The initial homeopathic consultation lasts between one and a half and two hours. The goal is for me to understand you well enough to find the remedy that is most suitable for you as a person. Many people find this consultation to be a very rewarding experience and leave feeling that the have been deeply listened to and understood in a unique way. But what is even more important is that the homeopathic remedy that suits you as a whole person will enhance health and vitality on the emotional as well as the physical level. These are some of the parameters by which the effectiveness of the remedy is evaluated. Changes in dreams, sleep patterns, and attitude, as well as physical energy may occur and these are evaluated during follow up visits to make sure the process is going as expected. These follow up visits are scheduled every month or so and are a very important part of successful homeopathic treatment. For some people, particularly children, homeopathic remedies work quickly and do not require much participation on the part of the individual. For others, especially those who have been ill for a long time, or those interested in deep transformation, the process requires more diligence. Healing on this level, however, can be an exciting adventure, one that Joseph Campbell called "the hero's journey." The hero's journey begins with a challenge (many times a health challenge) that is overcome through hard work and results in a whole new level of awareness. This journey may require keeping a dream journal, exercise, and dietary changes along with homeopathic remedies. In any case, homeopathic work with me does not substitute for conventional medical diagnosis and treatment but is, rather, an adjunct to it.
Because of the personal nature of the homeopathic consultation, it is important to choose a homeopath who is not only well trained but with whom you feel you can speak openly and freely. Therefore, if you would like to speak in advance, email me to set up a preliminary appointment.