Category Archives: homoeopathic teaching

4 day seminar for professional homoeopaths to join the Register of the I.H.M.

P1060824We have received a number of enquiries regarding this seminar if a practitioner is unable to attend the course in person due to location overseas or governmental restrictions.

“For inclusion on the I.H.M. Register we require the applicant to undertake a 4 day overview course at our new HQ at I.H.M. Boyne House, Eastbourne East Sussex in the UK. https://ihmatboynehouseuk.wordpress.com/
The course which has been undertaken by many professionals, is an in depth look at the various elements of homoeopathy that collectively give a clear picture of WHAT it is a homoeopath needs to know in order to practice and be successful in undertaking a curative reaction in the patient.
  • Everything is based and predicated on the teachings of Samuel Hahnemann.The cost is £1000 sterling. Payment can be cash, credit card or Paypal. The duration is 4 days.
  • We offer accommodation and breakfast free of charge for the duration of the training.This will comprise of 4 complementary nights in total. As this is a free gift, If you wish to make your own plans for accommodation, there is no discount on the fee.
  • Course content will cover Miasms, Pharmacy and dispensing protocols, an in depth look at LM medicines,
  • use of the Therapeutic Pocket Book,
  • overview of many cases and analysis breakdown in acute and chronic conditions,
  • how to examine the Materia Medica to understand what we are looking for and a general in depth look with the emphasis on case taking and patient management.”

We have been charging the same price for the course since 2015, and are now able to offer free accomodation within the framework of the teaching.

Given the world situation, we now will offer an online course for practitioners to facilitate membership and training in Hahnemannian homoeopathy.

Let us explain what the IHM has been involved in since the last century. We are a research and training centre for homoeopathy as defined and directed by Samuel Hahnemann. We utilize his mehodology as per the Organon and his other writings, to give the best outcome possible for each patient and ensuring they have accurate treatment from the designer of the homoeopathic protocol.

We do not make any claims as to personal superiority in practice, but recognise that applying the principles are a more accurate method of finding the correct medicine for the patients.

To this end, we cover all the aspects of case taking and the rationale, along with many practical examples to join together Hahnemanns directions with the symptoms.

dt_161215_doctor_thinking_800x600

Finding the truly characteristic symptoms of the disease, and not prescribing on a collection of symptoms, is what Hahnemann taught. We endeavour to show how. This approach ensures a consistent and successful outcome, as the remedy selection will be the correct match for the real disease which includes the individual reaction to the infection received.

Logistics.

Given that the UK is Grenwich mean time central, all other time zones will be either behind or in front of us.  So we will have to divide teaching into behind GMT and in front of GMT. For USA and Canada, the differences are between 9 hours and 5 hours BEHIND the UK.  We will have to work with the individuals involved to find a good time to suit each person. The same applies to those ahead of the UK.

laptop2The course (24 hours) will have to be conducted in 3 hour blocks, and spread over a longer time. This to facilitate alertness and time for homestudy. One session a week will be 8 weeks duration. There will be lots of home study. We will use the SYNOPSIS computer repertory utilising the Boenninghausen Therapeutic Pocket book. We can offer a windows version at a subsidised rate, or a book version.

tpbpwA successful conclusion of the course will add the practitioner to the IHM Register https://instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.org/i-h-m-practitioners-by-country/ along with details of his or her clinic.

The cost will remain the same as the 4 day course £1000 because of the extended time to facilitate.

Contact education@instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.com

Thoughts on concomitant symptoms.

The following is Guillermo Zamora’s definition after long talks between us.

clemensmariafranciscusvonbc3b6nninghausenPreface of the TPB
“The greatest difficulty to be encountered by those novices in homoeopathy, who do not have recourse to a repertory, is the cure of maladies that shew themselves by a few symptoms which answer to a great number of medicaments. For instance, a malignant whooping-cough was prevalent amongst the children in this neighborhood. In its origin, the indications for the employment of “drosera” were only exceptional, and none of those were developed which call for the other remedies ordinarily employed. However, in all the children affected, swelling and puffiness was remarked, not so much in the face as above the eyes, between the eyelids and eyebrows, where it frequently formed a thick little bag,—a symptom which had never been observed amongst those of any other medicament, except ” kali-carb” (219)*; and, in fact, this medicament was the only one that at the commencement of the epidemy effected a quick and lasting cure. It was only in the last stage that this malady took another form, characterized by cold perspiration on the forehead, and vomitings during the fit, symptoms which require the use of “veratr. alb.”

* Guillermo’s Note: The symptom Boenninghausen refers to is found in “Chronic Diseases” (CD) by Samuel Hahnemann, and reads as follows:

CD, Kali-C, Symptom 219: “- Swelling between the eyebrows and lids, like a little sac.”
See P&W TPB CODE ID: 190

In this case, anyone would think that there is a possibility that a symptom in a given case has not been described in the pathology books due to the individualized way in which each patient reacts, or that a symptom that is well described in the pathology is not find in that patient. However, it will always be very positive for a professional to be aware of the pathology so that he knows what, how and when to expect from a particular case of illness. The same will be positive to be alert in order to detect a symptom that has not been reported in the pathology through the standardization of general concomitance criteria.

