CONTINUING EDUCATION

Live and recorded teleconferences and webinars providing quality continuing education opportunities for professional homeopaths based in classical homeopathic philosophy.

Current Courses

Homœopathic Medicine – Pure & Applied 6 Part Series
Presented by George Dimitriadis, BSc, DHom(Syd), DHomMCCH(Eng), FHom(UK), GHIH(Syd)

12 hours general CE || OBNM and AANP

Course description:

This series of six recorded lectures is aimed at providing a basis for the specialist homœopathic practitioner to understand the history and development of Homœopathic Medicine – from Hahnemann’s reproducible observations of individual substance effects and consequent induction of a general similars principle which opened the way to a new and pure materia medica (devoid of conjecture & hypothesis) and his foundational pharmacography (Fragmenta, RA, CK). We next detail the history & development of repertory with particular focus on the Therapeutisches Taschenbuch (TT) of Bönninghausen (the creator of our Repertory as we know it), itself modelled upon Hahnemann’s clear pharmacographic structure (abstraction of symptoms), and further illustrate TT’s use with a variety of case exercises through our own modern English language translation The Bönninghausen Repertory, 2nd edition (TBR2). Each lecture provides plentiful and clear citation to sources in order to facilitate further investigation and studies beyond the lecture series.

Note from George Dimitriadis: “These sessions are designed as a series, and best to be viewed in sequence. I give these words from William Hunter (brother of the more famous John Hunter) which will reflect my view”:

“A beginner in this study ought by no means to be absent from a single lecture because he would thereby lose, not only what was then demonstrated, but the chain and connection of things; and therefore he would lose a part of all that comes after. For the same reason, in the time of demonstration, a beginner should not allow his attention to be called off, even for a moment; lest he should lose something of importance. Upon this account, I think it injudicious in a beginner, to write notes in the time of a lecture. His business is, first of all, to get clear ideas of every thing. His eyes and ears are to be employed in that service fully. He is first to understand; let him remember as he can. And to say the truth, as it is a difficult task to remember what we do not understand; so, it is hardly possible to forget, what we clearly and fully comprehend. So that in getting distinct and clear ideas, especially of the objects of our senses, we are taking the best method of fixing them for ever in the memory.”

–William Hunter. Two Introductory Lectures Delivered by Dr. William Hunter to His Last Course Of Anatomical Lectures At His Theatre in Windmill-Street, London, 1784, Introductory Lecture 2, p.103.

Buy the whole series for $275 and save $25

Homœopathic  Medicine – Pure & Applied: Sessions 1-6
Homœopathic Medicine – Pure & Applied: Sessions 1-6
This series includes all 6 sessions and which are aimed at providing a basis for the specialist homœopathic practitioner to understand the history and development of Homœopathic Medicine – from Hahnemann’s reproducible observations of individual substance effects and consequent induction of a general similars principle which opened the way to a new and pure materia medica (devoid of conjecture & hypothesis) and his foundational pharmacography (Fragmenta, RA, CK). We next detail the history & development of repertory with particular focus on the Therapeutisches Taschenbuch (TT) of Bönninghausen (the creator of our Repertory as we know it), itself modelled upon Hahnemann’s clear pharmacographic structure (abstraction of symptoms), and further illustrate TT’s use with a variety of case exercises through our own modern English language translation The Bönninghausen Repertory, 2nd edition (TBR2). Each lecture provides plentiful and clear citation to sources in order to facilitate further investigation and studies beyond the lecture series. For details about each session, see descriptions below.
Price: $275.00

 

Purchase 1 session at a time (it is still recommended to watch the series in order)

Homœopathic  Medicine – Pure & Applied: Session 1
Homœopathic Medicine – Pure & Applied: Session 1
This session defines Homœopathy before giving a historical account of Hahnemann’s development, from the time immediately before his realisation of similars as a natural therapeutic principle, through his experiments with substance effects and hi s announcement of omoion as a general therapeutic principle – the birth of Homœopathy as a systematic medical pursuit.
Price: $50.00
Homœopathic Medicine – Pure & Applied: Session 2
Homœopathic Medicine – Pure & Applied: Session 2
This second session focuses on the development of Hahnemann’s pharmacography (MM) – how he recruited toxicological reports into his developing materia medica, with an example from early ‘old-school’ records, and follows this development from Fragmenta into his second edition CK (Chronic Diseases), showing the construction, accuracy, and intended use for the clinician. We evidence Hahnemann’s attention to detail, unmatched elsewhere, and his assigning of observation certainty for the information therein contained. The term characteristic is properly defined, removing the misconceptions of the PQRS acronym. Hahnemann’s use of abstraction and re-grouping in the arrangement of symptoms (his pharmacographic schema) is also illustrated and its distinct advantages discussed.
Price: $50.00
Homœopathic Medicine – Pure & Applied: Session 3
Homœopathic Medicine – Pure & Applied: Session 3
This third session discusses the greatly misunderstood concept of 1º & 2º symptoms and the importance of time-sequence of symptoms, with an example of its use. We also discuss Hahnemann’s the use of differentiating typography to indicate certainty of information, and highlight the problems with relying upon non-primary pharmacographic works.
Price: $50.00
Homœopathic Medicine – Pure & Applied: Session 4
Homœopathic Medicine – Pure & Applied: Session 4
In this session we provide a history of repertory, beginning with basic indices & tabulations, through to Bönninghausen’s TFR as the foundation for all modern repertories, and then extending into Bönninghausen’s last and most perfected repertorial model – the Therapeutisches Taschenbuch (TT 1846), illustrating that its unique construction models that of Hahnemann’s pharmacographic schema. We illustrate the concept of the ‘complete symptom’ element triad and provide a short case example to illustrate its application.
Price: $50.00
Homœopathic Medicine – Pure & Applied: Session 5
Homœopathic Medicine – Pure & Applied: Session 5
In this session we discuss the errors introduced into post-Bönninghausen editions of TT (French: Roth, Laurie; English: [Hempel, Okie, Allen]; and German [Fries]) and therefrom the need for the new English language edition (TBR2), illustrating the painstaking process of editing & correction, and rubric exegesis, always with full reference to original sources. We discuss terms introduced to help define concepts of symptomarchy, complete symptom and complete case, before providing a couple of illustrative cases to highlight the significance and use of concomitants.
Price: $50.00

Past Classes: Recordings & Notes

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CASE CONFERENCES

Live and webinar conferences at naturopathic schools include revered keynote speakers, round table discussions, video cases, and more.

The first case conference was held in Portland Oregon in April of 1987. Conferences occur as volunteer availability allows.  Here is an example of a recent conference held at NCNM in Portland.

2013 HANP Case Conference Synopsis

Thank you to all our speakers and audience members who attended this year’s 2013 HANP Case Conference. It was a pleasure to see you come out and participate, and you helped make it a warm, friendly, scholarly event. Doug Brown, NP, CCH, RSHom put it perfectly when he stated that it was great to take part in a conference where everyone showed such passion for the work they do.

Joe Kellerstein, DC, ND, FCAH, CCH, a homeopath teaching and practicing in Toronto and Oshawa, Canada, gave a fascinating lecture on exploring what Hahnemann really meant when he instructed us to be unprejudiced observers. Dr. Kellerstein demonstrated his skills in case-taking using neuro-linguistic programming and clean language. His brilliant use of the basic stroke helps facilitate Hahnemann’s intentions beautifully. His lecture was full of practical knowledge about this method of inquiry that allows the patient an ease in opening up and delivering to you, the practitioner, the information you need.

Lisa Amerine, ND, DHANP from Lafayette, CO gave a powerful punch with her lecture on provings. It contained a wealth of information utilizing her expertise in this area. We all now have a solid foundation of the essentials of provings thanks to her lecture. And, her work on the Materia Medica Pura project with Andre Saine DC, ND, FCAH will benefit the whole community in a rich and sustaining way.

