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My study at the School of Homeopathy was the most precious years of learning I have ever received as a student. I looked at various prospectuses, and when I asked practicing homeopaths —or those well informed—where I should study, they all said The School of Homeopathy was the only place for me to go to. They were right. After four years of study, I was desperate to fly the nest to start my practice, a healthy result of a wonderfully solid, grounded and excellent tutorage by some of the best homeopaths from the U.K. I have in all honesty not looked back from when I graduated. I have two thriving practices, with a third about to start. Importantly, I am totally fulfilled by my career as a practitioner and delighted at how my clinics have established themselves. I am busy, and with each month I watch my clinics grow.
What is noticeable—when I meet recent graduates at seminars or lectures—is how much we as students were exposed to very advanced forms of homeopathic theory and methodology at The School, and which I attribute to my confidence as a practitioner . The depth of my exposure and learning there (practical and philosophical) was instrumental in helping me create strong and healthy practices. And not just me…good friends I made at The School equally have thriving practices too.
The four years whizzed past and I made some wonderful new friends, and I have flourished professionally and personally. I am just so glad when I decided, on that fateful day, to change careers, that I was guided to The School of Homeopathy.
It is a day I wont forget…..my life really did change!
When I started out with my diploma in hand, I was unsure
that I could put what I had learnt into practice. I so much wanted
to be the best practitioner! But I soon found that what I had been
taught at the School of Homeopathy held me steady and guided me.
I realised that the education and the spirit which informed it was
special. I had received a vision of what healing could achieve at
the highest level and I was and am passing this on, helping people
live at their full potential. This healing is more than just treating
symptoms, it is inspirational and it has become an everyday part
of my life.
The School of Homeopathy will always have a very special
place in my heart. Not only because of the beauty of the house and
garden and the depth of our study of the healing art of Homeopathy,
but also the love and the humour that we all shared. I know that
what I gained from both you and the place and being part of our
community of students transcends what can be learnt in any curriculum.
It was the beginning of a journey for me that is, of course, still
ongoing. It was not just Homeopathy that we were learning, it was
healing itself and this has flowed into the very furthest reaches
of my being.
I have thought about the School a lot. Many times I have
closed my eyes and felt very grateful for the spacious minded and
spiritual nurture and encouragement that I experienced! When I first
went to the Mumbai seminar in 2000, although I very much felt like
a novice when it came to experience, I was also aware that these
'ground breaking' ideas Sankaran was expounding, were very new to
most yet had been given to us and nurtured in our training at the
School. My interest in alternative healing had been kindled in my
teens but really caught fire after the first Buddhist retreat I
did. I remembering leaving Dharamsala with the need to find some
'shop front' that I could use, that people would feel comfortable
to walk through and I might be able to help people with. As I tend
not to believe in coincidences, this motivation ultimately lead
to your shop front, your particular embrace of homoeopathy and the
spirit behind your teachings. I later met students from many different
colleges and realised how unique the School's style is and how grateful
I am that I developed my own style under its influence. Every patient
gives me an insight into humanity, into suffering, into our commonality
as humans and into my own nature, prejudices, sensitivities and
blind spots. This makes it a very alive and dynamic practice, I
When I first started practicing, my wish was to be able to help
at least one person with their 'health'; now I have been able to
help many, many people, continually strengthening my weak spots
and acknowledging my strengths, and generally not beating myself
up so much for not being perfect. Thank you Misha, and all, for
all the inspiration and pointers on this most incredible trek!
Thank you for giving me a life changing, beautiful experience.
As I talk to more and more people (graduates and current students
of other colleges), I realise what a wonderful experience the School
of Homeopathy was. I talk to so many who are angry and dissatisfied
with their colleges. And I tell them how much I loved mine! I tell
them how it was more than a college, how it changed and nurtured
me in ways that are sometimes difficult to describe. Not only did
I receive the best homeopathic education, one that is actually world
renowned, but I received something that changed my life in the best
way possible. One of the best things was how you gently fostered
a group spirit among us – even when some of us (like me) resisted
that approach. I remember in the early years saying to someone,
“I’m only here to learn homeopathy!” Boy, was
I wrong! I was here to learn much more – about life and love….
