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  • "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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  • 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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  • 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.

  • “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 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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  • 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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  • “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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  • Having returned in April from a trip to Taiwan and the Phillipines, I would like to tell you how homeopathy ‘saved the day’ as per usual!  Since I never travel anywhere without my kit, I was especially glad to have brought it on this trip.  Personally, I used remedies for...
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“Those three pieces, holistic, individualized care, minimizing harm and intellectual rigor, were what I was always looking for in another form of medicine.”

Brittany H., Middletown, Connecticut I never had a single ‘aha’ moment where I suddenly knew I was destined to be a homeopath.  In a way, I think I always wanted to be one, but I didn’t realize what it meant until recently.  Homeopathy was always used in my house when I was a child, so I grew up always knowing what it was.  At an early age it also cured some significant health issues of mine, so I always knew its potential.  However I, like many people, equated it with a form of herbalism and I believed its power came from the natural remedies it used; I did not really understand the power that came from a form of medicine that focused on the entire individual, that started with the lowest possible dose to minimize harm, and that was also firmly scientific.  In retrospect, those three pieces, holistic, individualized care, minimizing harm and intellectual rigor, were what I was always looking for in another form of medicine. I was always drawn to the health sciences, but no health field seemed to give enough priority to the individuals it served, was deeply rooted in rigorous science, and was kind in its approach.  Being a doctor seemed too violent - the thought of hurting someone else even in by giving a small injection felt too gruesome for me.  Public health degrees appealed to my love of numbers and would allow me to help people without any kind of physical violation, but the impersonality of that field, and other related fields, always dissuaded me from pursuing it.  Natural healing methods, like herbalism or acupuncture, while promising, did not have enough exacting logic and science to keep my intellectual side interested.  I was left wanting wherever I turned, so while I was in college, I decided to pursue my other passion, singing. After graduating, I worked part-time as a singer at a local church, but I needed another job during the day.  Soon, I, quite by accident, got a job as a caretaker for adults with severe mental and physical disabilities.  The clientele were challenging – many had both severe intellectual disabilities and behavioral diagnoses like bipolar, hypochondria, psychosis, etc, and the job itself was physically and emotionally draining, but I absolutely adored my clients. My fourth day on the job, I worked with one of the agency’s most difficult clients.  She was the same age as me.  Her terror of walking meant she had confined herself to a wheelchair.  She picked her skin off so her whole body was covered in blood and scabs.  If she ever felt the conversation had drifted too far away from her own talents, she would throw herself on the ground, cry, scream, and shake as if having a seizure and demand to be taken to the hospital because she thought she was minutes from death.  She was on twelve medications.  Five were to handle the side effects of the other seven.  And yet, her eyes were completely alive and captivating and her smile infectious.  She loved music and would dance and sing along to anything and her laugh always shook her whole body from head to toe. When I looked at her, I saw a person with a strong, striking soul, but a soul that had been buried.  It had been buried first by extreme illness, and second by a medical system that had completely failed to alleviate her deep suffering; instead the medical system had pumped her body full of drugs that were destroying organ after organ in the hopes of just minimizing the violence of her outbursts.  My time with this client propelled me to pursue work that healed people in kinder ways than allopathic medicine could. A few months after I first met that client, I became interested in moving to South Africa.  The easiest way to move was to get a student visa, so I started looking at graduate programs in some kind of health science.  I stumbled upon a homeopathic school in the University of Johannesburg.  The program seemed interesting and thorough, so I applied and upon receiving my acceptance letter I flew down to visit the clinic and decide whether or not I should really move. In the end, going to school deep in a dangerous city for five years with no guarantee of employment post-graduation as a foreigner was not the correct choice for me.  However, my interview at the homeopathic clinic there solidified my then burgeoning belief that homeopathy was the career I should pursue. The homeopathy program at University of Johannesburg was completely intertwined with the MD program; future homeopaths and future MDs took the same exact classes for the same amount of time, with the same number of clinic hours.  The only difference was what the different students learned to use to heal the human body.  For me, this helped shift my previous belief that homeopathy couldn’t be rigorous or scientific, and it allowed me to see it as a rich area of intellectual study.  Finally, I had found something that kept the humanity in medicine by focusing on each individual, that minimized harm, and that was built on research and study that I was excited to continue.­­­­­

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