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  • I am taking the opportunity to thank Andrea for thoroughly reviewing with me the best practice for selecting  “key symptoms” and how to repertorize them accordingly.  Analysis - paralysis can sometimes be a tendency when  a student, particularly a student with a very detail-oriented and analytical mind.  Also, I very much...
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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."

  • "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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  • “I absolutely loved my time there studying, some of the most enjoyable time of my life. The kindness and generosity extended to everyone has always stuck with me”

  • This is my testimony about the live classes at CCHM. Date: 8-15-19 My first experience with homeopathy was the immediate eradication of mastitis. Then I took our 5 kids. I felt called to homeopathy to share healing that I had experienced and tell my fellow man, woman and child about...
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  • Hi Kim,  Just want to thank you for a very informative, challenging yet interesting weekend. I couldn't communicate in the last half of today's lecture due to some mic issues but didn't miss a word you said.  Thank you very much again for sharing a treasure of knowledge with us. you...
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  • I wanted to pass along some feedback from the weekend courses. Monica is wonderful, her presentation helped everyone in the class and her way of narrowing down the case symptoms was very helpful. Joe on Sunday introduced us to a way of studying the remedies that worked for me very...
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  • Hello, I wanted to say how much I loved Joan Weirs class. After spending the day with her my perspective was changed for the better. We need more Joan Weir through out our 3 year course, especially when trying to keep yourself together during 2nd and 3rd year. Also, today's...
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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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  • The online Teaching Clinic has enhanced my learning curve, raised the bar, challenged my way of thinking as a distance student in a fun and exciting manner. Must say this is an excellent way to hone your skills in preparation to becoming a successful homeopath. Highly recommend and encourage students...
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A CCHM Graduate in India with Dr. Farokh Master

This blog is posted by: Lynn Selway DCHM (hons)

I recently returned from a spectacular trip to the foothills of the Himalayas in India where I had spent 11 days studying homeopathic medicine with the world renowned Dr. Farokh Master. Also present were 23 other homeopaths from around the globe including Dr. Will Taylor from Portland, Oregon.

This retreat took place near Dharmashala, India, home to the Dalai Lama and many other great spiritual leaders and 100% of the profits from this seminar went to support the local community. For more information visit http://www.jagorigrameen.org/tara.html The venue, participants and lecture days were absolutely outstanding – covering a wide range of topics from pathology (renal failure, cancer, heart disease, etc) to case taking and management. We had the good fortune to participate in live cases and view amazing video cases. Interestingly enough, people are just people. Whether we’re treating in Canada or India, case taking doesn’t change. We discussed thoughts on studying materia medica, disease - it’s nature and progression - and gained additional insight into some of our most widely used remedies such as: Sepia, Nat-Mur, Nux, Causticum, Rhus-Tox and Tuberculinum.

I could write a chapter on all the wonderful tidbits of information gleaned from these couple of weeks but what struck me the most was a couple of valuable “reminders” which I thought I’d share:

  • On Materia Medica: Study from a variety of MM’s but read cured cases from the classical authors (Hahnemann’s Pura/Chronic Diseases, Hering’s MM, Allen’s Encyclopedia, Dunham and Lippe) . These cases are from experience rather than simply publishing others’ work. Dr. Master believes that your best learning about a remedy comes from your own 10 cured cases using that particular remedy – this is what you can hang your hat on.
  • On case taking: Always remember that we’re looking for what needs to be cured and don’t forget the importance of the patient’s history – when did the longest existing health issue first start – what was going on and how does this play a role in the progression of the patient’s dis-ease. Remember that the chief complaint might be the last thing to go!
  • On disease: One of the health concerns I struggle with and I’m sure others do as well are “silent diseases” like diabetes where the symptoms may be absent. We must remember that we’re not treating the disease, we’re treating the person with the disease. Some diseases are nearly impossible to cure e.g. ALS. Sometimes the most we can do is palliate. 
  • On treatment: Not everything needs to be treated homeopathically. Sometimes “home remedies” can be helpful and they’re employed often by Dr. Master. Eg. Suggesting 1 tsp date syrup or black strap molasses daily for someone suffering from anemia.

I feel indeed blessed to have had this opportunity to study with one of the “masters”. It was fascinating, thought provoking and definitely worth the 17 hour plane and 9 hour bus ride … and they’re doing it again next year for those of you who are looking for a life-altering experience!

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