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Working as a homeopath

03 September 2021 at 13:41

A Career Homeopath

Working as a homeopath is both rewarding and flexible, with a big dose of job satisfaction too. We caught up with Melissa Hirtenstein, one of our 2016 graduates, to find out how she is getting on with her new career.

I grew up immersed in homeopathy, constantly amazed by this gentle and effective system of medicine. But it wasn’t until I was 32, whilst living in Portugal, that I felt the pull of homeopathy as a career choice. I was working as professional gardener at the time, but all too often found myself buried in my Materia Medica books, hunting for the right remedies to support the health and well-being of my growing family. Sitting by the river one day, I realised that I was at my happiest and most inspired when I was studying and using homeopathy, and at that very moment, I knew that this was what I was called to do. I simply had to dive in. 

When I eventually returned to the UK, I enrolled at the renowned School of Homeopathy and there began my journey. Four years later, I emerged with professional practitioner status and haven’t looked back. I’ve been in practice now for just over five years, working as a community homeopath in my home town of Penzance in Cornwall. It’s wonderful supporting my own community, working with different generations of the same family and seeing their health and well-being improve with homeopathy.

 When it comes to job satisfaction, I really couldn’t be happier


It
’s the everyday victories that bring me so much joy. I recently worked with a new mother who was struggling with repeated bouts of mastitis and was about to give up on breastfeeding her baby. Seeing this resolve after a remedy I prescribed is truly amazing. Twenty months on, the mum is still breastfeeding and both mother and baby are thriving; the mum has even trained as a breastfeeding counsellor. They’re everyday issues, but to each individual, they’re major breakthroughs. This is what drives me. I am without a doubt doing what I am called to do.

 The other major benefit for me is the flexibility

Juggling work alongside a busy family life can be challenging, but like most homeopaths I am self-employed so I can balance my time and make sure I am there for my own family too. I also have the freedom to pursue other activities that keep me happy and grounded. For me, it’s so important to stay connected with the natural world and I love wild swimming off the Cornish coast. Being able to plan my work diary so that I can enjoy a sea swim during my lunch break is definitely one of the biggest perks of the job. And of course, it also means I am revived and rejuvenated for my afternoon clients. 

I work solely as a homeopath, seeing up to ten clients each week. I’m currently booked up for about six weeks in advance, so I am able to feel confident about my monthly contributions to the family purse. Building up my business has happened quite easily and naturally, and being involved in my local community has been key. I walk and talk homeopathy; when I’m out with the dog, chatting to other parents, hanging out with my children and their friends. My client base has grown steadily each year, largely by word of mouth. 

When I reflect on my time studying with The School of Homeopathy, I know that I was lucky to benefit from one of the most comprehensive training courses available. The curriculum is unique, and rigorous, and I was taught by some of the best and most well known homeopaths in the world. I’ve made some deep and lasting friendships along the way too; fellow students who are now my colleagues.

These days, we nourish and support each other as professionals, making sure there is a strong community and network around us

And perhaps most wonderful of all, we haven't stopped learning. There’s always more to discover about homeopathy and it’s this that keeps the job so exciting and fresh. 

If you feel inspired by Melissa’s story and would like to find out more about starting a new career as a homeopath, please visit: homeopathyschool.com Or call Mani on 01453 765 956 for a friendly chat.


Tags: Career change | complementary medicine | Holistic healthcare | Retraining

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A change for the better

21 July 2021 at 23:17

A change for the better Is it time for a new start, to work from home and do something you love?  Gone are the days of life-long, single-tracked careers, of staying in the same job from ... [ read more ]

Tags: Alternative Training | Career change | Courses | Natural healthcare | Professional homeopathy

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Better together

15 June 2020 at 15:38

Better together We're better when we're together. We can see this now more than ever before as we join forces to tackle the ongoing health crisis. Neighbourhoods are taking care of their most ... [ read more ]

Tags: Integrated Health | Homeopathy | complementary medicine

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Argentum Nitricum - Homeopathic remedy picture

26 September 2019 at 11:30

Argentum Nitricum Homeopathic remedy for symptoms arising from an over-active imagination. Great fear of heights. Claustrophobia.   Anticipatory states, easily panicked when a time is ... [ read more ]

Tags: Natural remedy for panic attacks | Homeopathic first aid | Claustrophobia | Learn Homeopathy with us | School of homeopathy | Argentum Nitricum | Homeopathic remedy for anxiety

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What do our graduates say about us?

