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Conception, Pregnancy & Childbirth

“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” ~ Elizabeth Stone.

Working with experienced homeopaths, doulas and midwives is the best way.  Women who have birthed their babies, women who have ridden the wave, women who have the knowledge and experience of what a momentous, blessed and sacred journey it is.

Homeopathy holds a wonderful position in these three areas for potential parents.  It enables them to choose their timing, and to create an internal environment which is both happy and healthy at all levels before bringing a child into the world and to plan a birth which honours this sacred moment.

Humans no longer live under the sacred canopy where aunties and elders were supportive and full of wisdom in terms of creating, birthing and raising children.  It ran at different pace, very different to the frantic lifestyle of the twenty-first century.   It was always with the backing of these wise ones that children were conceived, birthed and raised in a natural and healthy way, ensuring the health of future generations.

A child is not a commodity, a fashion accessory nor a substitute for the unlived life.  To conceive and raise a child is a holy act, which requires humility, commitment and a good deal of love.   Each time a child enters the circle of the family energy body, changes take place for everyone.      If you are considering starting a family, or even if you already have one, homeopathy has so much to offer both energetically, educationally and from a holistic healing perspective.

I always think the proof is in the pudding, and having birthed so many myself, in so many ways, and assisted during the birthing of so many patients, being present at birth is both an honour and a privilege as one really gets to see and feel the presence of all that is good and holy emerge shinning into the lives of those who are present.

The development of the embryo also reveals the way the body’s intrinsic intelligence continues to maintain its health during its life.  We have so much to learn from this development, that we are standing on the edge of a body of knowledge which will change the way we think healing takes place.

Dhanistha Devi Dasi

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Who is really listening?

The Panther
His vision, from the constantly passing bars,
has grown so weary that it cannot hold
anything else. It seems to him there are
a thousand bars; and behind the bars, no world.

As he paces in cramped circles, over and over,
the movement of his powerful soft strides
is like a ritual dance around a center
in which a mighty will stands paralyzed.

Only at times, the curtain of the pupils
lifts, quietly—. An image enters in,
rushes down through the tensed, arrested muscles,
plunges into the heart and is gone.

(Rainer Maria Rilke)

This beautiful poem by Rainer Maria Rilke paints a particularly poignant image when we look at the crisis which is the “diagnosed child”  . Although many professionals in the health industry, worldwide, seek to isolate the causation of such tragic situations to a single factor, this is, unfortunately not so.
The multiple variations of tragedies within this area have an equal multiplicity of reasons, connections and overlappings. In other words, the cake baked has many ingredients. Everything from problems relating to pregnancy, auto-toxic states, pharmacy, dysfunctional bonding with parents, core emotional issues within parents, themselves and their families of origin, failure to thrive problems and much, much more. Finding a way through this “spiders web” of symptoms and their origins takes time.   It is, however, time well invested.
This culture resides in a culture of “noise” and this noise is created by everything that is overvalued and deified, from mobiles, to mp3’s, and, from machines to jet planes.  Noise in our culture today somehow implies ” evolution and importance.” It is no wonder that so many children suffer from appalling “noise sensitivity” including the “noise” which “cannot be heard”, but is felt, much like a dog hearing a dog whistle.  By that I mean all the EMF’s and other subtle “sub-noise” which affects so much of their health, at so many levels..

Even in utero, an environment which is meant to be the ultimate place of peace, tranquillity and protection, automation has moved in, along with the toxins, both emotional and physical of parents, who are attracted to the “calling of the noise” of this so called evolved society and culture.    We have to ask ourselves, “who is really listening?’.

Is the race to “normalise” a child in this area, simply another part of the already “noise/ rat-race/ run” creating further stress upon the already stressed nervous systems and psyches in our children?     Is the inadequacy of the generation of parents who bore them simply thrust upon these souls in order to free themselves of their own guilt and shame at not “becoming successful, liked or adored enough” in their own lives?    There are many questions here which beg answers and not simply from a medical model, but rather, deeper questions which need to be put to a whole culture, a whole society, who chases after the “deity of noise”.

Over my long history as a homeopathic practitioner, I have been fortunate enough to work with hundreds of children.  I was also blessed to have many children and grandchildren myself.   I found the following to be true around children.

