Congratulations, Debbie, for your achievement of Reader's Choice #1 Homeopath!
1. Which accomplishment/event/moment are you most proud of in your career as a Homeopath?
I am most proud of seeing how homeopathy works each and everyday. There is not one particular moment that highlights my career as a homeopath but rather the amazing transformation in people’s health that I can say I am proud of. It is a privilege to practice this form of amazing medicine and for people to allow me into their private world to help them regain their quality of life. The quote that best describes my homeopathic accomplishments is this, “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away."
2. What 3 aspects of your Homeopathic education contributed the most to your success?
My education at CCHM is number one on my list. When I decided to go back to school to become a homeopath I looked up all the schools that offered this course in the GTA and surrounding areas. I visited each school one by one. When I arrived at CCHM the feeling was different……….warm, inviting, professional. The dean spent the time answering my questions, showing me around and explaining in detail the model that CCHM follows. There was no question in my mind that CCHM is a superior school.
The second aspect would be the teaching at CCHM. The teachers are incredibly knowledgeable in all areas of homeopathy. The school is very particular about their education and clinical training, wanting a minimum of five years work experience practicing homeopathy. They are trained to follow the model of classical homeopathy. They provide a solid education in Hahnemannian Fundamentals. Without this training it is impossible to practice homeopathy correctly.
The last aspect would be clinical experience, the internship and externship process. The internship process in year two and three was fantastic. Watching other experienced homeopaths take cases and follow up with each patient along the way was an amazing and practical way to learn how homeopathy works. The externship process was the building block for my practice. It provided me with a base of patients once I graduated that I could build on. It also helped to build my confidence to practice on my own with the cushion of knowing I have a supervisor along side of me to help with any questions.
3. Share with us a recent and successful case treated with Homeopathic Medicine.
A recent case that stands out in my mind was a 17 year old boy who came to me suffering from severe depression and anxiety. He was seeing a psychiatrist at the time and was on 4 separate medications. One anti-psychotic, two anti-depressants and one anti-anxiety medication. He was tall and lean with long hair that hung over his eyes and a baseball cap that was pulled down just exposing his eyes. He spoke slowly and paused for long periods of time before he would answer my questions. But underneath his exterior I could tell he was well spoken, intelligent and engaging. After taking his case it was apparent that he had experienced a very traumatic childhood. I prescribed the remedy first in dry pellet form. His mental symptoms became less intense but he was still sleeping 17 hours a day, had no motivation and didn’t desire contact with anyone. After a couple of months I switch his remedy to a water dose and prescribed it daily. I started to see significant changes in his mood and motivation. Because of these changes his psychiatrist started lowering his medication. I am please to say that eight months later he was off of all medication, started college, got his drivers license, had no signs of anxiety or depression. He sat in front of me with no hat, short hair, complete eye contact and told me how amazing he was feeling and that he was currently pursuing an education in social work to help other children that had gone through the same heart ache as him.
I am humbled everyday by the stories I hear about peoples emotional and physical illnesses. I am privileged to work as a homeopath as well as teach future homeopaths at CCHM. If you would like more information about myself or my practice please visit my website at