The curious thing here is that the Kali-c symptom can be found in pathology books, although not as such, some adenovirus infections are described, which can produce a cough similar to that of whooping-cough, which they can also infect the mucosa of the eyelids. It is also known that pertussis itself produces bloated, edematous face and swollen eyelids.

The most common mistakes outlined in casetaking.

1/. I see this all the time. Sadly it is the Kentian spiritual teaching regarding mental emotional and Constitutional symptoms being the correct and essential prescribing criteria which has created this situation. It is false.

Hahnemann stated clearly:

1200px-Portrait_of_Samuel_Hahnemann._Wellcome_L0015074§ 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.

When analysis is applied to this directive, it becomes clear that there is no emphasis on the mind or desires or indeed, to personality, (another misleading emphasis in understanding remedies).

2/. In case taking, both the symptoms of the disease, and the individual reaction to the disease are to be noted. If we know the nature of a named disease, its progression and pathology, we can note clearly which aspects of its reach is affecting the patient, and how the patient processes the infection in an individual way.

§ 153 Sixth Edition
In this search for a homoeopathic specific remedy, that is to say, in this comparison of the collective symptoms of thesamuel-hahnemann-1 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 symptoms1 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.

Many years ago, in my studies to find out how to take a case, I went out on a limb and noted only the chief characteristics of a patients presentation, one two or three symptoms which ‘peculiarised’ and personalised the case before me. As I refined this technique, I learned to see the disease through the patients expressions of symptoms, not all the symptoms were of the pathology of the named disease, yet were intrinsically part of that infection though not noted as part of that disease. the patient presented symptoms which were expressed reactively and individually and as such needed individual treatment.

dental_doctor-thinkingsmallEach living organism comes from a line of genetic encoding and also the line of disease and weakness in the family. One family will be tubercular inclined and another from the results of say, a syphilitic background which has been well diluted but expressed through acute diseases not immediately associated with syphilis.

Because of the unknown backgrounds, we can ONLY prescribe on the symptoms presented. So for example, a patient presenting ringworm, we have a few remedies that deal with that infection readily. Occasionally, the patient does not resolve despite careful noting of the symptoms and a few doses of the requisite remedy. Compton-Burnett noted that ringworm ONLY appeared on susceptible people of a tubercular diathesis, and studied Bacillinum carefully, and then gave to the non resolving patients. Without exception, they all were relieved of Ringworm.

The practice of homoeopathy is solely effective based on the similarity of the remedy to the disease. However, it is ESSENTIAL to have the correct symptoms of the ‘disease’ to be effective.

The ‘disease’, is the individual presentation of the change in the patient and how that is expressed, not the symptoms of the named pathology. It is not merely the collection of symptoms collectively, it is the drilling down to the strangeness (to be discussed in seminars) the rarity of some symptoms (to be discussed in Seminars) and the characteristics (to be discussed in seminars) of both the disease and a considered remedy.

 

First decision for the HQ.

This will be one of the rooms for a visiting lecturer or guest for the 4 day training for attaining membership of the IHM Register.

Yes, I was laid on the bed testing it.

guest

Understanding the repertory of Boenninghausen.

I am often asked why I chose the rubrics for a case that I do. When Vladimir and myself spent the time to rewrite each rubric using the German original from the existing Allens Pocket Book and dictionaries of the 1800s to understand the meaning of medical knowledge in that era, we became familiar with the intent of each symptom as related to the Materia Medica. 

clemensmariafranciscusvonbc3b6nninghausenIn the three years it took to refine the work, we saw the errors introduced by Allen due to his lack of language skills in German. In fact, this point alone was one of the driving forces behind our desire to have an accurate overhaul of the Repertory.

I think it worth mentioning that the motivation for rewriting the TPB was solely for use in our private clinics. I had found that using the Allens version had proved to be more beneficial to my patients than any other Repertory to indicate the correct remedy. Originally I had played with the TPB back in 1983, but found it so different to Kent and apparently ‘simplistic’ plus I lacked knowledge regarding the methodology that it was placed on one side.

later, with a little more knowledge regarding its usage, I came to like its accuracy even in my clumsy use of it.

tpbpwA person who uses the TPB is a person who utilises the methology of Hahnemann. Boenninghausen incorporated the thinking and directions of the Master, and as such when used correctly, the remedies suggested are an accurate portrayal of how Hahnemann takes a case, and matches the patients symptoms accurately with the Materia Medica.

