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  • "I am extremely grateful for the experiences I gained in just two years of learning, and also for having a very helpful, bright and kind group of classmates. I couldn’t have done anything without their support and non-judgemental opinions. I appreciated their warm welcomes and cheers every time I entered...
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  • This was one of the most amazing lectures offered by CCHM (Kanan Patel’s Post Grad lecture, 2018)! I wasn't bored for 1 second; it was interactive, integrative, informative and absolutely mind-blowing...

  • I am writing to express my gratitude for being able to attend and take part in your wonderful in class program at CCHM.  The whole process from beginning to end what a long one for me, but the last 3 years of class have flown by. Before choosing a school...
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  • Thank you so much!  I just returned from Hawaii and can’t wait to get started. I asked Kim Elia to lecture for the organization that I am president of, (The International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists).  He knocked it out of the park!  Totally Awesome!  Several of my Canadian pharmacist...
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  • "I sooo enjoyed Kim's class. He took a dry insipid subject and made it very very interesting. He is a wonderful teacher. I enjoyed it a lot and I will have to review it a few times to catch all the little pearls he shared. Thank you again for the wonderful class. Sincerely, Cristina."

  • Hi Kim, I want to thank you again for an amazing weekend!  I learned so much & really appreciate your straight forward teaching style. --Gwen K. Post Grad participant 2020-2021

  • I loved Sunday with Dr Saunders. He has so much insight and his lectures are so interesting.  I love how he presents his own case, then talks about physiology, pathology, pharmacology, medical terms, peppered with the materia medica and nutrition, and a bit of posology and philosophy. He is such...
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  • Having returned in April from a trip to Taiwan and the Phillipines, I would like to tell you how homeopathy ‘saved the day’ as per usual!  Since I never travel anywhere without my kit, I was especially glad to have brought it on this trip.  Personally, I used remedies for...
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  • “The post grad course has been a tremendous experience for me which nourished and enriched what I learnt during my homeopathic training. It is a well-structured and thorough program with great lecturers who were delightful. I also must say that keeping in touch with my former classmates and listening to...
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  • Since the first time I took extra credits in homeopathy, I noticed that the learning I had from CCHM was complete.  I had the basics, the knowledge, the know how that other homeopaths in my class were struggling with. I am grateful for the thorough homeopathic training I got at...
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The accumulation of all I have been and learnt to this point has brought me to write this essay

Diana A., Red Deer, Alberta

The accumulation of all I have been and learnt to this point has brought me to write this essay. It's a moment in my life that I recognize as catalytic.  Homeopathy was something I knew a little about and have dabbled in for the past 26 years not really understanding its wonders and efficacy until recently. On the advice of a friend and Cranio therapist I recently went to see a Wonderful Homeopath. I was instantly hooked and felt like I found my soul's home, an instant connection was formed. I was excited and tuned into the process and to my body, in a new and supportive way. I began shifting right away, it was like my body recognized the vibration, I started feeling pains shift in my body, things came up from the past. I remembered my Friend of many years saying to me just a few weeks ago “I think you missed your calling as an alternative healer or Doctor, Diana” We laughed about it, but I let that sink in. Then after my Cranio Therapist and Homeopath both said this is something I could see you doing, I really got serious.

I got married in 1994; I got pregnant and got a good look at what the medical system was like. I was in a major motor vehicle accident at 4 months pregnant and in a lot of pain. I didn't have a good experience with my first childbirth. Doctors did not care about what I went through mentally, emotionally or physically. I felt I was going to go insane. It was then I did find a Holistic Doctor who sent me to a Rolfing Therapist (who was also a Reiki therapist) this structural integration therapy helped me to see that healing and change is not only attainable but irrefutable.  I continued to explore alternative treatments and Doctors that could continue that healing.

After our first child was born we did a round of vaccinations and then they wanted to do an extended program and new vaccinations and we started to notice it was really affecting our child, we did research about vaccinations, not liking what we found, and we stopped all vaccinations. We saw improvements with her conditions and decided this was the right thing to do; we never vaccinated our second child. This experience led towards healthy living and alternative healing. We turned away from mainstream medicine. We began hanging out at health food stores learning from my husband's mother who was very leery of mainstream medicine. I found a book on Biochemic tissue salts and began studying the book. I referenced it for all childhood and acute illnesses along with some homeopathic, herbal and TCM on the advice of health food store women that were becoming friends. I visited so often, it was a part of my routine to walk with my little one in the stroller to this lovely health food store. Providing me with exercise and a destination, and as it turned out, a passion to take care of myself and my family in a natural way. Gardening and eating clean making my own milk for our little one became natural as the results were showing in our energy levels and happiness.