11 September 2019 at 12:30

What do our graduates say about us? Thinking of studying with us? Good news: you're not too late to enrol for this year's Attendance Course- beginning September 21st. Hear from our graduates ... [ read more ]

Tags: Homeopathy students | School of Homeopathy graduates | Thinking of learning with us? | Homeopathic education | Cutting edge | Classical | High-tech | Great pastoral care | Innovative curriculum

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China officinalis - Free Materia Medica!

09 August 2019 at 14:00

China Officinalis Homeopathic remedy picture. This is the very first remedy ever proved by Hahnemann. He was living in Edinburgh earning money by translating at Edinburgh University when he ... [ read more ]

Tags: Homeopathic Remedy | Free Materia Medica | Chinchona Officinalis | China | Natural remedy for bloating | Remedy for exhaustion, | Remedy for insomnia | Holistic Medicine | First aid remedy

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Kali Phosphoricum - homeopathic remedy for burn-out

04 July 2019 at 09:14

Kali Phosphoricum Homeopathic remedy picture. Kali phos is often recommended for exhaustion and weak contractions during labour, especially if there are no other distinguishing symptoms. ... [ read more ]

Tags: Remedy for burnout | Remedy for mental shock | Remedy for grief | Remedy for overwork | Remedy for carers | Natural healthcare | Health and wellbeing | Heal naturally with homeopathy | Materia medica | First aid | School of homeopathy

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Causticum - homeopathic remedy picture

30 May 2019 at 12:20

Causticum Homeopathic remedy picture. At the emotional level these people cannot tolerate any injustice and are susceptible to intense and long held grief that metaphorically burns into them. At ... [ read more ]

Tags: homeopathic remedy for burns, homeopathic remedy for grief, homeopathic remedy for neurological complaints,

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Phytolocca- a homeopathic remedy to relieve mastitis

25 April 2019 at 13:30

Phytolacca Homeopathic remedy picture from "Get Well Soon" by Misha Norland and students of The School of Homeopathy. A good remedy in new mothers for breastfeeding problems such as cracked ... [ read more ]

Tags: Phytolocca, Homeopathy, Homeopathic remedies, Therapeutic tips, Materia Medica, Plant remedies,

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MEP homeopathy integration in EU

18 April 2019 at 13:25

MEP Alojz Peterle speaks out in favour of homeopathy Member of the European Parliament “Honourable speakers, doctors, practitioners, dear guests, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you very much ... [ read more ]

Tags: MEP | Alojz Peterle | homeopathy | Member of the European Parliament | Parliamentary Health Working Group

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Mercurius - homeopathic remedy picture

05 April 2019 at 14:10

Mercurius Homeopathic remedy picture. Just about everything aggravates this person: heat, cold, night, covering up, uncovering and so on. Their temperature is unstable and so are their moods. At ... [ read more ]

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Top 10 Homeopathic Remedies for IBS

13 March 2019 at 12:19

Top 10 Homeopathic Remedies for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) or Gastritis     Tired of painful bloating, cramping and constipation? Homeopathy may be able to help. IBS, ... [ read more ]

Tags: Remedies | IBS | Holistic | Natural Medicine | Alternative Therapy | Wellbeing | Health | Homeopathy

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School student wins Society literary prize

12 February 2019 at 14:45

School student wins Society literary prize Jo Magowan, School of Homeopathy graduate, wins the Society of Homeopaths Student Literary Prize. “I wanted to share my own story and help build a ... [ read more ]

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Proving of Sloth - a new homeopathic remedy

29 January 2019 at 11:07

Proving of Sloth - a new homeopathic remedy The School of Homeopathy conducted a proving of the Two Toed Sloth in Oct - Dec 2018. In the near future we will be combining all the prover diaries ... [ read more ]

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Apis - homeopathic remedy picture

