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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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...
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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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  • 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 wanted to email you to let you know that i am FINALLY a registered homeopath! It took awhile, but I finally made it. I just wanted to thank you so much for all your support, encouragement and kindness. The constant support you gave me through the years I was...
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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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  • I am quite impressed with the program at CCHM. I was able to catch up easily with the online format and join my class before the end of the first term. Homepathy is exactly what I was looking for to fill the gap in my practice, it will allow me...
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How Depression Led Me To Homeopathy

Gillian P., Geraldton, Northern Ontario.

At present I work as a Mental Health and Addictions Counselor for North of Superior Counseling Programs based in Geraldton, in Northern Ontario. I have worked there since we moved here from Scotland in 2010. In Scotland I worked as a Service Coordinator for Turning Point Scotland at their new criminal justice service. TPS supported women to find the root causes of their offending, much of which was trauma related.

I was a manager there for 3 years and before that a front line worker. I worked directly with the women who would offend to fund their addiction problems. The manager at this service was an amazing woman who taught me a lot about the holistic aspect of us as human beings, and she was always open to us finding more caring ways to help the women and staff in any beneficial way.

During my seven years there I learned Indian Head Massage, Full Body Massage- with anatomy and physiology, and Auricular Acupuncture. I have taken a first degree level training in Reiki, and I am a registered AcuDetox Specialist here in Canada, so holistic therapies have been a big part of my life for over 10 years.

My experience with depression that has been in and out of my adult life enabled me to learn what I need to do to try and keep my mood from dropping. I have been taking anti-depressant medication for years.  In May 2013 I was burnt out and had to take 3 weeks off work, at this time I was on 40mgs of Fluoxetine and 150mgs of Wellbutrin. But I was very unhappy with taking drugs by this time, so I reduced and stopped taking anti-depressants in June 2013, not because I felt better, but because I hated what they did to me. They don’t lift your mood, they stop you feeling anything, good or bad.

So I have really struggled with my mood this past summer, but for the past 12 weeks I have felt better, the tears are flowing freely.

I have become frustrated with the way we are ‘fed’ drugs, foods, lifestyles, and diets. If we look a little closer these things are not good for us, they are about money and greedy companies keeping us ill and fat so we use the drugs, eat the food, buy the diets and lifestyles and pay for it all with our money but more importantly with our health. Before I went off work in May I began to suffer from dermatitis on my face and experienced migraines. On visiting my nurse practitioner I was given drugs for both with no mention as to why I was getting these problems. This made me more annoyed and I wanted to learn more about my worries.

So I researched migraines and somehow found information about homeopathy. I thought this sounded like a treatment option I can take. Homeopathy looked at the person as a whole and the remedies are gentle.

Now I want to learn homeopathy so I can pass on my knowledge to others so that they, (and I), can be truly well and healthy without harmful drugs and their damaging effects. I have a passion for helping people and seeing them succeed and live good lives.


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