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New Register members and a first.

It is 2:06 am here in Seville Spain. A long day, some patients (even on a Sunday) and sorting thing matters IHM.

The IHM officers here in Seville are currently taking the traditional August holidays out of the city due to the heat, and some even out of the country. I am left to hold down the clinic.

abduldiplomaThis past week, 2 non medical students attended the 2nd 5 day intensive training course here in Sevilla, They have been building on their first intensive with online and home study for a year. Finally they felt confident enough to come for the completion of their training.

The I.H.M. is please to announce that Abdul and Imran are the first non medically qualified students to have completed the full training. Both have been around homoeopathy for a number of years, and this course solidified their knowledge and expanded it to where it needed to be. As senior lecturer, I have been especially hard on both of them to ensure they kept on track and stayed the proper route. Where I saw weakness in attitude or a trait that would diminish their ability to do justice to the patient, I jumped on it. These two men need every Hahnemannian quality of observation and application to do good service, and I believe they are achieving it. I have nothing but respect for them.

Both students have worked through over 49 cases in the classroom with me in both teaching workshops, and in the teaching this week, they worked on 6 acute cases, with me,  3 as they came into me via email. The 3 cases, for which they worked on all reported a imran diplomasuccessful outcome. This case work on top of all their other studies.

They committed themselves to a hard life for two years, balancing family, secular work and study. They have a goal of working with communities in the London England area, and now are well on their way to achieving their project.

In the coming week, I will take pleasure in adding them to the list of IHM Practitioners.

Vera Resnick, who participated in teaching them in the first course, will take pleasure in co-signing their Diploma.

All the Officers of the IHM sincerely wish the best for their future and appreciate the hard work and effort that has been put into study.

February 2017 Gold standard training course. English and Spanish.

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We are running two training courses in February.

SPANISH ONLY: Thursday Feb 9th to Monday Feb 13 inclusive.

ENGLISH ONLY: Thursday Feb 16th-Monday Feb 20th inclusive.

P1060304We will be conducting the training course at out North Seville Clinic in Sevilla Spain as normal. Flights are inexpensive this time of the year and we can recommend Hotels. Public transport makes getting around very easy.

These two courses are for practitioners who have at least 3 years experience. The course material is intensive and will comprehensively cover all relevant and necessary Hahnemannian instructions from the Organon and Chronic diseases in relation to understanding how to extract the information required for accurate case taking, analysis and prescribing. The I.H.M. is a research and training organisation that was established in 1986 to promote the practice of homoeopathy as a medical specialty as outlined by Hahnemann.

tpbpwWe will discuss Miasms, What is a symptom, how to extract prescribing symptoms, how to differentiate between personality and morbid symptoms, how to find the symptoms that are central to both the case and a remedy, which symptoms to ignore and which cannot be ignored. We will look at prescribing protocols, LM potencies, repetition of the medicine, when to stop and when to change. All of the above list will be linked to associated Hahnemannian texts. We will demonstrate the principles with over 25 case examples with full explanation. We will take you on a tour of a Homoeopathic pharmacy and explain in detail how remedies are made.

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  1. A full 125 medicine LM Boenninghausen remedy kit at an unbelievable price.
  2. The SYNOPSIS computer program at an unbelievable price.
  3. The book version of the SYNOPSIS repertory in English at an unbelievable price.
  4. The ability to download many books in PDF from our vast libraryremedies

If any practitioner, in the opinion of the I.H.M. teaching staff, meets the criteria for membership of the I.H.M. Register during the course, they will be awarded the membership Diploma at the end of the 5 days teaching.

Please contact us for your placement at:  education@instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.com

We do not exceed 5 persons for each course.

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Is an allopathic qualification essential for being a good homoeopathic practitioner?

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I.H.M. Office: Antonio Gil Ortega. Calle Guadeloupe 5, 1B. 41003. Sevilla. Telephone: 619 956365. E-mail: education@instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.com Website:https://instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.wordpress.com

Dear Colleagues.

