NZCH Conference


The Colour, the Patterns & the Individuality of Homeopathy


Conference Dates

16th to 18th August 2019


Distinction Hotel
175 Cuba Street, Palmerston North


Friday 5pm to Sunday 5pm

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Hotel Info

Distinction Hotel 175 Cuba Street, Palmerston North

Please book directly with the hotel

Standard Room Rates

$135.00 – room only
$145.00 – bed and breakfast based on single occupancy
$165.00 – bed and breakfast based on twin/double occupancy


Call +64 6 355 5895


5.00pm Friday evening: Mihi whakatau, followed by a Homeopathy-flavoured Pub Quiz at the Hotel. This will include platters of food to share.

8.45am – 5pm: Saturday Conference

9.00am – 5pm: Sunday Conference


Program Speakers

Deborah Collins                                 Presentation via Skype

Dr Tralee Sugrue                               A Kaleidoscope of Psychiatry for Homeopaths

Linda Baker                                        Anacardium – Kaleidoscope of human colour, sound, experience

Debora Moore                                    A proving of Chamaeleo dilepis dilepis (flap-necked chameleon)

Linda Hanson, PhD                          A kaleidoscope of sound and colour and the patterns of the human experience

Sue Myer                                            Kaleidoscope of Homeopathy: the most beautiful diamond ever known to man.  Focusing on Head Injury.

Celeste Salter & Ann Manning                   Aurum Project: Reflections on the 2019 Australian Homeopathy Survey

Ann Manning                                     Blue Cohosh – Caulophyllum – A Fresh Appreciation

Leila Joffe                                         From Life to Death…but a change in the magical configuration of the kaleidoscope of a soul’s journey.

Gwyneth Evans                                 The Colour of My Clinic


Detailed Programme:


Friday 16th




5.00 – 6.00

Mihi whakatau 

Song and lyrics in preparation for Mihi whakatau



6.00 – 6.30

Setting up for Pub Quiz


6.30 – 7.00

Food platters

Only Pub Quiz participants

7.00 – 9.30

Pub Quiz

Only Pub Quiz participants



Saturday 17th

8.00 am

Registration check-in

8.45 – 9.00

Leila Joffe

Welcome and Opening


Gwyneth Evans and Jude Henry

Intros as joint MCs


Deborah Collins, MD                 On Skype



Deborah Collins MD, born in Canada, moved to the Netherlands in the mid-seventies, where she completed her medical studies and encountered homeopathy. There she had the opportunity to study with homeopaths from all over the world. Deborah has taught throughout Europe and various other countries. In 1997 she moved to New Zealand, where she continued to practice and teach, and in 2011 to France, where she presently lives and works. In her practice she endeavours to use a healthy synthesis of various techniques, modern and traditional, always in search of the best way to understand the patient and the most efficient way of finding a suitable remedy. She is co-editor of Spectrum of Homeopathy and Interhomeopathy. 


A Kaleidoscope of Methodologies: Putting It All Together


As I see it, we are going through a period where there is a lot of confusion around homeopathy, with all the various methods new and old, added to the pressure on all that is “alternative”. I see many people here simply giving up, or going back to very basic homeopathy, or doing a lot of other things on the side rather than delving deeply into the possibilities that are opening to us. And yet I also see better results than ever, more understanding of what it is that we are doing and how to put these insights into practice in finding very exact and deep-acting remedies. Many colleagues label themselves in certain ways – “Sensation homeopath”, “Scholten fan”, “Kentian”, “Boeninghausen”, “Polarity”, “Yakir or Scholten”. On the outside it looks as though these systems are at odds with each other. This morning I woke up with the well-known story of the seven blind Indian men who touched an elephant and were all adamant in their descriptions. “It is a rope!” “No, it is a tree trunk”. etc. Finding a different perspective enables us to incorporate all of these methods.

10.30 –10.35

Platinum Sponsor


10.35 –11.05

Tea break

11.05 –12.05

Dr Tralee Sugrue,




Growing up West Coast, South Island, NZ.

Working as a psychiatric house officer at Dunedin Hospital and Wakari Hospital.

Her introduction to homeopathic training was a Summer School for Health Professionals run by Wellington College of Homeopathy.  After completing the requirements to be registered as a doctor in NZ, Tralee went to the UK to further education with the Faculty of Homeopathy, studying at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital; the course was run from Glasgow.  Qualification: Licenced by the Faculty of Homeopathy in Medicine {LFHom(Med)}.

Tralee also gained The Fusion Sessions Post Graduate Certificate in Homeopathic Medicine from the Sydney College of Homeopathic Medicine.

