Thank you for a wonderful weekend. The perspective of case taking that we learned this weekend was exactly what we needed at this stage of our homeopathy training. I will always appreciate and be grateful to you for showing me this path.
“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... Read More
Thank you for this most exceptional experience (as I wipe my tears..). I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am for this privilege to study with such exceptional teachers, students and administration. What a gift and a blessing. As Voltaire said “with great privilege comes great responsibility”. I... Read More
What makes CCHM so special is that, firstly, it has no upper age limit criterion for admission. Secondly, it allows students to pursue the course even while they are employed full-time in any other organization. Thirdly, CCHM is the topmost homeopathic college in the whole of North America and offers... Read More
“This year was not only a challenge, but had unexpected obstacles. The faculty really pulled through with providing us with what we needed to keep things going. And here we are! I think I speak for all the students when I say thank you to the CCHM team for helping us pull through... Read More
I am a current 2nd year student and in October I attended Study Week for the college. My week can be described as it being profound, as well as surprising. First of all, I had the pleasure of meeting fellow distant education students like myself and I finally had a... Read More
Hi Kim, my name is Martina and I was one of the post grad students you had this weekend for CCHM. Thank you!! Your teachings in the webinar were fascinating, invaluable, insightful and humbling. I have so much to learn! --Martina M.
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... Read More
Even thoough the homework seems the equivalent of writing a term paper each week, I'm still enjoying the program immensely. I'm very impressed at how well it's planned out, adding (what seems like, ha ha) a "simple step" gradually, covering particular remedies which turns out to be a properly timed review,... Read More
"The more you learn in homeopathy, the more you discover there is to learn. I was approaching the end of my final year of homeopathic education, and as much as I had learned, I was eager to maintain my momentum, extend my learning and application of this powerful medicine, and... Read More
CCHM Interview with Aditya C., new student in Gurgaon, IndiaTell us a little about your background and especially any training you may have in alternative medicine.
I have been in a professional career for the past 28 years, an engineer and holding a management diploma in finance and marketing, currently in a Managing Director position in India.
I have had no formal training in alternative medicine – but have been using homeopathy and natural medicines since 1990. I am an avid reader and have gone through a number of books on homeopathy to understand the basic principles of use. Have used Reiki, Yoga as alternative therapies for medicine – have been exposed to Acupressure, Reflexology and have even tried Acupuncture to understand how it works and the energy meridians.
How did you come to be interested in homeopathy?
The impact of homeopathy on childhood asthma for my elder son in the year 1993-94 actually opened my eyes to the art and science of homeopathy, the dust, pollen and the change of season weather in Northern India at the onset of winters had bothered him and with homeopathic medicines not only the frequency of attacks decreased, they ceased altogether within a year.
Since then we have been using homeopathy within the family, relatives and friends – common remedies like China, Nux Vomica, Ignatia, Arnica along with complexes from Reckweg, Adel and Bakson’s have been used.
Why homeopathy? What is it about homeopathy that stands out for you from other forms of natural therapies?
The ability to cure a disease or a “reaction” – by going into the basics using some basic principles and laws which work is the reason why homeopathy stands out.
Also majority of the diseases are psychosomatic – and hence the elements of using symptoms of the mind and mental states to find the appropriate rubric appears to be a science and an art which heals – different from the modern systems of medicine which seem to attempt to cure a symptom. Ayurveda and Chinese systems are other interesting therapies but Homeopathy seems to have evolved very recently in the 1800s and hence “appears” to be more scientific and easy to work with.
What are your plans for the future, after graduation?
I propose to practise Homeopathy as a full time career and retire from the current hectic private sector job that I am engaged in.
Do you have any concerns about embarking on this new career?
Yes two things – firstly is the ability to serve with a diligence and give back to society correctly to reduce pain and suffering in the world – will I be successful or should I do my Karma and leave the rest to God; and secondly will the diploma be recognized in India to allow me to practise professionally.
Are there any perceived obstacles to overcome in regard to you completing the program?
I have a hectic schedule and need to create regular time for study including using my weekends to study – and my frequent travels would mean that I use the travel time to study – hence that would need some planning.
The nature of this kind of work often involves listening to people’s problems and sometimes that can seem as though it is all day long. Is that something that appeals to you?
The opportunity to serve society appeals to me. I am undergoing certification as a coach – have experimented with Reiki and Yoga as mechanisms of healing – it would be interesting to help people cure themselves of ailments through a systematic study and if spending time “listening” to them to catch specific symptoms and understanding the mental symptoms requires that time be spent getting the correct case history to be able to work on the issues – then it needs to be done – more than the appeal – it would be a doctor’s duty to listen.
Undertaking this course is a big commitment in terms of time and energy with lots of study, assignments and deadlines to meet. Do you feel prepared for this level of study?
Yes, I understand that and am prepared to do that – creating a solid foundation for study and hence the practice of homeopathy is important – this I understand requires not only a commitment in terms of time but also a commitment to spend that portion of my life that I would dedicate to this field of study.