Is an allopathic qualification essential to being a good homoeopathic practitioner?

After much discussion ~ and based on the reality that most allopathically trained physicians do NOT have a good grasp on the Hahnemannian practice of homoeopathy, we at the IHM have concluded that it is not, and moreover, that bridging the gap between medical and non-medical homoeopaths is an integral part of the therapy’s future.

To this end, we have decided on the following:

  • We aim to strengthen the IHM’s presence worldwide, and especially in Spain where its headquarters are located, by continuing as an independent homoeopathic research and teaching association offering international seminars, practitioner training and master classes. We have presented Seminars since 1987 and formed 5 teaching colleges.
  • To offer IHM membership to medical and non-medical practitioners, according to IHM’s membership requirements, which will endorse a practitioner as a well trained specialist in homoeopathic medicine regardless of allopathic qualifications. We teach the therapy as per the Organon and do not overlay the writings of Kent or any modern thinking regarding what homoeopathy is.

The IHM Association will comprise of

  • Support members. (Non practitioners.)
  • Student Homoeopaths
  • I.H.M licentiate Homoeopaths (medical and non medical)

Only Licentiate Practitioners, those who have trained with the IHM and have passed the requisite entry requirements for endorsement, will be promoted on the IHM’s official register: http://ihmstaff.boards.net/board/5/licentiate-practitioners

 What we offer:

Based on the writings and thoughts of Samuel Hahnemann,

 “…I have decided to open here in Leipsic, at the beginning of April, an Institute for Graduated Physicians. In this Institute I shall elucidate in every respect the entire homoeopathic system of healing as taught in the “Organon,” and shall make a practical application of it with patients treated in their presence, and thus place my pupils in a condition to be able to practise this system in all cases themselves. A six months’ course will be sufficient to enable any intelligent mind to grasp the principles of this most helpful science of healing. More detailed conditions will be sent on receipt of a prepaid envelope. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann.Leipsic. 4th December, 1811.”

P1060304We took a look at the procedure to train persons to become a homoeopathic physician. Knowing that most people cannot take a 6 months sabbatical (as per Hahnemanns proposal) we have devised a method of seminar attendance and home study that spans one year. This will include:

Details pertaining to the professional one year training course. Leading to Licenciateship with the IHM

  • An initial 5 day intensive training session at our Seville Spain faculty. This training will be individualised for new students and practicing consultants.
  • A further period of guided home study for several months will follow. There will be Tutor involvement and online meetings. A Final day 5 training session in our Seville faculty with emphasis on case management will conclude the training and lead to registration with the I.H.M. as a licentiate if all requirements are fulfilled.

For Practising consultants:

If in the opinion of the training officers, if is thought that a practitioner is of sufficient knowledge and expertise and practices according to Hahnemanns methods, the IHM will consider awarding a licentiateship after the Primary intensive course.

What we cover in the 5 day intensive.

  •  A thorough grounding in Hahnemanns methodology and teachings.
  • You will see through case analysis how his method of understanding the disease state is superior to any other and allows for an accurate case management program.
  • You will see what a ‘miasm’ is and how to take it into account if required.
  • You will learn LM or Q potencies and how to use them.
  • You will learn rubric understanding of the Therapeutic Pocket Book and see its superiority in case analysis.
  • You will have more success in your practice utilizing Hahnemanns directions.

The languages used for teaching are English or Spanish.

(For those in South America, we also have a IHM teaching course in operation: https://institutodemedicinahomoeopaticaamericalatina.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/curso-de-capacitacion-homeopatica-para-principiantes-online-o-semipresencial/

For those in Asia, we have a course for beginners based in Hong kong. http://homeopathyhk.academy/

For those in Israel we have practitioner training.

Contact vera.homeopath@gmail . com

We will consider traveling to a location and conducting the teaching on site for 6 or more students for the 5 day intensive. Contact us to discuss.

