Previously the College of Practical Homeopathy - Midlands

Homeopathy training course

"I'm reaching the end of my fourth year now and am more and more impressed with the training at this college. The teaching we receive, the confidence we are given and the skills we learn really are setting us up to be effective, self-assured practitioners"

Kelda White - student at THC

What is Homeopathy?

You have probably heard the first bit before - if so, it gets more interesting further on! Skip to the Problem with language bit.

Homoeopathy is a complete system of alternative medicine that is safe, simple and effective. It treats the whole person with non toxic remedies to help build up their health such that they are able to heal naturally from whatever disease process they are suffering.

The body has its own healing / life sustaining energy and homoeopathic treatment helps the body to use this energy to heal itself. This way of healing can benefit anyone. Usually one of the first things people notice when treated is an increased feeling of well-being, health and happiness.

If you are interested but don’t know much about homoeopathy yet, I would recommend getting one of the many introductory books that are now available. Browse through a few and find one that is written in a style that suits you.

Ancient History

Most people today have heard of homoeopathy. It was founded by a man called Samuel Hahnemann in the 1700s but the principles upon which homoeopathy rests go back beyond the ancient Greek physician Paracelsus to the Vedic writings of over 2,500 years ago. (If you want to know more about the history of homeopathy up to the present, look at our History of Homeopathy page.)

In a world with the bodies of people poisoned by chemicals, radiation, drugs, heavy metals and vaccinations, with modern life styles and poor nutrition, it is far from being a natural world with only simple health problems. Many different methods of applying homoeopathic principles, focused on the value of what works rather than adherence to any particular theory of how Homoeopathy should be done, have been developed in the last 20 years in order to simplify and make effective the treatment of 21st century diseases.

The Problem with Language

We are subject to the effect of our language. For the vast majority of us the language creates our reality by limiting the options on how we interpret what we believe we have just seen or experienced. Reality has but a tenuous connection to our description of our impressions.

Lets look at the structure subject\verb\object. Consider the following sentence – ‘I have measles’. We are fooled by the language conventions into believing that measles is something separate from ourselves that we can possess, that it is an object, that it has a real existence separate from us.
This leads us into the creation of non existent entities. i.e. I have a disease is translated by our sloppy minds into the belief that the disease is something apart from ourselves and has its own existence. It follows that it should not belong to us, that someone \ something else gave it us. We have 'got' it against our own will and we pretend we are separate from it. Can you cure 'It', Doctor???

For instance if arthritis was something separate from the individual who 'has' it then we should be able to solve the problem of long waits at the G.P.'s by sending our arthritis to the doctor by parcel post, special delivery of course.
This interpretation is unquestioned because it is a powerful validation of our belief in disease as an external separate entity; our enemy - because we do not want it there and because it is trying to kill us against our will. This means that we have to fight 'It', which further separates and empowers 'it'

Looked at another way it is impossible for us to be justified in fighting with our own internal survival process, which is what symptoms indicate.

Symptoms are not the problem; disease is not the problem –

Our attitude and beliefs about our symptoms and what their purpose is, that is our problem.

Do not pass over this lightly.

Our self created and falsely perceived enemy is empowered by fear, validated by our helplessness, and recreated constantly by our mis use of language. 'I measle' is the structure of a truer perception. It is the structure out of which a healing may arise. All disease labels we now insist on believing are nouns are simply verbs disguised as nouns, pretending to be objects; and our problems arise out of self misperception. Change this perception and the possibilities are vast and increase our trust in our own body and even better include the possibility of our own healing being complete and within and of ourselves, as indeed is our 'dis ease'.

Instead of working against our ‘dis-ease’, homoeopathy works with the process of disease to help to stimulate / support / remind our natural, innate healing potential at all levels.

‘Being’ a Homoeopath

The most effective practitioners see disease and healing processes as an integral part of the sick individual, not something separate that needs to be cured. Being a Homoeopath is not something you ‘learn’, it is not so much about what you know, it is about who you ‘are’ and the way you see the world.