Mani Norland, BA (Hons), DSH, RSHom
Mani Norland is Principal at the School of Homeopathy. He is Misha Norland's eldest son and grew up with homeopathy all around him. He trained with the School, and practices from his clinic in Stroud. He develops and manages the School in conjunction with members of the core team. Other responsibilities include interviewing students, the teaching timetable, preparation of teaching materials, hiring teachers and staff, running the School clinic. In addition, he is responsible for the School brand, marketing and promotion. Mani is also the Managing Director of The School of Health (formerly Alternative Training), a business that manages home study courses and books.
Mani is a founding member of Homeopathy Course Providers Forum and a founding member of the 4Homeopathy (the pro homeopathy group of 11 organsations in the UK). With this group Mani has been instrumental in the re-branding of homeopathy in the UK with the development of a new logo, celebrity campaigns and media intervention. Mani also teaches students in the 4th year about setting up in practice. In his ‘other life’ Mani worked in London as a brand and business consultant for over 10 years. He advised board level directors on business creation, vision and image. Mani is passionate about the positive promotion of homeopathy to the general public and has written many consumer facing articles on homeopathy and been interviewed on BBC radio several times.
Most of the teaching I do is with the 3rd and 4th years about setting up in practice and what I love about teaching the students that it’s a time in the course where they are getting ready to fly the nest and to prepare themselves to becoming professional practitioners so it’s a very special time in their development and a time when they really need help in thinking about how they are going to set up in practice and run the business and market themselves as homeopaths and this is an important part of the course and actually something that maybe differentiates us from other schools because we offer this and we help students to think about their marketing and their branding and how they are going to present themselves and put themselves into their homeopathic practice and tell others about their practice and about homeopathy.
Teaching is the most amazing thing, because it opens doors for people, you are a facilitator in a process in which the student is coming to know more not just about the subject but very specifically about themselves, and how to use the information they are receiving from books and from yourself in a way that is true for them a way that helps them to unfold themselves to themselves in such a way that they can then step out of the picture.