We also conduct 2 day seminars in Spain. Contact us to discuss.

laptop2The IHM uses primary source materials for all of its teachings. Gary Weaver and Vladimir Polony compiled the SYNOPSIS computer program and spent 3 years working on updating the 1846 Therapeutic Pocket Book by Boenninghausen, to correct errors of insertion, gradings and removing the incorrect additions by Allen. P & W also clarified the outdated English language and revised the terminology yet remained true to the original meaning. The repertory has been translated from the original German (included in the program) to English, Spanish, Italian and Hebrew. More languages will be added as and when.

http://homeopathyonline.org/repertories.php

http://homeopathyonline.org/materia_medicas.php

The officers of the IHM are also the teachers.

manuelManuel Gutiérrez Ontiveros
Licenciado en Medicina por la Universidad de Sevilla, año 1983
Formación en Homeopatía
Estudios en Homeopatía de México
Máster en Homeoptía por la Universidad de Sevilla
Cursos de especialización en Homeopatía con diversos profesores internacionales
Ejercicio en Homeopatía desde el año 1983
Contacto
Consulta: Barriada los Príncipes Parcela 7 Bloque 8, Sevilla
Tlf 606 207 345
antonioAntonio Gil Ortega
Licenciado en Medicina por la Universidad de Sevilla en 1982
Formacion en Homeopatia en Mexico D.F. en 1984-85 por el IMHAC
Formación continuada en Homeopatia por diferentes Profesores Internacionales reconocidos.
Acreditación en Medicina Homeopatica por el Real e Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Sevilla
Ejercicio Clínico-Homeopatico desde 1983
Consulta: C/ Guadalupe, 5, 1ºB, Sevilla
Tfno.: 619956365

isidre-1Isidre Lara i Llobet

Licenciado en Medicina y Cirugía por la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona en 1980.

Formación en Homeopatía con Homoeopathia Europea con Jacques Imberechts desde 1978, y en cursos de la escuela argentina (Tomás Pablo Paschero, Eugenio Candebabe, …) y mexicana (Proceso Sánchez Ortega). Formación en el método de Alfonso Masi Elizalde en San Sebastián, 1987-1992.
Práctica clínica de medicina homeopática desde 1980; en Palma de Mallorca desde 1984.
Centre de Medicina Homeopàtica de Mallorca. Av. Joan March, nº 8, 5-1. Palma de Mallorca –España.
Tlf.: +34 971 20 65 66 /  658 810 910
Email: islara@homeopatiamallorca.com

Ed Nunnery
Dhom med (Lic) IHM Licencia de Homeopatia Institute for Homoeopathic Medicina U.S.A. 2010.
Degree in Art.
Degree in Music Theory.
Studied Homoeopathy in the Vithoulkas method 1988.
Studied and practiced the Andre Saine method for 8 years.
Trained with the Institute for Homoeopathic Medicine for 4 years.
Semi retired private Practice in Pasadena California. Works for the I.H.M. Administration.

verapicwordpressVera Resnick. Dhom med (Lic) IHM.
BA International Relations, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel 1986
Qualified from Madicin, Tel Aviv, Israel (Homoeopathy) in 2004
Post Graduate studies with David Little 2004-2006
Advanced Clinical Studies with the IHM 2010-
Clinic: 43 Emek Refaim, Jerusalem, Israel
email: vera.homeopath@gmail.com
phone: 972-54-4640736
SKYPE available.

English and Hebrew speaker.

 

garywDr. Gary Weaver D.O. rM.D., Dhommed I.H.M., H.A.Delhi., M.C.C.H (England), H.B.C.C. (India)., Dgrad H.I.Sydney.Dr. Weaver began his studies in Homoeopathy in 1979 training in England and India. In 1987 he became the co-founder of the Manchester College of Classical Homoeopathy and in 1989 founded the Leeds College of Classical Homoeopathy. In 1990 he founded the Institute for Homoeopathic Medicine in Dublin Ireland. In 1990 he opened the Kuopio Homoeopathic Education and Research Association in Finland. From 2003-2007 he conducted research into the original repertory of Boenninhausen, and is co- director of OpenRep SYNOPSIS the specialist Boenninghausen software.  Gary Weaver has presented seminars in Australia, India, Finland Spain and England.

