I am a registered homeopath with the College of Homeopaths of Ontario (CHO) and the North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH), and a graduate of the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine – what many consider to be the gold standard of classical homeopathic education in North America. Homeopathy is by far the most interesting and challenging of all of my academic endeavours, and there have been many. My love of both science and the arts led me to the somewhat eclectic undergrad studies of Anatomical Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Film. Strongly considering becoming a psychoanalyst, I turned my attention to Psychology, earning an Honours Bachelor degree and heading straight to doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology. I also studied for many years at the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association and the Gestalt Institute of Toronto.
I loved practicing Psychology, but was drawn to alternate medical approaches because of an illness that traditional Medicine could not ameliorate, let alone eliminate. I very luckily was referred to a homeopath and became curious about this medical discipline's rapid, gentle, and curative mandate. I remember saying to my homeopath, "You mean, you're not just going to remove my symptoms for now... you're going to cure me for good?" And I will never forget the smile on his face and his quiet, confident nod. Once I started reading about Homeopathy, I couldn't stop. I got that feeling you get when you know you've met the right person to share yourself with, or when you instantly recognize that this is The Truth. And every time I see a patient, or read a book about Homeopathy, I still get that same feeling. I especially love that there are no specialties in Homeopathy, no one practitioner for the heart, another for your arthritis, and yet another for your depression, each ignoring that one has an impact on the other. We treat the whole person, because the whole you walks into the office, not pieces of you. Makes sense, doesn't it?
While still a student, I worked for over two years at WholeHealthNow and HomeopathicHousecall, where I moderated Homeopathy webinars, coordinated FreeCasts, and worked as a copywriter, editor, and video producer. Homeopathic education is very near and dear to my heart, and so I have now joined forces with Enlightenment Education to organize and teach homeopathic webinars, and have organized several seminars/webinars on behalf of Dr. Samir Chaukkar and colleagues, bringing them to Toronto to teach. I am also creating an app – Mastering Materia Medica – to help homeopaths and students to deeply learn our medicines, and have been enjoying educating Canadians about this magnificent, distinguished medical art through my work sitting on the Advisory and Education Committees of 4Homeopathy Canada. I have given seminars on Homeopathic Approaches to Childhood Anxiety and The Historical Foundations of Repertory and Repertorization, and have published three articles in The American Homeopath. Most recently, I joined the board of NASH as the Bi-National Liaison, representing Canadian homeopaths and providing support for their continued work.
It is an absolute honour to be entrusted with your health care. Whether you choose to work with me or someone else, I commend you for your interest in Homeopathy and bold, forward thinking, and wish you health, happiness, and harmony throughout your life.