Old Masters Series films – Workshop 1 Bönninghausen



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Recorded in September 2022. (Approx 5.5 hrs)

Bönninghausen as a window to clinical efficacy  – with Karen Allen

We celebrate Clemens Maria von Bönninghausen as one of the first masters of homeopathy.

Near death with tuberculosis in 1827, Bönninghausen was healed completely with doses of Pulsatilla. He began to study, and became Hahnemann’s favourite student and closest collaborator. 

Join Karen Allen CCH,  as she reviews Bönninghausen’s early life and acquisition of skills that were later key in his homeopathic work.

Karen shows how he organised and categorised materia medica data in a way that was unique and somewhat controversial. Through his cases, she exemplifies how he was driven to clarify reliable versus unreliable data as he relentlessly refined materia medica information.

She expands Bönninghausen’s teaching on what is reliable in case work. In his pre-Freudian worldview, Bönninghausen depended on the reliable expressions of the organism rather than the experiential mental report of the client.

Through examples of his extensive clinical work, Karen explains Bönninghausen’s theories of  symptom polarity that he developed and tested.  She highlights aspects of his extensive writings that apply to our work with clients today.

Bönninghausen and Frei: Clinical Strengths of Polarity Analysis with Tim Shannon 

In this presentation, Tim Shannon ND DHANP brings to life the foundational work of Bönninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocketbook as it has been refined and expanded through Heiner Frei’s Polarity Analysis work.

Tim shares Heiner’s decades of case review as he refined the Pocketbook data, and his development of the Polarity Analysis as a clinical approach.

Tim reviews Heiner’s published research studies showing remarkable efficacy. He also shares his own journey from the use of contemporary homeopathy to his exclusive use of Polarity Analysis, with its benefits and improved clinical outcomes. Through his own case examples he demonstrates the clinical strengths of Polarity Analysis

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