Are you interested in studying Homeopathy and wondering where you can study in Australia?
Although homeopathy has been in existence for over 250 years, many people are not aware of its effectiveness at stimulating the body’s own healing energies. However, it has benefited millions of people from countries all over the world, and as each person is different, homeopathy is prescribed on an individual basis. For instance, two people might be suffering from the same illness e.g. a migraine, however, individual symptoms can vary enormously, and different homeopathic remedies are prescribed according to the physical symptoms, mental and emotional symptoms and the general sensitivities of the person concerned.
There have been numerous clinical trials of homeopathy which show positive results, I have taken the list below from the Faculty of Homeopathy’s research website, which lists all of the trial details:
- childhood diarrhoea
- hay fever
- post-operative ileus
- respiratory tract infection
- rheumatic diseases
Therefore, many who have experienced the beneficial effects of homeopathy for themselves, or their family, are often interested in learning how to use homeopathic first aid treatments, and once they have seen how quickly results may be seen, may wish to study homeopathy in depth. I have listed some possibilities below for the Australian population. There are excellent homeopathy schools online.
Right now is the best time for Australians to start to study homeopathy because we are on the cusp of experiencing a boom in homeopathy in Australia.
Homeopathy study options for Australians
Nature Care College, St Leonards, Sydney NSW
Penny Barron from the Harbord Homeopathic Clinic is currently teaching the Certificate in Homeopathy at Nature Care College in Sydney Australia.
Title: Certificate in Homeopathy This is for those who wish to gain an insight into homeopathic history, theory and philosophy, as well as gaining a good knowledge of first aid homeopathic remedies. Nature Care College courses are not nationally recognised qualifications but they provide a great overview of Homoeopathy. The Certificate in Homoeopathy is ideal for those wishing to gain training in the core aspects of Homoeopathy to complement their current skills or practice, or can be done as a general interest course to incorporate into your current lifestyle.
Course duration: One year part time.
Delivery: On campus or distance.
Commences: March 2019.
The School of Homeopathy, UK
The School of Homeopathy was established by Misha Norland in 1981 and is the longest running homeopathy school in the UK. They offer online homeopathic certification courses with excellent online tuition: a Foundation Course; Diploma of Homeopathy and Advanced Homeopathy. They also have a Summer School in June so that students from Australia can come meet up with other students and undertake intensive five-day lectures. Apparently over 4,500 students in more than 80 countries have studied with them. AROH and AHA recognise qualifications from this college.
Title: Diploma Homeopathy/ Higher Diploma
Course duration: 4 years
Delivery: Attendance, correspondence and e-learning options are available
The Academy of Homeopathy Education (AHE) New York
This homeopathy college also offers homeopathic courses online. The AHE NYC | World school in New York was established by Denise Straiges and Alistair Grey (originally from Sydney, Australia). They run a four-year part-time program and they say they “understand the discordance of learning about the natural world online”, so they “consciously use technology to augment learning instead of hindering it”. Clinical training is flexible and can be completed during the four years. All of AHE’s classes and clinics are done live and online via Zoom video conferencing software. They have cohorts with times that are do-able for our Australian time zone.
Course duration: Four years commencing in September
Delivery: Live streamed classes
Pacific College of Natural Medicine, Sydney
The Pacific College of Natural Medicine aims to provide quality education in Natural Medicine and Homeopathy. They are currently designing a homeopathy course to fill the gap in education in Australia. You can join their Facebook page to keep up to date with their latest developments.
Pacific College Facebook page
Student group at The Harbord Homeopathic Clinic, Sydney
This clinic has a homeopathic student group for those who are studying homeopathy online with any of the colleges overseas. The aim of this is to bring homeopathic students together, as sometimes studying on one’s own can be lonely, and it is important to support those that wish to study this incredible therapy. The clinic also takes interns who come for a day or a week for clinical practice experience.
When: Student group is once a month. Interns may approach the clinic anytime and are accepted according to availability.
Delivery: Student group is in a circle with tea, humous, crackers and lively discussion on a chosen topic.
Learning for interns is from a variety of methods.
Details completed and written by Aurum Project volunteer Sarah Saunders who studied with the School of homeopathy UK.
You are about to embark on the most amazing journey of your life… The study of homeopathy will inspire you, challenge you and change you. You will learn about nature and how it interacts with human nature. You will forge life-long relationships as will find your place in a community of dedicated healers working towards positive change in health and wellness. From the AHE website