New England School of Homeopathy

NESH 10-Weekend Course: 2014-2016 East Coast

October 2014 – April 2016
Boston, Massachusetts area


Course Schedule:
October 24-26, 2014 August 14-16, 2015 (PLEASE NOTE: this is a date change, original date was August 7-9)
December 12-14, 2014 October 23-25, 2015
February 20-22, 2015 December 11-13, 2015
April 17-19, 2015 February 5-7, 2016
June 12-14, 2015 April 1-3, 2016 (in Amherst, MA at Hampshire College)

Thank you for your interest in our  New England School of Homeopathy 10 Weekend Course. This letter will describe the goals and logistics of the course and should answer many of the questions you may have. Please contact us to receive a complete packet of information including tuition details and an application or with any other inquiries, specific to your own situation.

This class is designed for both the beginner and the more experienced homeopath. It is open to physicians, nurses, therapists and serious lay people interested in the practice of classical homeopathy. We will be teaching all of the basics from philosophy and case-taking to materia medica, repertory, case analysis and long-term follow-up care.

We will emphasize the Herscu method of Cycles and Segments which informs all aspects of practice. Cycles and Segments is a tool which allows us to focus case-taking and offers a practical way of organizing and analyzing information gathered. This approach allows for the satisfying study of materia medica which is deep and integrated without the cumbersome memorization of long lists of individual symptoms.

The class will meet for three days (Friday night and all day Saturday & Sunday) 10 times over 18 months on the campus of Bentley College in Waltham, MA (less than 15 miles west of Boston, MA). Participants are given reading and homework assignments between sessions and are expected to come to class prepared.

All students receive the Herscu Letter, which is a twice a month email lecture and problem-based learning exercise which is also required reading. These assignments underscore and reinforce classroom lecture material.

We encourage communication among students through our private on-line class discussion group. Our goal is to create a supportive learning environment where deep understanding is attained in a culture of respect, questioning and debate such that when the class is completed, these relationships add to the overall health and dynamism of the homeopathic community at large.

Our goal is that every graduate of our program go on to enjoy a successful and satisfying practice of homeopathy. With more and more Americans looking for complementary and alternative medicine solutions for their chronic health care problems, patients are searching for qualified homeopathic physicians and practitioners for help.

Class size is limited, please send in your application early. A welcome packet with class dates, information on travel and lodging and a pre-course reading list will be emailed out upon acceptance to the course.

For a succinct introduction to the Cycles and Segment approach, read Paul’s Stramonium with an Introduction to Analysis through Cycles and Segments. Hundreds of homeopaths are applying this method to practice with rewarding results. It helps to make homeopathic practice less overwhelming and more enjoyable. To read up on cases which were treated in this fashion you can see either of the last two issues of The New England Journal of Homeopathy (Volume 8, #’s 1 & 2). The cases in these two volumes reflect and illustrate this approach.

We invite you read through a case of Dr. Rothenberg’s to show how she uses the Cycles and Segments approach to avoid being inundated while taking the case, to clarify her thought process, to organization the information and finally, to select an effective remedy. She has included her impressions and elements of her thought process in this case to both share her inner process and to model how she uses Cycles and Segments to help guide her case-taking.

You can also read more about Cycles and Segments and the Herscu Module which is part of a computer program which helps practitioners to organize, synthesize and analyze information with the help of this perspective.

We look forward to learning with you and helping you further your understanding of, and commitment to homeopathy. Please contact us for more information.