Well you know!
Studying at the School is like stepping into another world.
You leave the mad pace of life behind and enter a welcome haven
of tranquility. Here the teachers, tutors and mentors are there
to support you on your journey with such faith in you that you cannot
fail to achieve your potential.
Good schooling should give the student a knowledge-base,
founded on others’ wisdom and experience. Another objective,
which might appear contradictory, is developing the confidence to
venture alone and develop one’s own ideas.
The School of Homeopathy, very skillfully, manages to achieve both
these targets. This is a difficult challenge: none of the (quite
a few) institutions for higher education in which I’ve studied
managed to rise to it.
There are a few factors that make the School of Homeopathy such
Solid basis of homeopathic philosophy enables the student
to always know where his feet are
Wide range of teachers gives a wide range of styles and
And, most important, the school has so much confidence
in the ability of the student to succeed, that, as a student,
you are inevitably empowered by this autonomy.
What I also like is the spiritual aspect of the school. Homeopathy
can be practiced in many forms, and there are ways to make it easy
and practical. But practical solutions will be limited to treating
practical problems. With the kind of learning we got here homeopathy
can be a real transformative power in patients’ lives.
It’s been wonderful four years – I couldn’t hope
for a better school to learn homeopathy in.
I came to homeopathy through my daughter's deteriorating
health right after birth due to mis-diagnosis and subsequent mis-treatment
by the paediatrician on duty at the hospital at the time.
She was in neonatal care for four days and given antibiotics for
an infection she didn’t have. When we got home she had diarrhoea,
thrush and weight loss and none of the regular doctors could effect
After unsuccessful visits to the regular doctors, we finally saw
a homeopath and right away things improved. Thereafter I was 'hooked'
to find out more and understand how homeopathy worked. One of the
main reasons I started studying homeopathy, is that I feel very
strongly about having the ability to help my family and not have
to depend on mainstream health care again.
I was born and raised in Hong Kong (German parentage), and have
lived in Europe and South America, before settling in Toronto now.
I worked for 16 years in numerous varying jobs, before settling
and having a daughter, having been famous amongst my friends for
changing jobs the whole time, with mixed results.
Most of the jobs were related to marketing/projects in the hotel
business and towards the end working as a PA for presidents of multi
national (usually German) companies in Hong Kong. None really satisfied
me, in part because I'd lose interest or lose the respect for my
Originally I was always interested in both philosophy as well as
anything to do with natural laws, but since I didn't want to stay
in Germany (where I went to school most of the time but did not
get on with the educational system), I decided to take up work in
the hotel business to get me abroad.
Learning to be a homeopath finally combines all my interests. In
particular it gives me great satisfaction and a sense of not being
helpless regarding the care of both my own and my family's health
(and that of others in the future).
The way public health in general is going, I believe there will
be a great and urgent need for homeopaths and other holistic practitioners
and I can only hope to qualify ASAP!
Alternative Training and the School were recommended to me by a
friend and homeopath while living in Italy. I checked the webpage
and read the brochures and didn't really bother much about searching
for others. The set-up of the school and Misha's reputation assured
The flexibility that the school gives is a major relief, especially
with the upheavals of living and moving to various different countries/continents.
The tutor has always been nothing but supportive throughout and
the school's international programme caters well for that.
What I do greatly miss is connecting with other homeopathically
minded people on a more regular basis. I have found the yearly summer
camp at the School to be a great boost every time and the chat room
sessions very useful in 'combating' the relative isolation you feel
at times studying all on your own.
I would mention that the personal touch and involvement of all
the Norlands is a great feature and something I believe most students
agree on - it is one of the great advantages of the school.
