Courses, Seminars and Study Groups
The Institute is involved in a number of different training events. Most are based in Bristol but others take place around the UK and it is often possible to organize events for groups wherever they might be.
Classical Homťopathy consists of three parts as clearly laid out in the Organon.
The first part is to understand the case, to know what it is in the patient that is to be cured and to know what is characteristic of the patient and of their disease.
The second part lies in knowing the remedies and recognizing in them their characteristic pictures.
The third part is, through easily comprehensible principles, to match the patient to an effective remedy.
The Institute's main course looks at all three areas individually and then how they can be better integrated. Each day will involve a detailed look at at least two of these areas.
The course is primarily a post graduate one and will be useful to both recent graduates and those who have been away from formal training for some time. Students nearing completion of their course will also find it useful.
Dates for Autumn 2007
The last Seminar for the year will be on Archetypes and on Snake remedies.
At Helios in Tunbridge Wells, 30th November
At The Pierian Centre in Bristol, 23rd November
Systems and Maps in Homopathy: There are many systems that are used in homopathy. This series of seminars explores some of the most important of these systems. It looks at how to use them easily and efficiently and when and in what ways they are helpful in finding the remedy. Systems explored include the Miasms, The Mappa Mundi, The Realms and the Correspodences.
New Remedies and their Place in the Materia Medica. The Materia Medica has grown enormously over the last dozen years. There are many more remedies than there were and many of them are not properly or not clearly documented. It is clear that some of them are important remedies and several are already achieving the status of polychrests. The course will look at the new remedies and how they relate to other remedies both new and old.
Cases. There will be an opportunity for those involved in the Course to bring their patients for an in depth consultation which will be looked at by the whole group.
Remedy Study Groups
These groups study the nature and particularities of the new remedies. They are led by Peter Fraser but members of the group also bring their own research and insights to the group. Single remedies and the commonalities in groups and families of remedies are studied. On the whole the understanding gained from the groups will be fed back into the main Institute course.
The Institute conducts regular provings. Not only are provings the foundation on which homopathy is built, but they are also a powerful learning experience and an important tool in personal self development. Provings are conducted under protocols based on Hahnemann's instructions. They are coordinated by Peter Fraser who has significant proving experience having been involved in more that 20 provings. Both provers and supervisors are needed. Provers do not need any homopathic experience but supervisors should have completed at least three years of training. If you are interested in participating or finding out more email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Groups based in an area are easier to integrate into provings than individuals and working in such a group enhances the proving experience. If you are interested in being involved it makes sense to bring together a group of people who want to participate.
Case Study Groups
Experience and Innovation: Clare Long who has twenty years experience as a busy homopath and Peter Fraser who has particular expertise in the New Remedies will be holding regular case study groups looking at cases from a clear philosophical perspective and showing how this is important in case management as well as finding the correct remedy. The group is based in Bristol.
The Institute is based in Bristol and the main course will this year take place at The Swedenborg New Church in Redland. Study groups will either be at the New Church or at other sites nearby.
In future years the Course will also be available in London.
Seminars and lectures can be arranged for groups of at least a dozen people in other parts of the country.
The courses and groups are open to non members but members of the Institute will always be given priority and receive a discount.
If you are interested in any of the activities offered or in joining the Institute please contact us.
We also host a useful calendar of international seminars.
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