the Seminar.
Our teaching room will hold 10 comfortably, with A/C and heating. Coffee, Tea, soft drinks and snacks available at all times, with our restaurant next door for meals and Spanish Tapas.
Flights from Europe direct to Seville are cheap. International flights go to Madrid, where a direct Madrid-Seville train operates.
Seville is a beautiful city with much to see. Some students arrange a family holiday and come for the seminar and then spend time exploring and visiting other cities in the region.
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I did a one month course with Gary Weaver in 2011. Via SKYPE as I was on vacation in Texas at the time and with a 7 day mentor one on one training at his clinic in Florida. Was it worth it?
There are some things that change life attitudes and understanding of medical practice and this was one of them. As a physician then based in Asia. I had studied homoeopathy via the teachings of George Vithoulkas and Rajan Sankaran. There was confusion and conflict in my casetaking and doubt as to the effectiveness of homoeopathic medicine as many of my patients, most of my patients were not getting better. It was actually a friend of mine who had been successfully treated by Gary that recommended me to talk with him as he knew I was considering dropping homoeopathy from my practice.
A short time later, my son developed a high fever with complications, I could not do anything and the hospital could not do much. I contacted Gary Weaver. He listened to the symptoms and said to give Belladonna in LM 1 potency, one dose for 3 times in the day. On the final dose, my sons fever was decreasing and all his vitals were returning to normal.
I needed to know why a prescription could be made over the phone and be accurate without a deep investigation into the psyche of the patient so I asked if he would teach me in the remaining vacation time I had in the States. We began a 2 hour SKYPE session every 3 days for 3 weeks. In that time I learned to read the Organon as a medical practitioner and saw it was not dull or dry or full of spiritual subliminal meaning. I read Chronic Diseases for the first time and saw the reality of what Hahnemann’s model was, and how even today is still valid in modern medicine. I learned how to examine a patient to extract the individual disease symptoms from the infection and how to isolate the key expressions of disease in order to make a prescription.
My husband and I and my son went to Florida for a week so I could learn in the clinic. Gary let me sit in with patients and listen to SKYPE consults and gave me lots and lots of room to practice each case. I was introduced to the Therapeutic Pocket Book and was shown how to use it. It is my main source of reference today.
At no time did I get the sense of learning “Garys method”. Their was a continual attribution to Hahnemann via referenced writings and time spent examining concepts in conjunction with other writings to corroborate each understanding.
I am saddened that this method of teaching is not in every school and college and seat of learning of homoeopathy today. So much that is taught is incorrect and misleading. My career is now homoeopathy only and my patients are actually getting cured as opposed to managed.