2008 Conference and Annual General Meeting
West Coast Homeopathic Society celebrated its 5th annual Conference to enthusiastic comments such as "the best yet", "an inspired selection of speakers", and "looking forward to next year!".
Featured speakers Julie Anne Lee and Roland Guenther headlined the morning session.
Julie spoke on practical and political issues affecting animal homeopathy in BC and proudly introduced The College of Animal Homeopathic Medicine, of which she is Vice-President. She sees exciting new possibilities for veterinary homeopathy that will combine the strengths and skills of both veterinarians with homeopathic training and homeopaths with veterinary training.
Roland provided an introduction to C-4 remedies, which offers a solid support for the patient's healing journey, and their basis in Hahnemannian teachings. He described the unique process involved in group experiential preparations of these remedies, which include all aspects of existence of a human being: the physical, emotional, mental and the spiritual. Thus, C-4 homeopathic remedies assist us to find the deepest desire of our soul, the purpose of our life, and help us to follow our soul's calling with ease and grace.
Later in the afternoon, Keynote Speaker, Douglas Brown presented a perfect complement to the morning presentations, discussing the therapeutic field that develops between homeopath and patient as the healing process takes place. Doug shared his journey and reflections on the ways in which our own respective journeys affect our interactions with patients and he challenged us to consider not only what it means to be a homeopath, but a healer. These themes were elaborated upon the following day at the full-day Post Conference seminar.
The WCHS Annual General Meeting followed, with encouraging news from the Board about past activities, future goals, and a healthy balance sheet. A new Board of Directors was elected, compromised of Leah Bratt, Laura Geberdt, Shauna Kovach, Margo MacLaren, Ram Saini, Manjit Singh, and Jo Twiss. Congratulations to them all!
The day ended with another hugely popular fundraising raffle that offered over 2 dozen homeopathic prizes. Many thanks to all the following donors for making the Raffle such an entertaining and financial success!
2008 AGM Fundraising Raffle:
WholeHealthNow: RADAR Essentials Package
College of Animal Homeopathic Medicine: Gift Certificate for $300
Luminos Homeopathic Courses: $150.00 Gift Certificate to Jan Scholten seminar, October 24-26, 2008
Alypsis: Helios First Aid Remedy kit
Boiron: 2 draw set of 53 Multitudes Remedy kit
HomeoCan: First Aid Remedy kit
HomeoWise: 3 - First Aid 12-Remedy kits
WholeHealthNow Books: Essential Synthesis by Frederik Schroyens
WholeHealthNow Books: Textbook of Homeopathic Language by Frederik Schroyens
Marilyn Hirsekorn: Pictographica Homeopathica by Marilyn Hirsekorn
Minimum Price Books: Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs by Don Hamilton
Freya Shaw: Homeopathy for Horses by Susan Shaw
Anonymous: Impossible Cure by Amy Lansky
Peace Arch Homeopathic Centre: Homeopathic Revolution by Dana Ullman
Banyen Books & Sound: Introductory Guide to Homeopathic Medicine by Rima Handley
Access Natural Healing Centre: Univera Supplement Product
Robin Logan: "7" Cream
Canadian Society of Homeopaths: Discount off membership for 2009
Canadian Society of Homeopaths: Introducing Homeopathy manual