I am really excited about finally being able to study Homeopathy
and I absolutely love your thorough high-level professional course.
I love everything about it – firstly the flexibility of study
years, which for my lifestyle is essential, but then the top quality
recommended books, the clear, concise study manual, the outstanding
audio CDs are so appreciated. I am so impressed by the way you have
perfected your correspondence course. I have taken various correspondence
courses and not one has ever matched your quality, I really thank
you for the service you are providing to humanity through this course.
I love my studies, I wish I were able to dedicate my time to them
What I found most difficult with the course initially was setting
up a system for studying each remedy. There is such a wealth of
information in all the superlative books, I was overwhelmed and
incredibly impressed by all the work each author had done in the
field in order to accumulate so much knowledge. However, each remedy
became easier as I decided upon the categories I would focus on,
and no doubt I will be modifying and perfecting my system throughout
the course. So the first remedies took real long, but by the fourth
and fifth ones I speeded up considerably. I loved the philosophy
part of homeopathy, I find it really fascinating and quite awe-inspiring.
The more I study homeopathy, the more I love it. I feel real passionate
about it really and am enthused to help many people with it in the
I would highly recommend your course to anyone interested in Homeopathy.
It is outstanding in every way.
I’d never heard of homeopathy before I came across
it on the internet while I was looking for inspiration for a career
change. I googled a few words like ‘alternative medicine’
and ‘therapy’ and ‘holistic’ and found homoeopathy.
I read up on it and it seemed like the perfect area to go in to
and so I went in!
I signed up for the correspondence course and took my life solidly
in the direction it had naturally been heading in for years. I initially
trained in TV, Radio & Film after leaving school in my native
Dublin but after taking a break for a few years where I worked in
a variety of jobs, I decided that the TV, radio and film world wasn’t
for me. I ran into a friend who was studying to become a yoga teacher
and I suddenly realised that I could go into that world. Previously,
it had seemed closed to me like an esoteric kind of thing –
stupid, I know.
I spent three years studying the first year of the course which
was ideal as I could fit it in with my life and full time work.
I joined the attendance course in 2003.
The difference between the two is that the correspondence course
fitted in with my life, whereas my life is fitted in with the attendance
course. While on the correspondence course, I went from bartender
to office worker, trained in karate and t’ai ch’i, took
up yoga, moved in with my now fiancé, did a computer course,
and moved to London.
I learned a lot about myself due to it being up to me whether I
study or not that day. The key thing about the correspondence course
for me was that there were no deadlines for homework, so I had the
time to explore the intriguing questions that inevitably come up
when learning an art such as this.
These included questions from my friends and others about homoeopathy
that I wanted to answer. I was glad to have been given the time
allowed by the correspondence course so that I could have a life
while I learned about homoeopathy, so that I could explore the subject
and the remedies while also doing homework and so that I could begin
to fit it in and know whether I wanted to sacrifice more for it
by going to the attendance course.
I think the school is great for personal development in that a
lot of the homework and classes are challenging to your thoughts
and philosophies as well as to your personal strength and self-confidence.
Students are encouraged to develop self-confidence in problem solving
and decision-making so that when they are on their own, they are
comfortable and confident about finding things out, solving problems
and looking for peer support where necessary.
From the moment I enrolled on the course I never looked back.
I have never been so sure about anything in my life. The course
is fabulous, I am thoroughly enjoying myself. It is certainly intensive
and very challenging, but also very rewarding from both an intellectual
and a personal standpoint. I feel that I am on a wondrous journey
of discovery which is affecting me in ways that I would never have
thought possible. It is changing the way that I think and feel about
the world around me and how I react towards my loved ones. I believe
that I am becoming a better person through this. Not only am I learning
to becoming a homeopath, but also learning lots about life, about
patience and understanding, about the whole of humanity.
