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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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  • 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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  • 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

  • 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 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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  • I wanted to pass along some feedback from the weekend courses. Monica is wonderful, her presentation helped everyone in the class and her way of narrowing down the case symptoms was very helpful. Joe on Sunday introduced us to a way of studying the remedies that worked for me very...
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  • Thank you for this most exceptional experience (as I wipe my tears..). I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am for this privilege to study with such exceptional teachers, students and administration. What a gift and a blessing. As Voltaire said “with great privilege comes great responsibility”. I...
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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 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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Loving Natural Medicine

From Natalie I., Perth, Australia

My decision to study homeopathy is based on a progression of events in my life that have propelled me towards the area of natural medicine. I was first exposed to alternative medicine as a teenager when my parents sought Traditional Chinese Medicine to improve long-standing symptoms. They preferred to try a more natural approach to healing after years of conventional medical methods which proved to be ineffective. After regular sessions with the practitioner, I could see a significant improvement in both parents' overall state of wellbeing, and they expressed feeling a renewed sense of vitality. I was curious to learn more about natural medicine and its healing potential so I visited the practitioner's office as well for a first-hand look. As a result, I became open-minded about this area which was new and fascinating to me, and the culture of holistic healing that was beginning to proliferate at home laid the groundwork for my beliefs in this area.  

Over the years, I have continued to try and educate myself on natural approaches to restoring and maintaining health, particularly through nutrition and fitness. Daily physical activity and a health-conscious diet are fixed characteristics of my adult lifestyle. I can personally attest to the benefits I've gained from changes I've made in order to lead a more “natural” way of life, and encourage other family members and friends to think about this area. While I'm no expert in the field of natural medicine, I've been extremely passionate about natural approaches to health for many years; to be able to facilitate health at the practitioner level would mean having greater potential to assist clients to transform their health which I believe is the singlemost important asset we have as individuals.

My graduate school experience piqued my interest even further. By this stage in my life, I was engaging in critical literature on Big Pharma and the broader modern medical paradigm. One professor in particular revolutionized the way I understood conventional medicine, especially concerning the definition of illness. His work inspired me to continue to research this topic throughout my studies which I later developed into a thesis publication. Throughout my research, one of the prevalent criticisms that resonated with me is how (in traditional medicine) symptoms and disease are generally treated in isolation rather than being conceptualized within the context of the whole person. This idea prompted me to investigate natural medicine further and led me to the philosophy of homeopathy.

After graduation, I gained employment at Health Canada as a Communications Officer within the Corporate Services Branch. This area manages the infrastructure and resources that are required by clients such as Health Canada’s scientists, researchers and other healthcare professionals to conduct their work. It was tremendously gratifying to support the personnel responsible for carrying out the critical work for maintaining and improving health across the country. In early 2012, I relocated to Australia where I work in the areas of Public Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility.  Part of my portfolio involved managing the company's sponsorship programme which prioritizes large-scale community projects and initiatives, especially in the area of health. For some time now, I've felt that it was time to progress my capability by taking on a front-line role to assist others with their health and well-being. After much research, I feel that a career in homeopathy is best aligned with my values, experiences and personal qualities.

In future, my goal is to merge my communications background and my proficiency in homeopathy to connect a network of natural therapists; practitioners; educators and; patients for knowledge exchange through social media (such as blogs and discussion boards), and publish articles to generate further awareness on homeopathy and alternative medicine in general. 

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