New England School of Homeopathy

Advanced Clinical Class Weekends for NESH Alum

Read what our alum have had to say about these advanced clinical class.

Once you have studied with NESH and have a solid foundation in Cycles and Segments, we offer Clinical Class Weekends where all the work, study and time together can come to fruition. The other added benefit is that you get to meet other Cycles and Segmentarians from around the country and abroad. This Clinical Course is offered only to those individuals who have completed a full NESH program either in Amherst, Seattle, Portland, Boston, Florida, or abroad.

If you are not a NESH alum, see our complete teaching schedule for other opportunities to study with Drs. Herscu & Rothenberg.

Our vision is to bring you together to strengthen your skills and confidence in the practice of homeopathy. In that process, we hope to help foster a sense of loving community and support, and to create a stronger network of Cycles and Segments thinkers so that you will have others to share (homeopathic) successes and frustrations with in the years to come.

In these classes Drs. Herscu and Rothenberg see patients in person – some new, some return, where one of them takes the case and work is done in small groups to do the analyses.  Sometimes more than one patient at a time is seen and we break into smaller groups. Amy & Paul, along with the student participants, analyze the case, repertorize and come up with appropriate remedies. Paul or Amy always weighs in with their thoughts and the person who brought the patient into class remains the primary caregiver. The goal is to get lots of experience seeing differing pathologies, different remedy types and a consistent, predictable, reinforcing model of Cycles & Segments thinking and practice.

Participants will have the opportunity to bring in patients to class (either live, by video, or in the form of paper cases), for help both with your own case-taking/case analysis as well as input from us and other more experienced practitioners. We continue to teach materia medica as relevant and to work on elements of philosophy and long term follow-up care. Lectures relate to patients at hand, current epidemics or other timely topics. And of course, we try to offer up other musings related to life in and out of the clinic.

Members of this class are invited to join the ListServ which is quite active and open only to current and former Clinical Class participants where cases are posted, questions asked and participants share responses and feedback. Amy & Paul want to help you take whatever next steps you need in order to bring quality homeopathic care to those in need.

Schedule for 2022 NESH Advanced Clinical Class Weekends:

Online Case-Based Learning Series for NESH Alumni only: Read what our alumni say about these Sessions

Fall 2022 LIVE Session #6:

TOPIC: Lemons and Lemonade: Solutions to Challenges of Current Practice

While the practice of homeopathy always has benefits and challenges, some arise more frequently at different times. Using case examples, (which includes theory, analysis, materia medica) we delve into some of the more pressing current challenges and offer solutions for several common practice situations, solutions you can apply immediately to practice.

LIVE Session #6A (first 3 hours) November 19, 2022: Noon – 3pm Eastern Time (9am-noon Pacific)

LIVE Session #6B (second 3 hours) December 3, 2022: Noon – 3pm Eastern Time (9am-noon Pacific)

5 Sessions from 2020-2022 are still open for enrollment to our NESH Alumni only:

June 27 & July 11, 2020: Session #1 of NESH: The First 30 Years! 
A NEW 2 Part On-Line Series only for NESH Alumni. (Available for On-line Viewing) Whereas our usual in-person Clinical Classes focus on a special disease or specific patient population, this series focus is on the day-to-day life and practice of the classical homeopath. Specifically, going into more detail on each of the processes that the homeopath undertakes. We will explore what works and what does not work in the real world, using paper cases as the vehicle to illustrate specific points and refine technique.

Session 1 – Part A: (first 3 hours) –
Topic: Nuts & Bolts via Case Reviews plus materia medica of Ipecac

Session 1 – Part B: (second 3 hours) –
Topic: Improving Patient Outcomes via Case Reviews plus materia medica of Lobelia

August 8 & August 22, 2020: Session #2 of NESH: The First 30 Years!
A NEW 2 Part On-Line Series only for NESH Alumni (Available for On-line Viewing)
The topic will be Anxiety. There are, at this time of 2020, so many stressors, so many changes, so much uncertainty, that anxiety is on the rise both as a stand alone symptom and as an accompaniment to many other issues. During these two, three hour sessions, we will focus on the current manifestations and treatments of anxiety, as presenting at this time.

Session 2 – Part A: (first 3 hours) –
Topic: Anxiety plus materia medica of Lathyrus Sativas

Session 2 – Part B: (second 3 hours) –
Topic: Anxiety plus materia medica of Theridion and Oleander

November 14 & December 12, 2020: Session #3 of NESH: The First 30 Years!
A NEW 2 Part On-Line Series only for NESH Alumni (Available for On-line Viewing)
Topic: Lingering Disease – Changing the Course of the Future. Sometimes people have a small disease now, but you can see how it is going to play out in 5 years/10 years/20 years, getting WORSE. Modifying it now, when it is small, might make a small difference today, but a HUGE difference then.

