Student Testimonials

“I studied with Iris Ratowsky for 4 years, initially completing the three year certificate program with Berkeley Institute of Homeopathy and then a one year round table supervision program for graduates. Iris strikes a fine balance between rigorous and detailed academic study and exploring/developing the more elusive qualities of being a healer. By the time I graduated I had a solid foundation of materia medica knowledge, an advanced understanding of homeopathic theory and philosophy, a carefully honed set of analytical tools for analyzing a case, and a clear path for helping my clients. I appreciated the most, Iris’ dedication to our wholeness as people, students and practitioners. Everything she did was focused on building us up, be it with knowledge, confidence, or good food. Iris wants every one of her students to be successful and sustainable on all levels. Health

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Books & Supplies

Book List: First Year Foundation Course Materia Medica with Repertory William Boericke, M.D. (less expensive Indian version is fine) Homeopathy, An Introduction for Skeptics and Beginners Richard Grossinger ORGANON of the MEDICAL ART Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (Wenda Brewster O’Reilly ed.) Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy James Tyler Kent, M.D. The Homeopathic EMERGENCY GUIDE Thomas Kruzel, N.D. Impossible Cure Amy Lansky Desktop Guide Roger Morrison, M.D. Desktop Companion to Physical Pathology Roger Morrison, M.D. Homeopathic Clinical Repertory Robin Murphy, N.D. Melatonin UK Dr Backhaus The Principles and Art of Cure by Homeopathy Herbert A. Roberts, M.D. Prisma, The Arcana of Materia Medica Illuminated Franx Vermeulen Vitalism Matthew Wood (Originally published as The Magical Staff, an older version is fine) Book List: Second Year Required: Indications of Miasm Harimohon Choudhury Chronic Diseases Samuel Hahnemann The Foundation of the Chronic Miasms in the Practice of

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Clinical Supervision

Students will take a minimum of 5 cases on their own outside the clinic and analyze and prescribe for them with the support and supervision of a CHC certified supervisor. They will continue to manage the care of these clients with the supervisor throughout the year. These clients will also become part of the student’s practice as they move into greater levels of expertise and experience. The possibility is envisioned that we may offer a fourth year which will be comprised of a clinic day and 1 day of class or study group for CHC preparation and receptfria sömntabletter, so that students will continue to build their practices with support and supervision, so that by graduation they will have their own budding practice and be prepared to sit for the CHC exam. Supervision is a valuable source of support and

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The Clinic

BIH clinics take place on the Saturday of the 3rd year class weekend.  To see the dates, please check Course Dates and Fees on this website. They will be held at 1654 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703-1455. The fee for new clients is $85, payable 1 month in advance of the appointment to hold the appointment, and followup appointments are $50 which usually covers the remedy. Checks, made payable to køb melatonin should be sent to Berkeley Institute of Homeopathy at 1654 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703-1455.  Certain remedies may have to be ordered specially and these may require an additional $10 fee. One week’s notice is required to change an initial consultation, or the fee must be forfeited.  72 hours notice is required to cancel a follow up appointment or the fee will be forfeited. The cases are taken

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Admissions

Requirements for Admission First Year Admission: You must have graduated from high school (or international equivalent) and have completed two years of university or college study. You must be at least 21 years of age, have fluency in written and spoken English, have a keen desire to study homeopathy and have adequate resources and time to devote to a rigorous 3 year course.* A large part of the course is the home study required to complete the assignments and study the material. This requires time, discipline and a devotion to learning. It is important that you have ascertained within yourself that conditions in your life are such that you can devote the time necessary to enjoy and succeed in the course. If your life is such that you may have difficulties with the attendance or study time requirements, it advisable

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Faculty

Iris Hagen Ratowsky Commins, CCH, is the Director and Head Teacher of Berkeley Institute of Homeopathy. She did her undergraduate and graduate work at U.C.Berkeley, and studied homeopathy independently for 6 years before beginning a formal training program in homeopathy at Pacific Academy of Homeopathic Medicine, from which she graduated in 1994. She has practiced formally since that year, and was certified by both the North American Society of Homeopaths and the Council for Homeopathic Certification. She was the Registrar at NASH for many years, where she was responsible for certifying applicants. Helping to set the agenda for NASH, and as a board member participated in the ongoing work with the Council for Homeopathic Education to work with the homeopathic community to set educational standards for the training of homeopaths. She also served on the board of the Council for Homeopathic

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Course Dates and Fees

For the academic year 2016 – 2017 we offer a third year course.  The dates of these courses are listed below.  We we also continue our very popular postgraduate supervision and clinic course taught by Jo Daly in the Autumn of 2014. This course is open to graduates of homeopathic schools and is comprised of one day of live clinic.  Students must register to attend all clinics and are responsible for paying the fees for the year for all clinic days. The dates for the upcoming 2014 – 2015 clinic are listed below. Please sign up early as space is limited and many current students will continue. The hours for all days are 9:30 to 5:00. Please arrive by 9:15 at the latest so that you are ready to begin at 9:30 promptly. Post Graduate Clinic 2015 – 2016: October 17

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The Training Program

The homeopathic training program at Berkeley Institute of Homeopathy is a two-fold holistic path towards becoming a healer skilled in the art and science of homeopathic healing. It is a unique homeopathic school in its commitment to the whole development and training of those wishing to become homeopathic practitioners. The homeopathic training is a classically based program aimed at developing the skills and knowledge necessary to become an effective homeopathic practitioner. This includes: 1) a solid grounding in homeopathic philosophy, 2) training in repertorization skills to translate the client’s words and state into repertory language necessary to find homeopathic medicines that will be helpful in moving the client to greater health, 3) a deep understanding of homeopathic medicine pictures in terms of their symptom picture and their energetic essence, including personal experiences for the student with these remedies in a

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What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a scientific system of healing based on a principle described by writers as early as Hippocrates which observes that a substance can often cure symptoms which are similar to symptoms which it can produce. A simple example might be a case of arthritis which is hot, red and edematous at the joints with a stinging sort of pain. These symptoms are very similar to a bee sting, and might be treated and helped by a homeopathic dose of Apis (bee venom) or melatonin uk. The doses of homeopathic remedies are so minute that there are no harmful side effects, and yet they are strong enough to present a healing stimulus to the body so that it can begin a return to a healthy, balanced state. History Over the past 35 years or so, homeopathy has enjoyed a resurgence

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