12 December 2018 at 16:39

Apis Homeopathic remedy picture. Bee stings, or any swelling which has this look about it, of red, rosy, puffy skin under tension. Also for kidney pain, swollen glands, tonsillitis and mumps. ... [ read more ]

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Calcarea carbonica - homeopathic remedy picture

07 December 2018 at 10:13

Calcarea carbonica Homeopathic remedy picture. If your child is a late developer, has been slow to teeth, to crawl and walk - a plodder, not a pusher, then this could be their constitutional ... [ read more ]

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The School wins awards

30 May 2018 at 12:03

The School wins awards Each year the Society of Homeopaths presents a variety of awards to homeopaths and others who have made a significant contribution to the profession. This year, for the ... [ read more ]

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Homeopathic treatment of children with ADHD

30 November 2016 at 10:48

Homeopathic treatment of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a randomised, double blind, placebo controlled crossover trial.   An increasing number of parents turn to ... [ read more ]

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Homeopathy Awareness Week is here 10-16th April 2016

11 April 2016 at 09:56

Homeopathy Awareness Week 10-16 th April 2016!   Nick Taylor DSH RSHom from the School of Homeopathy talks about what it is like to be a homeopath and work in homeopathy.   ... [ read more ]

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Homeopathy Awareness Week 10-16th April 2016
2 Days to go!!!

09 April 2016 at 08:20

2 Days to go!!! Homeopathy Awareness Week 10-16 th April 2016   Uli Holzer LSECH MSCH MARH talks about what it is like to be a homeopath and work in homeopathy.   ... [ read more ]

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Homeopathy Awareness Week 10-16th April 2016
3 Days to go!!!

08 April 2016 at 09:59

3 Days to go!!! Homeopathy Awareness Week 10-16 th April 2016   Sarah Hemsley RSHom talks about what it is like to be a homeopath and work in homeopathy.   ... [ read more ]

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Homeopathy Awareness Week 10-16th April 2016
5 Days to go!!!

06 April 2016 at 10:15

5 Days to go!!! Homeopathy Awareness Week 10-16 th April 2016   Hilary Dorrian Lic Ac LCH DHt talks about what it is like to be a homeopath and work in homeopathy.   ... [ read more ]

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Withdrawing From drugs and alcohol with homeopathy

20 February 2016 at 16:55

Homeopathy is a wonderful support for those withdrawing from drug or alcohol addiction. Not only does it relieve the immediate symptoms, it also works to heal the underlying cause, whether ... [ read more ]

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Arlene Phillips Attends NTAs in a living dress

21 January 2016 at 16:21

Strictly Come Dancing star Arlene Phillips walked the red carpet last night at the National Television Awards wearing a “living” dress decorated with real flowers that are all used for ... [ read more ]

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EU market for homeopathic and anthroposophic medicines grows by over 6% a year

05 January 2016 at 12:55

The market for homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products in the EU is growing by 6.5% a year according to new figures from ECHAMP. It is now valued at €1.24 billion per year; this ... [ read more ]

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New behind the scenes video from Michelle Collins photoshoot

10 December 2015 at 13:00

New behind the scenes video from Michelle Collins’ photoshoot   British actress Michelle Collins, best known for her roles in EastEnders and Coronation Street, worked with us on the ... [ read more ]

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So how DO you look as classy as Katie at 45?

22 October 2015 at 11:08

So how DO you look as classy as Katie at 45? ALISON BOSHOFF examines how radio presenter manages to hold back the years with her endless legs and lithe physique     She topped the ... [ read more ]

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Latest findings in homeopathy research to be presented in Rome

28 May 2015 at 10:04

          Latest findings in homeopathy research to be presented in Rome   London, 27 th May 2015 :  Over 250 scientists from 39 ... [ read more ]

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#homeopathyhour on Twitter

04 February 2015 at 15:40

Join in with #Homeopathyhour on Twitter   Hoping you can join us to a (or lots of) session(s) - it's always an enjoyable evening with learning, networking and homeopathy related chat. ... [ read more ]

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An Expert Guide To Treating ADHD With Homeopathy

