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Why Research Matters & Why Provings are Crucial in Homeopathy Practice with Alastair Gray

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Six webinar sessions for homeopaths, naturopaths and other committed health care providers.

To make excellent prescriptions each practitioner must be able to rely on homeopathy's most basic tool: materia medica. Yet many today have no idea where this fundamental information derives from. This course provides a working knowledge of exactly how remedy profiles are created, what can and cannot be relied upon in our literature, and most importantly, how this knowledge can translate to success in homeopathic practice.

This course offers you:

  • Comfort and ease distilling reliable (and speculative) information from homeopathic texts.
  • Increased understanding of materia medica and repertory (by understanding how both are created.)
  • Improved prescribing success.
  • An infectious excitement for homeopathic provings!

In these lively, interactive sessions with Alastair Gray, course participants explore the world of homeopathic provings old and new, investigate the origins of materia medica and repertory symptoms, and explore the significance of modern 'best practice' in provings as it relates to successful clinical outcomes. Materia medica profiles and cases of Moreton Bay Fig, Box Jellyfish, White Tailed Spider, Kowhai, Kauri, Tuberculinum, among many others are sprinkled throughout the course, anchoring the concepts presented.

Topics include:

  • Best (and worst) practices from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
  • Reading 'source' materials.
  • Editing, collation, extraction – and the end result in our literature.
  • Dream, meditation and other methods.
  • The ethics of provings.
  • Comparing original with re-provings: Bufo, Cactus, Blatta, Culex, Bacilinum, Tuberculinum, etc.
  • Much, much more.

To be fully in the present, we must understand where we have come from. This is not a history course, but rather applied theory for more accurate prescriptions. And as pressure on homeopathy continues worldwide, sound research and research methodology are areas from which a firm "push back" is possible. The homeopathic profession must therefore establish agreement on best proving practices, honouring the traditions of the past, while grounding itself in modern accepted research protocol.

Provings are the most valuable tool for homeopaths. They are the basis of all pure materia medica and of homeopathic practice. Every well conducted proving cures many patients. However, for provings to be of use, they must be published, preferably in books. Many of the hundreds of recent provings are never edited or published, and are therefore lost. It is for this reason, and for the quality of his provings, that Alastair Gray should be congratulated on his excellent work.
Jeremy Sherr

Your Instructor

MSc (UK) BAHons (NZ) ADH (NZ) DSH (UK) PCH (UK) PCHom (Malaysia)

Alastair Gray heads the homeopathy department nationally at Australia's Endeavour College of Natural Health. A dual sector role that involves running an advanced diploma in the vocational education sector and a degree in the higher education sector, he is responsible for quality of the curriculum and the academic integrity of the programs. He is also Endeavour's National Online Learning Project Manger.

Alastair has lectured in both under- and post-graduate homeopathy for 15 years. A regular seminar and conference presenter in New Zealand, Malaysia, the USA, Ireland, Canada, the UK, India, Thailand and Australia, he also delivers webinars worldwide.

For 20 years Alastair has run a general natural medicine practice in Sydney, Australia. Clinical practice remains a significant feature of his work with a focus in the treatment of anxiety, depression, addiction and men's health.

His latest book, Method (2011), was released at the 2011 LIGA conference to complement Case Taking: The Landscape of Homeopathic Medicine (2010), Volume I in the series. In addition, Alastair has published four books and numerous articles on the provings of Moreton Bay Fig, Tea Tree, Waratah, Tar Tree, Liquorice, Cactus, Kowhai, Kauri, Tuberculinum, Bacilinum, Mosquito, Cockroach, Toad, Seahorse, Pearl, Irukandji, Medusa, Box Jellyfish and White Tailed Spider.

Books by Alastair Gray

Alastair Gray has contributed greatly to the world of modern provings. Not only has he been involved in many excellent new provings but he has added much to the ongoing debate about their validity and methodological challenges... homeopaths will find his work accessible, well-researched and a pleasure to read.
Richard Pitt CCH, Former Director, Pacific Academy of Homeopathy, San Francisco

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Praise for Alastair Gray & Our Live Webinar Format

For many years, Alastair has shown diligence and commitment to guiding participants through the experience of homeopathic proving. His enthusiasm and curiosity to explore substances through the vehicle of the proving methodology has yielded new understandings of self, substance, symptoms, and sufferings. The experience of proving brings forth a wealth of understanding that heightens clinical awareness and effectiveness.
Susanna Shelton
I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your courses -- such a wonderful way to learn! Thank you so much for doing them.
Betsy H.
I would have to say this has been one of the best seminars I have ever done. Your practical realistic approach to homeopathy is refreshing. After many years of practice myself it is good to see the truth about homeopathy being passed along through 30 basic principles that apply to everyday practice. During my years of practice I have had experiences relating to most of the principles you covered and learnt the hard way. Over the last 10 weeks I have been applying these principles in my practice and have been pleasantly surprised with the enhancements in communication, compliance, organisation, less anxiety, fewer calls from clients and an overall better run clinic. Thanks for your assistance. Hoping you will be doing further webinars in the future.
Greg M.

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