Taster Course Testimonials
I treasure the course and plan to finish. I think it has given me a very strong foundation and knowledge of remedies and philosophy in conjunction with other courses I have taken. Antonio, Student
I write to do nothing but praise the School, the support from the staff has been more than amazing and I have been humbled by it. Receiving the course pack got me even more excited about starting and the layout of everything within it was simple to follow and read. I have never been so determined to do something and the support of the School, especially Amanda, has been exceptional.
You should all be extremely proud of the learning platform you've created. I'm currently on a break from a distance learning MA at a highly-ranked UK university and what you offer is streets ahead of what I have been used to for the past 3 years! It has given me a great thirst for more knowledge and motivation to apply it in the assignments. From my experience the most important thing a distance learning program should do is make students feel part of the school even though they are miles away. You have managed this and I really do appreciate it.
From the moment I enrolled on the course I never looked back. I have never been so sure about anything in my life. The course is fabulous, I am thoroughly enjoying myself. It is certainly intensive and very challenging, but also very rewarding from both an intellectual and a personal standpoint. I feel that I am on a wondrous journey of discovery which is affecting me in ways that I would never have thought possible. It is changing the way that I think and feel about the world around me and how I react towards my loved ones. I believe that I am becoming a better person through this. Not only am I learning to becoming a homeopath but also learning lots about life, about patience and understanding, about the whole of humanity.
My journey began when I found homeopathy through the poor state of health of my daughter who was unable to shake off the simplest cold without having serious complications. This culminated in her being airlifted off the island in a helicopter at just four years old with a very serious case of pneumonia (in the middle of August and a heat wave here) to spend the next 15 days on an intravenous drip of antibiotics and an oxygen mask.
My mother mentioned to me that she had recently met an English homeopath in Crete at a social event, so I called on the chance that she might be able help us. Well, what can I say - she has been our saviour! Since starting constitutional treatment my daughter has not taken so much as an aspirin in the last three and a half years and she can only be described as being positively bursting with health these days. I was so impressed that all the family proceeded to have (successful) treatment. I became fascinated with how this amazing change had come about in our health, so started to read (and read and read) about homeopathy.
I realized that what I really wanted to do was to study and become a practitioner, that this was what had been missing for so long in my life, but how? It seemed to be a Herculean task to achieve when one lives in the middle of the Aegean Sea! I started to trawl the internet for whatever was available and wrote to nearly every homeopathic school in the UK and in Greece to try to find a way. When I found the excellent website of the School, I was thrilled. I knew I had finally found what I was looking for. I am positively storming the course. I find myself so motivated that I work many hours a day on my studies. I have to say that it can be very lonely, as I don't really have anyone to chat to about homeopathy. I really look forward to the chat room sessions as they are great chance to get a bit of contact. I went to the UK summer school this June, which was a wonderful experience. Misha is such a special person and it was a pleasure and an honour to be able to spend this time with him. I will be attending the International Summer School next May and can hardly wait!
By the way, I so love your course! The audio lectures are wonderful and the lesson plans are challenging to this 58-year-old mind. There are so many beautiful and interesting things to learn about life. Paulette, Student
I really enjoy this school with all the opportunities you offer. I like the whole system and that I can learn everything from distance. Thank you for you and the whole staff for making and leading such a wonderful college.
This is actually one of the most exciting and fulfilling moments of my life so far, I got my letter and diploma in the mail….total excitement!!!! Yes, it has been a journey to get to this point but you know I wouldn’t have changed one single bit of it, not one ounce, such an incredibly deep and transformative process that has positively changed me forever. Thank you for striving to provide such a streamlined, high-quality and heartfelt learning experience, it stands out above and beyond. I actually feel lucky and proud to have studied at the School of Health. I also thank you for everything you have done and are doing to bolster the wider homeopathic community with such positive and supportive tools so that we can respond constructively and positively to the mainstream or to those who wish to be informed or learn more about homeopathy. Thank you! Tony, Graduate
I have thought about the School a lot. Many times, I have closed my eyes and felt very grateful for the spacious minded and spiritual nurture and encouragement that I experienced! When I first went to the Mumbai seminar in 2000, although I very much felt like a novice when it came to experience, I was also aware that these 'ground breaking' ideas Sankaran was expounding were very new to most, yet had been given to us and nurtured in our training. My interest in alternative healing had been kindled in my teens but really caught fire after the first Buddhist retreat I did. I remember leaving Dharamsala with the need to find some 'shop front' that I could use, that people would feel comfortable to walk through and I might be able to help people with. As I tend not to believe in coincidences, this motivation ultimately lead to your shop front, your particular embrace of homoeopathy and the spirit behind your teachings. I later met students from many different colleges and realised how unique the School's style is and how grateful I am that I developed my own style under its influence. Every patient gives me an insight into humanity, into suffering, into our commonality as humans and into my own nature, prejudices, sensitivities and blind spots. This makes it a very alive and dynamic practice, I must say!