17 January 2015 at 09:50

I would always look for a natural non-toxic solution to my health before turning to my GP, especially if I am not in imminent danger and I have time to consider my options and try other treatments. ... [ read more ]

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New Course - Homeopathy First Aid for Pets

05 December 2014 at 12:40

Learn the basics of homeopathic first aid prescribing for pets, animals and farm from the comfort of your own home. Take care of  your pets and animals health when they most need it. Course ... [ read more ]

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Dr Stephan Baumgartner Ground-breaking experiments

27 November 2014 at 13:02

Expert laboratory teams in Switzerland and Italy are getting unexplainable results. Hear what happens when wheat seedlings poisoned with arsenic are then 'cured' by exposure to homeopathic arsenic ... [ read more ]

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Join us for this rare opportunity to see Massimo in the UK!

01 October 2014 at 09:40

Places are limited, so we advise you book early!   This year The School of Homeopathy is proud to present Dr Massimo Mangialavori, who will be sharing his love of the Mushrooms Remedies ... [ read more ]

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Multiple Health Problems Improve with Homeopathy Barry's Story

12 September 2014 at 11:35

Barry’s story shows the wide-spread changes that can happen when a remedy is chosen for the patient’s overall symptom complex rather than just a few isolated or separate symptoms. In ... [ read more ]

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Treating plants with homeopathy

27 August 2014 at 10:06

Treating plants with homeopathy Julian Jonas was confronted by a problem – his tomatoes had blight. Three days after spraying with a homeopathic remedy, the problem was gone. He says, ... [ read more ]

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More must be done to cut unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions

05 August 2014 at 12:13

Worst-performing GP surgeries hand out twice as many drugs for coughs and colds, finds Public Health England and UCL More must be done to curb unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics, experts ... [ read more ]

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Homeopathic healing: The stars who swear by alternative medicine

28 July 2014 at 15:53

Many celebrities and top athletes have a homeopath on speed dial and here some of them share their stories While many don’t believe it even works, more than 10 million ­people in the UK ... [ read more ]

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Michelle Collins reveals her way of conquering nerves and stress

17 July 2014 at 09:50

Coronation Street's Michelle Collins reveals her secret way of conquering nerves and stress Michelle has told how she uses homeopathy to cope with nerves and stress ahead of acting in big scenes. ... [ read more ]

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Call to update Homeopathy at Wikipedia

09 July 2014 at 12:43

As you may be aware that the Wikipedia information page on Homeopathy does not represent the true definition of the homeopathic system of medicine (Click here for Wiki page)  Rather than ... [ read more ]

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The Snooks have arrived for Homeopathy Awareness Week!

14 June 2014 at 11:29

The Snooks have arrived for Homeopathy Awareness Week! Watch the fun animations and learn about homeopathy. www.youtube.com/user/FindaHomeopath This year the Snooks launch Homeopathy Awareness ... [ read more ]

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Extreme sensitivity of gene expression in SH-SY5Y neurocytes

29 April 2014 at 10:12

Gelsemium sempervirens (Gelsemium s.), also called yellow jasmine, is a plant belonging to the Loganiaceae family. All parts of the plant contain the major active principle gelsemine as well as ... [ read more ]

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MP and Homeopathy Supporter Luciana Berger appointed Labour's new Shadow Health Minister

24 February 2014 at 10:00

Luciana Berger has been appointed as the new Shadow Health Minister for the Labour party. Already an avid supporter of Homeopathy, she is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated ... [ read more ]

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Find the Right Homeopath for You

10 February 2014 at 09:38

We only have one body, so naturally we don't want to mess it up. When it comes to dealing with health problems, most people are cautious, sticking to what is proven, trusted and true. But with the ... [ read more ]

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Making Cases Count

18 November 2013 at 09:40

Society fellow Dr Clare Relton has launched a new independent initiative to offer free support to homeopaths wishing to capture the outcomes of the homeopathic care they offer, particularly using ... [ read more ]

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Homeopathy Awareness Week 14th - 21st June

17 June 2013 at 09:34

As the homeopathic community celebrates its 2013 Homeopathy Awareness week, the Society are also celebrating their 35th anniversary and launching a campaign to raise the awareness of homeopathy ... [ read more ]

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