30 September 1944 – 18 October 2010
On October 18, 2010 Alfred Geukens passed away. Dr Alfred Geukens was born on September 30, 1944 at Balen, Belgium. He studied medicine at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) and worked as a general practitioner since 1978. He studied classical homeopathy since 1979 and gained his Diploma of Classical Homeopathy at the “Athenian School of Homeopathic Medicine” in 1985.
He was one of the most dynamic teachers of Classical Homeopathy in Europe who taught many homeopaths throughout Europe and lectured in several international schools since 1987. Many of his seminars have been transcribed. His method of teaching was very practical and his approach down to earth. He used video cases from his practice to teach the pathogenesis of both well known and small remedies. He gave unusual presentations of polychrests, and illustrated comparative Materia Medica with subtle nuances of case taking that lead to the remedy selection.
His knowledge of repertory and materia medica was extraordinary. He cured many patients and was always ready to support them in difficult situations. His method of case analysis and management was very inspirational and gave even advanced homeopaths new ideas.
With his enthusiastic devotion and energy Alfons Geukens founded the Clinical Training Center for Classical Homeopathy” in Hechtel in 1983 and expanded it to what it is now: a clinical training center where Classical Homeopathy in primary health care is being practiced 24 hours a day. This kind of Center and its system of “practical training” is unique in Europe. In the Clinical Training Center physicians who want to specialize in classical homeopathy can take part in a three-year full-time clinical training program. Apart from the theoretical knowledge they also get the opportunity to gain practical experience with patients under the supervision of one of the five supervisors. Doctors from Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, and Mexico have already trained in this Clinical Training Centre.
Dr. Geukens was also the founder and director of the “International School for Classical Homeopathy” in Hechtel, Belgium, founded in 1994. With his passing we lose one of our most important and cherished homeopaths.