Congress 2016 Student Competition

Weleda is delighted to announce that Dr Jessica Robinson is the winner of the 2016 Faculty of Homeopathy Student Competition.

The competition, sponsored by Weleda and run together with the Faculty of Homeopathy, was open to students at any of the Faculty’s accredited teaching centres. All entrants submitted between 300 and 500 words on the subject of “Homeopathy – the natural career choice”, explaining why they had chosen to train in homeopathy and what benefits they believe it will bring them as a practitioner and to their patients.

As Competition winner, Jessica receives a free all-expenses-paid student place at the three day 2016 Faculty of Homeopathy Congress, courtesy of Weleda, in Belfast this November.

She also wins a fabulous visit to Weleda’s growing and manufacturing sites in Derbyshire, including overnight accommodation and student travel. This rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of homeopathic medicines will begin with a tour of Weleda’s 13 acre Demeter certified herb gardens. She will be able to meet the gardening team and learn about biodynamic agriculture and tincture production.

Jessica qualified as a doctor in London and gained membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2004. She subsequently took a career break to look after her children and has recently returned to substantive work in the NHS. Her interest in psychiatry has always tended towards the holistic (including environmental and nutritional influences on health) and psychotherapeutic.

As Jessica explained, in her eloquent competition entry:

“Homeopathy laces together the many threads that make an individual: the physical, the mental and the emotional. The precise echoing of a person’s symptom picture and personality with a remedy picture, derived from scientifically rigourous provings, the further echoes of that story with the story of the element or plant or animal from which it was derived, are a joy to learn.”

Weleda’s Homeopathic Pharmacist and Head of Training, Evelyn Liddell, commented:

“The Congress student competition is a great opportunity for us to encourage and support students of homeopathy and one that we really welcome. We look forward to congratulating Jessica, introducing her to the Weleda team, and taking her behind the scenes here in Derbyshire where we manufacture our Over-The-Counter homeopathic medicines and produce a huge range of Dispensed Specials.”

Weleda is also sponsoring a lively Friday night social event at the Congress for delegates, with dinner and live music at an Irish pub, to kick off what promises to be an exciting visit to beautiful Belfast.

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