Prior Webinars - Non-member access
AIH Prior Video Webinars
The American Institute of Homeopathy provides direct access to all our prior webinars below. These webinars contain a wealth of information concerning homeopathy and are sure to be a value.
If you are a member of the AIH, you can access all the videos as part of your membership, simply go to the Members page and sign in for access.
Not a member? JOIN US - click for application
Alastair Gray - The current state of education in homeopathy world wide and in the US
Recent reviews confirm that Complementary Medicine (CM) and Integrative Medicine (IM) continue to be characterized by sustained growth and professionalization. In parallel, CM education seems also to be characterized by substantial growth in many countries. But for all that expansion, what is really known about this specific arena of education? In this presentation, Alastair briefly shares the results of his PhD literature review, exploring the current empirical knowledge of education and CM, and presents some basic questions and consequences for the profession of homeopathy.
Why does this matter? For homeopathy to be a player in individual or public health care provision in the 21st century, either with other CM modalities or as a stand-alone discipline, to attract students and passionate practitioners to study in formal programs is an imperative. But where is the next generation of passionate professionals to come from? Homeopathy education is experiencing tough times in some parts of the world.
This talk explores the challenges and pressures and discusses if this is due to external opposition to homeopathy or if schools offering relevant content and are they attending to the needs and expectations of modern students? Are they teaching the actual skills, knowledge and attributes required to deliver Homeopathic Medicine in contemporary times? There are clear and unequivocal directions in education, especially related to the use of learning technologies and e-learning, but how are homeopathy colleges and education programs proactively dealing with this? How are schools to meet the challenges of attracting students (the need to design and packaging curriculum to today’s busy, non-traditional, part time students, often are saturated by email and who need to learn the skills of curating information). Some professions such as nutritional medicine are seemingly more within reach of potential students making decisions about their future, expensive decisions. They are working with marketing departments and designing curriculum that is modulated, packaged, and delivered in blended and online environments while not compromising quality, also retaining students, realizing that keeping existing students is as much a feature of a thriving profession and learning environment, that learners need to be engaged, and the material must be relevant.
In this presentation Alastair charts the trajectory of education in homeopathy from Hahnemann to the present and will focus on the current critical issues, standards, quality and accreditation.
Alastair Gray brings to the discussion:
- 27 years of uninterrupted practice
- 20 years teaching, lecturing and tutoring in homeopathic medicine
- 4 years at the coalface running a department of Homeopathy at the largest multi-modality provider of Health Science degrees in in the world
- 3 years heading up the eLearning division at Endeavour College for 4000 students of natural medicine
- Currently directing two schools of homeopathy in two hemispheres.
- The President of the Accreditation Commission for Homeopathic Education in North America (ACHENA)
Bio: Alastair Gray teaches at and heads up the academic, course development and e-learning departments at the Academy of Homeopathy Education NYC | World. He holds various consulting roles: academic (Endeavour College, Australia), educational (Portland Centre of Integrative Medicine, UK), management (Director Operations College of Health and Homeopathy, NZ), as well as consulting to organizations on homeopathic provings and e-learning world-wide. Prior, in Australia he headed up the homeopathy department at Endeavour, later the bioscience department, and was the National Academic e-learning Manager. Other operational roles included the Campus Manager at the Sydney and Gold Coast campuses. He has lectured under and post-graduate CAM, homeopathy and naturopathy for 20 years, including philosophy, case taking and management, ethics, business practices and scope of practice. A regular seminar and conference presenter worldwide he is the author of 22 books and numerous articles on primary research in natural medicine. Originally educated as an Historian, he teaches the history of healing and medicine at schools, colleges and universities in four countries. He is passionate about eLearning and educational technology in his academic and teaching work. Currently he is enrolled in a PhD at the University of Technology Sydney exploring the intersection of Education, CM and learning technologies. Clinical practice (25 years) remains a significant focus of his work with a practice that specializes in Anxiety, Drug and Alcohol compulsion and working with men. He lives in New York with his wife Denise Straiges.