Consulta: Barriada los Príncipes Parcela 7 Bloque 8, Sevilla. English only but have Spanish translator.  gary@garyweaver.org.

Guillermo Zamora.
Médico Cirujano UAG., Dhom med (Lic) IHM
Clinic: Pino Suarez 464 ext. 2 Zamora Michoacán, México
Skype: dr.guillermo.zamora
E-mail: homeopathy5@hotmail.com
Cel: 351-134-7331
Spanish and English spoken

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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Training course 8-12 August. (English only)

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ptcWe are now booking for the 8th of August in Seville. This course will be in English. The Spanish courses continue in September.

We keep the classes small. From 1-5 people only. Medical and non medically qualified practitioners accepted.

The teaching is interactive but highly structured. It is based solely on the works of Samuel Hahnemann with many examples and case studies to show the methodology in practice.

You will enjoy the city of Seville for a vacation. What better way to learn and relax than this.

Fine foods, good restaurants, a beautiful city to explore. 

 

 

This is a good opportunity to learn Hahnemannian homoeopathy in a beautiful setting. The most important thing is that the teaching is from original sources and therefore not reliant on personal interpretation or deviations from Hahnemanns methodology. Given that Hahnemann was most successful in the practice, we see no reason to adopt lesser practices or opposing viewpoints in the therapy.

You will leave the course with a notebook full of information and with cited references for home study to continue your education. 

We look forward the next student intake.

August Personal Training course (ENGLISH ONLY)

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education@instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.com
espacio_parasol_sevillaHere in Seville Spain, the city heads for the coast during August. The temperature gets up quite a bit and so the annual holidays are taken then. All local businesses and restaurants and hotel are open so nothing changes as far as services go. If anything, things are a little cheaper. It’s a beautiful city to explore.

Due to circumstances, I find myself working here during August. To this end, the IHM is offering the personal training course in ENGLISH only during the month of August.

Let us know the dates that suit in August and we will work towards that goal.

An example of how we teach Hahnemanns therapy of homoeopathy.

The one week intensive personal training course.

Based in Seville Spain. English only course starting in August, Spanish course starting in September.

 

 

 

Below is an extraction of the discussion regarding Aphorism 3.

Aphorism 3 is the crux of homoeopathy, encapsulating all elements of homoeopathic prescribing and case-management.

The three main points are as follows:

1. The physician must clearly perceive what is to be cured in every individual case of disease

2. The physician must perceive what is curative in each individual medicine

3. The physician must know how to choose the most suitable medicine, to give the proper dose with appropriate repetition

On looking in more depth at 1, 2, and 3, several elements become clear.

1. What is to be cured.

Hahnemann emphasizes that this relates to each individual case of disease.espacio_parasol_sevilla The homoeopath is not looking for named diseases, but for the individual expression of disease in each patient. In addition, the homoeopath must only take symptoms which are “undoubtedly morbid in the patient”. These are clinically observable pathological symptoms, clearly part of the individual disease state as expressed by the patient. Guesswork, assumptions and speculations have no place here.

Individual expression of the disease may be defined most clearly through looking at causation, modifying factors, and those symptoms which are peculiar to the patient in nature or severity.

Here we see how this first point in the aphorism presents the structure for using information gained from the patient regarding his background, possible causation or chronic elements related to lifestyle or medical history – Aphorism 5 – and the information regarding changes in his health, Aphorism 6, where the changed pathological symptoms are the center of initial case-taking and prescription.

Although the changed pathological symptoms presenting “the true and only antonioconceivable portrait of the disease” central to the case, in chronic cases they may not be able to help us individualize the case enough to hone in on the most suitable remedies. While we will want all these symptoms to be present in the chosen remedy, we may not be able to use them in order to locate it.

