Monday Jun 03, 2024

Ep 296: Questioning the new Homeopathic paradigm - with Michael Bridger

In this episode, Eugenie interviews Michael Bridger, a seasoned homeopath and founder of the Contemporary College of Homeopathy. They delve into Michael's background, his approach to teaching and practicing homeopathy, and the inception of his college. The conversation also explores the diversity of homeopathic methods, the necessity for a classical foundation in training, and the challenges posed by short courses to the field's integrity. They discuss the importance of defining homeopathy clearly for practitioners and clients alike, and the need for ongoing critical dialogue within the community to uphold standards and empower patients.


Episode Highlights:

00:00 - Guest introduction

02:26 - Michael Bridger's discovery of homeopathy

05:54 - Establishing the Contemporary College of Homeopathy

09:39 - Michael’s teaching methods and preferences

17:27 - The evolution of homeopathy

20:08 - Principles and boundaries in homeopathy

23:30 - Defining homeopathic practices

26:06 - Responsibility in homeopathic training

32:06 - Defining homeopathic practices

33:45 - The blurred boundaries of homeopathy

44:10 - Challenging the status quo in homeopathy


About my guest:

Mike qualified in London and has been practising homeopathy for over 35 years.  He was a clinician at the London College of Homeopathy teaching clinic for fifteen years, before founding the Contemporary College of Homeopathy in 1996.  As a lecturer, he has taught at nearly all the colleges in the UK, as well as internationally in Ireland, the USA, Iceland, Finland, Serbia and Turkey.  He has extensive experience working in medical centres, alongside GPs and health workers, which has led to his highly informed and integrative approach to practice.


Mike runs the 'Orion' advanced practitioner training course in homeopathy and practises at Ainsworths Pharmacy in London, as well as his home in Devon.  He is an avid writer, with work published in many journals, and has spoken at conferences across the world.


Find out more about Michael




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