Overcoming resistance from the Patient
Journey to the core of an individual - a systematic step by step process.
The Quest for Simillimum is nothing but the Quest for reaching the core issue of an Individual during a case taking process. During the last few years I have used the 'Stages' template as an effective tool to help me with this process of travelling through the stages to reach the core stage of the individual.
You can read about this in my free ebook - The Quest For Simillimum - An overview that is placed on this page
This journey has made me realise the surprising and humbling fact that it is not just about homoeopathy, but that it is universal.
It has been successfully applied, replicated and confirmed in individuals in many other fields of mind and body transformation.
Journey to the simillimum
However what is extremely unique about homoeopathy is that we use this same process to also understand our remedies. The outcome of this is the fact that homoeopaths have developed a whole parallel universe with their understanding of remedies through stages. So simple substances become unique 'homoeopathic remedies'revealing this information in 'stages' through the process of potentisation.
Further homoeopaths attempt to match the understanding of their patient's state to this understanding of the remedies. When they match it at every level, that is the simillimum. These simillimums then become potent tools to continue this process of healing.
So in a way Homoeopathy is a distinct profession and it is only today I can actually express what I simply experienced in the OPD's at the age of 18 when I would come away with a deep respect for the quality and sophisticated work homoeopaths did with their patients when patient underwent that form of transformation in mind and body through prescribing the simillimum.
Obstacles in the journey to the Simillimum -
For simplicity I have likened this integrative process as a journey through four distinct stages of concentric circles, where you start from the outermost circle using different approaches to unlock each stage and travel deeper to finally reach the core.
However the journey to the Simillimum in a homoeopathic clinic is not entirely dependant on one person. It is a dynamic two way process undertaken by the practitioner and the patient. It is not just case taking but both receiving and giving.
Although you as a homoeopath may have this vision and commitment to reach Stage 4 which is wonderful, it is an unrealistic expectation for every patient to share this vision.
A majority of our patients are at Stage 1 and 2.In these patients their vision is just restricted around their disease and local problems. So the first step is to understand and respect this unique belief.
It is wise to remember that when we treat people we must manage and communicate in the first consult in terms of the stage they just are.
Frustration in beginner homoeopaths
The most common frustration beginner homoeopaths have in my experience is when they tend to squeeze the whole process of travelling up the stages into that first consult.
Their hopes and aspirations rest only on that one 'critical' consultation. Hence they spend frustrating hours trying to find that simillimum through an extensive time span.
It is unrealistic to force the journey to the higher stages when patients are living life at the first stage.
In some cases even when the patient understands the process they just cannot communicate any further information because the information is not at the conscious level. Although there are bypasses and in some patients you can use different techniques to tap into the subconscious levels, attempting this before the patient can readily trust you is a recipe for disaster.
It is like growing a good crop. It is not just the farmer's knowledge and skills. You need the soil to be ready, the climate to be favourable , and finally the seed to be of a good quality to reap a good yield. There are so many factors you need to align here.
Let us go through a case example very early in my practice which taught me an important aspect of this journey ie it is not just about having a clear map and a process. It is all about 'being' with the patient at every stage, and developing the patience to wait until your patient is ready.
I will continue more on this process in our future communication.
But today I would love to know what obstacles you have encountered in your practice when you have started your homeopathy.