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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”?

  • My experience working with yourself, Dr Joe and the school has been absolutely wonderful! I was apprehensive and nervous having an appointment over a computer but with in minutes I was comfortable.  Dr Joe is very good, I felt his concern and compassion even on a monitor! Big thank you...
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  • The online Teaching Clinic has enhanced my learning curve, raised the bar, challenged my way of thinking as a distance student in a fun and exciting manner. Must say this is an excellent way to hone your skills in preparation to becoming a successful homeopath. Highly recommend and encourage students...
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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, 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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“It was as if my emotional and psychological state had been covered with a veil for years, and suddenly this veil had been lifted, freeing a new self.”

Panos D., Stoney Creek, Ontario

My journey with Homeopathy started unexpectedly, eighteen years ago while I was studying in the Faculty of Science at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH). Since then, a series of events led me to my decision today to follow my path as a Homeopath.

Our Faculty arranged for guest speakers to give lectures about various subjects quite often. However, there was one guest speaker in particular that caught my attention more so than others; George Vithoulkas. George Vithoulkas, is considered one of the top intellectuals in the Homeopathic society, something which was unknown to me at the time. Vithoulkas gave a speech about Homeopathy which was a practice that contradicted everything I had learned in University. Vilthoulkas spoke about remedies of infinitesimal concentration, potentization through vibration, memory of water and personalized therapies, all of which were foreign ideas to me. What stood out the most was when he pointed out that a symptom like fever, is in fact not the actual illness a person may be suffering from. He went on to explain how while traditional medicine can suppress a symptom like fever, Homeopathy seeks to understand the real source of where a symptom like fever is stemming from. I left the lecture perplexed but something inside me had sparked an unexplained interest to learn more. Science had always taught me to follow an experimental method, and yet I was now exposed to the holistic method.

At the time I was also suffering from acute Dermatitis Seborrheica. The first symptoms appeared at the age of seventeen, and during my undergraduate studies the symptoms became severe due to stress. My family doctor’s solution was to prescribe me Cortizone and Betamethazone. Even though the symptoms would disappear, as soon my treatment would conclude, the symptoms would resurface in an even more aggressive manner. It was a vicious cycle, and my doctor advised me that when it comes to Autoimmune Disease there is nothing more that can be done. I was disappointed that there was no long term solution to alleviate my body from going through such a painful experience.

I always thought that with the pass of time my health issues will either be correctly diagnosed, or cured. But, 10 years later after George Vithoulkas lecture, I was still dealing with acute Dermatitis, was now even experiencing insomnia, and overall I felt like my body was in a way crying out for help. Having nothing to lose at that point, I decided to take a leap of faith and try the alternative method of Homeopathy Vilthoulkas had brought up years ago in his guest lecture.

I remember feeling anxious during my first session with the Homeopath, and even recall a sense of disappointment that I spent so many years suffering of something that could have been treated differently. The Homeopath’s diagnosis was that I suffered from emotional suppression. A complete different diagnosis from what I was given years ago by my family doctor. Soon after my first treatment all of my symptoms started to disappear. I was back to having regular sleeping patterns, my Dermatitis withdrew gradually by 95%, and for the first time in years I was able to look in the mirror and see my skin clear of redness, dryness, and no sign of a rash. The change was not just external, but also internal. It was as if my emotional and psychological state had been covered with a veil for years, and suddenly this veil had been lifted, freeing a new self. Even though the experience differs from individual to individual, for me Homeopathy had at that moment impacted my life in ways I did not think were possible.

Since then, not only have I followed Homeopathy, but have also recommended the practice to others as well. Seeing the difference Homeopathy made in my life, some of my friends even decided to try the practice themselves with positive results as well. Even though my background in Science acted as a resistance for many years to accept Homeopathy, I am a firm believer that I value the impact Homeopathy can have in a person’s life more so because of my background in Science. I want to become a Homeopath to help others see the value of treating their health issues at the core and to find a permanent cure with Homeopathy as opposed to a solution that will only bring temporary relief.

My previous educational background as well as my firsthand experience with Homeopathy have led me to acknowledge that my interest goes far beyond. I believe that the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine is the right place for me to study in depth the practice of Homeopathy and become the Homeopath I always aspired to be. My aim is to help individuals find a holistic and infinite solution to their health issues. In addition, one of my long term goals would be to conduct research in Homeopathy and provide insight to issues that lack data.

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