The Vital Approach: An Introduction

11 hours

The Vital Approach: An Introduction


The Vital Approach combines the fundamental Hahnemannian principles with the latest development in Classical Homeopathy in a clear and easy to understand way. In the first three lessons, Anne explains basic concepts: ‘Levels of Experience’, ‘Analysis in Kingdoms’ and ‘Use of Miasms’. The first three lessons are a discussion between Anne and Christel, the interviewer.

The 7 following lessons will familiarize you with the key features of the main Kingdoms and is full of examples and differential diagnoses between the Subkingdoms. 

With almost 30 years of practice and teaching experience, Anne concentrates on clear and reliable pointers and characteristics and helps the student and beginning homeopath to analyze cases and prescribe with certainty.

*Please Note: All 10 lessons are a face-to-face presentation by Anne that does include PowerPoints. Please also note that some of the videos have a little background noise due to the recording technology used at the time.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the 5 levels of experience
  • Learning about the new introduced ‘Energy Level’
  • Being able to differentiate between the ‘Psyche’ (Mental/emotional level) and ‘Sensation’
  • Familiarizing with the Vital=Sensation concept
  • Understanding the classical homeopathic premises in that approach
  • Grasping the classical miasm theory and how it evolved in modern times
  • Miasms understood as a classifications of delusions
  • Having a clear view on the ten possible coping up mechanisms, as miasms are considered
  • Understanding the practical implications of this
  • Historic overview of how the ‘Kingdom’ theory came about
  • Appreciating the value of this logical development
  • Knowing how to analyze from big categories into smaller ones
  • Being capable of first determine the bigger category before repertorizing
  • Knowing the Characteristics of the Mineral Kingdom
  • Getting the main key words in order to easily remember all the elements
  • Knowing the Characteristics of the Animal Kingdom
  • Differentiating the subkingdoms of Snakes, Spiders, Insects, Birds, Mammals and Sea Creatures
  • Recognizing the cluster of key concepts for each of them
  • Knowing the Characteristics of the Plant Kingdom
  • Acquiring the skills to find the species with the help of Plant families and miasms
  • Understanding Nosodes as a Kingdom with species for constitutional/vital prescription

Course Content

  • The Vital Approach Map 51min
  • Lesson 1 1h 00min
  • Lesson 2 1h 00min
  • Lesson 3 1h 00min
  • Lesson 4 1h 00min
  • Lesson 5 1h 00min
  • Lesson 6 1h 00min
  • Lesson 7 1h 00min
  • Lesson 8 1h 00min
  • Lesson 9 1h 00min
  • Lesson 10 1h 00min


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

Continuing Education Approvals

  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    5.5 CEUs total (up to 5.5 CEUs Category B) -Direct Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    11 credits total (up to 10 credits Category A) -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    11 CEUs total (up to 11 CEUs General) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    11 hours total (up to 11 hours General) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    5.5 CPDs total (up to 5.5 CPDs Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    11 CMEs total (up to 11 CMEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)

    11 continuing competence credits total -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    11 hours total (up to 11 hours Category C - Educational Courses) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    11 credits total (up to 11 credits Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

    11 PDAs total -Assumed Approval
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health: Naturopathic Physician Licensure (CT DPH: NPL)

    11 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

    11 CEUs total (up to 11 CEUs Category 2) -Assumed Approval
  • District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (DC HRLA)

    11 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional & Vocational Licensing (HI DCCA)

    11 CEs total (up to 11 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    11 hours total (up to 11 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

    11 CEUs total -Assumed Approval
  • Maine Board of Complementary Health Care Providers (ME BCHCP)

    11 hours total (up to 11 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    11 hours total (up to 11 hours Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

    11 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (MN BMP)

    11 contact hours total (up to 11 contact hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    11 hours total (up to 11 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    11 credits total (up to 11 credits General) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

    11 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP)

    11 hours total (up to 11 hours Category C) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    11 CEs total (up to 11 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

    11 hours total (up to 11 hours Category 2) -Assumed Approval
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