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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 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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  • 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.

  • 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 again for the most remarkable education. I have never felt so satisfied and content with my path of life!" Sarah D., 2018 Grad

  • Since the first time I took extra credits in homeopathy, I noticed that the learning I had from CCHM was complete.  I had the basics, the knowledge, the know how that other homeopaths in my class were struggling with. I am grateful for the thorough homeopathic training I got at...
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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 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, 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

  • 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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My Family’s Health Experience Led Me To Homeopathy

From Vanessa P., Thornhill

I am a twenty one year old woman completing my undergraduate degree in languages at York University, therefore the “why homeopathy” question is very relevant to me. I had not even heard of homeopathy until four or five years ago. My father had herniated two discs in his back before I was born, when he was working construction. He suffered for many years of excruciating pain and the unpredictable side effects of many pharmaceuticals. Finally he started looking into natural ways to lessen his chronic pain so he would rid himself of these pharmaceutical drugs forever. This is when he introduced my family to the concept of natural and alternative medicine. With these new ideas in mind, I noticed more and more the faults of (Western) allopathy.

In 2011 my grandfather Mario had to undergo a triple bypass surgery. He had not had any strokes or heart attacks prior so the surgery was preemptive. But for a man with an allergy to anesthesia, it’s potentially fatal. After this surgery, he turned his life around (he was only 68 at the time). He began to exercise, eat better and became more careful with his health. Situations such as the ones of these people closest to me pushed my interest in homeopathy.

Up until 2013 a career in homeopathy seemed like an impossibility for me. I had no connections, no information and no encouragement from my friends and family to pursue such a career. It was in January 2013 that my grandfather Peter died in hospital from complications of pneumonia. Everything that could have gone wrong, did. He required a pacemaker, several blood transfusions, constant sedation, his medications were reacting to the medication administered in hospital and he became severely dehydrated as his time there passed. It seemed ridiculous that he went in with a slow heart beat and never left. The constant poking, prodding and incompetence was frustrating to watch. For a hospital that is “world renowned” for cardiac care, I was not even remotely convinced that this accolade was deserved. Obviously I’m upset by the loss of my grandfather but I am more upset by the idea that people are suffering and dying unnecessarily every year due to a flawed medical system. I wondered how many people: young, old, immigrants, families, are unaware of their health care options. How many people have died and suffered senselessly from preventable and curable, chronic diseases? This is when I began searching for careers in natural medicine. I wanted something that suited me.

I have a cousin who studied Holistic Nutrition at an affiliate college of CCHM. So through her LinkedIn page and Google searches, I found CCHM. I had no idea this school was one subway ride away from where I live. I spent countless hours on the website reading, exploring and thinking.  Since speaking with Joyce Edge, my anticipation to join this program has been immeasurable. Once she extended the invitation to “Student for a Day” with Dr. Kellerstein, I immediately purchased the recommended books and began reading. Hahnemann’s Organon… Wow! Within my first 10 pages I was dumbfounded that more people have not read the book. I found it to be in line with the way I think about health. I was so excited to take part in “Student for a Day” and once I was there, I felt like a student and I knew that I simply had to get into this program!

All that said, I know I’m young and I do not have much life experience because of it but I am eager to learn and a fast learner at that. One of the biggest things I want out of my life is to have a career in which I can improve the lives of others and be a lifelong learner.

 

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