During this symposium, presenters will discuss the different approaches they have developed to meet the needs of people arriving with a variety of mental and emotional health issues.
Selina Hatherley, RSHom, will discuss methodologies, potencies and therapies, sharing her experience of using a ‘holistic toolbox’ in an integrated approach to healthcare. She will talk about patient and practitioner mental health, both in the context of clinics at Grenfell and in private practice.
After graduating from Purton House School of Homeopathy in 2004, Selina ran a clinic at a supported housing group, treating people with drug, alcohol and mental health problems. She is a supervisor for students and practitioners and a core member of Side by Side @ Grenfell.
Rix Pyke, RSHom, will talk about the Society-funded Community Clinic in South London which has been running since April this year. She will introduce the work of the inter-disciplinary group Maintaining Health Partners – which she was part of developing over many years – and offer insight, and a homeopathic perspective, from its work in the Maudsley Psychiatric Hospital since 2008. Central to the theme of her talk will be practical ideas about working as a homeopath, in the community, with other disciplines. She will underlie the whole talk with the fundamental, homeopathic, principle that looking at mental, emotional and physical health holistically is the best way to understand the concept of mental health itself.
Rix trained at the Devon School of Homeopathy and afterwards attended the Guild of Homeopaths’ course ending in 2001. As well as her practices in Peckham, South London and Neals Yard Therapy Rooms in Covent Garden she has always been funded to work once or twice a month in South London community projects offering homeopathy and Chi Kung to people living with acute or enduring mental health concerns.
Bob Blair, LCH, PCH, will present the case of a woman with panic attacks and chronic depression, both arising from a history of childhood abuse. He will demonstrate how the Sensation Method can be used to find a remedy that resonates with the patient at every level of her suffering and discuss the relevance of a particular miasm to such cases.
Before becoming immersed in Rajan Sankaran’s Sensation Method, Bob trained with Jeremy Sherr. In his teaching at various UK colleges and abroad, he now delights in synthesizing information from a variety of sources and teachers and in communicating different approaches to case-taking and analysis, adapting the process to suit the individuality of each patient.
Nicola Vanlint, Psychotherapist / CBT and EMDR Counsellor Accredited MBACP, PG Dip Counselling, will consider safeguarding issues, for both the client and the practitioner, and discuss the value of clear contracting, regular supervision and boundaries within the therapeutic relationship.
Nicola has worked within mental services for over 13 years. Her first placement was with the charity ‘Mind’ where she worked as a telephone counsellor, then crisis counsellor and training consultant. She gained knowledge and experience of a wide range of mental health conditions from clinical depression to schizophrenia. Nicola has had a private practice since 2009 and is the founder of www.yourwellnessrooms.co.uk a holistic wellbeing centre in London. She says “Working within an organisation like Mind there is support, advice and guidance readily available. Whereas working in a private practice this support is not there on a daily basis and it can feel isolating. Gaining regular one to one and peer supervision is paramount for the therapist and client’s wellbeing”
Tessa Jordan, RSHom, will discuss her understanding of the links between homeopathy and Dr Bach’s system of healing with flower remedies. Although this is a large topic, she will give a brief overview of ways in which Bach flower remedies can complement homeopathic treatment, giving examples from cases she has worked with.
Tessa uses both homeopathy and flower remedies to empower her patients to achieve good health both emotionally and physically. She has an active practice and trains practitioners in the use of Dr Bach’s flower remedies. Following his philosophy, she identifies links between emotional distress and physical symptoms to inform her case-taking and prescriptions.
This event is intended both for homeopaths and for practitioners of other disciplines.
Vegetarian lunch and refreshments included.
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