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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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  • 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 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 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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  • Lisa is a wonderful presenter and a fabulous teacher! Always a joy to attend anything she teaches about Homeopathy! Thank you, Virginia

  • After the abrupt closure of the prospective program in homeopathic studies that was to be offered at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, I wanted to spread some light for this school, that has done the same for me each and everyday. Though that program was pulled, and without real reason...
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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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  • “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 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...
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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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From Engineering to Homeopathy

Miran F., Abu Dhabi, UAE
I studied Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, USA.  There I always toyed with the idea of studying medicine after my Bachelors degree, or taking medical classes as Johns Hopkins is one of the top medical schools, but eventually I disregarded it and concentrated on Engineering.  I then worked in construction in Washington DC and Abu Dhabi, UAE.
After getting married, I moved with my husband to Dublin and later to Paris where I attended university and received an MBA in Hospitality. With the births of my children over the past ten years, it has been difficult to have a full-time job and so I, at first, worked as a freelance financial consultant on various hospitality projects, but with the downturn in the economy at the time, I resorted to simply volunteering most of my time in various events and activities at my children’s school.
My path towards homeopathy started with my first child. As a toddler, my son used to get severe croup and have difficulty breathing, that we had to rush him to the hospital where he would be put on a nebulizer for some time.  I even had a nebulizer with ventolin and other such steroids at home that doctors insisted were safe to use whenever my son had difficulty breathing.  I always had an uneasy feeling about using them and was worried that with the continuous use, my son would develop asthma, a condition very common in the UAE among children (1 out of 4). 
At about the same time, a doctor that leans more towards alternative and homeopathic medicine, introduced me to Homeopathy and gave me the Pharmaceutical Book of Boiron.  This 250+ page book has all the common ailments with the appropriate medicine to use (therapeutics) as well as a simplified Materia Medica.  It has become my first reference when trying to cure my kids of common diseases such as colds and coughs. 
 My primary concern is always my family’s welfare, and to create the proper nurturing environment for them to grow and excel, which has led me to learn and study homeopathy through books and various websites. I have been continuously learning more and more, but at a very slow pace as I can only do it in my spare time after all the activities and events at school are done.  I am always looking for books to further my knowledge but I have reached a point where I will need formal instruction to help me get to the next level.
Here in the UAE, homeopathy is mainly practiced among the Indian community and trying to find a specialized doctor or clinic is very difficult.  So I have had to rely mainly on the Internet and books to further my understanding of Homeopathy and case taking.  Currently, my library is full of books on the subject but I am still lacking the essential and basic concepts of Homeopathy.  I am able to cure the common cold but I would like to help others in combating more threatening diseases.
Through research and reading, I have managed to figure out the different homeopathic constitutions of my kids.  Rayane is Arsenicum Album consistution, Yazan is Phosphorous constitution and Kaia is Pulsatilla constitution.  This I learnt along the way as I realized that even if my children had the same symptoms they needed different remedies to cure them more efficiently.  Now I am able to accurately and quickly prescribe the correct remedy.
My family have been my guinea pigs and most of what I know is through trial and error.  I would like to be more consistent and accurate in my diagnosis and prescriptions and I would like Homeopathy to be more attainable in the UAE.

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