Increasingly, homeopaths are seeing patients in their clinics who are dealing with the trauma and impact of severe emotional pain. These are often patients who have generalized sensitivity to all external influences as well as particular sensitivity due to their past experience of emotional trauma and pain.
Sensitivity as a precondition in a homeopathic patient suggests a multitude of problems and considerations in case taking, analysis, and prescribing.
Some patients are extremely sensitive to a certain event or stimulation that has had a profound effect in the derangement of the vital force — we call this an aetiology.
Some patients are generally sensitive and this is their primary pathology, often expressed on all levels of function – physical, mental, and emotional.
Some patients are extremely sensitive to the remedies themselves. What do we do to help these patients and not cause more suffering? Understanding how to work with such sensitivity can help us determine not only what remedy to use but also which potency.
Generally, the question we need to ask in treating sensitive patients is: What can we do to help this patient and not cause more suffering and how do we do this?
Another aspect of dealing with an emotionally sensitive patient is around the case-taking itself when the usual method of digging and divulging creates more trauma for the patient and is ultimately counter-productive. There are particular skills involved in taking the case of a deeply sensitive or emotionally traumatized patient that we will explore in this class.
The final factor to take into consideration in a discussion of treating emotionally sensitive or traumatized patients is our own sensitivity – to their pain, to our own pain, and to determining how to best help the patient divulge their symptoms in a way that is gentle and yet deep enough to be effective.
In this class, we will explore various remedies and case studies around emotional suffering and its sometimes difficult presentations — aggression, mutism, aloofness, traumatic memories, severe anxiety or depression — and how to hold ourselves in a space of emotional safety, maintain empathy to the patients suffering while observing the indications for a healing remedy. Specifically, we will explore some of the darker remedies known for emotional suffering and sensitivity such as lacs, funghi, solanacea, impoderables, and sarcodes.
This class will include a live case taking and discussion.
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This is going to be a FULL day’s class, accessible over ZOOM.
Details: Saturday, December 11th, 2021 from 9am – 5pm EDT (6am – 2pm PST)
Cost: $75 (recording will be available if you are not able to make it live)
Joy Burlton received her Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree from the University of Western Ontario, always having had an interest in medicine. After a lot of investigation into different modalities she discovered homeopathy and found it to be a perfect fit for the type of deep healing she valued.
Homeopathy, she found was the perfect tool to aid others in experiencing this type of healing and lasting health. She then went on to achieve Honours in her four-year post-graduate Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Health Sciences at the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine (OCHM).
Joy is a licensed Homeopath and has been practising in Toronto since 2007. She has enjoyed growing her practice and raising more awareness about homeopathy in Toronto and surrounding areas. Joy is part of the faculty at OCHM and is a clinical supervisor. Our students love her depth and breadth of knowledge and the many case examples she brings to her teaching.
We look forward to seeing you soon!