The Bali Project 2013 was much more than just a seminar
In June 2013, thirty homeopaths from seven countries gathered in Ubud, the cultural and healing centre of Bali, to spend one week together, immersed in homeopathy. It was the first international homeopathic seminar ever to be held in Indonesia.
The week was spent in a combination of lectures from 5 speakers, three field trips and and three melting pots (sessions of open exchange between practitioners on a specific topic, sharing clinical insights, successes, to increase clinical knowledge on that topic.) The melting pots were such a success that the time allowed will be doubled at The Bali Project 2015.
Incorporated in the field trips were visits to a Balinese temple, acquiring some Sulphur from an active volcano (Mt Batur) and visiting a traditional Balinese family in their home, accompanied by the village priest. The priest in the past had received homeopathic treatment for his snake-bitten finger he was saved by a dash of Lachesis. A diversion on the herb and spice trail was for three attendees to attend an acute case of dengue fever, which recovered rather well on some Rhus tox.
A testimonial about the field trips: “I loved the fact that the families joined in with us and their enthusiasm to gain some knowledge about the different plants was at times surprising and joyful”.
The field trip to active volcano Mt Batur was undoubtedly the highlight of the week, which family members of participants really enjoyed being part of. See the video below of organiser Tjok Gde Kerthyasa describing rock samples in the sulphurous steam atop the mountain.
The best part about this homeopathy seminar?
Spending one week together in this way enabled attendees to have so many more (very welcome) conversations with their colleagues than before. Rather than running out of things to discuss, these conversations gathered momentum as the week passed. After seven days, getting to the nitty-gritty of life as a homeopath and the profession in general, saw many in depth, passionate discussions which would otherwise never have been possible. It was stimulating, gratifying and enjoyable.
Outside of the seminar, some of the group visited the birthing centre Bumi Sehat (Healthy Mother Earth Foundation) – a world famous birthing centre, complete with a resident homeopath. Being bathed in homeopathy for seven days was a constructive and positive experience. Everyone came away boosted and buoyant from being around a variety of colleagues from so many different countries, in total acceptance of each other. It was a real tonic, enabling attendees to exchange with each other and see new opportunities for practice. Invitations between Kenya, India and Australia were made before leaving.