Category: Homeopathy

The Compassionate Search for the Lost Soul

The search for the lost soul: Addiction is rife in all parts of society. Some of these addictions are more socially acceptable than others. Every culture has its prejudices for and against certain substances and behaviours: Addicts everywhere are condemned for their refusal (or inability) to give up something deemed to be damaging to their own or other’s health while society as a whole shares the same blindness and rationalisations.

Declan Hammond writes about Soul Loss and Addiction in Spectrum of Homoeopathy. Republished with thanks.

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Death – The Final Frontier

My first encounters with dying patients were nervous, uncertain affairs. Unsure of my role as a homeopath and the needs of my patients, I let myself be guided by the demands of family members who wanted me to “do something” or by the requests of medical staff for “gentle medication”. I noticed that my responses to these demands were often clouded by my own unconscious feelings about death – my proximity to death seemed to highlight and amplify all my own fears, insecurities, and wounding. I realized that if I were to be of real service to my dying patients, I had to do some deep inner work to heal myself and find some new tools that were not to be found in my homeopathic texts.

Declan Hammond writes about Death in Spectrum of Homoeopathy. Republished with thanks.

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Homeopathy & the Soul – Interview with Declan Hammond

When I first travelled to Peru, the teacher I came to work with asked me about my work. In broken Spanish, I tried to speak about what I did and how I work with homeopathic remedies. He struggled while I tried to explain how these were energy medicines, made by a process of dilution and succussion, until finally he burst into a big grin of recognition. “You work with spirit medicine; you work with the spirits of the plants and animals!”, he said. “That’s what we do here in the jungle”.  And he was right, we do the same things.

Read my recent interview with Evelyn Einhaeuser in the Synergies in Healing Journal:




Healing And Transformation Through Cancer

Being willing to stay in the presence of death, one’s own death, while we journey with our cancer patients, keeps the mind focused on the important parts of the journey ahead. It is the ultimate companion and one that keeps everything else in proportion.

Declan Hammond writes about Cancer and Healing in Spectrum of Homoeopathy. Republished with thanks.

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The Death Of A Child – A Parent’s Choice For Life

When I finally returned to my homeopathic practice, I found that my experiences had blessed me with a new level of understanding and empathy for my patients. Not surprisingly, many new patients came to me dealing with the awful heartbreak of the loss of a child. These died through miscarriage, stillbirth, cot death, disease, accidents, drug overdoses, violence and suicide. But all had one thing in common, their parents felt that the pain was so overwhelming that they would not be able to survive it.


Declan Hammond writes about parental bereavement for Spectrum of Homeopathy after the death of his son. Republished with thanks.

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Kosmicare – A Safe Place for Difficult Experiences

My time with Kosmicare has been one of the most inspiring experiences of my professional life. My skills and abilities were well appreciated and used. Treating so many guests, who were prepared to trust and explore homeopathy, with often extraordinary results, inspired me immensely. And my ego was frequently humbled as I met my limitations and needed to ask and receive support from my colleagues. Working so closely together with so many highly skilled doctors, therapists and healers, in a spirit of love, cooperation and mutual respect has been truly extraordinary. Thank you Kosmicare!

Declan Hammond writes about Kosmicare, a harm-reduction program at Boom, a music festival in Portugal, for the Homeopathic Times, the journal for the Irish Society of Homeopaths.


Soul Loss And Recovery With Homeopathy

Although much of the language and concepts of our homeopathic ancestors, such as Hahnemann, need updating, the challenge inherent in his work resounds through the years. Hahnemann devoted his life to finding the most effective ways of using homeopathy, to heal the sick and to support them in their search for their “higher purpose’. His spirit calls out to us, challenges us to continue this search.

Article by Declan Hammond for about working with Homeopathy and the novel remedy Tabernanthe iboga to heal soul loss.

An Interview with Declan Hammond

Homeopathy, for me, is ultimately an evolutionary tool. Being a homeopath has always meant much more than just prescribing remedies homeopathically. It is about growth and development, following your own life path. The different homeopaths I studied with all had their own unique ways of working, each in their own way producing excellent results. I felt that I needed to bring as much of my own uniqueness as I could in my homeopathic practice.

In conversation with Freada McGoldrick: