Thoughts on the world, homeopathy, mindfulness and food...
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It's been a humbling, inspiring weekend. Again. I feel like I'm making a habit of it at the moment - and actually I've another one coming up as am jetting off to Manchester on Saturday. 'Jetting' may be the wrong term, singing my heart out in the car may be more accurate. Though I'm ready for less travelling so the rest of July I'll be really quiet!
So readers of my Facebook page may have spotted that I visited the Grenfell site on Friday morning, with the intent of helping to volunteer my time to do help support people who'd been affected by the fire. That in itself stops you in your tracks. Life-changing, makes you appreciate what you have - and also made me think again of what I have that doesn't matter (it's coming up to time for me to do that for my annual take-stock-of-all-the-things as we're off to WOMAD soon and I always come back realising that what actually matters will generally fit in the car...). Inspired here by the volunteers who are helping out daily, trying to get to locations, fix areas they can have pop up clinics and work out rotas to make sure places will be manned when they say they will be. There's so much sorrow, anger, grief around. Loss, suffering and uncertainty. So if you can do anything to help in any appeals that would be hugely appreciated, I'm sure.
Thursday, before the volunteering, was a 4Homeopathy meeting - which always makes me thankful for the people who are doing so much, much of it behind the scenes, without external awareness or thanks, but so much is happening to help homeopathy in the UK and globally. So good to see everyone there.
Then, I seem to be flitting around a little - I visited Tanya's in Chelsea which has apparently just re-opened. I met my dog's brother's human mama there. If you can follow that. We connected over a love of puppies, specifically the special litter we got them both from and I've loved her since. I also recommend Tanya's - and if you can go for a four and a half hour lunch, lots (and lots) of raw cake, share the lot and enjoy it all in the courtyard, I would urge you to go do it. Especially with one as gorgeous company as my dog's brother's human mama. Eat more (raw) cake is my take-home from there. And laugh. And love.
But the main point was my big weekend - Saturday, Sunday and Monday were spent at the Banerji Protocols seminar. In London, Dr Prasanta Banerji, ably assisted by his daughter and granddaughter, taught us so much over the weekend. Their research into brain tumours with the treatment of ultra dilute medicine, is perhaps the one most people are aware of. It's here if you'd like to read it. We learnt much more about how Dr Prasanta and Dr Pratip Banerji work, along with their team, around their protocols, the numbers of patients they see and the illnesses they work with. We saw slides showing progress, monitored by Xray, MRI, and heard accounts of homeopathic medicines saving people from amputations, surgery and, again, changing lives. This time for the better.
Here, in the UK, I'm sure you wouldn't get to see cases as extreme as some we discussed, and often patients may have already had surgery or dealt with issues in a conventional way. Yet there is still so much that can be done to help and assist, and I've come away, with my brain full of more information, intrigued and excited to start using it here and there. I was chatting on the way home - I get many good results doing what I do, so am not in a big rush to change these, but there are areas where there can be improvements made, places that the work I've studied over the weekend may well be helpful and am looking forward to finding out more as I go along.
What was particularly amazing is Dr Prasanta's humble nature, his clear compassion for humanity, desire to help those who can't afford to pay him fees, his humour, and energy - for any man, but here, an 84 year old man, it's really wonderful to see.
So next weekend is Dr Jonathan Hardy at the North West College of Manchester. Jonathan undertook his final year thesis on homeopathy whilst a medical student and has worked with it ever since (I have a sneaky suspicion that that was before I was even thought of as a concept let alone born...). He's a wonderful lecturer to listen to - very different to what I've had this weekend, and equally inspiring.
And then, perhaps a rest from travelling for a while :)
I'm a Homeopath working in the Skipton (North Yorkshire) area. I am also able to offer food intolerance testing using Kinesiology and advice around diet and lifestyle.
Em Colley Homeopath
Practitioner of Classical Homeopathy
BSc(Hons) Psychology and Neuroscience
Laughter Yoga Leader
Focussed Mindfulness Practitioner
Dip (SNHS) Kinesiology
Dip (SNHS) Holistic Nutrition
Certificate in Whole Food, Plant Based Nutrition