When I first started practicing, my wish was to be able to help at least one person with their 'health'; now I have been able to help many, many people, continually strengthening my weak spots and acknowledging my strengths and generally not beating myself up so much for not being perfect. Thank you, Misha, and all, for all the inspiration and pointers on this most incredible trek!
When I started out with my diploma in hand, I was unsure that I could put what I had learnt into practice. I so much wanted to be the best practitioner! But I soon found that what I had been taught at the School of Homeopathy held me steady and guided me. I realised that the education and the spirit which informed it was special. I had received a vision of what healing could achieve at the highest level and I was, and am, passing this on, helping people live at their full potential. This healing is more than just treating symptoms, it is inspirational and it has become an everyday part of my life. Bill, Graduate
I'd never heard of homeopathy before I came across it on the internet while I was looking for inspiration for a career change. I googled a few words like 'alternative medicine' and 'therapy' and 'holistic' and found homeopathy. I read up on it and it seemed like the perfect area to go in to and so I went in! I signed up for the correspondence course and took my life solidly in the direction it had naturally been heading in for years. I initially trained in TV, Radio & Film after leaving school in my native Dublin but after taking a break for a few years, where I worked in a variety of jobs, I decided that the TV, radio and film world wasn't for me. I ran into a friend who was studying to become a yoga teacher and I suddenly realised that I could go into that world. Previously, it had seemed closed to me like an esoteric kind of thing; stupid, I know.
I spent three years studying the first year of the course which was ideal as I could fit it in with my life and full time work. I joined the attendance course in 2003. The difference between the two is that the correspondence course fitted in with my life, whereas my life has fitted in with the attendance course. While on the correspondence course, I went from bartender to office worker, trained in karate and tai chi, took up yoga, moved in with my now fiance, did a computer course and moved to London.
I learned a lot about myself due to it being up to me whether I study or not that day. The key thing about the correspondence course for me was that there were no deadlines for homework, so I had the time to explore the intriguing questions that inevitably come up when learning an art such as this. These included questions from my friends and others about homeopathy that I wanted to answer. I was glad to have been given the time allowed by the correspondence course so that I could have a life while I learned about homeopathy, so that I could explore the subject and the remedies while also doing homework and so that I could begin to fit it in and know whether I wanted to sacrifice more for it by going to the attendance course.
I think the school is great for personal development in that a lot of the homework and classes are challenging to your thoughts and philosophies as well as to your personal strength and self-confidence. Students are encouraged to develop self-confidence in problem solving and decision-making so that when they are on their own they are comfortable and confident about finding things out, solving problems and looking for peer support where necessary.
I’m enjoying the Taster Course enormously. The materials are superb and the content is exciting. My experience has been so overwhelmingly positive that I would very much like to continue on with the Foundation Course. John, Student
I am really excited about finally being able to study Homeopathy and I absolutely love your thorough high-level professional course. I love everything about it - firstly the flexibility of study years, which for my lifestyle is essential, but then the top quality recommended books, the clear, concise study manual and the outstanding audio lectures are so appreciated. I am so impressed by the way you have perfected your correspondence course. I have taken various correspondence courses and not one has ever matched your quality, I really thank you for the service you are providing to humanity through this course. I love my studies, I wish I could dedicate my time to them full-time. However, that is not possible right now. I am not sure at what speed I will be able to work through the course, it all depends on so many factors. There are times we are busier than others, and I am a perfectionist by nature, so I really would rather go a little slower but acquire a thorough knowledge.
What I found most difficult with the course initially was setting up a system for studying each remedy. There is such a wealth of information in all the superlative books, I was overwhelmed and incredibly impressed by all the work each author had done in the field in order to accumulate so much knowledge. However, each remedy became easier as I decided upon the categories I would focus on. No doubt I will be modifying and perfecting my system throughout the course, so the first remedies took real long, but by the fourth and fifth ones I speeded up considerably. I loved the philosophy part of homeopathy, I find it really fascinating and quite awe-inspiring. The more I study homeopathy, the more I love it. I feel real passionate about it really and am enthused to help many people with it in the future.
I would highly recommend your course to anyone interested in Homeopathy. It is outstanding in every way, so really thank you Amanda and all the great work you guys are doing through your school in England. You can know that it's so appreciated from this end and I'm sure by so many others. There is nothing to beat high quality training and yours is of the highest.