Thoughts on the world, homeopathy, mindfulness and food...
A collection of blog posts - feel free to respond with your thoughts and comments - I love to have feedback - thank you!
I was reading Brené recently (if you need to ask Brené who I need to direct you to her work another time), and she was talking about falling into a pattern of being smaller, saying less so we don't get hurt. It struck me that's what homeopaths have been forced to do, with the ASA 'rulings' (more on the ASA if you're interested - they're a whole different thing than they make out to be) and skeptic attacks, which continue today.
So we can't say the c-word (nope, not the same word I was asked about yesterday from a new school education), we aren't supposed to talk about conditions, we're allowed to say in a wishy washy way that homeopathy might possibly maybe help here or there people to feel better a little bit. Perhaps.
I waver on what we're best to tell people sometimes. Are we best to talk about the crazy, outlandish, never believe it unless you were there cases (obviously and of course with permission), or are we best to talk about a cough here, a sniffle there, some period pain (which can of course be crippling for some so no minor feat when that improves with homeopathy). Are we best to talk about the life changing potential, people discovering their purpose on the earth (any Organon fans will be proud of my paragraph 9 interweaving there)? I'd love some discussion.
I was so happy to hear a medical homeopath recently say that they tell people homeopathy can cure diseases that [in their experience] conventional medicine can't**. As their first sentence describing it. 'You say the c-word' I said in awe? 'I love that.' And I do. Since when did we get so scared we can't speak our truth anymore?
How's about we start to share our experiences (feel free to share them as comments on this blog, to your friends and family, as Facebook replies and comments or in the supermarket). All the stories, from the cough to the chronic colitis and all the way in-between. The remarkable, the everyday, the lifesaving, the life changing. What were your 'no s*** Sherlock, this stuff works' moments, your amazed, incredulous and stunned times, and your plain old 'oh that pain went and I didn't need an operation after all (I love when a client comes back and tells me that)' moments.
** As mentioned before in this blog, I think conventional medicine is incredible, life saving and wouldn't want to be without it. In acute medical interventions I think it's utterly phenomenal. In more chronic conditions - asthma, hayfever, eczema, chronic fatigue, IBS, depression, diabetes it appears to create something akin to customers. No one seems to get better-better, just managed. This isn't to say there's not a time and a place for your steroids, antidepressants, more to say that long term use isn't looking like a successful cure, whereas homeopathy has a long history of helping in many of these conditions.
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