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  • I've finished the video cases - they were great, I learned so much and Monica was such a positive resource.  I really felt she cared about how I was doing and guided me without making me feel incompetent.

  • "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 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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  • 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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  • This Acute role play course was such a great learning experience and also a lot of fun! The actors were playing their patient roles so well.  And the learning experience is not over for me because I took a lot of notes for every case and after submitting my own...
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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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  • 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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  • “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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  • "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."

  • 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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Graduation 2013!

By: Rajesh Vallabh

Congratulations Homeopaths of 2013. And thank you for the honour of being Class Valedictorian.

As Parents, husbands, wives and children, we have all made great sacrifices to bring us to this point.  But we didn’t do it alone. On behalf of all my class mates I say thank you to our families, our friends, and our academic adjudicators for their wonderful patience and support.  We couldn’t have done it without you.

When I walked into my 1st class @ Northrope Frye as a 1st year student in 2010,  I did not know what to expect.  We all sat at our little school desks like Grade One-ers going to school for the 1st time. Excited but shy to talk to each other.  Eating lunch quietly and alone.

Lisa was our lecturer at that time and she awed us with the marvels of Homeopathy.  Listening in disbelief would best sum up that 1st year.

It was also the crunch year for a lot of us.  We lost a few--not sure if they were shooed away by Greg’s Cadavers or Donna’s nutrition.  But most of us hung in there.

Me? I felt like I was getting a handle on what I was learning.  I thought this would be ok.  (Yeah, right….)

Our class grew from the small class we were to a much larger one.  We had a few defectors join from OCHM. We generously gave them immunity after the 1st tribal challenge.

Having done first year by distance ed, we acquired a pharmacist / stenographer who drove up from the US, spending weekends in Toronto. She commuted unflinchingly for 2 long years. Leslie, you are one tough cookie.  On behalf of everyone in class I would like to say thank you for the most beautiful and concise notes.  (you Sepia you)

By the end of the 2nd year this class had bonded and was on its way to becoming a family. 

Me? I felt I’d learned so much, but I couldn’t connect the dots to make pictures that would pull together all this information. Was I missing numbers I needed to connect the dots, or had some essential dots escaped or vapourized?  I was confused.

In our Final year we got a loud new student from Elmira, who had already done the first 2 years by distance ed.  Jen was an instant social hit.  I also visited India to look for those missing numbers or maybe dots.  My experience there has led me to this conclusion. 

As Homeopaths we are always learning.  Striving to improve our results, striving to improve ourselves.  Pushing ourselves to make us better.  We will always be seekers of Knowledge.  Hence, we will always be students.

Now, as I graduate, I feel as if I have learned so much but still know so little.  I feel like a huge vessel with only a little info in it.  However, I am confident I have all the numbers I need to connect all the dots, even those dots I have yet to acquire.  

To my classmates who have become my family over the last 3 years, I would like to reflect an inner voice for us all. 

I am a homeopath.  I owe my being to the hills and the valleys, the mountains and the glades, the rivers, the deserts, the trees, the flowers, the seas and the ever-changing seasons that define the face of our native land.  My body has frozen in our frosts and in our latter day snows. It has thawed in the warmth of our sunshine and melted in the heat of the midday sun. The crack and the rumble of the summer thunders, lashed by startling lightning, have been a cause both of trembling and of hope.

I owe my being to the Majestic kingdoms of Minerals, plants, animals and imponderables.  Today, as homeopaths we keep an audible silence about these ancestors of the generations that lived, which, in it’s remembering, teach us. 

Whoever we may be, whatever our immediate interest, however much we carry miasms from our past, however much we have been caught by the fashion of cynicism and loss of faith in the capacity of the people, let us err today and say - nothing can stop us now!

All this I know and know to be true because I am Homeopath!

This thing that we have done today, in this small corner of a great continent that has contributed so decisively to the evolution of humanity, says that Homeopathy reaffirms that she is continuing her rise from the ashes.

Whatever the setbacks of the moment, nothing can stop us now! Whatever the difficulties, Homeopathy shall be at peace! However improbable it may sound to the skeptics, Homeopathy will prosper!

Far better to see it as one beginning among what will inevitably be a series of beginnings in our lives, and to remember that while it is the time we launch ourselves out into the world to unleash our energy and dreams, we are neither alone across the country in doing this and that many generations have done this before us.  I wish all of us the very best of the future.

 

 

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