Alex Bekker, M.D. - Homeopathic treatment of Autism
Homeopathic treatment of Autism: a constitutional approach using characteristics and differential Materia Medica. The totality of symptoms of autism can provide a general homeopathic diagnosis of the more common remedies. The classification of autistic patients in three groups: hyperactive, underactive, and mixed forms is helpful for our treatment.
Bio: Alex Bekker, M.D., ABIHM is a GP physician practicing homeopathy in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area since 1999. He is currently serving on the Board of the American Institute of Homeopathy as the Second Vice President. He has been a speaker at the National Center for Homeopathy and the Texas Society of Homeopathy conferences, and he is an Adjunct Professor at UNTHSC Fort Worth.
Dr. Bekker graduated from UTHSC - San Antonio in 1996. His medical internship in Family Practice was at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital/UTMB Residency in Beaumont, Texas. He spent fifteen years working as a rural Emergency Department Physician in Texas.
He was introduced to homeopathy over thirty years ago and his teachers have been Alain Naude (translator of the Organon) and Andre Saine, ND
Nicholas Nossaman, MD, DHt - Symptom and Symbol: The Search for Meaning and Expansion of Consciousness in the Experience of Illness
The experience of being sick can vary from temporary indisposition to devastating chronic illness. The accompanying symptoms can be transitory and mild or unrelenting, long lasting, and tormenting. Accordingly, meaninglessness and lack of control, with a resulting feeling of powerlessness, often accompanies the illness experience. In this presentation we’ll try to look behind the curtain into the world of archetypes, and search beyond symptoms, to their potential symbolic meaning. Any success in this venture will help us gain consciousness and a measure of relief, as well as contributing to the individuation process.
Bio: Nicholas Nossaman, MD, DHt - Graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1968, Internship at Hennepin County General in Minneapolis, 1968-1969, Indian Health Service 1969-1971 on the Navajo Reservation, Crownpoint, New Mexico. Practicing homeopathic medicine since 1976 in Denver, Colorado. Board Certified in homeopathic medicine, former board member and president of the National Center for Homeopathy, former board member and president of the American Institute of Homeopathy (currently serving on the board once again) and formerly a member of the Rhus Tox study group of Homeopatia Internationalis for over 20 years.
Wiet van Helmond, The Netherlands: The Treatment of Deep Trauma
A case of Buddleia with levels of healing: We do not always find the right remedy by following the breadcrumb trail of symptoms towards a remedy. Often the patient is also telling us what he needs or wishes or we need to observe a miasmatic pattern to come to what is needed to heal. Without diverging from the Hahnemannian path we sometimes come to beautiful prescriptions which can open a case wide up. In a severely traumatized patient a relatively unknown remedy comes up which fits the case in such a depth that I am amazed by what comes up next and the remedy that is presenting itself towards a new step in the healing journey of my patient.
Bio: Coming from a family where several natural ways of healing played a prominent role it wasn’t strange that from an early age I chose to study homeopathy. With almost limitless passion I started my education at the Academy of Natural ways of Healing in Hilversum to become one of the youngest homeopaths in the Netherlands. Already during my homeopathic training, I became fascinated by the many methods of practicing homeopathy as well as the different ways of approaching the similimum. So while I was still studying the basics, I was often following lectures by other homeopaths. In the past decade, I’ve mostly discovered that homeopathy isn’t an island. There is a large overlap with developmental psychology, both Jungian and Freudian psychology, Hellinger's constellation work and several other therapeutic and non-therapeutic theories. It is this realization that makes me look at life and my profession (and therefore also my patients) from a wider angle. Not only have my growth perspectives changed immensely through this but also feel the quality of healing has matured and ripened. The great benefit with this broad spectrum of therapeutic approaches is that it is very individually adjustable. After all, there are few theories that work for 100% of the people. And this is where my strength lies: to take the most suitable method of using the tool that is homeopathy for each individual patient. Of course, this method has proven its success during the years as it is a true holistic method.