Where the patient keeps getting sick, we must go back to Aphorism 5, to the patient’s medical timeline, to see if there is a miasm (i.e. the resulting symptom picture from having been infected in the past), if there is a pattern. It is possible in such cases that we will even take symptoms which are not currently present in the patient’s disease picture, seeing the patient’s symptoms over a longer period of time as one disease state.

2. What is curative in medicines:

gary-wWhere knowledge of medicines and their qualities is concerned, it must be absolutely clear – substances do not produce disease. They produce states of disorder – artificial states of disease.

Just as we individualize the patient’s disease in case-taking, during study of remedies it is important to individualize the disorders produced by substances in provings. As with patients, the same tools come into play – causation, modifying factors, and individual expressions of disorder which are peculiar to the remedy, the anxiety in Aconite for example, or the glazed eyes in Belladonna.

3. Adapting what is curative in medicines to what he has discovered to be undoubtedly morbid in the patient.

During this process, we are treating the individualized expression of disease Boenninghausen3in the patient, the morbid pathology. We are not treating a named disease. Here we must match that individualized expression in the patient, with a substance that can cause such a symptom pattern.

In Boenninghausen’s pointers on symptoms (Concerning motion and rest
Translated from the allg. hom. zeit., vol., 65, p. 141)  he emphasizes the value of symptoms relating to movement and positions. If a person is aggravated on beginning movement, this narrows the case down to a small number of remedies. The same is true for aggravation on continued motion, or after motion. The differentiation is to be found within the modifying factors.

The prescribing symptoms used for this matching process are those that samuel_hahnemann_srepresent the state of the disease most clearly. This may be found through identifying modalities, as stated above, or through discerning an ongoing pattern with periodical disorders and recurring symptoms, or through a combination of both. Where particular modalities or pathological symptoms can be traced as recurring through the patient’s medical history, they are invaluable for prescribing.

Here are some more examples of this process.

If a patient is getting sick and exhibiting great anxiety, together with inflammation and perspiration, a fever may well be developing. Aconite will abort a developing fever, as the state as presented in the proving has apprehension and anxiety together with fever.

A patient has been diagnosed with measles, and is past the prodromal period. No substance will cause measles. However there are substances which will cause eruptions, fever, periodicity, discharges, and clinical observable mental states which are similar to the way in which this particular individual has been affected by this particular disease state. It is then necessary to look deeper and find the state which is strongly predominant in the individual, in order to locate the remedies in this group where a similar state is strongly expressed.

A patient presents with a sore throat, slight redness on the margins of the tongue, fever, glassy eyes and paleness of the face. This is an individual response to infection. Further examination shows intense redness of the fauces and tonsils with heat, inflammation, fever and lassitude. This state is peculiar to Belladonna, which will also be modified by aggravation from swallowing. In this case, we are individualizing the disease and individualizing the drug which produces the state. Although the sore throat is presenting, it is all the other information which enables us to come to the appropriate remedy. The sore throat in Belladonna is a result of its direct effect on the mucous membrane.

In another example, the patient is (apparently) a quiet, peaceful person, suffering from cancer of the stomach. In further conversation it emerges that the patient has has suppressed emotions relating to major life events, in order not to upset others. In keeping their feelings pent-up, such patients poison their own bodies. Although the clinical diagnosis is cancer of the stomach, the mental state here is also morbid, if not causative. Based on clinically observed symptoms, Natrum Mur will be one of the prescribing options.

Long-term chronic cases present the greatest difficulty, as causation usually cannot be used and the homoeopath must focus on the expression of the disease, often over many years. The patient may have experienced a series of ear infections, after which the disease locus may have moved to the throat, and then to the stomach. The entire history must be brought into play as these are all expressions of the same infection, termed “miasm” by Hahnemann. The current state before you is not sufficient, as it is the result of a progression which brought the patient to that particular current state.

