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Homeopathy with Wildlife Workshop Description and
Registration Information
Registration info for:
  • San Diego CA

  • February 7, 2009

  • Interest in homeopathic first aid for wildlife has grown rapidly. Homeopathy has been used successfully with a wide range of wildlife species for 20+ years and with humans for 200+ years. Less expensive than conventional medicines, homeopathic medicines are easy to administer. Homeopathy can treat many common conditions seen in wildlife, as well as some that conventional  medications have difficulty addressing. Plus, many wild animals treated with homeopathy have been returned to the wild faster than with conventional medications alone. Homeopathic medicines can be used in conjunction with conventional medical treatments.

    This introductory workshop helps rehabilitators become comfortable using some basic homeopathic remedies for wildlife first aid cases.

    Learn the Basics

    Administering a homeopathic medicine. (Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO.)

    This practical, fast paced one-day workshop has been developed to help people working with wildlife trauma to understand basic homeopathic principles and to be able to apply them in acute first aid situations.  

    Homeopathy, while complementary to conventional medicine, has some very significant differences. This requires the wildlife rehabilitator wanting to use homeopathy to more fully understand the differences and basic procedures in order to use it effectively and safely. This understanding is also essential when working with conventional and holistic veterinarians.

    Build a Foundation

    The workshop includes a quick introduction to the basic principles of homeopathy, such as “like cures like”, the minimum dose, and vital force. 

    Homeopathic case-taking will be described specifically as it relates to wildlife. The selection of homeopathic medicines will be discussed, including contents and use of the homeopathic repertory and materia medica.  Selection of potencies, timing of treatment, sequence, interferences, and administration will be reviewed.

    Homeopathic Medicines & Wildlife Cases

    At least 15  homeopathic medicines commonly used with first aid will be discussed.  Key ideas, etiologies, confirmatory symptoms, and possible wildlife situations will be discussed on these specific homeopathic medicines. Case examples demonstrating the use of these homeopathic medicines with passerines, waterfowl, raptors, squirrels, rabbits, opossums, and other species will be described. The workshop will include working on several example cases.

    Resources Provided at the Workshop

    A 45 page workbook and a variety of handouts will be provided for each participant. Other resource materials will also be available for review at the seminar in addition to the homeopathic medicine kits available for purchase.

    Other Resources and Workshop Preparation (that's right - there's HOMEWORK before the workshop!)

    First, each participant needs to purchase ahead of time and bring with them both a Repertory of the Homeopathic Materia Medica by Kent (about $28) and Materia Medica with Repertory by Boericke (about $15). Both books are critical resources for the person wanting to use homeopathic medicines. (Click here for a description of each book and ordering information.)

    Second, the workshop requires advance reading and homework in order to accelerate learning in this fast paced workshop. Participants must read the following three articles (click on the title to view the article): 

    (1.) “Exploring the Concept of the Minimum Dose:  Wildlife Rehabilitators Consider Homeopathy” (Blackmer, et al)
    (2.) “Homeopathic First Aid Tips for Wildlife” (Casey and Black)
    (3.) “Finding and Using Holistic Veterinary Services” (Facinelli, et al)

    There is another article that is optional reading for the workshop, titled "A Survey of Conditions seen in Wildlife Admitted for Wildlife Rehabilitation". This article provides direction as to the types of acute conditions that will be studied in the workshop.

    Third, participants also need to read the following 20 homeopathic medicines in Boericke’s  Materia Medica with Repertory:

    Arnica Natrum sulphuricum Symphytum Lachesis
    Aconitum napellus Ignatia Podophyllum Cinchona officinalis
    Hypericum Nux vomica Lycopodium Belladonna
    Ledum Arsenicum album Rhus toxicodendron Calendula
    Phosphorus Ruta graveolens Carbo vegetabilis Hepar sulphuris

    And last, participants will complete a page of homework of questions that will be sent with the confirmation letter. The completed homework page will be handed in to the presenter at registration before the workshop begins.


    Therese Bush is an experienced wildlife rehabilitator and presenter. She has presented on the homeopathic trauma and acute care with wildlife at several rehabilitation conferences, including the CA Council of Wildlife Rehabilitators, NWRA and IWRC. She has conducted over 40 homeopathy study group sessions for rehabilitators since 1999, been a regular speaker at the WildAgain homeopathy teleclass, assisted with design of case studies on wildlife conditions, and led a homeopathy study group for the National Center of Homeopathy.


    Please click on the workshop location listed below for a registration form to print and mail back:

    San Diego, CA    February 7, 2009

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