Bernardo Merizalde, MD, DHt Responding to Arguments Against Homeopathy
Homeopathy has been referred to as “nonsense,” a “placebo” and even “quackery” without sufficient reason. Discover the facts and how to effectively present them.
Bio: Bernardo Merizalde, MD, DHt - Dr. Merizalde is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Thomas Jefferson University in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He maintains a practice in Lafayette Hill and is a past president of the American Institute of Homeopathy. You can learn more about Dr. Merizalde's practice at www.pahomeopathy.com or find the office on facebook at Health Horizons.
Eric Foxman, R.Ph., An overview of the HPCUS
This webinar provides an overview of the HPCUS: what info is found in it and why it is important — even if one is not directly involved in the homeopathic industry. It touches on the process of adding monographed substances to the HPUS and gives some background on the basis for the pharmacopeia’s OTC/Rx attenuation guidelines. Lastly, the webinar provides some perspective of the challenges facing the homeopathic industry which might affect availability of homeopathic drug products for practitioners and patients.
Bio: Eric Foxman RPh has a rich history of work in the homeopathic industry. Eric is a founding member of the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia Convention of the United States. He is presently in his 10th year on the Board of Trustees of the HPCUS and serves as the Senior Scientist of the Convention and the Chair of the Council on Pharmacy. In these capacities, Eric is active in the on-going revision and updating of the contents of the HPUS. During the past 37 years, he also served for many years as chair of the Pharmacopeia Revision Committee, on the Monograph Review Committee, and continues, after more than a quarter century, on the Standards and Controls Committee.
Eric has also been a member or representative of the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists for almost 40 years and is in the 7th year of his third term on the Board of Directors. He has worked on Continuing Education modules for pharmacists, and position statements of the Association. Eric has been a presenter or host of numerous AAHP Compliance Thru Education webinars addressing legal, regulatory and technical aspects of the manufacture and marketing of homeopathic drug products, as well as webinars on updates to the HPUS.
Alex Bekker, M.D., The Art of Individualization from the Kentian Perspective
In this webinar we define what is health and what constitutes disease based on our concept of the vital force.
Homeopathic treatment is based on understanding the totality of characteristic symptoms. We will investigate and illustrate "characteristic symptoms" through quotations and cured cases from various reliable authors, e.g. Hahnemann, Kent, P. Schmidt, H. Farrington, Stearns, R. Gibson Miller, M. Tyler, E.B. Nash, Bidwell, et al.
We will also define the schema for "hierarchy of symptoms" and "value of symptoms" according to Kent, H. Farrington, and P. Schmidt. Understanding this schema leads to good case analysis and an effective way to use repertorization.
Bio: Alex Bekker, M.D. is a general practice physician who has been practicinghomeopathy since 1999. He has worked in rural Emergency Rooms for fifteen years. He studied homeopathy with Alain Naude, and Andre Saine.
Dr. Janet Levatin, Vaccines History and Vaccinosis from a Homeopathic Perspective
Dr. Janet covers various aspects of vaccines including history, vaccines and vaccinosis from a homeopathic perspective, vaccine ingredients, contemporary conflicts of interest, and the use of homeoprophylaxis for prevention of infections.
BIO: Dr. Janet Levatin graduated from George Washington University in 1982, and completed a pediatric internship and residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. During her medical training she was dissatisfied with conventional medicine, as it did not provide comprehensive solutions to patients’ health problems. While researching various alternative modalities, she discovered homeopathy and never looked back. From 1986 to 2011 she ran her own holistic medical practice in Boston, MA, where she offered a variety of holistic treatment options for children and adults including homeopathy, herbs, and nutritional work. In 2011 she joined the Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, where she continues to offer a variety of natural alternatives for children and adults including homeopathy, nutritional detox, nutrigenomics, and homeo-prophylaxis (an alternative to conventional vaccines) for those who wish to decline vaccines but feel a need for some type of protection from infections. She has spoken out about the toxicity of pharmaceutical, including vaccines, for many years. She is passionate about true prevention and finding natural solutions for health problems whenever possible.
