*Is your health not what you'd like it to be?
*Have you been to doctor after doctor and been told there's nothing wrong with you, or worse, that it's all in your head?
*Do you have a diagnosed illness that isn't being helped by conventional treatments?
Then whole person homeopathic treatment may the right health strategy for you!
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In my Homeopathy practice I am passionate about helping my clients achieve healing on all levels--physical, emotional, mental, spiritual--from the inside out! This whole person approach means that the inner state must regain balance before symptoms of illness can be healed. My passion comes from seeing the results achieved by my clients as well as from my own personal healing journey. Call or e-mail for an appointment or to set up your free 20 minute discovery session. For your convenience consultations conducted online by video conference.
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What is Homeopathy?
Although this may seem like an obvious question, Homeopathy is one of the most misunderstood modalities in natural medicine. It is often confused with Naturopathy or herbal medicine or even used as a generic term to describe home remedies. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Homeopathy is a sophisticated system of medical treatment based on fixed principles, the chief one being the Law of Similars that dates back to Hippocrates. The Law of Similars states that a substance that can cause certain symptoms when given to a healthy person can trigger healing in a sick person with those same symptoms. Thus, Homeopathy works by stimulating a person's own innate healing ability via a remedy that acts as the trigger. Homeopathic remedies are created from Nature--plant, animal or mineral, all natural and unadulterated--by dilution and succussion (agitation). The remedy is selected based on the unique characteristics of the person.
Why do you practice Homeopathy?
After becoming completely disillusioned with conventional western medicine for my own health I began to explore many of the so-called alternative healing modalities to find one that I felt could address who I was as a person and not just my symptoms. The one that stood out for me was Homeopathy, so much so that I wanted to learn it in depth and begin to practice it so that others could benefit from the tremendous healing potential it has to offer.
Describe a typical Homeopathy session:
For the initial consultation, I ask you beforehand to fill out in detail a questionnaire that covers your health history and current complaints. It also includes many other aspects about yourself that you may have never been asked about before by any health practitioner. The purpose of these is for me to begin to know you as an individual.
The first visit lasts for approximately two hours during which time I want to find out as much as I can about your nature, the way you experience your life, what makes you tick. Understanding you at this deeper level will enable me to find a homeopathic remedy that will jumpstart your healing process.
Follow up visits last approximately an hour. These are very important to help us determine your progress and decide what the next steps should be.
I see clients in person or virtually (online, by Skype etc). The online arrangement works very well.
What questions do new clients frequently ask you about Homeopathy?
The question I get asked the most from prospective clients is whether Homeopathy can help their problem--the symptom/syndrome/condition that they are expending a lot of energy worrying about. This is often a physical condition--headaches, skin ailments (frequent), digestive disorders, back pain, and other musculoskeletal issues, to name a few--but can also be mental/emotional (and even spiritual).
In the mental/emotional sphere, I get asked about depression, obsessive compulsive tendencies, dissatisfaction, difficulty with interpersonal relationships and the list goes on. My general answer is that Homeopathy always helps, but the degree to which it can help depends on the individual case. That is why I encourage people to spend 20 minutes with me in a free discovery session so that we can discuss their suitability for treatment.
The other question I get asked a lot is "How long will it take to see results?" The answer I prefer to give is that the longer a person has had a particular condition, and been in the state they are in, the longer the treatment will take. Homeopathy is not a 'quick fix' approach but in general some significant changes should be seen within six months' time. For this reason I ask new clients to commit to a minimum of six months once treatment has commenced.
What makes you a successful practitioner of Homeopathy?
As a homeopathic practitioner, I believe that I possess two qualities that enhance the healing experience of my clients. First, I am a very good listener. I have the right instincts when it comes to knowing when to sit back and let the spontaneous narrative flow from a client, and when to intervene. I don't let the clock determine when an interview is over, but rather when I am satisfied that I have all the information that I need.
Second, I place great emphasis on detail. I suppose I would call myself a perfectionist in my work. In Homeopathy, the highest value is in the small details that individualize a person--that is how a healing remedy is found!
As regards both of these qualities, one of my clients stated in her testimonial: "[Judith's] ability to listen and filter the conversation amazed me. She had the ability to refer to statements that I had made months earlier that I no longer recalled."
Who is an ideal client for you?
Although theoretically Homeopathy can help just about everyone to one degree or another, and in a perfect world I would love to see every single person on the planet opt for homeopathic treatment ...
In the real world my vision for my practice is to help people achieve peak health in two ways: Recovery and Prevention. What do I mean by this?
We are all--everyone of us--'sick' to some degree. There is no such thing as perfect health. Fact is, we come into this world with 'baggage' we inherit from previous generations. Combine that with a lifetime of stresses, environmental pollutants, suppressive treatments and other influences and you have a blueprint for illness that, although it may be years--decades--in the making, will inevitably hit us at some point.
My goal is to reach people before serious illness strikes and the tests come back positive. When visits to the doctor are unproductive and frustrating because they can’t find anything really wrong with you and may go so far as to say “it’s all in your head.” They won’t look beyond the tests but you know in your gut that something isn’t right, or that it could be better. You pop too many painkillers, you feel stressed out more often than not and you just don’t have the energy you used to.
These are my ideal clients—people who are tired of the status quo, ready to take control of their health, ready for change. Whole person homeopathic treatment at this stage can take a person to a much higher level of health and can prevent the blueprint of illness from ever happening.
My professional background prior to Homeopathy was in Psychology, specifically working with school age children who were experiencing difficulties in academic performance, social relationships, behavior and other areas of concern expressed by parents and teachers. My Master's degree in School Psychology from the University of Toronto prepared me well for the rigors of this career path.
I suppose I've always been interested in the unique ways in which people experience their lives and face challenges and hardships. When I came up against my own health challenges and hit a wall with conventional medical approaches, I embarked on a search for an alternative approach that honored my uniqueness in the fullest way possible. That approach turned out to be Homeopathy. I was drawn to the fundamental principles of healing on which Homeopathy is based--including individualization--and I soon undertook my homeopathic studies with The School of Homeopathy in the UK. I obtained my Practitioner Diploma from the School and began my practice in 2007. I am proud to hold the Certified Classical Homeopath designation, given by the Council for Homeopathic Certification in recognition of proficiency in the practice of classical Homeopathy.
My approach to working with clients has been inspired by many of the top thinkers in Homeopathy, past and present. The Sensation approach of Rajan Sankaran--with whom I have taken advanced training--has been an important influence, enabling me to access the innermost state of my clients thereby honoring their uniqueness in the fullest way possible. I will forever be guided by the basic principles laid out by Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of Homeopathy,whose genius and vision created a medical system of honesty and integrity.
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Chicago, Illinois, United States