One incorrect complaint leveled against the repertory is that it is a ‘generals’ repertory and is not a specific local symptom repertory. We can demonstated how to use properly.

laptop2It was the most used repertory in German English and French from 1846 to late in the century, then due to Swedenborg influence in the USA homoeopathic sector, it stopped being printed.

Kents repertory is an amalgamation of 7 repertories and one or two booklets. The issue with that is that each individual repertory has its own methodology which is lost in the combination. 

Sadly the same problem exists with the Boger Boenninghausen repertory, where everything has been placed together from all the different sources of Boenninghausen. As a book of collated symptoms it is excellent… as a repertory, not so much.

We will do a one or 2 day course at the IHM HQ in Eastbourne when the restricitions are lifted going through the essentials of understanding the TPB for prescribing success.

We done did it.

The IHM has had the offer for purchase accepted. Now we have lawyers and agents acting on our behalf.

IHM Project in the UK 2019/20

I.H.M. International HQ. 14 Shanklin Close, Eastbourne. East Sussex BN23 8EG United Kingdom.
education@instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.com
https://instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.wordpress.com

 

In collaboration with our affiliate organisations, colleagues and patients, the I.H.M. has decided to open a dedicated teaching/seminar centre and mobile clinic on the inland waterways of the United Kingdom. We are looking to purchase a 50-60 foot narrowboat and fit it out for teaching and a clinic.

Given the cost of office rental in the UK, this vessel will be considerably cheaper to operate and the savings can be passed on to seminar pricing and patients fees.

The IHM is the producer of the P&W Openrep Synopsis Therapeutic Pocket Book by Boenninghausen computer repertory software and the Book version. tpbpwIt is envisioned that we will conduct one-day seminars on case taking utilising the repertory and show the benefits of the program in the analysis. We prefer to keep the numbers of attendees small so as facilitate personal teaching, so the maximum attendees will be 8-12 persons.

cropped-weblogo.jpg

We will have facilities for refreshments, snacks and lunch if required.

This vessel will be available for rent to non-mainstream medical practices for half-day, full day and 2-day seminars.

Given the present attitude from the government towards alternative medical practices, we see this as a viable project to let the general public have access to professional alternative health care.

We do need some help in making this come to life. We need some financial support to add to our own contributions. We will look to a funding operation and will set a goal of 50K but will go ahead if we can finance more cheaply. We will have to pay for some interior changes, add more 12 volt and mains power to plug in laptops etc. It may require some solar power and a large 3KW inverter. There will, of course, be some thank you rewards for supporters.

We plan on setting the routes geographically. For example London to Bristol. Reading to Birmingham, Birmingham to Liverpool, or Manchester, or Wigan and all points in the zone where groups want to meet. As canals go through cities and are located near rail lines, we can more or less pick convenient locations for mooring and conducting the seminars. We can moor outside restaurants if preferred.

Most of our staff are medically qualified. All have undergone intensive training with the I.H.M. in Hahnemannian homoeopathy. If we get the vessel as we want it, (and ONLY for individuals or 2 persons), we hope to accommodate those attending the IHM 4 day training course for application for the REGISTER. 

Below is a vessel we looked at and let go because it did not quite meet our specifications for having extra people on board.

We will let you know when we open a fund us account. In the meantime please feel free to give us your opinion if this project something you would be interested in using to learn from.

 

August teaching days…

In Seville Spain, August is traditionally the month for vacations due to the heat. We usually close the clinic due to little or no patient activity.

We in the clinic, also take the time for vacations, but for whatever reason, I have been here for August the last 5 years.

So Ive been thinking about the price for the teaching, and as our aim is to teach, and I love the interaction, the following decision has been reached.

We will include the SYNOPSIS computer repertory program, (retail $799) in the 4 day teaching module. (Windows only) If you have the program, we will drop the 4 day teaching price to €800. The program has 17 repertories, with the Therapeutic pocket book in Polish, Spanish, Hebrew, Italian and English.

Now that is a good deal.

https://instituteforhomoeopathicmedicine.wordpress.com/2019/08/03/so-what-does-1000-euros-get-you-in-this-day-and-age/

Homoeopathic case of respiratory issues from the clinic.

Free discussion on Aphorism 5. Part of the online training course for practitioners.

The IHM have begun the ONLINE advanced practitioner training course for students, utilising video and audio.

Language is in English.

Post grad students and practitioners wishing to avail themselves of the course, please fill in the contact form below and we will be in touch regarding costs and requirements.

Please note: We teach Hahnemanns methodology only. Our main Repertorial aid is the Therapeutic Pocket Book and the Materia Medicas of Hahnemann, plus verified MM extracts from others.

The course is designed so that a practitioner can hear the information on their phone or laptop in audio form, so as to be able to absorb without being tied to a classroom. Great for walks in the park.

To become a member of the IHM as a licentiate, it will require attending a 4 day in depth training seminar in Seville Spain. Alternatively, if enough people join together, The IHM will travel to the host country and conduct the seminar there.