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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • I am writing to express my gratitude for being able to attend and take part in your wonderful in class program at CCHM.  The whole process from beginning to end what a long one for me, but the last 3 years of class have flown by. Before choosing a school...
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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

  • 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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  • 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,...
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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 loving the classes and the clinical was amazing! I have so much to learn! But I am so in alignment with my soul's path! I am so happy to be here!"

Healing Insomnia After a Fright

From Robin D., Toronto

On November 3, 2013, my life changed forever. 

          A chilly autumn evening and a beckoning televised curling tournament convinced me to change my familys original plan of eating supper out.  Curled up on the couch, the first roaring fire of the season lighting the room, I was oblivious to the fact that someone was robbing us while we, scattered about the house, were in the next room and one floor down.  As the intruder quietly climbed the ladder to the second-floor deck, he could easily look into the family room and see us gathered there, knowing full well that we were home.  Such brazenness turned a routine home burglary into multiple visits from the polices Major Crime Division, turning the focus squarely on me.  Has anybody worked in the house recently?.  Yes.  Can you check your underwear drawer and see if anything is moved or missing?  Um, what?  Keep your home alarm on at all times.  Carry your phone with you constantly.  Dont get in your car without checking the back seat first. WHAT???

          Paralyzed by fear, my heart racing nonstop for days, I started waking up at 5 a.m. every morning.  Soon after that, I started having difficulty falling asleep.  And then staying asleep.  I spoke with my family doctor, and he tried a somnolence-inducing antidepressant that had zero effect.  Ditto a benzodiazepine, which was pretty surprising as theyd worked just fine in the past.  I referred myself to a psychiatrist and was started on a different antidepressant and a non-benzodiazepine.  Nothing.  If you think I was frustrated, you should have seen his face when, prescription after prescription, the effects on my sleep were the same: nada.  Next came  sleep studies and a melatonin test, and consults with two world-renowned sleep specialists, with results that unsettled everybody.  More drugs, more non-responsiveness (and every possible side effect in the book).  Everyone was stumped.  And so, they did the logical thing youd expect caring, curious physicians to do: they abandoned me.

          Eventually I found my way to another sleep clinic, and one MD who had opened her mind and heart to alternate modalities.  She sent me to a homeopathist, among others, and I opened my mind and heart as well.  The intake interview was nothing like I expected, with so many in-depth questions that went well beyond the medical.  And so, upon returning home with two remedies in hand, I did what I always do when confronted with something new and eminently fascinating: I devoured as much about it and the contents of those two brown bottles as I could.  I encountered a discipline that constituted, for me, the ultimate V-8 moment.  The use of inductive, as opposed to deductive, logic and reasoning made eminent sense.  The consideration of the human with the disease, and not just the disease afflicting the human, resonated deeply.  How treating ten people presenting with the same symptoms with potentially ten different remedies carefully determined through consideration of their constitutions, life experiences, and so much more, elicited shouts of hallelujah. 

          Throughout my ordeal, a number of concerns about allopathic medicine crystallized in my mind.  Are my doctors trying to cure me, or simply manage my insomnia?  Are they content to have me take medications for the rest of my life, because thats the best they can do?  Do they actually really understand whats happening to me neurologically, or are we still in the dark ages when it comes to the brain? 

          From a very young age, I knew that I wanted to become a physician.  That I would eventually choose Neurology was indicated as early as Grade 5, when I chose to do a science project on the brain.  My father is an electrical engineer, and what is a neurologist if not an electrical engineer of the nervous system?  Life circumstances changed my field eventually to Psychology, with me starting out thinking I would become a psychoanalyst and then regaining my sanity and finding Gestalt, but Medicine has been and will always be my first love.  Homeopathy, in one fell swoop, allows me to marry my two great passions.  I bring to the CCHM a rich education filled with studies in these two areas, and clinical experience with a strong emphasis on listening carefully and trying to encompass the whole person before me.  I have been privileged to help people heal their souls and to create stronger and healthier interpersonal relationships; Homeopathy will simultaneously allow me to heal their bodies as well.  I, a pretty articulate sort with a great passion for words, have none adequate to express my joy and excitement at the prospect of being allowed to do that. 

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