Ed Kondrot: Homeopathic Opththalmology
- An eye surgeons discovery of homeopathy
- History of Ophthalmology and homeopathy
- Remarkable cures using homeopathy
- What is treatable using homeoapathy?
- Common eye remedies
BIO: Dr. Kondrot is the world's leading Homeopathic Ophthalmologist who devotes his practice to traditional and alternative therapies for the treatment of eye disease. His extensive research has taken him around the world and places him in a unique position to share this knowledge. Dr. Kondrot's five best selling books, Ten Essentials to Save Your Sight, Healing the Eye the Natural Way, and Microcurrent Stimulation: Miracle Eye Cure?, Chelation Therapy and Other Vital Detox Methods to Save Your Life, Top 20 Alternative Doctors of America,, share this knowledge. These books are solid introductions into his philosophy and practice.
He is the host of the weekly radio show Healthy Vision Talk Radio broadcasted on KFNX Talk Radio http://www.healingtheeye.com/KFNX.html.
His prestigious center for Healing the Eye promotes wellness of sight, body, mind and spirit is located in Zephyhills, FL The center treats patients who seek holistic non-invasive therapies for eye problems that include macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, eyestrain and other eye disorders. Dr. Kondrot has a worldwide following because of these successful therapies.
Has practiced ophthalmology for over 20 years and classical homeopathy for over 15 years. Received his MD in 1977 from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and at St. Francis General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, becoming a board certified Ophthalmologist in 1981
Received his diploma from the Hahnemann Homeopathic College in Albany, California in 1995, became certified by the Council of Homeopathic Certification in 2000 and became Doctor of Homeopathic therapeutics (DHt) in 2002. Dr. Kondrot has an active medical license in Arizona, California, Florida and Pennsylvania
Roger Morisson, Analyze a simple case. Using perspectives from traditional sources
Dr Ron Whitmont, Homeopathy and the Human Microbiome
Our society is in the midst of an emerging epidemic of chronic Inflammatory Disease affecting nearly 50% of our population. Most of these conditions were virtually nonexistent a little more than a century ago, but have grown exponentially with the rise of modern medical pharmacotherapeutics. Compelling evidence suggests that these conventional medical treatments are the root cause of this epidemic health crisis, and that medical management, according to “Standard of Care” damages the microbiome and generates chronic immune dysfunction leading to chronic inflammatory illness.
The human microbiome will be reviewed in relation to conventional medical therapeutics and contrasted with classical homeopathy. Evidence of homeopathy’s unique and effective therapeutic advantages in the current epidemic will be reviewed. Chronic Lyme Disease will provide one example of how our current paradigm of therapeutics must shift before this epidemic can be reversed.
Iris R Bell, MD PhD, Pursuing the Biological Basis of Homeopathic Remedy Response
Peter Gold Optimal Marketing for Your Homeopathic Practice
Optimal Marketing for Your Homeopathic Practice Using Social Media and Internet Marketing
Toni Bark, will be discussing the state of affairs regarding vaccine mandates
Heiner Frei Polarity Analysis
Lauren Fox A Homeopathic Approach to Healthcare in Haiti
Dr Christina Chambreau: Treating Patient's Pets
Karl Robinson Other Facets of Common Polychrests
Dr Will Taylor,MD Materia Medica Iluminated Stryehnos Nux Vomica
Using Functional Medicine in a Homeopathic Practice
The Adaptive Network Nanomedicine Model for Homeopathy Integrating the Scientific Evidence
Dr Peter Gold Optimal Marketing for Your Homeopathic Practice
How to Manage the Aggravation to Homeopathic Remedies 2015
How to Analyze your Cases using the Repertory