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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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • “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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  • 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 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”

  • "The more you learn in homeopathy, the more you discover there is to learn. I was approaching the end of my final year of homeopathic education, and as much as I had learned, I was eager to maintain my momentum, extend my learning and application of this powerful medicine, and...
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  • Hi Kim,  Just want to thank you for a very informative, challenging yet interesting weekend. I couldn't communicate in the last half of today's lecture due to some mic issues but didn't miss a word you said.  Thank you very much again for sharing a treasure of knowledge with us. you...
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Turkey Experience

Last April, after lecturing at the NCH conference in Washington, a smartly dressed lady in her 60’s approached me in a very business-like way and asked me to join her for a coffee.

She told me her name was Cigdem and that I had lectured to her in the mid 90’s during her homeopathic education at CCHM. Cigdem now runs a school in Turkey and she asked that I come speak to her community of Homeopaths in Izmir. I think it was about one breath later that I agreed!

I arrived in Turkey in late September. The experience was remarkable in several ways. Firat of all Izmir and especially its surrounding towns is lovely. The area is full of olive and fruit trees studding a rolling and hilly countryside, framed by the Aegean sea.

Izmir was once called Smyrna and is said to be the birthplace of Homer (not Simpson).  At one point during our stay we were lying on a beach with the imposing silhouette of a large island in the misty distance. I asked Cigdem what it was and the response came that this island was Samos. Samos was the birthplace of Pythagoras. So in front of us was Pythagoras and behind us was Homer-wow!

Izmir itself is a huge and complex feeling city-but lots of fun and with much diversity. Most of the tourist action centers on the oceanside cafés and shopping.

What immediately struck me especially was the overwhelming warmth and hospitality that was showered on us. Cigdem and the executive of her group had meticulously planned each day’s itinerary down to the retaurants we ate at and the places we stopped for tea.

It seems that Turkey is becoming in many ways the new Europe. Many of the picturesque small towns have renovated their seaside areas into successful and bustling tourist zones, as have the towns not bordering the water. Old narrow streets with accompanying buildings are now trendy interesting lanes full of shops, bakeries and café’s. Not only does Turkey have the advantage of the sea and fun, but the price tag is far less than the more well known destinations in the rest of Europe.

Much of ancient Greek history (including Troy) is located here so it is ideal for beach, shops and ancient ruins. Cigdem lives in Urla- a very pretty village about 45 minutes from Izmir on a beautiful slope facing the sea and surrounded by 4 acres of fruit trees. Not hard to take!

Lecturing occurred on the last 2 days of our stay. I was stunned to see that people had come from all over Turkey - from Antalya to Istanbul (about 500km away).

There was a great diversity of occupations: from MD’s, Dentists and Vets, Lawyers and Architects, to one lady whose passion was to roam the world studying the baking of sourdough bread.

I think there were about 62 people present. Probably one third spoke English. For the rest there were a group of volunteers to do the translation.

I had planned the days to be broken up in thirds. Organon in the morning, followed by materia medica, and then case studies. In my experience people usually prefer doing cases. I teach the Organon in the morning because that’s when the caffeine we all ingest has the most boost power – that way we encounter fewer sleeping casualties!

I didn’t know how to calculate the translation into the timing of my speaking. Soon, however, it was clear that it slowed me down - at least by one third. I had over prepared and could not cover all material I had hoped to. I put to a vote what the group felt was most essential for the lecture. To my surprise, the overwhelming majority wanted to focus on Organon. They were interested in the philosophical nuances and wanted a discussion to more clarify their thoughts.

After two days of teaching, there were many kind words and talk of returning. I was so happy to see such a large group of people so interested in Hahnemanian studies. It was also nice to hear that most of the proceeds of the lecture would go toward the translation of materia medica into Turkish.

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