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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 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."

  • 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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  • It's a privilege to be part of CCHM and study the amazing program you offer. I have received a great benefit from my studies, from the comfort of my own home, at my own pace. I have nothing but great things to say about your school and all your staff.

  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

“I attended a Sunday training at CCHM and thoroughly enjoyed the material and the instructor. I value the emphasis on classical training as a foundation…”

Jacquelyn M., Ann Arbour, Michigan.

I first learned about homeopathy from Dr. Molly Keys, ND. One of my dearest friends, Molly pursued a naturopathy degree and practices as a classical homeopath specializing in care for children and families. Whenever I visited Molly, I would browse her homeopathy books and often when we spoke on the phone or emailed she would share with me her experience as a practitioner. I had learned about other forms of energy medicine, but none seemed as rich, surprising, and frankly peculiar as homeopathy. I loved reading about provings and successful cases.

When I began struggling with chronic migraines and back trouble, which I intuited were linked to deeper emotional and energetic entanglements, I turned to homeopathic treatment for myself. Over the past ten years, I have worked with six different classical homeopaths. Often a remedy would help for a period of time, even up to a year, but then stop working while the migraines continued to worsen. I turned for a time to modern allopathic migraine treatments, but discovered that they soon made the migraines intractable and resistant to all treatment. I stopped allopathic treatment and am now confident that I have found my similimum.

I am still not sure why this journey proved so difficult, despite working with reputable homeopaths and despite my remedy being very common. Along the way, I believe I learned some things about homeopathic treatment through my own experience that would be more difficult to understand in the abstract. Of course, I also had the opportunity to experience the different styles and techniques of six classical homeopaths.

In 2009, I took a very intensive one-year course in breathwork facilitation while living in Australia. Although I had learned some energy work for self-treatment, this experience was the first time I began to recognize myself as a healer. I was very successful in the course and later began a part-time breathwork practice, first in Portland, Oregon, and now in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The style of breathwork I do is very intensive, and not for everyone. Given that, and the fact that few people in North America have heard of breathwork at all, it has been a challenge to grow the practice.

I had considered studying homeopathy in the past, but had not seen a program that would be financially and geographically feasible for me until I came across CCHM’s distance education diploma program. I relish an intellectual challenge and I love that the program is self-paced. I attended a Sunday training at CCHM as a prospective student and thoroughly enjoyed the material and the instructor. I value the emphasis on thorough classical training as a foundation for any style of homeopathic practice.

Still, the decision has not come easily for me. Given the challenges I have had in building a breathwork practice, I have wondered whether my homeopathic practice would similarly struggle. However, while the deep listening and intuitive skills I developed as a breathworker are, I believe, transferrable to homeopathic practice, there are important differences in the two forms of healing. While intensive breathwork is physically and emotionally rigorous, and therefore not suitable for everyone, I believe nearly everyone can benefit from quality homeopathic treatment. While breathwork is very powerful and in some cases supports very profound healing, from what I have researched, homeopathy may reach even deeper, yet in a gentler fashion.

Through the lens of my long-term Buddhist practice, I tend to see all healing modalities as integrated with spiritual growth in their fullest potential. From this perspective, I understand homeopathic treatment to have the capacity to touch the deepest truths in a being and to support each being to come into a wholeness from which they can continue to deepen in truth. This potential is what most inspires me to seek homeopathic training.

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