Message from the Dean
Welcome to the HCH. You will find, as you browse through the many pages of information on this site, that the HCH offers something different to the student seeking to learn and to follow a vocation in the health-care field. While we may initially seem like other sites offering training in homeopathic medicine, you will quickly notice that what the HCH College offers is unique and unparalleled.
What you will find here is the most comprehensive training program in the complete system of medicine pioneered by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, called Heilkunst, of which homeopathy is a part. What we offer is a framework for the understanding of medicine and natural healing that integrates all the various therapies into a coherent, easily applied and effective system that naturopathy aspires to be, but does not really achieve. Heilkunst is the true system of Western Medicine, grounded in principle and natural law, scientifically-based, patient-oriented and wholistically-minded.
We are a relatively new school, but one with over 200 years of tradition, experience and wisdom behind us, and supported by a distinquished list of medical and scientific pioneers. While there is much new that you will learn, there is also much old that you will learn to look at from a dynamic, new perspective. As Proust stated, it is not so much the finding of new lands as seeing existing lands through new eyes that constitutes true discovery.
The HCH is dedicated to the idea that each and every one of us already contains all the wisdom of the universe within, but that we need quidance to help bring this inner knowing to conscious knowing so that it can be applied to the benefit of our own evolution and for humanity more generally. We are proud of this “knowledge-based” approach to learning, which values understanding over memorization, knowledge over information. While information can become dated or even obsolete, the capacity to access one’s inner wisdom through one’s reason, the basis for all true science, will be yours for your lifetime.
We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you might have. In the meantime, enjoy our site. We hope that we can, in the not too distant future, welcome you as a student and help you to begin an exciting journey of learning.
Rudi Verspoor, Dean
Hahnemann College of Heilkunst