Why Choose ICH
• An Uncommon Educational Experience:
The ICH offers a training like no other, intellectually challenging, engaging, and joyful. It engenders critical thinking and creative thinking in an atmosphere of inquiry and collaborative investigation. Accumulation of knowledge and memorization are not enough; ICH students probe the meaning of things until deep understanding takes root.
• Comprehensive Training:
The four year program is carefully structured to provide progressive learning of the entire system of Classical Hahnemannian Homoeopathy. It is a more in-depth training, with more hours, more clinical experience, and more active engagement with teachers and classmates than other schools provide. This ensures that graduates have all the tools they need and have developed the skills to use them well.
• Academic Rigor and Clinical Excellence:
Our students are held to a high standard of academic and clinical performance, which gives them confidence in what they learn. They write about what they study, sharpening their capacity for critical thinking. Their understanding is clarified by articulating it in essays and class discussions. They think deeply about a breadth of topics in order to develop the skill of thinking homoeopathically. They apply their academic learning seamlessly in the extensive clinical experience offered by the ICH, so that the principles and the practice become one.
• Reliable Classical Sources:
The ICH teaches from the most thoroughly proven material on the art and science of homoeopathy. It uses the best texts from modern classical homoeopaths, along with the works of the old masters, who practiced homoeopathy with astounding effectiveness. It bases its teaching on Hahnemann’s blueprint for practice, The Organon of Medicine, which is presented with clarity and enthusiasm. Through these texts, students can see the elegance and brilliance of the homoeopathic system, and are inspired to develop the qualities of authentic homeopaths. With reliable information and truly classical methodology, homeopathy has universal benefits and can be practiced in any culture at any time.
• Strong Relationship Between Faculty and Students:
At the ICH there is a special relationship between the students and faculty, who engage in a close and meaningful way. They work together in and out of the classroom in a collaborative, supportive atmosphere. Faculty are available to students during school and beyond, mentoring them as they become practitioners. ICH faculty look forward to graduates becoming their colleagues, and keep an eye out for those who can become outstanding teachers, cultivating in them a wide and deep understanding and inspiring them with an eagerness to engage others in learning.
• Diversity and Multiculturism:
ICH students come from different parts of the country and different parts of the world and they meet on the ground of respect and mutual appreciation. Listening, communicating, and learning from each other, they create a dynamic community.
• Compassionate Motivation and Community Service:
The ICH has a commitment to serving the community by providing free treatment to those in need, and doing all that it can to relieve the sufferings of the world. The training actively fosters a sense of social responsibility and unselfish, compassionate motivation in ICH students, nurturing the inner qualities that develop from this. ICH students are encouraged and supported in fulfilling their highest potential as practitioners and as human beings.
• Strong Community and Support for Graduates:
ICH students work together in small classes and tutorials, forming strong bonds that continue beyond school, into their lives as practitioners. With the support of the school and previous graduates, they form ongoing study groups, brainstorming on cases and increasing their knowledge. They form group practices and create a network of colleagues who cover each other’s cases when needed. The ICH welcomes alumnae to attend classes and clinics, which they find extremely useful once they are practicing. The school makes treatment referrals to its graduates, as well as to its advanced interns. From time to time, the ICH offers seminars and workshops on various subjects, for the support of alumnae and students. The most important aspect of community, however, is that which comes from the shared understanding of homoeopathic principles, and the enthusiasm and commitment the students bring to this great healing art. They share the common ground of changes that have come about in themselves through the study of so profound a subject and the resulting good-hearted motivation to use homeopathy to benefit others.
• Extra-curricular Benefits
Students have access to:
• Case consultations and supervision by faculty
• Client referrals for student interns and graduates
• Post-graduate seminars and ongoing support
• Classes and seminars offered on health and medical topics, meditation, and other subjects of interest to students and practitioners
• Study in beautiful San Francisco,
surrounded by beaches and nearby mountains, and rich with cultural activities. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to many colleges and universities, as well as the most dynamic high-tech industry in the country. The nearby University of California , San Francisco houses the best homeopathic library in the country, which includes in its collection the original manuscript of the final edition of Hahnemann’s Organon of Medicine.