Question-iconOn examination of long-term chronic cases, a symptom may suddenly fall into focus as having appeared in every disease state experienced by the patient – no matter what disease they are suffering from at the time. For example, some patients, in every disease state, suffer from left-sided symptoms. This modality must then be understood to be characteristic of the patient’s entire disease state, not just the current disorder.

Vera Resnick – Learning Boenninghausen.

Oct2012bI came to Boenninghausen, and subsequently to the IHM, via a route that was somewhat painful. I had been trained in Kentian methods and was the proud possessor of MacRep software. After several years of practice I had begun to doubt the methods I was using, and was constantly in search of a greater degree of certainty in prescribing. I was not happy with my results or my process.

Then the first painful part of this particular journey happened. My computer was stolen, complete with software and dongle. It took a couple of months to sort this out – months where I had a replacement computer but no software. I still had my Synthesis in its fancy red binding, but found it very unwieldy, and was not sure any more whether it was a reliable source of information. And I had a small copy of Boenninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocket Book (Allen), which I had bought on a whim but never used.

At the time I was working with a patient in her 50s who had undergone IVF for the twelfth time, and was in early stages of pregnancy with twins. I was also working with a teenager with a stubborn case of constipation. I followed Allen’s instructions in his introduction and began working with the TPB. Although I found the book physically difficult to read (Indian edition) and the method was new to me, the results in both cases were very good and I felt a greater degree of certainty in prescribing.

In 2007 my route took me to George Dimitriadis and his Boenninghausen Repertory (TBR), a carefully edited repertory based on the TPB. This led me to even greater certainty that Boenninghausen had a stronger grasp than Kent on how homoeopathy should be practiced, and at the same time I began reading articles on Kent’s Swedenborgian influences. I began to get some inkling of how drastically Kent had shifted the practice of homoeopathy away from its original underpinnings.

During my studies I had already become very skeptical of intense psychological investigation which I was taught was an essential part of homoeopathic prescribing. The two- to three-hour sessions seemed more like some form of confession than focused treatment, and I felt uneasy with these methods, both as practitioner and as patient.

In 2010, I met Gary Weaver and in our initial conversations about homoeopathy in general and Boenninghausen in particular, he mentioned the magic words: “take only what has changed.” I began to take the Organon apart, to see it as an essential “users manual” rather than as a venerated philosophical work. To understand the differing energies of Aphorism 5 and Aphorism 6, the context and the change in every case.

Gary began teaching me how to work with the Therapeutic Pocketbook using the P&W software, which I translated into Hebrew. He told me it would take me six months to a year to unlearn the methods I had been taught and to pick up the simple laser-like focus required to work with the Therapeutic Pocketbook. I thought I knew this material, I had studied materia medica (although never provings…) it shouldn’t be so difficult, it would take me a month or two. But it took a year, most of which time was needed to acquire the open, focused mindset needed for case-taking, analysis and remedy choice.

Carl von BoenninghausenDuring my studies with Gary, I had to learn to identify the theories, protocols and prejudices I had about remedies and case-taking, and to forcibly put them aside in order to focus on the central facts of the case before me, the real prescribing symptoms which so often are obscured in lengthy case-taking by irrelevant material. I had to unlearn the automatic stress on mental symptoms I had been taught, and to identify cases where the mental symptoms were essential for prescribing, and where they were only brought in for differential diagnosis if at all.

Working with Gary led me towards what to me should be the ultimate goal of any homoeopath – increased certainty in prescribing. I began working with provings, specifically with Hahnemann’s provings which still seem to be more reliable than those carried out in our times. I understood more clearly why Hahnemann was so opposed to the “mongrel homoeopaths” who combined homoeopathy with allopathy, without understanding the central principle of “like cures like”.

Part of my disaffection with MacRep was the realization that I could find many sources giving a particular symptom in relation to a remedy – but that most of these sources were copied from each other, so a large number of “hits” did not represent a greater certainty of the remedy as appropriate for the symptom. Boenninghausen’s work in itself brings much greater clarity and certainty, in that it is based on primary sources, primarily Hahnemann’s materia medica, and on Boenninghausen’s own clinical experience. Hahnemann was not an easygoing master, but even he acknowledged Boenninghausen’s worth and the value of his repertory.

