Using Big Ideas in Homeopathy;
Kingdoms and Groupings and Sub groupings

Using Big Ideas in Homeopathy; Kingdoms and Groupings and Sub groupings


Dates/times: December 10th & 11th, 2022 (9am – 5pm & 10am – 6pm EDT)  | Cost: $150 | Lecturer: Susan Sonz


Susan Sonz, who has been the Director and principal instructor at the New York School of Homeopathy since 1998, has a unique method of teaching homeopathic remedies. She looks at the big ideas of the kingdoms, groupings and sub groupings of our remedies in nature. In clinic she determines the big ideas of the patient in order to match those with the big ideas of the source of the remedy that is needed.

The first objective with the remedies that are being taught is to understand the kingdom, and then the group or groupings that the remedy belongs to, and then the sub grouping. For example, first we recognize the animal kingdom, and then we see that the remedy is a mammal, and then we determine what kind of mammal- is it a predator, prey, herbivore, carnivore, pack or solitary mammal? Then we can list the big ideas of that source and later on we can match a patient’s words to those big ideas. Rather than learning and using remedies as random sources, both our famous remedies and those that are less well known can be looked at in this way- as members of a kingdom, and of one or more groupings, making them more indelible. This method is used to study remedies from all three kingdoms.

For example, Arnica montana is a plant, therefore it is a member of the plant kingdom. In Arnica we see the big ideas of that kingdom- over-sensitivity and over-reaction issues. Arnica is also a member of the grouping of first-aid remedies, a grouping that is mostly made up of plant remedies. Arnica is also a member of the compositae plant family. Most members of this plant family happen also to be first-aid remedies.
Using this method, we’ve learned that Arnica is a member of at least three different groupings. This demonstrates how accurate and simple this method can be. Rather than seeing Arnica as a random remedy, it becomes a member of a kingdom and of one or more groupings, with well known characteristics of those groupings, making Arnica easier to understand and use. Using Arnica as an example is of course an over-simplification of this method, but it does illustrate the method’s usefulness.

During this weekend with Susan you will discuss the big ideas of all three kingdoms and of some of the groupings within, but the emphasis will be on the Animal Kingdom and its groupings and sub groupings. She will demonstrate this method by using successful cases from the NYSH Clinic, and will share big ideas and cases from the groupings of mammals, insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and sea remedies.

Please join us for this exciting and educational weekend with one of the brightest minds in Homeopathic medicine.


This is going to be two FULL days of class, accessible over ZOOM.

Details: December 10, 2022 from 9am – 5pm and 10am – 6pm EDT (6am – 2pm & 7am – 3pm PST)

Cost: $150 for the weekend (recordings will be available if you are not able to make it live)

Instructor: Susan Sonz

Susan Sonz has been the principal teacher and director of the New York School of Homeopathy since 1998, and she works and studies with many distinguished homeopaths in the international homeopathic community. She is very proud to be training excellent professional homeopaths through the undergraduate school at NYSH and the internship program called GAP (Graduate Apprentice Program).

Lecture: Using Big Ideas in Homeopathy; Kingdoms and Groupings and Sub groupings