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!
It's been a strange day. For a start absolutely freezing and my shoulders seem to have found a home for themselves 2 inches closer to my ears than they should be. It could be the NHS England decision that prescriptions of homeopathic medicines should not be covered on the NHS. Or it could be that I had one of the most beautiful consultations of my career this afternoon.
It's always an incredible joy to sit with someone, bear witness to things they may not have shared ever before (and I never thought I'd be the one they'd share it with, but time and again that happens), and be able to reflect things back to them.
I always, if am prescribing in that space, share details of the remedy I'm giving, and my reasons for why, and have a discussion around that there. Some homeopaths don't like to. That's fine too. For me it's part of the process, unless someone doesn't want to know.
And today when I reflected things back from the remedy I was about to give, they were spot on. Beautifully described their experience and absolutely summed everything up. The proof, of course is in the pudding, so I'll wait and hear more.
What I don't know of yet, is anything else out there like this that we do. I work hard, study hard, attend seminars and trainings. It's not always easy. But it is so so worthwhile. The insights I gain from doing these and studying at home extensively are wonderful.
The last seminar reinforced much that I see. If it wasn't for homeopathy what would have helped the case we saw there - conventional medicine had been tried (for four years) and found wanting. Nutritional adjustments had been made, with some, but limited relief. More, and stronger medication may have been an option. But why do that if there is a simple, effective, cheap option that keeps working without constant drugs being taken?
It seems somewhat of a tangent from the start, but in a world where everything is relevant, I guess it's relevant. We see such phenomenal things, I see such amazing people working in my role, and in roles like mine with others, I cannot help but feel a pride for what we do.
Back, briefly, to the NHS England decision. A decision based on a deeply flawed report, and with reference to another horrendously flawed report, it seems pointless to discuss too much. I would rather point you in Cristal's direction here.
And if you'd like to donate to the Judicial Review fund she mentions, it's here.
The petition is here.
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