My journey began when I found homeopathy through the poor state
of health of my daughter, who was unable to shake off the simplest
cold without having serious complications. This culminated in her
being airlifted off the island in a helicopter at just four years
old with a very serious case of pneumonia (in the middle of August
and a heat wave here) to spend the next 15 days on an intravenous
drip of antibiotics and an oxygen mask.
My mother mentioned to me that she had recently met an English
homeopath in Crete at a social event, so I called on the chance
that she might be able help us. Well, what can I say- she has been
our saviour! Since starting constitutional treatment, my daughter
has not taken so much as an aspirin in the last three and a half
years and she can only be described as being positively bursting
with health these days. I was so impressed that all the family proceeded
to have (successful) treatment. I became fascinated with how this
amazing change had come about in our health, so started to read
(and read and read) about homeopathy.
I realized that what I really wanted to do was to study and become
a practitioner, that this was what had been missing for so long
in my life, but how? It seemed to be a Herculean task to achieve
when one lives in the middle of the Aegean Sea! I started to trawl
the internet for whatever was available and wrote to nearly every
homeopathic school in the UK and in Greece to try to find a way.
When I found the excellent website of the School, I was thrilled.
I knew I had finally found what I was looking for. I am positively
storming the course, having started it in September 2004. I find
myself so motivated that I work many hours a day on my studies.
I have to say that it can be very lonely, as I don’t really
have anyone to chat to about homeopathy. I really look forward to
the chat room sessions, as they are great chance to get a bit of
contact. I went to the UK summer school this June which was a wonderful
experience. Misha is such a special person and it was a pleasure
and an honour to be able to spend this time with him. I will be
attending the International Summer School next May and can hardly
I came to homoeopathy after a friend suggested I seek alternative
assistance for our son, James, who was stricken with an autistic-like
disability as a result of vaccinational encephalitis. Through that
first seminar, I knew instinctually that homoeopathy would be the
path through which we would find the help which we so desperately
After the MMR vaccine, our James went from a totally normal 18-month-old,
to complete deafness in both ears (as evaluated medically by a brain
stem test), banging his head on his crib, and a nearly complete
stoppage of all cognitive/language development. Through homoeopathic
treatment, Jamie's hearing has been completely restored, language
has increased, and he has been able to function in his world without
the use of any allopathic medications. He is far from "cured",
but we continue to move forward.
Prior to devoting myself entirely to homoeopathic practise, I was
a professional musician, having performed as a vocal soloist, orchestral/chamber
music violist, and pianist throughout New England. As a teenager,
I taught violin and viola lessons to younger students, and continued
on with that practise until I began having children and took on
more professional musical "gigs". I still play professionally
upon occasion, and play daily for the sheer joy of it. I was also
involved in the allopathic side of things through my experiences
in nursing, but have found homoeopathy to be of such deeper and
more lasting benefit that practising anything else seemed quite
I am the mother of three children - Betsy, Jamie, and Becca, (aged
20, 17, and 14) and the therapeutic foster mother of a two-year-old
little girl with multiple medical and developmental issues. I have
been married to my husband, John, for 21 years, and he has been
so supportive of my studies!
Currently I am nearing the finishing point in my homoeopathic studies
with the School of Homoeopathy, and am taking cases under clinical
supervision with the school, readying myself for independent practice.
I have learnt such a great deal about myself through this study,
finding that the pursuit of homeopathic practise is, in and of itself,
a journey into one's own soul. As we strive to understand another's
pain and disease, we are brought face to face with our own imbalances,
and we are reminded - what needs to be cured? I have been so grateful
for the growth that has taken place within me as a result of my
studies with the school, both emotionally and professionally.
The courses have been thorough, detailed, and grounded in the solid
foundations of classical homoeopathy. As one wends one's way through
the course, the question: "will I ever be able to do this work,
and do it well?" inevitably comes. I have come to realise that
I have been well prepared by the school for the challenges of practice.