Session 3 – Part A: (first 3 hours) –
Topic: Lingering Disease plus materia medica of Zincum metallicum

Session 3 – Part B: (second 3 hours) –
Topic: Lingering Disease (with COVID cases) plus materia medica of Cocculus indica and Cinchona (China)

October 30 & November 13, 2021: Session #4 of NESH: The First 30 Years!
A NEW 2 Part On-Line Series only for NESH Alumni (Available for On-line Viewing)

The course recording for Session #4 is also available in German (course text in Portal is however in English).

TOPIC:  Hysteria/Conversion Disorder, the Disquiet Mind, and Imperfect Disease. We have spoken about Anxiety and Related Disorders at length previously, but want to tackle a growing issue of the disquiet mind, the utter overwhelm, and broad reaching fallout from the stress response that has become ubiquitous in our times. We’ll use case reports to delve into the overall topic of what was formerly really poorly described and ascribed as hysteria, which some now diagnose as conversion disorder, by discussing common presentations and diving into remedies/materia medica and the repertory. It is 2021, and see this as a timely and important topic.

Separately, or relatedly, we will begin our session with one very specific difficult issue: The uniquely odd situation of those nearing death exemplified by the COVID-19 emergency crisis. We’ll explore what you are likely to see and how to understand and deal with this situation. There is a relationship between these two topics, which we will further explore in class in the way some patients sometimes change symptoms as they near death.

Session 4 – Part A: (first 3 hours) – recording also available in German
Topic: Imperfect Disease with 3 COVID-19 cases where severe diarrhea was the prominent feature plus materia medica of Aloe, Croton tiglium, Gambogia, Gratiola, and Podophyllum

Session 4 – Part B: (second 3 hours) – recording also available in German
Topic: Broad discussion of the rubric Hysteria and how it is playing out in 2021 plus materia medica of Abies nigra, Cactus, Caulophyllum, Chamomilla, Cimicifuga and Nux moschata

May 7 & May 21, 2022: Session #5 of NESH: The First 30 Years!
A NEW 2 Part On-Line Series only for NESH Alumni ( Available for On-line Viewing)

TOPIC: A Structured Discussion on the Approach to Post COVID Health Challenges. We have spoken about the prevention of severe forms of COVID-19 infections, as well as the treatment of the acute infections, AT LENGTH! As well we have spoken at various times on the aftereffects of illness. But I think it is time to have a full structured discussion on the topic. We hope to describe in clear fashion a useful way to consider and tackle the situation at hand. We’ll use case reports to delve into the overall topic which is rapidly turning into a very confusing situation. The hope is that it prepares us to provide the best care for our patients, by discussing common presentations and diving into remedies/ materia medica and the repertory.

The reality is there is no avoiding this topic right now. Even beyond the patients who are coming in now with symptoms, we’ll need to understand how to handle patients 3 months down the line, some who say this or that symptom of theirs is from having COVID or is from having gotten the vaccine, etc. Anyone who is in practice is going to need to figure out what’s what and how to deal with the mess that exists now and will exist in the coming months in a rational and coherent way.

Session 5 – Part A: (first 3 hours)
Topic: Post Acute COVID-19 Syndrome with 5 cases, including one live case where cardiac issues were the prominent feature. Also explored the topic of hair loss and the materia medica of Bothrops.

Session 5 – Part B: (second 3 hours)
TOPIC: Discussions around vaccine theory, timing, boosters, and sequelae. Review of Acute vs. Chronic prescribing, auto-immune dissease, materia medica of Adonis & Kalmia with reference to other cardiac related remedies and concepts, plus live case of long haul COVID with exhaustion.

Contact us for more details.  It is also good for us to know you are interested, so that we can keep you updated when we have further information about class scheduling and logistical details.

In addition, Dr. Rothenberg is now offering case supervision to those practitioners and students who have completed the NESH Two Year Class. She also offers sessions where you can just ask general homeopathy questions, one-to-one, either by phone or by email.

And remember as a NESH Two Year Class alum, it is half price to take it again. NESH is currently offering our Two-Year Online Develop Expertise in Homeopathy Course starting February 2023, as well as a condensed Foundations of Homeopathy Level I Online Course which might help organize and clarify how you talk to your colleagues and patients about homeopathy.

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