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  • This was one of the most amazing lectures offered by CCHM (Kanan Patel’s Post Grad lecture, 2018)! I wasn't bored for 1 second; it was interactive, integrative, informative and absolutely mind-blowing...

  • I am a current 2nd year student and in October I attended Study Week for the college. My week can be described as it being profound, as well as surprising. First of all, I had the pleasure of meeting fellow distant education students like myself and I finally had a...
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  • After the abrupt closure of the prospective program in homeopathic studies that was to be offered at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, I wanted to spread some light for this school, that has done the same for me each and everyday. Though that program was pulled, and without real reason...
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  • Hi Kim, my name is Martina and I was one of the post grad students you had this weekend for CCHM. Thank you!! Your teachings in the webinar were fascinating, invaluable, insightful and humbling. I have so much to learn!  --Martina M.

  • Thank you for a wonderful weekend. The perspective of case taking that we learned this weekend was exactly what we needed at this stage of our homeopathy training. I will always appreciate and be grateful to you for showing me this path.

  • 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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  • 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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  • “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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  • 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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  • 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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A Mother’s Road To Homeopathy


by Nancy G., Toronto

When I woke that Thursday morning three years ago, it began like any other. I was tired and uninspired by what seemed like a regular workday — with all the stresses that entails. When I arrived at the office — late for a 9 a.m. call to review a fairly challenging project — I was not expecting that in the time I stood waiting for the elevator I would decide it was time to change my life … and that the catalyst would be a mom saying goodbye to her severely autistic child.

With the exception of the 4th floor, which was occupied by the design agency that had employed me since May 2000, the building where I worked is home to the Geneva Centre for Autism. That morning I stood and watched as parents came to drop off their children; some appeared completely detached while others were more obviously distressed, and I wanted to know their stories. I felt compelled to stop and reach out to one particular mother and her child; I could only offer a good morning and a smile but in my gut I knew that my personal fulfillment would be achieved through helping others feel happier and healthier. Since that epiphany, I've spend the last few years figuring out how to embark on a new journey. 

As an account director for a brand-marketing agency, I have had the opportunity to manage projects in both the private and public sectors, and the assignments I found by far the most fulfilling were in the health care category. Two major assignments I worked on were for mental health hospitals; during the initial research process that often involves speaking to employees as well as families and patients of these organizations. I was drawn to the compelling personal stories and frequently dismayed that modern medicine could not domore for these patients and their families. 

What I came to understand about myself is that I am fascinated by the human psyche, and when I loked at my personal interactions with family, friends, co-workers and even my business clients, I realized that I was constantly inviting people to open up to me. I became vey interested in counselling, so I enrolled in a course at the Transformational Arts College and continued studying an alternative form of energy therapy called Health Kinesiology (similar to Touch For Health). It was a challenging year, and I found it difficult to balance work and family while dedicating time to my studies, but I knew it was the right path for me. 

At this point, my experience with homeopathy had been limited to the occasional prescription of pellets from my naturopathic doctor - the most marvellous of which was a dose of hypericum after the epidural during the birth of my third child had left me with intense sciatic pain. The advice from bothe the nurse and my doctor was to give it time and it would resolve itself, but time was not an option for me when I was caring for a three year old, a one year old and a newborn. I became frustrated with the fact that if my problem could not be measured in a blood test, seen on an X-ray or labelled and suppressed by a pharmaceutical drug, there appeared to be nothing else that could help. As a mother, I started turning more and more often to alternative medicine; I feel that it gives people more options and control over their well-being.

I continued my studies in Health Kinesiology, and when I reach an intermediate level, our instructor introduced the class to homeopathy. My passion for homeopathy began and grew from there. Curious to learn more, I began reading a number of books on homeopathy and still I continued to crave more knowledge and understanding of the science of homeopathy. I feel that I have finally found a discipline that will allow me to merge my passion for people and healing.

Why homeopathy? As I stated earlier - my motivation is to help people feel better, happier, and healthier. As a homeopath, I hope to fulfill this vision.  

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