10 December 2021
Last week I drove into London for our monthly community clinic.
In 2017, after 72 people were tragically killed in the fire at Grenfell Tower, I was part of a group of therapists who regularly went to the local area, offering support for those suffering with the effects of shock and trauma.
Four years on, our support has evolved into a regular community clinic, and today we offer low cost complementary therapies to the men, women and children of the local neighbourhood.
We are always busy, with people dropping in for reflexology, acupuncture, and of course homeopathy.
The community centre is fully supportive of our work, and many of the staff regularly come to see us. There are regular health and wellbeing events – February will see a men’s health day, and we will be extremely busy, as attendance at these events is high.
During lockdown, we kept the clinic running on Zoom, and managed to see those who needed support.
A young woman writes of her experience of our online clinic;
It was good to have someone to talk to throughout all of this especially at a time when there were so many restrictions in place.
I was really down and having someone to open up to really helped. Along with the homeopathic remedies, and making a few changes in my thought processes and professional life, I am a lot happier
Our team of therapists are all volunteers. This sort of community work is not for everyone, but each of us value the experience, and the sense of team spirit we have working together.
Helping yourself with homeopathy
26 November 2021
This week has been busy, both in clinic and online. I've seen people with all kinds of symptoms including skin rashes, a broken finger, and symptoms of the current virus.
I was delighted that two of the people I saw had their own Homeopathic remedy kits.
These kits contain the most common remedies to help the symptoms of acute illnesses such as colds, coughs, nosebleeds and minor injuries, along with a useful booklet to help choose your remedy.
One mum bought a kit because she didn’t want to keep going to the GP with every illness her child had. She said having a remedy kit gave her confidence to deal with minor acute illnesses. She said it gave her choice, and she felt in control
Homeopathic remedies work in a different way to conventional medicines, and can be safely taken alongside medication, without contraindications. Homeopathy is a popular choice as it is safe, gentle and has no side effects.
At this current time when our health services are so stretched, it is good to be able to have the choice about how we treat ourselves.
Give me a call to find out how you can use homeopathy at home.
2021 SoH online conference
18 November 2021
I spent most of last Saturday and Sunday sitting on Zoom for the annual Society of Homeopaths conference. Our second year with an online conference, but amazing how a community of like minds can create such warmth and closeness, even though we are all sitting in our individual homes.
We had some amazing Homeopaths speaking to us from around the world, sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience. On both days, we had the opportunity to hear updates about the wonderful work done by our colleagues in homeopathy community clinics and charities.
During one afternoon, we got into smaller groups and went into ‘break out rooms’ (the wonder of technology) and were able to chat informally and catch up with each other.
Being a homeopath can be quite a lonely profession, as we are sole traders, and many homeopaths work from home rather than a clinic, so don’t get to see colleagues.
A lovely touch was the goodie box, sent out to all delegates, with tasty and useful gifts, kindly donated by sponsors. Thankfully we didn't need to use the Rescue Remedy or Stress Relief spray - though not so sure about those working hard behind the scenes!
An occasion like the Society conference gives us homeopaths an opportunity to share thoughts and ideas, and remind ourselves why we love our profession.
Roll on the 2022 conference – it has to be face to face!
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