How it works
So here is a basic run through of a session with a homeopath, me.
When we speak to book in the appointment, we will discuss a little about the issue at hand. Just so that I can get a feel for what is going on with you and I have an idea of what to expect when you arrive. I will send you an email reminder of the appointment along with an Intake form for you to print out and bring with you. Now the questions on the form are not your standard medical questions and may be a little surprising. That is because homeopathy is a holistic practice so we look at the whole person, mind, body and spirit. Each effects and impacts the other, so it will give me a bit more of an insight into what makes you special.
So for instance, I may ask about your birth, childhood traumas of any kind, what time of day you are at your best/worst. Dreams and cravings, moods and sleep all factor into how a remedy is selected.
The first appointment is about and hour and a half. That does sound like a long time, but we really get into depth about your personal, medical and emotional history and make up. We call it taking the case. In order to personalize your treatment, we need to see what is going on with you now and how you got there.
You will be in a safe place of trust and there is no judgement or advice, unless requested. All our conversations are confidential and notes are locked away. It is an intimate setting where you can be honest and open and accepted. There are benefits to being really heard and having a kind ear, and this is all part of the healing process.
At the end of a first session, I may not immediately have the course of treatment decided, it may take a little research. But you will leave with a remedy which I make up on the spot, to help any immediate symptoms. We will then book in the next appointment. Depending on what is happening for you, that may be a few days or a week or more. Every patient has a tailor made treatment plan, based on what is going on for them. Just the way we are all unique, the remedies and how we work together are one off. Makes it all special and magical, and that is what I love about it.
For Goodness' sake, let me share the magic!