The solid foundation of skills that I have received from the school
allow me to feel very comfortable in any circumstances in which
I have found myself.
And I found the Pathology and Disease course wonderful. I really
enjoyed the challenges with which Dr. Gascoigne provided me. I answered
the first unit as written, and then Dr. Gascoigne changed the demands
and format of the last three units, to allow for more thought and
challenge, and I revelled in this! His incredible knowledge, experience,
and ability to put me to task so increased my zeal for the subject
that I was really quite saddened when it was all over! I hope to
continue on with my association with Dr. Gascoigne as I enter into
practice, and feel that I have a wonderful resource available to
I realised almost overnight like a thunderclap that I wanted
to train in homeopathy more than anything else and that all my previous
experience had been leading in this direction. It felt as if it
was totally meant to be and all the personal development work I
had been doing, and even a previous period suffering from ME, had
all been part of the process of preparing for this point.
experience of homeopathy began 10 years earlier when pregnant, and
it helped me to make the transition to new motherhood smoothly.
I have used it since, but it was a very successful constitutional
treatment which lead me to where I am now. I got several prospectuses
but as soon as I went to the School and met Misha I was sold!
I have been working for the last 16 years teaching in further and
higher education, having qualified as a hearing therapist and taken
training in many areas, including counselling and person centred
art therapy. My last post was at the University of Bristol as director
of studies, training therapists to work in rehabilitation with deafened
I am now working part time teaching in FE locally, which is flexible
and fits in well with my studies. As my life has progressed with
the course, so work and family life have grown and benefited at
the same time.
I am now in the second year of my training and enjoying it more
all the time. I started on the attendance course and loved the weekends
at the School, but due to unexpected family commitments I transferred
to the correspondence course. Above all, what the school offers
is that you always feel that you are believed in as an individual,
and that your own healing abilities are being brought out and being
helped to flourish.
After years of experiencing traditional academic teaching, I am
very impressed by the rigorous quality of teaching and course materials
and the thorough approach. However, this is coupled with an effervescent
creativity and a lighter touch which means that this is not just
‘head’ learning, it permeates every part of your being.
I have found myself learning about remedies through writing stories,
poems, drawing, mind maps and a host of other ways which have brought
out latent sides of me that I had not seen for a long time and I
have loved to rekindle!
Although I do miss the companionship of the School greatly, I am
enjoying being able to take things at my own pace. The structure
of the correspondence course is very organised and thorough and
gives the opportunity to go over things in some detail. I am working
towards being back at the School next September for year 3.
I believe that it was on discovering the transformational power
of homeopathy on a deep level for myself and my family that I decided
that I wanted to work on this deeper level with patients, in a more
holistic way than I was able in the restrictions of my previous
role. I would like to be part of this profession as it evolves to
meet the needs of the 21st century. I believe these are exciting
times for the profession, with more multidisciplinary approaches
to healthcare and holistic medicine, and also challenging times.
I am lucky that my home is in the city of Chiang Mai in the
north of Thailand. It is a very special place, here you get to meet
and know a lot of eccentric people. Otherwise I would not have heard
of homeopathy because it is very new in Thailand.
In fact, there are so few homeopaths in Thailand that I have to
see a homeopath in Hong Kong, where I was born, and some friends
I have convinced of its power get treatment when they visit the
I discovered homeopathy after a recommendation from my dog trainer,
and became so fascinated I decided to find out more. Now I am really
hoping that one day I can practice because it's such an amazing
healing art that surely everyone would be benefited.
The course is ideal for me as I can fit it in with the other things
in my life. As well as my studies, I am juggling running a business,
which designs and produces wearable art using antique fabric and
accessories and a full time job as a mum to two lovely yorkies.
I began my career in hotel management, working in Hong Kong, Thailand
and Cambodia. I also studied in the UK at the University of Bath,
where I finished my MBA.
