Monthly Archives: April 2009

Homeopathy and the flu pandemic

Medical History
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Of the fifteen hundred cases reported at the Homeopathic Medical Society of the District of Columbia there were only fifteen deaths. Recoveries in the National Homeopathic Hospital were 100%. Of 1,000 cases of influenza treated with homeopathy reported by T. A. McCann, MD, Dayton, Ohio, there were no deaths. In the state of Ohio 24,000 cases of flu treated allopathically had a mortality rate of 28.2% while 26,000 cases of flu treated homeopathically had a mortality rate of 1.05%. In Connecticut, 6,602 cases treated with homeopathy had a fatality rate of less than 1%. A physician [Roberts] on a troop ship during WWI, had 81 cases of flu on the voyage to Europe, and he reported that every man was treated successfully with homeopathy with no deaths.”

Study Weekend

A quiet ANZAC Day – with a study weekend for the Diploma of Applied Hypnotherapy underway.
Glad the roads were quiet as I slept in and had to rush to class – promise I didn’t speed! I slept well last night after a mentoring session with Rick in which I addressed some really old problems. Amazing how one can go into trance so easily – I guess it is the timing – same as finding the right teacher at the right time.
An interesting day, learning more about counselling and the different styles. Today we learnt about Transactional Analysis, Anger triangles and more.
Tomorrow is continuing with learning about more counselling techniques and it is easy to see how hypnotherapy and counselling fit together so well.

Lunch at Pumpkin Cottage

A great day, with a trip to the Bellarine Peninsula to visit my soul friend GloriaGrace and two other lovely souls, Mirabai and Caroline for lunch. Caroline cooked lunch, which was very special as she is embarking on a new venture. The new centre has lovely energy and it was a wonderful afternoon.
I had to leave all too soon to travel to Queenscliffe to get my new lenses from Michael Christian. I had thought with all the stress of last year that my eyes had deteriorated, but was pleasantly surprised today to find that my prescription has decreased further still. The new lenses have made a huge difference already and so much (on so many levels) is much clearer already.
A long drive there and back, and have got sidetracked again adding videos to my wiki. A bit of nostalgia there!

Marketing myself

Made the new brochures yesterday and will drop them off at the gym.
Also been busy signing up to Twitter as you can see with the updates down the bottom right of the page as well as getting my Wiki up to date with the inclusion of a Hypnotherapy page.
I set this up to inform people about the different therapies and am not sure if I have put in too much information. Most of what is there, is from essays I did while I was doing the courses, which were just sitting in folders. Not even on the hard drive…..I had to re- type them all. At least my typing is getting faster and more accurate!
Part of the latest assignment for the Hypnotherapy Diploma was to work on ourselves using the Johari Window as a tool. Not an easy task. It’s usually done in groups and one needs to take care with what you disclose, but when you do it on your own, there is still stuff you don’t want to face up to!
I found (as part of my distraction and avoidance) some really interesting sites that explain how to work with this tool. And yes, I did eventually do the work and found out some interesting things about myself.


Well the refurbishing of the labyrinths went well, and took very little time.
A light rain fell as we arrived, making setting up our camp a little uncomfortable. Other than that the weather was mild, although the nights were starting to get chilly. We were very aware of the dryness of the area, and apart from one night, there were no campfires. That one was put out very carefully with a couple of buckets of water.
The first labyrinth was made of fallen branches around 2000 and has held up well over the years. Once the inner path was raked and the leaves pushed to the branches, it looked as good as new.
The second labyrinth was constructed about 5 years ago by digging a path and using the soil to make low walls. Fallen branches from the property were also included and over the past couple of years I have dug the path a little deeper and put the earth over the previous low walls and wood. The entrance is opposite the wood labyrinth and they mirror each other. The walking experience is quite different in each.
This year I also added more leaf litter and hopefully, when the rains return interesting things will grow in the walls. It would be nice to put seeds in, but the kangaroos are desperate for food – they are even eating the tough reeds left in the dried up creek.
Interestingly, the animals, whilst there is evidence they have been near the labyrinths, have not made any impact on the construction.

Nothing is as real as a dream.
The world can change around you, but your dream will not.
Responsibilities need not erase it.
Duties need not obscure it.
Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.