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The Healing Process and its Subtleties

This is a discussion which arises frequently with both patients and students of homeopathy.   I enjoy this discussion immensely because it moves past the obvious physical changes which occur during the healing process, and enters a more subtle world of expression.

I always find it fascinating how a patient’s language changes when healing is taking place, how the landscape of their dreams point towards the journey they are on revealing not only remedies but a practice they can utilise to go deeper within themselves.   Their sense of humour returns, and there is a whole feeling of lightness about them.

They may suddenly decide to make changes in their life with regards to relationships, careers or even travel.   These are all important somatic expressions of the deep shift which has occurred or is currently occurring within them.    Oftentimes, they have coped much better with a situation than they would have normally.       This type of change is always the synchronistic hint, that deeper change is taking place and often will arise before the physical changes.    Sometimes, however,  it may even accompany the physical changes.   All individuals do it differently.   Of course, that is the beauty of homeopathy, one is seen as a unique individual and treated accordingly.     When we see the patient as a unique whole, we learn so much, not only about the patient, but about ourselves.  That of course, is the gift, we receive from meeting them as they are and who they are, and assisting them to meet whatever is arising for them, without taking off from it, and simply being present to it.   This takes a lot of courage, and of course, the rewards are there.   (C)


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Potencies in Homeopathy – The Fire

We all know that when a body becomes unwell, and the acute reaction brings a high temperature, we start to see the high temperature, caused by the body’s immune response coming into action to deal with the “intruder”.   The high temperature seen as a positive immune response, indicates the vital force moving into action.   On the other hand we often see fevers which occur at other times, which are low, long lasting, and even have a re-appearance on times or days.  Here we see a lower Vital Force, which has in its paths impediments set up in the body/mind/emotional states.

Potency is the fire in homeopathy and matching the potency to the requirement of our patient always calls for some care, and, imagination.   We were discussing LM potencies and I likened the LM potency to the Bain Marie (Mary’s Bath).

Responses in the form of firstly, the remedy and secondly and importantly the potency are based on always, the “whole of a patient”, not simply single parts.   The LM’s can be likened to the Bain Marie which was introduced via the old Alchemists.   Here we have the heat, or fire, which is water based.   It allows for the heat, to work through the maintenance of a certain “temperature” as a way of “working the substance”.

Translating that, it allows for the whole of the person, to relax from the “rigid state” in which they are now clearly stuck.   Of course the term “rigid” applies to every part of the patient, not simply the body.  It could be a rigid attitude, a mind-set, any number of factors which have set up a block, which impedes the flow of the Vital Force and, therefore, the full “health of the patient”.    This is a very different type of heat from, say direct fire, like a high potency.    We have to look at potencies as notions of heat, which are qualified from the “way the whole of the patient presents”.baine marie

Consider how relaxing it is in a warm bath.    This is a similar type of “heat”.   The LM potency is a softening and supporting potency, and it does not “threaten”.  It will often untangle the knots and reveal, underneath the calcified states, which have congealed to cause the block.     The LM  potencies were created by Hahnemann towards the end of his career.  It is interesting to note his Mars and Venus conjunct in Pices, which would have been far more active in his natal chart in the later part of his life, as he explored more deeply under this influence, than the earlier Saturn in Capricorn placement.  LM potencies are finding favour all over again, which is great, because they are needed.

(Copyright DCH 2018.)


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Equine Homeopathy

The sheer joy of working with horses using homeopathy is unparalleled.   Their response to remedies is often very quick indeed, as their vital force and energy is so obvious through both their size and their sensitivity


Different breeds of horses, fall within their own miasmatic areas, and constitutional remedies and learning how to work within these landscapes makes prescribing such a pleasure.   Horses are very quick to communicate their requirements and their need for assistance and this can be easily felt, once that channel has developed.   Horses have given so much to mankind over the years, and they are extremely loyal and deserve kind and quality treatment.     In some breeds, chronic problems arise, but again, homeopathy is able to facilitate positive change and healing for them.   Remedies need to be delivered with love and I have always found that horses do love their remedies.  They have a deep knowing, as do all animals.

At DCH we use 35 years of experience in homeopathy, not just with human beings, but also with our animal friends.  In particular the equine section has some of the most fascinating and original teaching to offer.   If you are interested in studying you can contact DCH via the form below.   If you love horses, then you know, it is a lifetime love!

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The Joy and Relief of Working with Images


When we work with images we relieve ourselves of the pressure of words.  Far too often words are literal and absolute, and images allow the pressure to come off that channel, with all that it implies and to relax into an image.  An image allows all the content to find an expression and hold it, like a vessel.

Images can come from a patient recounting their dreams, or from closing their eyes and checking what comes up when they are trying to describe sensations, feelings, and so forth.   Homeopathy gets landlocked in language without appropriate mining in etymology.   Have a dig around the origins of words can be so helpful.  We also need to be culturally aware that words can hold different meanings in various languages, and with consultations reaching all over the world, we need to be able to do some research into the realms of meaning here.

It is often helpful to consider to mythology or original fairy stories to find images associated with those from both dreams or short imaginings in the consulting room.  Children of course have no problem expressing their imagination and the drawings often brought as gifts or done in the consulting room are a treasure house of images which provide such a direct route to the assistance that they require at that time.


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Choosing the Right College for You

When one comes to make a choice about where to come to open to homeopathy, it is an important decision.   In a market place filled with so much tinsel, it is so important to make the choice which sings to your heart.    Homeopathy is a vocation.


The Right Choice

Stay Close to those who know about the heart

Choose the shade of a tree

That is in constant bloom

Don’t meander aimlessly

among the herb sellers and potion venders

Go directly to the shop

that sells nothing but sweets!

Don’t sit waiting by every boiling pot

to have your plate filled!

Not every boiling pot

is cooking what you want.

Not every sugar cane is filled with sugar;

Not every down has an up

Not every eye has vision

Not every sea contains pearls.





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The Landscape of the Patient

When we are hearing, seeing and feeling a patient, we are entering their own personal landscape, with both our first and second attention open to the space that encompasses them.    Within this landscape are situated in all their various parts, the remedies which they may require at different times.

When we use our attention to take notice of the unusual in their dreams, their lucid moments, and their feelings and avoid boxing them, we are open to what is required. Landscaping (TM) with the patient allows the freedom of flow to acknowledge the messages which are being directed, some of which are heard, but many of which remain unheard.

This beautiful excerpt from Planet Earth- 2016-2017 from the BBC Discovery Channel BBC reminds us of how exquisite the earth is on which we live, but also through its beauty, the beauty that lies within all and their great potential for becoming.

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Horses and Homeopathy


Those two words roll off the tongue so easily!   Using homeopathy with horses is one of the most unique experiences a horse lover can have.    DCH is once again offering their professional Equine Homeopathy Diploma to those who are drawn to working with these beautiful animals.

This is an extremely detailed Diploma specialisation and includes Genetic Miasmatic Prescribing (TM) for those of you who are also  interested in breeding, as well as the very detailed study of these animals and their miasmatic roots and dis-ease processes.   Being able to follow where these ancestral energies show up and motivate makes the process of case-taking, methodology and prescribing easy and extremely enjoyable.

” The Principal has had a lifelong involvement with horses, and her knowledge of working with them is both astounding and original.    She knows them inside and out.  I was astounded at how she could follow something like chronic laminitis back through miasmatic ancestral lines and deal with it once and for all”.  J. Fisher

Contact DCH for a brochure.