Lots of people ask this. There is no fixed answer.
What I suggest is that you have a minimum of 3 consultations spaced at 4-6 weeks, and preferably 6.hopefully we can increase the time between consults when things are going well and we see positive and lasting changes.
With every follow-up consult I'll be assessing how you've responded to the remedy given and looking at whether to wait longer, repeat doses or change the remedy at this point.
If you come with health problems that have been there for a while it can take time to see things really moving, not always though, it's sometimes pretty quick and depends on many factors.
There are many thousands of remedies, and you are different from any other client. Remedies are chosen for you, not a named condition so you could need anything, there may be many remedies that help you and we may need to move through a number of them.
This is a very useful article about Fevers from Seattle Children's
hospital. sometimes we really need to have a fever to regain health and fight off infections.
Follow-ups …...why are they important and why I ask you to book back in
So, you’ve had an initial consultation, taken your first remedy doses and are booked back in for your next appointment.
On of the astonishing things about Homeopathy is that after you have a remedy major and long standing things can change.
* “I feel more like myself again”
Countless times a client has said “I didn’t even realise until I started talking with you again how much has changed. And I am feeling much more Me again, come back to myself”
Follow-up is a time I can check back with you about what you came for help with, the symptoms you experienced and
When things are going really well I might suggest just continuing with less frequent doses of the remedy or to wait for a while and see what continues to happen.
I will suggest we schedule to meet in a few months for a check in, see that things are still progressing well.
*“I feel worse and this thing I haven’t had for years has come back.”
So now I know you have responded to the remedy which is great to know.
The return of a symptom such as a pain, a skin rash and feeling can be a sign your body and vital force are responding and clearing. If you feel worse and that hasn’t resolved it shows me I may need to change the remedy at this point, and the way you are now can show me more clearly what that is.
*”I’m not really sure”
Sometimes much more subtle shifts are starting to happen. It’s great to reflect on those and clarify if this is still the best remedy for you, or that things have moved to a different picture and a new remedy is better indicated.
*”Nothing has happened”
And sometimes indeed nothing has happened.
Then I really want to spend time with you exploring this. You may have some new symptoms, the symptoms you came with may be clearer, I want to see and understand more fully how you are and what remedy is needed now.
As your homeopath, these subsequent consults are a vital part of the way I can help you in moving towards long-term deeper health and well-being to the best of my evolving knowledge and skills.
I am always happy to talk with you about what I see happening, what I’m doing and why. Please just ask !
My colleague Pat Deacon puts this so well. Here’s a link to her blog post, shared with her permission.
I have completed my supervision training course with Sea Change. Excited to work with homeopathy students and practitioners, and anyone else who would like a confidential space to reflect and explore issues around their professional lives, work and life challenges.
So, I thought I'd start with some pictures, of Madrone trees, and of other things that inspire me or just that I would like to look at. The Madrone bark is stunning, pink and brown bark which peels off to reveal this vibrant almost luminous green underne