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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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  • I  am a distance student from Texas. I  really enjoyed  Lisa’s presentation on “Womens Issues.” She always does a stellar job of presentation of material.  I also enjoy her approach on teaching on the tapes within my lessons. She makes it very easy to understand and see the remedies true...
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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."

  • “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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  • "The more you learn in homeopathy, the more you discover there is to learn. I was approaching the end of my final year of homeopathic education, and as much as I had learned, I was eager to maintain my momentum, extend my learning and application of this powerful medicine, and...
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • “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 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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