I also became Interested in metaphysical teachings, spiritually I found Science of Mind and began to study Ernest Holmes (science of mind) I read many books on healing and energy, I started to meet the most interesting people who helped me to grow. I learned so much from this experience and value the affirmative prayer I learned and the friends made. I started to intentionally think and create harmony in my life.

I have been seeing a Naturopath for 15 years and always felt like I was just along for the ride in my own healing, that is to say, it was still in their hands. I did get some very good results but at quite an expense. I was always asking myself but why do I still feel this or that? And there would be another expensive test suggested and a long regime of expensive herbals and restrictive diet.

With one visit to the Homeopath I feel I am going through a most profound change. I realize in the days that followed I want to learn more and to do this for others too. I connect to Homeopathy because it's so individualized to each unique person. And is all about waiting and seeing how a remedy may provide that cure to bring you home back into your vibration. Having practiced Reiki for 20 some years I have always felt that that is key to healing. I was excited and began reading about Homeopathy.

I recently read an older article talking about the funding that the vaccine industry is expected to receive. It estimated that 59 billion would be invested in vaccine research by 2020. I also recently read the Impossible Cure by Amy Lansky, PhD and how their family turned to homeopathy to cure their Son with Autism. Reading about Amy’s story inspired me to want to learn more. I understand that research is important on many levels but the growing need of Allopathic medicine to vaccinate to suppress every virus is backwards thinking to me. I want to be a part of the education that homeopathy has been helping and healing conditions, mentally, emotionally and physically since the 1700's. I want to be a part of a solution to heal. I want to learn more so that I can fulfill a desire I have always had, which is to help others.

There are so many people that helped me to believe I could heal my emotional state, physical state and spiritual life. Reiki, Cranio, Osteopath, Science of Mind teachings and so many other Energy type healing arts and now Homeopathy. It feels so right to me and makes the most sense because of the results when used for both acute conditions and constitutionally. The proof is in the pudding my Mom would always say.

I have tried many paths in my life in search of who I am and how do I fit into this life! I have made a lot of investigations into many different careers ( since I was 13 years old, always searching for a fit) I learned a lot about human nature as well as my own. I've been a store Manager, a Potter, a Receptionist, a Student, a Baker, a Candlestick maker all kidding aside, a Business owner, Meditation leader, Qi Gong class leader, Yoga/ Stretch class facilitator, a Wife, a Mother, a Homeschooler, a Fitness leader and a Lifeguard to name a few, and still I kept searching to find the right fit.

I was a troubled youth, it took a long time to just find love then our family began and money was never available for school. I did look at going to school a few times, for Marketing and then Red Deer College for Fine arts but I panicked both times, financially and energetically I knew it wasn't right for me. We choose to have one parent at home at all times. That meant working at night sometimes and mothering during the day and that was enough for me. I see now that I was waiting for all of the things I've picked up along the way to reveal a calling. My whole life has come to this moment, the career I have been searching for and am ready for. My kids are 26 and 20 moved out and living their lives. It finally seems to be the right time for me.

As I am going through the process of my remedy and it doing its deep work, I had a vivid memory come to mind of me at age 4 or 5 playing in my Dads Rock Garden. I have had this memory before but not for a very long time and never considered its relevance. I remember sitting on the warm rocks, squishing buds and mixing flowers into pails of water with my sticks, making potions for my imaginary friends. This was one of my favorite things to do. Smearing mud pies on the rocks watching them crack and dry adding this back to the water and so on. Smiling all the while with the wonderful creations and concoctions I made. I have always been drawn to creating things to help myself or others feel better; pottery, making my own herbal medicines with foods and flowers, Reiki, Meditation classes and the like. Homeopathy is the natural progression for me. A career where I can help others, care about them, and continue to learn and to grow everyday using the wonders of nature.

When things are right they usually flow and work in ease and harmony. So far this process has been emotionally enlightening, challenging and enjoyable. The emotions flowed through me, opening me up to share this with you and in doing so has opened my eyes to a new journey I thought not possible. I had resigned myself to accept that maybe Lifeguarding and Aquavit was it then, retire. But now I am so excited to begin. Although it's scary to start something new, some things are just worth it! I hope I have the opportunity to share with you more in an interview.


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