|Author: Daphne Nancholas|
|Publisher: Windmill Hill Editions|
|ISBN – 0-9544877-0-2|
|Reviewed By: Dr. Manish Bhatia|
Homeopathy, as a system of medicine, is still going through a struggle to establish its identity in most parts of the world. The number of homeopathy colleges and homeopaths has increased manifolds in the past 20 years. Still, just like the system, most new homeopaths have to struggle to create their identity in a society where conventional medicine still rules. This process is such an uphill task that large numbers of young homeopaths abandon their practice in the very first year itself.
Homeopathic schools teach their students the art and science of homeopathy. The laws are taught with certainty; the clinical wisdom is shared for personal and professional growth. But all those years of screened life in homeopathic schools do not prepare the students with the stark realities of building their practice in (often) a hostile environment.
This book by Daphne Nancholas is aimed to fill this gap. This is a helpful book for new practitioners and its aim is to guide the young homeopaths about the problems they will face once they are on their own and the solutions that can be found for those teething troubles.
The book is neatly written with various sections focusing on various aspects of building a successful career as a homeopath. The author addresses the issue of conflicts in theory and practice and the dilemma faced by the young homeopaths when they find that certain things they were taught in school do not work in practice. These internal conflicts have been dealt beautifully. A section of the book also deals with building healthy relationship with patients.
The book offers guidance regarding many fundamental questions like – How to open a homeopathy practice? How to run your practice from home and from a clinic? How to make yourself known? etc. Daphne also deals with the option of becoming a homeopathic specialist. Issues like building a support structure among the local homeopathic community and continuing professional development have also been taken care of.
The book also provides information about registration bodies in UK and various books, software, and journals that are of use to a young homeopath. In the end there is a short description of some useful Tissue Salts, herbs and Flower Essences.
This book will prove to be a helpful guide in taking homeopathy from theory to practice, especially for young homeopaths in UK. Daphne’s book has created a new genre in our literature and will definitely help the homeopaths who are just – ‘taking off’!
Dr. Manish Bhatia
BHMS, BCA, M.Sc. Homeopathy (UCLAN, UK), CICH (IACH, Greece)
Dr. Manish Bhatia is the Founder Director of Hpathy.com, world’s leading homeopathy portal, serving homeopathy to more than half a million people every month. He is also Editor of Homeopathy for Everyone.
He runs a consultation office at Jaipur (Asha Homeopathy) and is one of the most well known Indian homeopaths globally. He has been practicing since 2001 and is helping Autism and other psychiatric patients since 2006. He was awarded Rajasthan’s foremost Raja Pajvan Dev Award For Excellence in the field of Medicine in 2015.
He has been working as an Asso. Professor of Organon of Medicine at S. K. Homeopathic Medical College since 2002. He was awarded with the prestigious APJ Abdul Kalam State Level Teacher’s Award in 2016. He has also given seminars and webinars in several countries of Europe, Americas and Australia.
He is the author of Lectures on Organon of Medicine Vol. I & II (English, Bulgarian, German editions), which are approved by the Central Council of Homeopathy (India) for BHMS and MD (Hom) syllabus. He is a contributing author to the book “Homeopathy and Mental Health Care: Integrative Practice, Principles and Research” and co-editor of “The Fireside Book of Homeopathy Tales.”