It is lovely to be in the room any time Doug Brown, NP, CCH, RSHom of Portland, OR gives a lecture. His warm and engaging affect is contagious. His demonstration of truly hearing someone is quite evident, and the patience that infuses him leaves the audience seeking to have even more understanding and compassion for patients. He makes arriving at a remedy that’s able to transport a patient into wellbeing look easy.

Will Taylor, MD, also from Portland, OR, as usual gave an outstanding discussion. Everyone sits enthralled with any subject he teaches, but his talk comparing the mechanistic view and dynamism was captivating. No one could leave this lecture without the belief that health and disease are verbs. It is enriching to hear about our forefathers in medicine. The history he walked us through provided a unique perspective on Hahnemann’s thoughts and took us outside then inside the world of homeopathy. And, what a pleasure to have a copy of his handouts!

Les Moore, ND, LAc, DHANP, came all the way from Pittsford, NY. It was delightful to hear him talk, and if laughing is medicine, we are all healthier having listened. But, laughter was only the side-note. His bravery and skill in being a doctor in an unlicensed state and forging his way in a hospital setting is inspiring. One moral to his story that we all can take away is to speak out about what we do because we never really do know who will be receptive. As he demonstrated, even the most argumentative person in the room could turn out to be your advocate.

Ian Luepker, ND, DHANP, from Ashland, OR, gave a short and sweet talk about his enlightening experience studying with Farokh Master in India. He illustrated a complicated case of cellulitis after a snake bite, which simply resolved by good old homeopathy and the use of Rhus tox. It was a refreshing reminder that even polycrests can heal deeply.

Lunch on both Saturday and Sunday was sponsored by Hervert Pharmaceudicals, a German company that is new to the US market. They offer X potency combination medication. Lunch was delicious and wholesome. It was made by Dori’s Gluten-Free Kitchen. The round-table discussions on both days over lunch was thought provoking. We talked about the declining homeopathic education within naturopathic schools and the decreasing number of naturopaths becoming homeopaths due to various pressures. While it is always great to hear from people’s experience in their homeopathic education and practice, we at the HANP truly appreciate hearing how we can be of service to you. We took away many useful ideas, and we’ll do our best to implement them.

To all the audience members, in person and on the web, we hope to see you again soon!

~ The HANP Board

Please contact us to get involved in a future conference, or for more information about vending and sponsorship opportunities.

NATUROPATHIC SCHOOLS & STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES

These are the qualifying Naturopathic schools for DHANP certification, schools must be accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education.

Contact your student rep for additional HANP resources or become a student rep and experience member benefits while providing resources to students. If interested please contact Ian Luepker at  iluepker@earthlink.net or 541-482-2824.

Bastyr University BU
www.bastyr.com
Rep position available

Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine BINM
www.binm.org
Erika Nabuurs – naturesrevivalclinic@gmail.com

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine CCNM
www.ccnm.edu
Rep position available

National College of Natural Medicine NCNM
www.ncnm.edu
Rep position available

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine SCNM
www.scnm.edu
Rep position available

University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine UBCNM
www.bridgeport.edu
Krystal Crawford – kcraw85@yahoo.com

National University of Health Sciences NUHS
www.nuhs.edu
Kaley Burns – kmburns2@gmail.com

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TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES

We offer opportunities to teach at our continuing education classes and case conferences. Teachers must first qualify and then submit required information outlined below two months prior to lecture date. Power point and/ or synopsis notes are due two weeks prior. If interested, please contact us.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

This information is required for the CE approval process and event promotion.

  • Title of your talk
  • Description 3-4 sentence description
  • Learning objectives – 3-4 bullets
  • Schedule of talk – outline by topic
  • Your Bio – geared toward physicians rather than toward patients
  • Your CV