Homeopathy as the Backbone of an Integrative Approach
with Denise Straiges, CCH, PCH & Alastair Gray, MSc, BAHons
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), more than 23.5 million people in the United States suffer from one or more autoimmune diseases. That number may actually be closer to 50 million, according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), meaning that almost 1 in 6 people is affected. Some 80-100 different autoimmune diseases have been identified, and researchers believe that at least another 40 have an autoimmune basis. Not only are these diseases chronic in nature – they are often life-threatening as well. And their incidence is on the rise.
In autoimmune disease, the organism is depleted; the capacity to self-heal, gone. The body, in essence, is fighting itself, and energies are not focused in a restorative direction. It is for this reason that autoimmune patients do not respond to remedies in expected ways. Just as Hahnemann’s distant flute in §259 cannot be heard amid the clamour of daytime, neither can the vital force respond to a remedy amid the sludge of autoimmune disease. But, with the correct homeopathic treatment, lifestyle changes, and judicious use of complementary modalities, we have within our grasp a 200-year-old solution to a very modern problem.
We are delighted to present a new course with Denise Straiges and Alastair Gray, renowned for their highly-knowledgeable and ofttimes playful presentation style, as they employ homeopathy in their integrative treatment strategies for autoimmune diseases. The toxic environmental and genetic correlates will be comprehensively addressed, and lessons learned from Kent’s Remedy Reactions, Vithoulkas’ Levels of Health, and Bœnninghausen’s Homeopathic Diet, among others, will be discussed. Case examples – including long-term case management and resolution – will be used to map out integrative strategies for compassionate, client-centered care, and will help illuminate the following diseases, and more:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- 6 months access to all recordings and materials
- A multimedia presentation with simultaneous computer and audio conferencing.
- Online review and self-assessment quizzes for each session.
- Documentation of Homeopathic Education Hours* - The full completion of this course + Bonus Session provides 13 hours of Homeopathic Education.
- Access to our WHN Course website.
- High-quality PowerPoint presentations.
- Case assignments and Repertorizations posted at the discretion of the instructor.
Finally (and perhaps most importantly), consideration will be given to a deeper understanding of autoimmune disease and how it impacts the full expression of the mind/body/spirit connection; because of the meaningful therapeutic client relationship that it affords, homeopathy can facilitate profound levels of healing.
As homeopaths, we are the backbone of a genuine integrative strategy because we work not only at the root of disease, but also always consider obstacles to cure, educating our patients way beyond the edge of the pill bottle. This course will provide you with a deeper understanding of autoimmune disease, thoughtfully considered from an integrative viewpoint. Thanks to homeopathy, even complex modern illnesses have met their match in our 200-year-old healing art.
About Alastair Gray & Denise Straiges
Alastair Gray has lectured in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses on complementary medicine, homeopathy, and naturopathy for 18 years, and is a regular seminar and conference presenter worldwide. He has authored 22 books and numerous article on primary research in natural medicine. He is currently enrolled in a PhD program at University Technology Sydney, exploring the intersection of Education, CM, and learning technologies.
Denise Straiges has spent more than 20 years working to integrate the principles of homeopathy into the paradigm of contemporary wellness. The “well4good” model uses food, movement, meditation, and homeopathy as a sustainable path towards health and well-being. Denise teaches the full range of homeopathic philosophy and clinical applications in the US and abroad, and has created a dynamic clinical training model building on observation, detailed case analysis strategies, mentorship, and practice building.
Alastair and Denise are directors of The Academy for Homeopathy Education NYC | World, a comprehensive homeopathy training program offering multiple pathways towards certification, including the only full-time program offered in the United States.
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Praise for Alastair & Denise
This class was absolutely wonderful and I look forward to taking more. Thank you for all of the effort, the great format, and the incredible support of the students!
— Holcomb Johnston, ND
I would like to say how much I enjoyed Alastair's course on 'Case Management'. It was exceptionally well researched and implemented, a credit to Alastair. It provided a much needed shot in the arm to re-enthuse me about Homeopathy.
— Lynda Dobson
That was an excellent webinar and made case management much clearer. I have been working with nutrition as well for many years - but it was very encouraging to hear the presenter's views as well as Hahnemann’s experiences. Thank you once again.
The webinar was very informative. Denise and Alistair are great instructors and make learning fun.
— Sonia Roy
Great webinar, always a blessing to hear great healers share their passion!! Thank you!!! Blessings of peace and joy!!
— Janet Lane
Nice team with a joyful, intelligent presentation. Good Hahnemannian reminder overall."
— Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH
Thank you for yesterday's webinar! It was one of the best webinars I have attended so far -- some of the other webinars have been great, yet this was one of the best. I qualified from Mumbai University, India and have been in practice for the past 26 years. I currently practice at two medical centres in Auckland, New Zealand. Early in my practice, I realized the value of lifestyle changes and the importance of food in treatment of patients. Even today, Homeopaths look at me with great suspicion when I talk about diet changes during treatment -- diet that is unique for every patient depending on sensitivities and allergies. Recovery is so much faster -- be it Autoimmune Disease or Hypertension or Skin disease. For the first time yesterday I found a webinar or seminar where the lifestyle changes have been given importance. I was thrilled that Hahnemann himself emphasized on life style and diet changes.
— Ruby George, Homeopath
Auckland, New Zealand
I really enjoyed the webinar. It’s good to hear from seasoned homeopaths that we can and should embrace Hahnemann’s directive to address lifestyle issues. This was a good reminder that he advised us in the Organon to pay attention to mind, diet, movement as well as the chosen remedy. Thank you so much for all you do to bring these excellent teachers to us!
— Susan Wofford, CCH
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