Practitioner Certificate Course

Year 1 - 80 hours

Introduction to Homeopathy: Homeopathic First Aid & Acute Care

The first year at Baylight introduces the basics of the history, philosophy, and practice of homeopathy. We explore the nature of disease and restoration of health, comparing this with conventional medical practices.

We discuss the ins-and-outs of 50 or so first aid remedies, and look at homeopathic treatments through the lens of common acute illnesses. We cover helpful remedies for bumps, bruises, shock, broken bones, colds, cough, flu, earache, menstrual problems, digestive issues, and more. Upon completion of the first year, students have a working, foundational knowledge of homeopathy and the tools to apply remedies in acute circumstances. Each participant receives a Certificate in Homeopathic First Aid and Acute care, and the confidence to treat themselves as well as their family members and friends.

Year 2 - 180+ hours

Homeopathic Methodology

This year provides an emphasis on the understanding and treatment of complex and chronic conditions. The study of “The Organon of Medicine,” the 'bible' of homeopathy, provides a background in homeopathic philosophy. Students continue to become familiarized with remedy states and how to recognize them in clients. We will have the chance to observe live cases in class and will gain valuable experience in the process of case-taking, with a particular emphasis on the energetic components of disease.  We will also conduct a remedy proving as part of studying homeopathic pharmacology.  In addition to this methodology, we introduce the ins and outs of homeopathic practice and clinical ability.

Year 3 - 180+ hours

Professional Practice & Clinical Abilities

This year includes continued focus on the clinical practice of homeopathy: case-taking, analysis, evaluation, and follow up. We also touch upon the evolution of spirituality and its relationship to the homeopathic model.

Students will learn what is involved in setting up a practice, as well as the benefits of becoming a registered member of the North American Society of Homeopaths and/or of pursuing certification through the Association for International Homeopathic Certification. Through continued exposure to live and cured cases, students gain confidence in their competence as homeopaths. Students will be encouraged to establish relationships with other skilled practitioners for clinical mentoring and supervision. A final project of the student’s discretion will complete the requirements for the Practitioner Certificate.

Year 4 - 180+ hours

Professional Practice & Clinical APPROACHES

Clinical Focus, Guest Lecturers TBD

Practitioner program students also need to take the Pathospirituality lecture series at some point in their education.  Most students also take Homeopathic Medical Sciences (Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology of Disease, and Lab Diagnosis) with Dr. Sarah Kotzur, ND. This course is offered separately, as there are many students who have already met these requirements prior to attending Baylight courses.  A&P, Pathology, and Lab Diagnosis are prerequisite for homeopathic practice, and a specific prerequisite for becoming a Registered Member of NASH and also for taking the AIHC exam to become an internationally certified homeopathic practitioner. 

SAMPLE Syllabus TOPICS BY YEAR

Year One
Session 1: History & Evolution of Homeopathy
                Introduction to Health & Disease in the Homeopathic Model: Allopathic vs Homeopathic
                First Aid: Bleeding, Choking, Drowning, Allergic Respiratory Swelling, Acute Asthma,                                       Fainting, Poisoning
Session 2: Homeopathic Provings
                First Aid: Eye Injuries, Dental Work, Lacerations and Abrasions, Puncture Wounds,                                           Musculoskeletal Injuries, Contusions, Fractures
Session 3: Remedy Sources: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, Imponderable
                Intro to the Organon
                Homeopathic Pharmacology, Homeopathic Resources & Pharmacies
                First Aid: Head Injuries, Burns, Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke, Bites & Stings, Allergic                                     Reactions, Urticaria
Session 4: Homeopathic Casetaking
                Introduction to the Repertory
                Narrowing the Field of Remedies
                Remedies for Acute Illness
Session 5: Deepening Understanding of Materia Medica
                Repertory Exercises, Practice Cases, First Aid Scenarios
                Remedies for Acute Illness, cont'd
Session 6: Introduction to Miasms
                Repertory Exercises, Practice Cases, First Aid Scenarios
                Remedies for Acute Illness, cont'd
Session 7: Homeopathic Casetaking - Intro to Clinic
                Repertory Exercises, Practice Cases, First Aid Scenarios
                Remedies for Acute Illness, cont'd
Session 8: Clinical Exploration
               Repertory Exercises, Practice Cases, First Aid Scenarios
                Remedies for Acute Illness, cont'd
Session 9: Epidemics & Public Health
                Repertory Exercises, Practice Cases, First Aid Scenarios
                Finish Up Remedies for Acute Illness

Year Two
Session 1:  Homeopathic Process
                 Sources of Remedies
                 Periodic Table & Chemistry of Remedies
Session 2:  Salts, Carbons, Lanthanides
                 The Four Agreements
Session 3:  Cell Salts & Facial Diagnosis
                 Principles of Cure and Preparation of Medicines
Session 4:  Flower Essences
                 Miasms & Nosodes
                 Taking the case & Miasms
Session 5:  200 Small Remedies
Session 6:  HMC Seminar with Lou Klein - Portland, ME
Session 7:  Introduction to Plants & Plant Families
Session 8:  Animal Kingdom Themes
                 Snake Remedies
Session 9:  Spiders, Bugs, & Butterflies
                 Case Analysis
Session 10: Sea Remedies

Year 3
Session 1: Milk Remedies
                Remedy Reactions
Session 2: Bird Remedies
                In-Class Trituration Proving
Session 3: Imponderable Remedies
                Inimicals and Chronics: Remedy Relationships
Session 4: Bowel Nosodes (Bacteria, Viruses, DNA)
                Who's Who in Homeopathy
Session 5: Miasms & Stages
Session 6: Homeoprophylaxis with Kelly Callahan, CCH
Session 7: HMC Seminar with Lou Klein - Portland, ME
Session 8: Women's Remedies
                Matridonal Remedies
Session 9: Pediatric Prescribing
                Ethics, Setting Up a Practice, Running a Business
                Homeopathic Research
Session 10: Fungi & Fossils
                  Remedies for Death & Dying

Year 4    

TBD   


I have studied at other programs before and so often felt like I didn’t know what to do when trying to find fitting remedies. After studying at Baylight I have more resources, greater understanding, improved confidence, and most importantly, I am getting better results with my cases! Not to mention the cohort and instructors are warm and wonderful.
— Heather Hawkes, Student 2011-2012