Advanced Homeopathy: The Vital Approach

21.5 hours

Advanced Homeopathy: The Vital Approach


This eight-part homeopathy series with Anne Vervarcke provides a thorough exploration of her approach to homeopathy, aptly named The Vital Approach. Anne’s approach is influenced by the sensation method, families method, and upon the work of modern-day homeopaths including Vithoulkas, Yakir, Scholten, and Sankaran. With over 30 years of experience and teaching, Anne provides clear explanations and shares her expertise in homeopathy.

This course is meant to support the practitioner in the most meaningful ways possible – both supporting a foundation of solid homeopathic understanding, but also backed by clinical relevance and practicality with full footage of actual case studies and sharing insight into case analysis, case follow-up, and case thought process.

In Lesson 1, Anne reviews The Vital Approach and provides an overview of her approach, including the influences behind her philosophy, and the vital distinction between 2nd and 3rd dimension remedies.

In Lessons 2 through 6, Anne provides a deep exploration between the three main kingdoms that exist in homeopathy: those being the Animal, Plant, and Mineral Kingdoms. In addition, Anne sheds light on Bacteria and Gemstone remedies that have great value in clinical homeopathic practice but hardly receive any attention in homeopathic teachings. She shares cases from her own clinical practice to enhance learning and understanding of these five unique kingdoms.

Lessons 7 and 8 are each an in-depth case study with video recordings from live case-taking with Anne. To fully deepen learning for the practitioner, the cases do not only include the initial appointment, but also include follow-ups and case review. In this way, the practitioner is able to deeply understand Anne’s thought process in taking a case, prescribing a remedy, conducting a follow-up appointment, managing a case, and changing the remedy or potency as need be. Too often do we solely focus on taking the case and the first appointment – but what do we do if the remedy doesn’t work? What do we do if the remedy is working? What do we do at the follow-up appointment? How do we best support the patient moving forward? Anne will teach on not only how to best take a case, but also how to follow-up and manage the case.

This course is designed to teach practitioners how to differentiate between homeopathic kingdoms easily and sharpen their case-taking and case management skills. This course is designed for practitioners who are ready to level-up their skills in a whole new way and either begin or deepen their understanding of The Vital Approach.

Please Note: screensharing of the electronic repertories in the RadarOpus homeopathic program will be used at times to demonstrate course materials. It is not necessary to own any homeopathic software, including RadarOpus, to gain benefit from the homeopathic education provided. The nature of this class is educational, not commercial.

To learn more about Anne’s work and the Vital Approach (including free video clips), please visit:

Learning Objectives

  • Understand The Vital Approach and be able to differentiate between 2nd and 3rd dimension remedies
  • Learn the 10 different miasms and be able to distinguish between them when taking a case
  • Understand the Vital=Sensation concept
  • Identify the characteristics of the Animal Kingdom
  • Identify key features and distinctions of Bird remedies
  • Identify the characteristics of the Mineral Kingdom
  • Identify the characteristics of the Plant Kingdom
  • Identify the characteristics of the Bacteria Kingdom
  • Identify the characteristics of the Gemstone Kingdom
  • Gain an understanding of questions to ask while taking a homeopathic case
  • Acquire an understanding of important symptoms to focus on while case taking
  • Deepen case management techniques and know when to change a remedy or potency
  • Determine with confidence which Kingdom a patient needs based upon key words and presentations

Course Content

  • The Vital Approach Map 51min
  • Lesson 1 | An Introduction 2h 00min
  • Lesson 2 | Mineral Kingdom 2h 15min
  • Lesson 3 | Plant Kingdom 1h 45min
  • Lesson 4 | Animal Kingdom and Bird Remedies 2h 00min
  • Lesson 5 | Gemstone Kingdom 2h 00min
  • Lesson 6 | Bacteria Kingdom 2h 00min
  • Lesson 7 | Case #1
  • Lesson 8 | Case #2


Anne Vervarcke was born October 15th 1952 in Ostend, Belgium. After studying art, oriental studies, and anthropology, she trained in classical homeopathy in Belgium and in the Netherlands at the School for Homeopathy in Amersfoort.

She established The Centre for Classical Homeopathy (CKH) in Leuven, Belgium, which organizes a five-year training course, a Master Class, seminars, and an International Training. Anne served as program creator, teacher, and director for 15 years. She has also been in private practice since 1989.

Anne Vervarcke has developed her own style of practice, the Vital Approach (VA) Method, based on over 40-years of accumulated teaching and practicing experience, seminar attendance, and investigation in her private practice. The VA method is based on classical homeopathy supplemented with the works of contemporary thinkers and insights from phenomenology and linguistics. She gives international trainings and seminars, teaches in the CKH, offers post graduate seminars, Master Classes, Master Apprentice courses, online trainings, a Mentorship Program, webinars and a unique software search program named ‘The Family Finder’.

Anne Vervarcke has published novels and twelve books on homeopathy (of which three in Dutch) for the general public, “Klassieke homeopathie, niet te geloven?!” and “250 jaar na Hahnemann.” The book ‘Voorbij Lichaam and Geest” contains 9 exemplary cases from the Master Classes with clear analyses and discussions.

Her latest book on ‘A World Map of Homeopathic Families’ has come out in English recently. It introduces the concepts of 2D / 3D groups and the Vital Approach Map of Homeopathic Families which Anne likens to a treasure map for the similimum. Practitioners will learn how to identify clear pointers for the bigger groups and families, what other key information to look for in a case, how to connect the dots and recognise patterns leading to more efficient prescribing and improved outcomes.

Her English language publications for homeopaths are:
~The Charm of Homeopathy, which describes how she developed her method, the AV Method
~The Postgraduate Annual 2006, a succinct overview of her method, demonstrating its value in daily practice in both adult and pediatric cases

Books by Anne Vervarcke:
~The Charm of Homeopathy
~Behind the Glass Screen: A Homeopathic Survey of Ozone
~The Vital Approach
~Homeopathy, Strange, Rare and Peculiar
~Homeopathy is Everywhere
~Beyond Mind and Body

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