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Homeopathy Helps You Lean Into The Pain

by | Aug 21, 2019 | CPTSD, Depression, PTSD

When someone hurts us, whether it is an insult hurled at us or someone cheats in their marriage, or a parent tells you that you are worthless, the first thing our brain does is make up a story about it.

  • “They don’t respect me,” which can morph into “I am not respect worthy.”
  • “He doesn’t love me,” which can change into thinking “I am not loveable.”
  • “She thinks I don’t know anything,” which transforms into “I am not smart.”

There are countless ways we provide explanations to ourselves when something emotionally painful occurs so that we can protect ourselves.  So that we can actually survive.

But all the while we are doing this, we are turning away from the pain.  But in order to heal, we need to turn into the pain.  We need to be vulnerable and face it.

Catch The Pole

I heard a story on Minnesota Public Radio today (8/19/19) about a man who at the beginning of his career was installing telephone poles into the ground.  This was an older gentleman who was, at the time of this job, in his twenties.  He was being tutored by an old timer who had done this for many years.

The old timer told the newbie to watch for poles falling before they were properly set.  The Newbie said that he would run away if he saw a pole falling.  The old timer told him not to do that.  That he needed to face the pole and catch it, for if he ran away, the pole could fall on him and break his back.

He likened this instruction to turning into what hurts you, or “leaning in” to the pain.  If you don’t, you could break your proverbial back, or worse.

Homeopathy:  Leaning into the Pain

Homeopathy literally means “similar suffering.”  When we give a remedy that heals, we know that giving that same remedy to a healthy person has brought those same symptoms out in the healthy person.  This is called a proving.

The remedy contains the symptoms you already have.  By revealing the symptoms in the case taking process, and then taking the remedy, you are forced to lean into the problem.  If you don’t, or cannot, lean into the problem, the remedy selected for you is less likely to be effective because the homeopath doesn’t have enough information.

Think about going to a good counselor.  You are probably going to feel worse before you are feeling better, because talking about your problems stirs up all sorts of emotions.  When you take a well matched homeopathic remedy, the ultimate counselor, you are getting a dose of what you already have, similar to talking about your problems.  How do you know you are leaning into the pain?  Because you get a mental/emotional aggravation.  You feel worse for a short time before the healing begins.

I can remember many times, as my need for a new remedy appeared, taking it and feeling quite miserable for 24 hours. In fact, as I wrote this blog post, I was feeling a bit aggravated by a higher potency of my remedy. But I could tolerate it because I knew that by turning toward the pain, facing it, would heal it rather than suppressing it.

Whether you have PTSD, CPTSD, some other mental/emotional anguish, or have physical symptoms, facing the pain with homeopathy, rather than suppressing it with pharmaceuticals will help you heal.

Join our Facebook Group, Healing PTSD Naturally to learn more.

If you would like to recover from Mental and Emotional pain and anguish, schedule an initial appointment with a homeopath at Lotus Homeopathy today.


Meet Kathryn Berg the Classical Homeopath at Lotus Homeopathy, Inc.


Some of you know me, others of you may have heard of me. And for most, you probably have no clue about me or my business. So I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself, my family, my business, why I am a homeopath and how I became a homeopath—not necessarily in that order.

Like many people, I found out about homeopathy accidentally. I fell down while walking my Akita pup on an icy sidewalk on a typical Minnesota winter day. I was scheduled to go to a friend’s house later that day, so when I did, I asked her for some ice. You need some Arnica, she told me. Arnica? What’s that? She explained that Arnica is a homeopathic remedy for trauma.

At the time, the only place to get homeopathic remedies was a book and herb store in South Minneapolis. So I went there to get some. When I got there, I decided I should read some books so I actually knew what I was doing. I left with the Arnica 30c and three books. By the time I got done reading them, I knew I wanted to be a homeopath.

It was only several years later that I realized that I was attracted to homeopathy as a profession because I am a problem solver. It is what drives me. There is nothing like a well chosen homeopathic remedy to solve problems.

At the time I decided to become a homeopath, there wasn’t even a school here in in Minnesota. But eventually, my homeopath and his business partner started the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy. I was a graduate of the third class. At the time I went there, it was a part time program taking three and a half years! Since then I have studied with numerous other well known and respected homeopaths in continuing education studies.

While I do work with all sorts of folks with a variety of conditions, I really have studied how to treat people suffering from PTSD, health issues related to aging women, and children’s health issues of all sorts, including autism. I have also been successful in removing blockages to healing due to suppression of symptoms by western medicine. I chose those specialties because people really suffer who have those forms of dis-ease, and Western Medicine doesn’t seem to have much of a solution for them.

After over twenty years of practice, I still get excited for clients when a remedy has helped them heal.

So that is about my business. Now, a little bit about me.

I have two adult sons in their early twenties, so I have shed the title of “Soccer mom”. My husband and I are empty nesters living in Woodbury, MN. For fun, I like to play piano, sing, sew, garden, hike, and travel. I am in a community choir. I also enjoy cooking healthy meals and, out of necessity, am an expert at cooking for special diets.

If you have any questions about homeopathy or my approach to homeopathic case taking, please feel free to put some questions in the comments below.

If you have a health issue you need help with, please click the Book Now button on my Facebook page or Main page of my website and schedule a complementary consult to see if homeopathy can help you!



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