NESH 8-Weekend Course: 2015-2016 West Coast
Beginning January 2015 – May 2016
Seattle, Washington area
Dates for 2013-2014 course:
January 16-18, 2015
November 20-22, 2015
|February 27 – March 1, 2015||January 15-17, 2016|
May 1-3, 2015
March 4-6, 2016
|September 25-27, 2015||May 20-22, 2016|
Thank you for your interest in our upcoming New England School of Homeopathy 8 Weekend Course in the Seattle, Washington area. This letter will describe the goals and logistics of the course and should answer many of the questions you may have. Please feel free to contact us with any other inquiries, specific to your own situation.
This class is designed for both experienced homeopaths as well as beginners. It is open to physicians, nurses, therapists, naturopathic, medical & chiropractic school students and serious lay people interested in the practice of classical homeopathy. We will be teaching all of the basics from philosophy and case-taking to materia medica, repertory, case analysis and long-term follow-up care.
We will emphasize the Herscu method of Cycles and Segments which informs all aspects of practice. Cycles and Segments is a tool which allows us to help our patients more efficiently and with better results; it enables us to focus case-taking and offers a practical way of organizing and analyzing information gathered. This approach allows for the satisfying study of materia medica which is deep and integrated without the cumbersome memorization of long lists of individual symptoms.
Paul Herscu and Amy Rothenberg, both 1986 graduates of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and well-known authors, lecturers and original thinkers in this field, will be the main instructors.
The class will meet for three days (Friday-Sunday), 8 times over 16 months. We will meet from 6-9 pm on Fridays and from 9-5 on Saturday and Sunday. We will meet on the lovely campus of Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. Participants are given reading and homework assignments between sessions and are expected to come to class prepared. All students receive the Herscu Letter, which is a twice a month email lecture and problem-based learning exercise which is also required reading. These assignments underscore and reinforce classroom lecture material.
Our goal is to create a supportive learning environment where deep understanding is attained in a culture of respect, questioning and debate such that when the class is completed, these relationships add to the overall health of the homeopathic community at large.
It is also our goal that every graduate of our program go on to enjoy a successful and satisfying practice of homeopathy. With more and more Americans looking for complementary and alternative medicine solutions for their chronic health care problems, patients are searching for qualified homeopathic physicians and practitioners for help.
A welcome packet with class dates, information on travel and lodging and a pre-course reading list will be mailed out upon acceptance to the course.
For a succinct introduction to the Cycles and Segment approach, read Paul’s Stramonium with an Introduction to Analysis through Cycles and Segments. Hundreds of homeopaths are applying this method to practice with rewarding results. It helps to make homeopathic practice less overwhelming and more enjoyable. To read up on cases which were treated in this fashion you can see either of the two issues of The New England Journal of Homeopathy (Volume 8, #s 1 & 2). The cases in these two volumes reflect and illustrate this approach.
You can also read more about Cycles and Segments and the Herscu Module which is part of a computer program which helps practitioners to organize, synthesize and analyze information with the help of this perspective.
We look forward to learning with you and helping you further your understanding of, and commitment to homeopathy. Please contact us for more information.