Later I moved into marketing, and then into the kitchen supply
business, eventually getting the job of chief executive officer
of the biggest industrial kitchen supply, design and manufacturing
group in Asia, where I stayed for three years until my boss, who
was also from Hong Kong, was killed in a car accident at the age
That was a wake-up call for me because at that time I was flying
around a lot. I decided to quit my high profile job and move to
Chiang Mai to try out a new business idea. I haven’t looked
I enjoy my studies and really appreciate all the help from the
school. Without a peer group, it takes a lot of discipline to sit
down and get on with the study. When I was searching around, I compared
the curriculum in great detail with other schools and found that
the School provided the most comprehensive one.
It was the right choice for me. The response is very quick to any
questions. Even though I'm half a world away, I know that should
I need any support, I'll get it for sure and timely. Most importantly
for me is that the School is teaching classical homeopathy. In my
opinion, any other way of 'practising' homeopathy is a deviation
from the Organon.
Misha Norland is my dear friend and valued colleague for over two
decades. He has a solid foundation in classical homeopathy, both
in its philosophy and practice. Yet, he has the openness and creativity
to explore new avenues and latest advances. His school is a reflection
of this beautiful blend, where students are taught the science systematically
and also encouraged to explore and enjoy the process.
Misha Norland has a sixth sense regarding homeopathy. He knows his
remedies very well and in their essence. His lectures are always
bright and to the point
I have known Misha for nearly 30 years. His dedication to the Art
and Spirit of homeopathy is manifest through his wonderful teachings
and collaborations on both sides of the Atlantic. His courses are
renowned for their excellence in homeopathic learning the world
Students from the School of Homeopathy are enriched with the possibility
to develop themselves as homeopaths and on a truely personal level.
New Homeopaths coming from the school are advantaged as they have
well integrated “mythos" and "logos" in their
Fortunately for me, Misha Norland was one of my first homeopathy
teachers. He explores and navigates the deeper aspects of homeopathic
philosophy and materia medica, gently reminding that there is more
to homeopathy than merely matching symptoms. Misha is a wonderful
and experienced teacher, full of playfulness, serenity, wisdom,
School of Homoeopathy in real sense to me is a 'Unio-Mystica' - A cross Road where both Classical and Modern Homoeopathy meets, where learning for healing the patients (Through Homeopathy) as well as the healer (the homoeopath) happens simultaneously, where sharing of the knowledge happens through an integrative, student centric manner. In short, it is a potential space that facilitates its students to search the master within.
For more than twenty years Misha has been a central figure in our
world of homeopathy, and rightly so. He's a wonderful blend of a
seeker's yearning to understand this world in great depth and a
practical dynamo who makes things happen. His home-study courses
reflect this; they give a solid foundation of classical homeopathy,
insights into the newest approaches and a step-by-step approach
to consistently finding an effective remedy. I think most students
will find that these courses can do more than give them skills and
confidence as they discover the richness of homeopathy; they can
change their lives.
The School of Homoeopathy Alternative Training programme is by
far best homoeopathic distance learning course I know of.
Misha is a rare teacher with a remarkable view of the interconnectedness
of all things that he applies to homeopathy with great depth and
understanding. His seminars are inspirational, and a lot of fun.”
Misha is a gentle-hearted teacher who cares about his students
as much as his teaching. In a deft but unassuming way, he guides
students into a deeper understanding of health and illness, remedies
and case management, theory and provings. By the end of the seminar,
students discover that they have evolved, almost without effort,
to a higher level of understanding.
Misha Norland is an extraordinary teacher. His long experience
and deep knowledge of homeopathy and life combined with a past life
in filmmaking, leaves the listener with a feeling of having joined
in a magic tour or having been part of a fairytale. In simple words
you experience something rather than just receiving information.
After having followed his lectures, the experience stays a life
in your memory and becomes a part of your own being. I wish more
teachers had this magic ability to give the listener the ownership
of the knowledge.