Homeopathy is a science. The practice of homeopathy is an art. Psychologically art is a superior work of reason and intelligence. As a homeopath, it is our job to bring these two elements together. While studying, homoeopathy may 'seem' to be simple, it is equally 'difficult' to master it.
Today, we find thousands of books and magazines dedicated to the subject of Homeopathy. Our Masters have written volumes and volumes of pages, only to make Homeopathy more easier for us. In fact, even Dr. Hahnemann emphasized the mode of treatment to be based on “easily comprehensible principles” (Aphorism 2).
The next generation master’s like Dr. Kent, Dr. Clarke, Dr. Allen, etc. tried to make homeopathy simpler by emphasizing more on its practical applicability, but again this too was not easy, as it was difficult to adhere to the norms laid down by them.
Down the line, our next generation teachers like Dr. Paschero, Dr. Candegabe, Dr. Sehgal tried to teach the subject more realistically, so that it can be practiced in the clinic with greater ease. With years of experience and knowledge, all stalwarts revealed to us their profound understanding and expertise in treating patients.
But yet, the biggest hurdle in learning homeopathy is about learning to do it yourself, in your clinical setting. We are all committed to practicing classical homeopathy while in college, but as we set up our clinics, curing patients with our classical homeopathic approach becomes more like a distant dream. Every case seems so different; how can the same principles apply in each different case? We spend many hours assisting and working with various senior homeopaths, try to adapt their style/method of treating patients in our practice, but with very varying success ratio. We still find it difficult to apply our homoeopathic knowledge with purity to treat our patients and hence many a times, we end up with failures. To gain success and popularity among patients, we may also practice polypharmacy or 'mixopathy' but our conscience as a homoeopath does not allow us to do so with a clean heart.
As homeopaths, we all know that "Mind is the key to the innermost man," but there are only a handful of homeopaths prescribing on the mind symptoms alone. We all are aware of the fact that the Mind section is one of the largest and the most important section of the Repertory. Dr. Hahnemann states in the Organon; aphorism #211: In all cases of disease to be cured, the patient’s emotional state should be noted as one of the most preeminent symptoms.
Keeping this in mind, we have formed an Academy, ASHA (Aude Sapere Homoeo Academy), which is entirely dedicated to preparing and coaching students. With all learning grounded in experience, the students are already on their road to success as homeopaths. The Academy is focused on teaching students this unique method of deriving the 'mental' symptoms of a patient (APPLIED MIND), thus providing an opportunity to students to know and understand the 'Mind' section of the repertory better. 'Applied Mind' an exceptional method, wherein application of 'Mind' section of the Repertory is elaborately explained and students are taught to perceive the mental state of a patient only by accurately observing and listening to them.
The methodology is very simple - to feel the individual by understanding his 'SAY' in our clinic through the 'Mind' section of the repertory.