The IHM’s approach is solidly rooted in Hahnemann and Boenninghausen’s writings and teachings. There is no attempt to invent something new and shiny, bells and whistles, just constant in-depth study of the tried and true, around the unchanging principle of “like cures like”. Personal glory or fame is not the objective. Certainty and consistency in prescribing is.

I am very grateful to Gary for the amount I have learned, and continue to learn from him, for the time invested and the willingness and patience exhibited. By nature I question constantly, going over each point again and again, reviewing, rebutting, reinstating – so his patience is particularly appreciated (and frequently tested…). He is a dedicated teacher and practitioner, and I highly recommend the new program he’s offering in Spain.

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Why we changed our model to online learning.

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The I.H.M. has a long history of traditional college teaching. With 6 Training centres in its past, it was a difficult decision to embrace the new technology and move away from a fixed campus model.

Discussions between faculty members has always been training focused, and because of this, we have had an eye on better methods to impart knowledge and balance this with the realities of costs. Times have changed over the years and homoeopathy has suffered a major strike against it due to the bad publicity, and even worse training offered under the name of Homoeopathic Medicine.

Mature students.

The new 8 month training course, is aimed squarely at the individual who has perhaps been through the 4 year part time training course offered by one of the schools out there, and is in practice right now. Or even the medical professional who has had to self learn the practice.

Polony & Weaver Revised T.P.B.

The sort of practitioner we are looking for is someone who is honest with him or herself and knows that they are not confident in prescribing, and this due to an eclectic education. Someone who is sure of the power of homoeopathy as a medical therapy, but unable to have much more than a 30% success rate in the clinic. A person who wants to be be at least as successful as prescribers from the 19th century whom had an 80% clinic success rate by following Hahnemanns directions.

2014 Training Seminar in Zaragoza

This is not a course for faint hearted persons. This is a course that will rectify errors and omissions made during your initial training.

  • This is a course that will solidify your knowledge of what homoeopathy is and what it is not.
  • How to approach a case of sickness.
  • How to ascertain the disease through expressed pathological and morbid symptoms.
  • How to find the prescribing symptoms.
  • How to read the Materia Medica without interpretation.,
  • How to find absolute prescribing symptoms.
  • How to find concomitant symptoms.
  • How to isolate different diseases in one person and treat them.
  • How to work with infecting agents (miasms).
  • How to work with results of infection and progressive diseases. (miasmatic diseases).

Mexico teaching Seminar

The I.H.M. is working towards re establishing the methodology and rational thinking of Hahnemann in treating disease in the modern day practice. Utilising his methods, practitioners have seen their clinic success rise as they follow the very clear and precise directions as laid down in the Organon of medicine. We do not teach interpretation. We train people in Hahnemannian Medicine.

Study anywhere, any time.

The I.H.M. in moving to the online model, has balanced the course to be convenient for the student. We train worldwide and as such, have given much thought to the flexibility required to juggle jobs and circumstances. The adminstrators and staff of the I.H.M. all take an active role as tutors in the program, and are available to the students to support and direct them to the appropriate information and help by personal tuition. Although the course is an 8 months modular arrangement, we do not mind if the student takes a longer time to complete each module. The pace is determined by the students ability to learn and be comfortable with the subject matter.

Feel free to write us at education@instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.com> with any questions and further information regarding the course.

The training will be in English and Spanish. The OpenRep SYNOPSIS computer program has the P&W Boenninghausen Therapeutic Pocket Book in English, Spanish, Italian and Hebrew. It also has the Original 1846 edition in German. The program operating language can be switched to one of the above too.

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18 practitioner training Course Mallorca

Completion of the course will not confer practitioner status. That is subject to the laws and regulations of your respective country. It will however have provided you with the information and tools to be a better practitioner and free of the false information taught in the name of homoeopathy.