We are very excited to be hosting the dynamic and brilliant Dr. Jonathan Hardy to present the Tree Remedies in a two-day lecture series.
There are a few tree remedies that are well known, but most homeopaths are unfamiliar with the themes and patterns that allow us to find less familiar remedies from this large and useful plant family. As some of the oldest plants on the planet as well as, arguably, among the most useful ones, the tree family clearly holds qualities and sensations that are deeply connected to humanity and are well deserving of close study.
Trees are not a distinct taxonomic group, but plants that have evolved a woody trunk as a way to tower above other plants and make full use of the sunlight. Trees provide shade, shelter and timber for construction and oxygen for us to breathe. They have been the material of shelter and tools for all humans on this planet.
Crucially, in our present time trees play a fundamental role in the carbon cycle. There are many sacred associations between trees and human culture and are deeply connected to many sacred and spiritual practices.
It is most timely for us to study trees from a homeopathic perspective. In this series we will explore the main themes in trees and compare different tree families through case studies.
“Tree people” can feel a great sense of isolation and disconnection, with a corresponding desire for connection. There can be feelings of emptiness, fragility and hollowness (the inner core of a tree’s trunk is dead), with an urge to relieve this sensation through over-eating and other behaviours. At a sensation level tree people may feel ungrounded, without roots and even unstable. They feel the need to draw sustenance from the ground and desire to stretch their limbs and open up to the air and sun.
Cases will include an examination of the Conifers: Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas Fir), Agathis australis (Kauri Tree) , Ginkgo biloba (Maidenhair Tree) and Thuja occidentalis (White cedar); the Euphorbs: Hura brasiliensis (Assaku), Hevea brasiliensis (Rubber Tree) and Mancinella (Manganeel Apple); the Citrus Angustura vera; the Rose family: Prunus Cerasus (Cherry Plum), the Hamamelid Fagus sylvatica (Beech); trees of the desert such as the Cacti Carnegia gigantea (Saguaro) and Opuntia vulgaris (Prickly Pear), Succinum (Amber – fossilized resin), Anacardium orientale, as well and tree remedies from other plant families. In most cases we will use Rajan Sankaran’s sensation method as part of the case analysis and show how helpful this can be when combined with traditional methods of analysis in leading to deep acting and reliable prescriptions.
JOIN US FOR WHAT PROMISES TO BE A WONDERFUL SERIES OF LECTURES!
This lecture will be fully accessible over ZOOM.
Details: Saturday and Sunday, November 19 & 20, 2022 from 9am – 5pm EDT (6am – 2pm PST)
Cost: $150 (recording will be available if you are not able to make it live) until November 10th, 2022 and $200 thereafter
Dr. Hardy followed a conventional course of training at Southampton University and qualified in medicine in 1984. After working at St Mary’s Hospital in Portsmouth he began training in Homeopathy.
Dr. Hardy has been in full-time practice as a Homeopathic doctor since 1986. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Homeopathy and serve as the Independent Practitioners’ Representative on the Faculty Council. Dr. Hardy is an international speaker.
“When I was a medical student at Southampton University we had to conduct some original research. I chose to do a trial of the Homeopathic treatment of house dust allergy, which causes sneezing and itchy eyes. It has even been used as an excuse by teenagers for not making their beds! The trial showed a statistically significant benefit of the Homeopathic remedy compared to a placebo. Several of the patients experienced permanent relief of their symptoms.
My supervisor, who became a well known professor of respiratory medicine, was amazed and impressed. The results were so conclusive that they were one of the reasons I chose to enter full-time Homeopathic practice shortly after qualifying in medicine in 1984. I have never regretted doing so.
My personal experience is that Homeopathy is a wonderful system of healing. One of its great advantages is that it can actually promote well-being. As well as relief of physical symptoms, patients will usually feel an increase of energy, improved mood and often say that they really feel once again like their old selves.”