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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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  • “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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • This Acute role play course was such a great learning experience and also a lot of fun! The actors were playing their patient roles so well.  And the learning experience is not over for me because I took a lot of notes for every case and after submitting my own...
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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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  • "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."

  • “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”

Monica and students

There and Back Again

From Monica Frohmann, CCHM Lecturer 

In July of 2017 I moved to Austria with my family and 3 dogs, 3 cats 3 horses and a pet bunny! The move went smoothly and after a year of house renovations, building fences for horses and organizing things for all the pets, we’re finally settled in. My practice has been a bit of a different story. In Austria you are only allowed to practice homeopathy if you are a medical doctor. It is not because the doctors place that much value on homeopathy, it is simply because the law states that nobody is allowed to perform a therapy on a person (or animal), unless they are an MD. Even the MD’s need an additional 3 year education in homeopathy to practice it here. In this country it is a dying art unfortunately, because few doctors have the enthusiasm to incite interest in this additional education. Most of the good homeopaths are nearing retirement age here.

There are professions such as massage therapy, recognized by the law, as a separate profession, but homeopathy is not one of them. The concern about practicing any other type of therapy, is whether or not the practitioner will recognize if the patient is in need of urgent care. So…. after long last and many, many phone calls and meetings, I have received special approval to practice “under” a medical doctor. This means that I see my patients as I normally would, and at the end of the appointment, the patient sees the doctor for 3 minutes to confirm that they will live another day! Seems ridiculous, but this is truly what it is.

For those of you who know me, you know that it is hard for me NOT to be a homeopath. Not just at work, but pretty much all the time. Luckily, since having moved, I’ve been able to continue to supervise the distance education students for CCHM and treat my animal patients over Skype. I have begun to build an on-line practice here as well. But I miss it nonetheless! So when Joyce told me I could come teach for a weekend I jumped at the chance! I flew in on Thursday, saw patients Friday, taught all day Saturday and Sunday, saw some more patients on Monday and by the following Thursday I was on a plane again.

It was so fulfilling to be in front of a group of homeopaths again. It invigorated me and made me realize how much I miss it. I am delighted to have been asked to come back again in the next school year (maybe a bit more than once) and look forward to continue to connect with all of you.

 

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