Winter with self-help and homeopathy

Winter

 The great author John Steinbek wrote,

           “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”

Yet there is sweetness in winter too as described by Edith Sitwell;

           “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”

Whatever your views, recognise that our body knows the seasons and a little support is always welcomed.

 

Simple care for healthy winters

  • Early to bed – this is the time of year to conserve energy so a few early nights a week will pay off in the Spring.
  • Drink plenty of fluids – cold makes muscles contract and forces us to pass urine more frequently. cold drinks often don’t appeal so keep topped up with hot water and a slice of lemon/lime/orange or drink plenty of herbal teas as caffeine also acts as a diuretic!
  • Changing winds bring damp or dryness; keep wrapped up and wear a hat to ward off the cold, dry chill from the northerlies and easterlies.

SHC-winter

 

Consider consulting a homeopath for support with minor ailments or to review your health and treatment options.

 

 

SHC lecturer and researcher Ali Fixsen has successful Conference year in 2015

2015 has been a busy year for me as a researcher and conference presenter!  In June I was invited to present a poster at the HRI conference in Rome on Homeopathy as an alternative to antibiotics for otitis media. The conference was an exciting and dynamic event, and gave a great overview of current research happening in the homeopathic community. In contrast, the November Euroscicon conference, “Antibiotic resistance and antibiotic alternatives: Looking towards the future”, brought together international researchers from a spectrum of medical fields. I am pleased to say that my presentation “Should homoeopathy be considered as part of a treatment strategy for otitis media/OME?” was well received and led to by some interesting questions and discussion around the topic.

The conference highlight for me was a trip to Oslo as a guest speaker at the Norwegian Homeopathy Research Convention. Our hosts treated us royally, the city impressed us with its fabulous architecture and sculpture, while the spectacle of a huge red moon during the lunar eclipse was a sight to behold!

Finally I have been continuing my post- doctoral thesis on the emotional life of organisations, and in August I presented a paper on work to date at the European Sociological Association in Prague.  My paper ‘Interaction Rituals and Jumbled Emotions Among “Relative Strangers: Simulated Patient Work on a Trainee Complementary Therapy Practitioner Program’ can be accessed at http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/5/3/2158244015595090.

 

Ali Fixsen teaches at Salisbury Homeopathy College and supervises a number of students with their cases.

Open Day welcomed potential students

October 10th welcomed potential students to our Professional Programme to our teaching site. It also welcomed back years 2-4 as they started their next Academic year. The sun did its best to shine, there was a buzz from refreshed students and much discussion of homeopathy was happening.

Year 1 for our new intake starts on November 7th and applications are still open. Many of our students look back and recall their hesitation to study and to commit their time to the course. Yet now they believe they made the right decision. Continue reading