Homeopathy as a career choice is becoming more and more popular in recent times. But how do you become a Homeopath in Ireland and how long does it take to train as a professional Homeopath?
In this article we will discuss the increase in popularity of such treatments, what exactly is Homeopathy, Homeopathy as a profession and what courses and study options are available to you to train as a professional Homeopath in Ireland.
- What is Homeopathy
- Homeopathy as a Profession
- How to become a Homeopath in Ireland
- Homeopathy courses for beginners
- Professional Homeopathy Practitioner Training in Ireland
A Natural Approach to Healthcare
More of us than ever before are embracing a more natural approach to healthcare and our general wellbeing. We are currently seeing a resurgence in natural, holistic treatments such as Homeopathy at a pace not seen before.
Whether it’s to alleviate symptoms in acute conditions or to work alongside conventional treatments in chronic conditions, studies are showing that more and more of us are looking to natural medicine such as Homeopathy as a way to take control of our own healthcare.
This worldwide change has opened up exciting new career opportunities leading to a surge in people looking to choose Homeopathy as a professional and highly rewarding career path.
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a natural and complementary medicine system that treats the person, not a disease. Homeopathy uses tiny amounts of natural substances, like plants and minerals to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. Homeopathy was created and developed towards the end of the 18th century by Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician.
This holistic health approach is based on a simple yet profound healing principle: “like cures like.”
Homeopathy works in a holistic way taking into account the physical, mental and emotional characteristics of a person, supporting the body and helping it stay in balance at every age from childhood, through teens into old age.
When a person experiences ill health, their sense of wholeness is lost and their vital ‘life force’ becomes weakened. This can affect the individual on a physical, emotional, mental and/or spiritual level. The person reacts to this state by producing symptoms of illness on any number of these levels.
Homeopathic remedies stimulate the body’s own healing abilities and when these natural healing abilities are stimulated the person’s ‘life force’ is supported.
When the vital force is restored, the sense of wholeness and integrity of the person is returned. This removes the cause of any symptoms and allows the person to naturally regain a state of health.
Homeopathy as a Profession
Homeopathy is a very rewarding profession that allows you to naturally and considerably enhance the health and wellbeing of others using natural remedies. A Homeopath (someone who practices homeopathy) considers the whole individual, not simply the symptom or sickness.
The Homeopath approaches each individual as a unique personality in order to maximise their inherent natural potential to heal. If used correctly, Homeopathic treatments are both beneficial and devoid of adverse effects. Rather than just looking at the illness,
Homeopathy treats the person and works with the body’s natural healing ability to stimulate a natural healing response and restore health and wellbeing without the worry of toxic side effects, or the fear of addiction.
Why study with the Irish School of Homeopathy?
The Irish School of Homeopathy has been training professional Homeopaths for over 30 years and offer the highest quality homeopathic training in Ireland.
The school has an excellent international reputation. The school offers a range of training options, catering for the complete beginners right up to professional and post-grad level.
Study Options with Irish School of Homeopathy
Start with our 1-Day Homeopathy Introductory Workshop
Study options begin with the 1-day introductory course, which is a prerequisite for further study with the school. The 1-day course is hosted on a regular basis, online via Zoom.
Check upcoming dates for the 1-day Homeopathy Workshop (via Zoom) here
Next Steps …
For some students, the natural path of progression is to study the Home Prescribers Course or for others, the decision to progress to the 1-Year Foundation course is immediate.
Home Prescribers Homeopathy Course
This is a series of one-day workshops on various topics to take your Homeopathy knowledge & home prescribing skills to the next level. (read more about the HPC course here)
1- Year Foundation Course in Homeopathy
The 1-Year foundation is the first year of the 4-year professional course (more on that later) .
The 1- Year course syllabus covers everything from Homeopathic Philosophy and Methodology, Materia Medica, Anatomy and Physiology to Nutrition, Personal Development and a Foundation in Counselling Skills.
4-Year Professional Practitioner Training in Homeopathy
While the 1-Year Foundation course with the Irish School of Homeopathy is a stand-alone course, it is essentially the first year of the 4-Year Professional Homeopathy Practitioner course.
At the end of year one, students will have the opportunity to continue their studies with the school and enter Year 2 of the 4-year professional Homeopathy Practitioner training course.
The professional 4-year training course will not only give you the knowledge, skills and competence to practice professionally it will also provide you with all of the essential tools to set up a professional clinical practice.
The school year is over 11 weekends from September to June.
The course is fully accredited by The Irish Society of Homeopaths so graduates of the 4-Year Professional training are instantly eligible to become professionally registered Homeopaths and enjoy all of the privileges of full membership in the Society.
Start your journey now to become a Homeopath today
- If you’ve been thinking of making a dynamic career decision
- if you are looking to spark transformation within yourself and others
- If you’re looking for a career that draws on your passion for health and wellness then a career as a professional Homeopath could be for you.
The Irish School of Homeopathy provides a wide range of courses, part-time, weekends and online to support your dream of becoming a Homeopath either as a professional in a clinical environment or as a home prescriber to support friends and family. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore this, It could be the opportunity you’ve always been waiting for.