Homeopathy news .... the Charity Commission are looking into charities which promote or provide Complementary Therapies, including Homeopathy. You can read the response the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths to this consultation.
Guardian newspaper article about the problems some encounter when using antidepressants longterm.
"The Body Keeps The Score - Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma" by Bessel Van Der Kolk (Penguin). I read this today about the over reliance by the medical establishment on drugs to heal psychological pain - so encouraging for both my homeopathic and counselling work:
"The brain-disease model overlooks four fundamental truths:
1. Our capacity to destroy one another is matched by our capacity to heal one another. Restoring relationships and community is central to restoring well-being.
2. Language gives us the power to change ourselves and others by communicating our experiences, helping us to define what we know and finding a common sense of meaning.
3. We have the ability to regulate our own physiology, including some of the so-called involuntary functions of the body and brain, through such basic activities as breathing, moving and touching.
4. We can change social conditions to create environments in which children and adults can feel safe and where they can thrive.
When we ignore these quintessential dimensions of humanity, we deprive people of ways to heal from trauma and restore their autonomy".