From Patricia C., RMT, Saskatoon, SK
Not long after receiving my Homeopathy First Aid Kit, my husband and I, coincidentally, began experiencing difficulties getting our kids (8 and 5 years old) to bed. Although it wasn’t out of the norm to go through these episodes, the energy was unusually high one evening and so we had trouble getting the kids to bed. Of course, lo and behold, in front of me was my Homeopathy First Aid Kit! Since I decided bedtime was an “emergency”, I was instantly drawn to the Chamomilla Remedy. With the vial of hope and determination, I went into the bedroom of chaos and gave one pellet to each of us. After a brief “What is this?” and “Just take it!” dialogue exchange, they took it. Shortly after administration, my family went from high energy to serenity. For good measure, we all took one more pellet.
My husband often gets frequent bouts of hiccups that can take a while to calm down. I recalled one evening, after what felt like hours (but probably closer to 30 minutes), my husband was at his wit’s end. He felt he had tried everything but it just wasn’t subsiding. When I decided to offer him Nux Vomica, I recalled him giving me that look of uncertainty, but I assuredly stated, “The worse that can happen is it doesn’t work.” When he took one … or was it two? Either way, his hiccups stopped. It worked and he started believing.
A couple of years ago, after I completed my Labor Doula training, a workshop called Homeopathy for Pregnancy was offered to us. Out of curiosity, I decided to sign up for it. I also saw it as a great opportunity for me to help learn how to support my clients in another way, on top of what I had already learned through the Labor Doula training. Well… nothing fell short of my expectations! Learning of the improvements that were observed after a few clients were administered remedies for symptoms such as nervousness, pain, anxiety, shock, and fear… it was mind blowing! I was amazed at how one single pellet, or a single pump, can effectively alleviate symptoms. After attending this workshop, my interest in pursuing homeopathy grew even stronger.
The stories above are a few examples of why I came to the decision to pursue homeopathy. Not only will I be able to facilitate the health of my own family, but furthermore, it would most definitely complement my other passion: my holistic massage practice. As a member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC), I strongly believe that homeopathy will play an important role in promoting my philosophy of a more natural, integrative health care approach; as well as furthering my goals as a lifelong student in professional development and continuing education. As mentioned before, an opportunity like this would enable me to strengthen my approach in supporting client health through natural means. I am grateful that, over the last couple of years, I have had the chance to witness and experience the profound effects of homeopathy on many occasions. I now know where I need to be.
In its parts or as a whole, I have always been fascinated by the mysteries of the human body. As Mr. Alex Grey states: “I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect.” My ongoing desire to learn new complementary and alternative methods where I can assist my friends, family, and clients in improving their wellbeing is of utmost importance. Having had the opportunity to take workshops and online seminars on homeopathy, as well as having the chance to sink my teeth into the books of Miranda Castro, homeopathy will allow me to continue in assisting my client’s health and wellbeing. What’s more, I will be able to support clients in areas that massage therapy cannot reach; essentially, being able to treat the body as a whole. The three areas where I see myself are: women’s health (focusing on pre/postnatal, infertility, and abdominal/pelvic concerns), anxiety, and depression.
I would also like to further clarify on my current role as a massage therapist. I have been a proud member of the NHPC since 2005. This association represents not only massage therapists but other respectable practitioners from within other modalities as well. NHPC has influenced my professional growth through their dedicated commitment in ensuring their members are always held up to the association’s standards of practice. Certainly, integrating homeopathy into my massage practice will open my doors to newer, more exciting ventures. But, most importantly, having the ability to travel to community clinics to work alongside other health care practitioners and to provide aid where my skills are needed will help me fulfil my association’s vision of promoting and improving the health of all individuals, and likewise, raising public awareness of natural health.
In conclusion, how I came to the decision of applying at the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine has been due, in part, to a series of serendipitous events that just continued to connect, one right after another; and now, ultimately leading me to homeopathy. I look forward to potentially offering another beneficial service to my current practice, and, most notably, I heartily await my future journey as a natural health practitioner.
Now I leave you with a quote I came across a few years back which I often make reference to. It is so simple and brilliant: “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in. “ (unknown)