The Homeopathy College
The Homeopathy College
454 Hagley Road West,
Phone-Number: 01803 865 780 or 0121 423 1914
Principal: Christopher Hammond
Member of the HCPF
Type of Course:
4 years Part time – 11 weekends per year.
Roughly £2,850 per annum rising with inflation.
What other expenses are to be expected?
Books are the biggest other expense whilst you build your collection. Allow at least £300 in the first year and reducing sums in subsequent years.
Willingness to enter into a process of change and personal development in a place of safety and nourishment. The capacity to develop a passion for homeopathy and to learn. Entry is by informal interview.
Time commitment for each of the following: (contact time, study time and clinical training)
Contact time at college weekends consists of 11 weekends per year, 6 hour long sessions each day (with breaks) for 4 years.
Study time varies enormously between students according to their needs, desires and capacities. We suggest around 10 hours a week.
Clinical training in our student clinics is over 100 hours. In addition, students will be taking their own cases throughout the course, with a network of support.
What facilities does your college offer:
Students are supported by a separate member of staff who is available throughout teaching weekends. She is a skilled healer and supporter of personal development as well as being a good listening ear for anyone needing to talk. We have our own building with teaching rooms, refreshment space, library, clinic, remedy pharmacy and a small garden for parties on sunny days.
How can prospective students find out more about your course before committing to study with you?
Prospective students are strongly urged to come and sit in on a college weekend. We want them to be sure that this is what they are looking for and it gives us a chance to meet them (which is our informal interview) and for them to meet us and other students. Ricardo Semler in a TED talk about his company management style and interviewing new employees, said something like this – “After their interview we get them to come back and join in. We want them to see if any our bullshit advertising is for real or not!”.
What are your term dates/college weekends:
October 2018 – July 2019 – Contact us directly for more details
What do you consider to be the main strengths of your course?
‘Physician, heal thyself’ is an ancient wisdom. It tells us what is needed before we can help others to heal.Being a homeopath is not just about what you know; it is about who you are.
We offer a safe place for your soul to heal during your transformational journey to be a homeopath. It is an open, fun environment in which to learn.Creating a safe environment will begin right from the start of the course.
Safety comes through your teacher’s skills, presence and groundedness, living what they teach and leading by example.We teach the traditional / conventional and the progressive / esoteric. It is a case of ‘both and’, not ‘either or’.The esoteric information that is shared and explored is deeply grounded in its practical application and is utilised through personal experience, not just theoretical understanding. The body speaks to us through disease processes. Understanding its language is informative, exciting and revealing.We explore the potential for healing, for becoming whole. We investigate the nature of the blocks and barriers that limit this potential and lead to disease. We discover how to process, to release, to heal, to become more whole.
We support you to find your own ways of prescribing and helping others to heal, as well as honouring and teaching a deep understanding of traditional and contemporary homeopathy.
What different learning styles are offered and how are they supported?
Learning takes account of the individual pace and style/supported by the group and college. We use class games and exercises, experiential exploration of remedies, of ourselves, of clients. Plus all the usual white boards, videos etc.We say that learning is fun, so we explore some of the common blocks to our fun, to our natural curiosity.
How is clinical training delivered and when do students start to see patients?
We say that you learn quickest and most by doing it. You may start seeing clients as soon as you wish. Our job is to support you and make sure you are not being over ambitious or over cautious.We also support you to know how to recognise when you need help and to have access to the help you need. There is a whole network available to support you – see below.
How are students supported during their training and beyond?
Students are trusted by the college to do their best. Students are encouraged to trust themselves and in Nature, to trust and develop their own ‘knowingness’Help is always available – from their peers, from students in other year groups, from their teachers, from regional tutors, from homeopaths they get to know in the areas where they live, from the principle.
We all come with various forms of energy draining baggage. Learning to process and release the past frees us to discover our own natural curiosity, our intuitive and creative capacities. What naturally emerges is an openness and willingness to explore with compassion for ourselves and others.
Besides being a place of learning and much fun, college can also be a very moving, touching place, filled with tender compassion, love and healing.
How do students develop the skills to balance and maintain their own health and wellbeing, whilst functioning as an effective practitioner?
All of the answers to the above questions lead to students gaining sufficient self-knowledge to be able to care for themselves. They learn to recognise the different forms of nourishment they need in order, not only to sustain their lives, but to grow and continue their development at all levels.
How is progress assessed?
Students learn to reflect on their progress such that they can recognise their strengths and weaknesses and know what they need to do. When it comes to graduation, we know from our knowledge of individual students in class, in written case work and case work in the student clinics when each student is ready to graduate.
Some students need more time than others in order to become a homeopath. In that case, we continue to make college facilities available and offer support if that is what is needed, until they are ready.
How are your teachers supported and enabled to teach well?
We talk to each other, share experiences and love what we do. Having a passion for homeopathy is not just an entry requirement for students; it is one of the criteria for being a teacher on this course!
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Healing is about becoming whole.
Homeopathy is an energetic experience, an energetic exchange between practitioner and client, not just an intellectual process. What we hold in mind affects the outcome of any remedies that are given.
We will share the magic of homeopathy with you and teach you how to use it wisely.