Children are incredible at attempting to fix things for their parents.   Children will try to supply what parents are lacking in themselves and will always attempt to be responsive to the feelings, experiences, longings and inadequacies of the parents.   In short, they will carry the burden.    In truth, they should not have to.

When working with these types of children, being able to access the parents via consultations for themselves is the key factor in being able to offload the material which really does not belong to them.    Working in family consultations helps to place people where they are meant to be, not where they think they should be.

This allows the loving and gracious space which arises in a family who are both aware and willing to move beyond “the world of noise” into a connected space of pure love.


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The Whole 9 Months

When working with children, parents often ask ‘how long will this take?’ as so many  parents seem to think that something which has been chronically present will just go away overnight   My answer always is that “it takes 9 months to grow a baby”  be patient, and let nature follow her own time flow, to allow the healing to happen and the changes to occur.

This is true both with children and, with adults.   People are always in such a rush and unfortunately, the current pressure to rush towards the “perfection which always seems out of reach”, is, sadly,  towards children.

The nervous system of a child is still developing after birth, and is developing for quite some time in childhood.  Children grow rapidly in those early years, and so much is going on for them at so many levels.   The best gift is patience, acceptance and buckets and buckets of love.   Rushing them to too many “fix it up appointments and therapists” and “over socializing them after a long day at school” only serves to wind up and extend an already overextended nervous system.

The truth of the matter is “there is no instant fix to anything”.

It takes time to learn to work with children, and it often  takes far longer to work with their parents, as this driving need towards perfection provides pressure upon them both.  At this juncture so much of the parent’s material is loaded onto the child, and this makes the child’s burden even heavier.

It is always so very important to work someone who is both qualified and clinically experienced in this paediatric area.    And further, when asking advice from so called friends, to question the advice given, as so much is “the all care and no responsibility mania” which seems to feed on social media, private groups and pseudo radical rebellions by many who think they are instinctively parenting their children.     A responsible friend will steer you towards a qualified professional to assist with the healing process.   A responsible friend will not steer you towards someone who makes claims they can neither substantiate nor prove.  It is very important when seeking treatment to request to see the qualifications of the person being consulted.

Paediatric homeopathy takes quite a few years to experience and learn from at a clinical level. Today’s children are so much more complex in their ailments and problems than their predecessors of other ages.       In short, life is not easy for the 21st century child;   it is fairly hellish, and they are constantly compensating for their parents expectations and pressures, and, thus,  having no real childhood.   There is so little time for play and so much time devoted to “fixing them” in order that “they fit in and become brilliant”.

I found after having had so many children myself , and now, grandchildren, that time is the greatest gift we can give to our children, because in that place of complete attention, we provide them with the space for all their healing needs.

Dhanvantari College of Homeopathy, along with its Professional Diploma of Homeopathy,  Post Graduate Degrees, also offers a  Masters Degree in Paediatric Homeopathy.

If working with children within homeoapthy seems to be your passion, then contact the Dhanvantari College of Homeopathy for further details.

Children are our future.  We need to pay attention to what is happening for them, and, we need to pay attention to this now.

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Children are The Future

In a world where good health, even in wealthy western countries, is waning and people are running around looking for solutions, it is important, firstly to look at the parents.     If you are serious about getting off to a good start with children, then it is a really intelligent step to have a consultation with a homeopath prior to conceiving and to set up a health environment in which to grow your new addition!

Over the years, it has become so obvious, that this makes a huge difference to the quality of children being produced.  Now, this is not meant to sound like animal breeding, but it certainly does make for a better quality child.

Nature provided us with the exceptional and awe inspiring system of creation and what occurs in the womb during the 9 months is a breath taking observation.  Lennart Nilsson’s famous photographs are a testament to the beauty and glory that is this wonder of conception, pregnancy and birth.

As toxic levels increase both in the world, in our food, and, in our own bodies, it is more important than ever to seek out the services of a qualified homeopath.  Dhanvantari College has many graduates who are qualified to do the same, and they also offer the Student Client Clinic which provides supervised homeopathic treatment at affordable rates.

A good homeopath is also always aware that the sojourn within the womb has an affect on not just the physical development of the child, but the emotional development as well.

Think about it.  It makes perfect sense.

Take a look at the extraordinary photographic work here, be amazed, and make the intelligent choice.

Children are our Future.