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Courses by Prof. George Vithoulkas in Alonissos

Maria Chorianopoulou describes the special hands on teaching methods of George Vithoulkas at the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy (IACH). She shares the ambiance at the school and its outreach programs.

George Vithoulkas

George Vithoulkas

When I started drawing up this presentation of Prof. George Vithoulkas’ courses in Alonissos, I wasn’t sure where to begin. There were so many beautiful experiences, so many wonderful people, so many inspired teachings for this divine therapeutic modality.

The International Academy of Classical Homeopathy (IACH) was founded in 1995, in Alonissos, an island of the Aegean Sea. The courses started in Alonissos in 1979 and were initially taught in the island’s elementary school. Every year since then, hundreds of people—medical doctors, professional homeopaths as well as beginners—have travelled to Alonissos to acquire knowledge directly from Prof. George Vithoulkas. To this day, approximately 15,000 doctors and practitioners from 62 countries around the world have been trained at the Academy.

The courses run from June to mid-July and from the last week of August to the end of September. George Vithoulkas delivers his lectures in English, though consecutive translation into various languages is provided for most courses. A remarkable number of these students keep coming back every year for the last 15-20 years. They often become the best prescribers in their respective countries.

The sessions begin in the morning, from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m., and then they continue in the afternoon, from 5.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Students have the opportunity to see Prof. Vithoulkas perform case-taking live in class, along with the patient and the patient’s treating physician. Via closed-circuit video, the students can watch the case-taking process live, from beginning to end.

Afterwards, Prof. Vithoulkas moves to the classroom and the detailed analysis of the case begins. He thoroughly discusses all parameters of the case with his students, analyzes the patient’s level of health, performs differential diagnosis, emphasizes the comparative Materia Medica, and finally, he prescribes the appropriate remedy and potency.

The students have access to the follow-ups of the cases, so they see how the patient’s health progresses, and witness the improvement and healing. Everything happens before their own eyes and they can participate and ask questions at any time. All these cases are recorded on video, constituting a collected treasure of healed cases that can be studied and researched by homeopaths everywhere.

During the courses, the students have the opportunity to ask George Vithoulkas questions on any subject regarding homeopathy. Most of the attending physicians and practitioners are successful prescribers, well-known in their countries, who spend one or even two consecutive months in Alonissos for the courses. In Alonissos, students have the opportunity to meet colleagues from many countries and exchange opinions. Many have become close friends. Together, we discuss methods to better disseminate Classical Hahnemannian Homeopathy and how to facilitate the adoption of George Vithoulkas’ teaching by Medical Universities around the world. In recent years, George Vithoulkas has given his best students the opportunity to teach sessions themselves, during the courses.

At the end of each course, students organize wonderful parties to celebrate along with the new friends they’ve made at the Academy and their families.

For those who cannot experience George Vithoulkas’ teaching live, we have created the e-learning program—a full academic program that has already been adopted by many universities. Many translators, moderators, coordinators and operators are working all over the world to spread the word about this course, which has been taken by students in 73 counties.

We feel proud and blessed to be disseminating knowledge of this unique healing system.

About the author

Maria Chorianopoulou

Maria Chorianopoulou, PhD is the Director of the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy in Alonissos, Greece. She has a Doctorate of Philosophy from the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Department of Psychology, and has university degrees from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Philosophy, Department of Philology, with a Specialization in the Classics. She was a Lecturer at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Greece (2008-2014) in the fields of "Research Methodology", "History of Institutions" and "Philosophy of Law”. Previously she held the office of Director of the Political Office of the Minister of Administrative Reform and e-Governance in Greece; was the Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Greece; and was the Special Assistant to the ex-Prime Minister of Greece.
Maria Chorianopoulou is the main contributor to the realization (2006) of the Master Degree Program on Classical Homeopathy at the Aegean University in Greece which comprises the full teachings of Professor George Vithoulkas.
She considers the E-Learning Program in Classical Homeopathy by Professor George Vithoulkas a significant accomplishment in her life. She is responsible for the promotion of Professor George Vithoulkas’ teachings, and oversees his entire organization including the IACH’s educational programs worldwide.
Maria Chorianopoulou has translated into Greek the book “Science of Homeopathy” by Professor George Vithoulkas, and is the author of two books: Lycurgus’ Politics and Syntax of the Modern Greek Language (two volumes).
https://www.vithoulkas.com , https://www.vithoulkas.edu.gr

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