The day couldn't have started better, some lovely texts from friends and family wishing me well, beautiful sunshine and a typical autumn day with the leaves on the trees just beginning to turn. I was excited and slightly anxious about learning again, but enjoyed my drive to Bexhill and was keen to get started.
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY – A SURPRISE ....
It was great to meet the other students and we settled in to enjoy Anatomy & Physiology with Kyriacos Hajikakou. Yes, that's right I did say enjoy! This wasn’t the dry subject I had previously experienced, but something completely new and exciting because of the way that Kyriacos teaches. He has such great enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, his subject that the time sped by and I felt inspired and keen to learn more. His approach is unique and pulls together A&P, mythology, and the different approaches taken by Eastern and Western forms of medicine.
THEORY & PRACTICE
We covered some theory with Sue Josling, including the difference between chronic and acute cases and the law of similars and proving. We discussed several remedies, Belladonna, Aconite and Arnica; Sue’s deep understanding and knowledge of homeopathy shone through as she used her experience of treating cases in her own practice to illustrate and bring to life the use of the remedies we were discussing. I was delighted to realise that we were discussing the practice of homeopathy and the reality of becoming homeopaths, this wasn’t just theory.
VISUALS HELP ME REMEMBER
Val Lawrence delivered a double session on cell salts, their chemical make-up and application in supporting the systems of the body, another exciting session as they are very familiar to me, but so much more to them than I had realised; my family have been using them for years and I have some in my bathroom cabinet. Then we looked at Calc Carb, what a huge remedy but taught with some visuals that will help me remember! Val also taught a class about methods, the different approaches to homeopathy, sounds dry, it wasn’t! Val’s passion for her subject and her desire to teach her students to a high standard meant that it was a great session.
LOOKING FOR MY FIRST CASE
I feel I have found the right college to study an exciting subject. I left the weekend with my head crammed full of new information and tired but in a good way! I like that we are already being encouraged to think of ourselves, once qualified, as professionals who will be working alongside doctors and other medical professionals; to me this sets an expectation of high standards for the course. I love that we are already talking about practical homeopathy and we will be taking our first cases, under supervision, in the not too distant future. Anyone interested in being one of my first cases?
Jackie Collins, Reiki and Zimbate practitioner, student of homeopathy at College of Visionary Homeopathy.