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  • 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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  • “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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  • 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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  • “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”?

  • 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...
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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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  • 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...
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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

  • 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...

THE GIFT OF MENOPAUSE

Many women experience peri-menopause and menopause as a time of greater freedom. For some their children are leaving or have left home, others have found satisfaction in their careers and perhaps mastery in their work. It can also be a time of enormous caretaking challenges with parents. For some, an unlived life cries out to be fulfilled. This is a great time of “pause”. An opportunity to reflect and reclaim and rediscover any “lost” parts of ourselves – a chance to empower our future.

Menopause derives its name from the Greek words Meno (month) and Pausis (pause). This is the cessation of regular, monthly menstrual cycles. The ovaries decrease their production of estrogen and progesterone as our need to reproduce diminishes and stops. Hormonal fluctuations occur. The menstrual cycle may shorten (i.e. menses become more frequent) followed by a lengthening when menses become less frequent. A woman who has not had a menstrual cycle for 12 months is considered to be menopausal. Menopause can pass by almost unnoticed, or it can be lingeringly difficult. Women can experience symptoms on any or all levels – mental, emotional and physical. Some changes may include: hot flashes, night sweats, menstrual flooding with anaemia and exhaustion, vaginal dryness, palpitations, weight gain, loss of libido, mood swings, sleeping difficulties, anxiety or depression.

Homeopathy treats the whole woman and caters to the array of presenting symptoms and emotions throughout this transition. Treatment is tailored to one’s personality and distinctive array of symptoms. Each of us has a unique energy pattern shaped by our beliefs, emotions and habitual thoughts. By matching energetic patterns of homeopathic remedies with those of our symptoms, areas of stagnation become unblocked. With a renewed sense of well being we can enjoy having our natural occurring energy available to take charge of our health now.

A dramatic career change, the loss of both parents, and adjustments in relationship all occurred for me during this time of life. Homeopathic remedies proved incredibly helpful for navigating symptoms and helping me on this journey towards wholeness, which is life! While physical symptoms can be successfully addressed, I have found again and again with my clients that homeopathy can teach and gently guide us along the path to the still point within – the flame of Spirit inherent in each of us. Our path to this place of radical union is our sacred journey. Fraught with adventure of every discernible nature – we are all riding this stream of life.

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