She now works on the Kapiti Coast as a GP homeopath with over 20 years’ experience.


A Kaleidoscope of Psychiatry for Homeopaths

Our materia medica are brimming with psychiatric signs and symptoms but not all homeopaths are experienced in assisting people with mental health disorders.  The suffering in mental illness can be extreme and the burden in our communities severe.  Many people with psychiatric illnesses do not seek help and of those that do, not all find good solutions to their problems in conventional medicine.  Our joy as homeopaths is that we have a therapeutic modality that has the power to assist people to transform their lives into increasing health.  This presentation aims to increase competence and comfort levels through an introduction to a variety of psychiatric conditions and examples of homeopathic case management.


12.05 –12.10

Gold Sponsor


12.15- 12.30

Linda Baker, RM, RN, RC.Hom


Linda is an LMC (Independent) Midwife and Homeopath working in Christchurch City. She’s an active member of the Executive team of the NZCH.


Anacardium – Kaleidoscope of human colour, sound, experience.


A light hearted look at an amazing remedy. 


12.30 – 1.30

Lunch break

1.15 – 1.30

Leila Joffe, B.A, BSc, ( Honours) Post Grad Dip. Homeopathy


Leila has had over 30 years of extensive experience as a teacher, trainer and therapist for adults and children in various education and health contexts in both New Zealand and internationally.

For the past six years she has been President of the NZ Council of Homeopaths


From Life to Death…but a change in the magical configuration of the kaleidoscope of a soul’s journey. Fragaria: a strawberry that supports and facilitates this change


There is a change of the kaleidoscopic picture when a soul passes from Life to Death. Using homeopathy we can facilitate this change as graciously and as magically as possible.


1.30 – 2.45

AGM and Election of Officers


2.45 – 3.00

Debora Moore, Mtech Hom; RC Hom           On Zoom

In 2007, Deborah graduated from the Durban University of Technology, in South Africa, with a Master’s degree in Homeopathy. Soon after graduating, she immigrated to New Zealand.

Since moving to New Zealand she has been employed in the natural health sector, while also practising homeopathy part-time in private practice.



A proving of Chamaeleo dilepis dilepis (flap-necked chameleon)

3.00 – 3.30

Tea break

3.30 – 5.00

Romuald Rudzki, PhD, FCIPD, MNZAFA


Like you, Romuald is unique. He started work as a street newspaper vendor, then became a factory worker, youth and community manage, teacher, business owner, philosopher, painter and writer.

Romuald has spent his life learning how to achieve the goals he has set himself and recreating himself in the process.

One Drop of Prealism


A creative workshop playing with colour and how the process of “Prealism” aligns with the Principles of Homeopathy 






Magic Pills Movie








Sunday 18th

9.00 – 9.05

Opening and karakia


9.05 –10.30

Linda Hanson, PhD


Linda has been in private practice for over 30 years.  Her practice covers many areas of natural health and involves but is not limited to, Homoeopathy, Counselling, Kinesiology, and the connected Mind/Body implications of emotions on the physical body.  Linda honours the importance of the gut to thyroid and brain function through understanding internal and external structure and function.  She supports mental and emotional resilience, investigates implications of nutritional deficiencies, mineral imbalances and toxic metal levels to mental and physical health.
She blends the skills and knowledge of many areas to address the individuality of the client. 

The Kaleidoscope of Life


It encompasses vibration at every level.  Sight, sound, taste, touch, smell, intuition, “knowing”, patterns of experience, the environment, colour, music, emotions, responses, the list is infinite.    Individual health is the harmony inherent in the synthesis of the vibrations in and around us.


10.30 –11.00

Tea break

11.00 –12.00

Sue Meyer ND, CCH                                  On Zoom

Sue enjoys spending time with her family. Married for 38 years with eleven children, of whom seven are now married, giving currently 34 grand- children to enjoy. Sue loves to ride her three wheeled recumbent Terra Trike, travel, camp and hike.

The last 20 yrs. of Sue’s life have been devoted to learning homeopathy.

Sue’s introduction to Homeopathy was that of Hahnemann, Kent, Clarke and Allen’s Key Notes; all very Classical in their Homeopathic Treatment.

She was later introduced to Rajan Sankaran and Jan Scholten’s Methods of finding a Chronic remedy by way of Language. Their detailed charts of this Language as well as Sensations brought the understanding of that which the client was trying to describe to new heights for me.

Sue was trained then by Dr. Dinesh Chauhan to his Case Witnessing system, which brought Sankaran and Scholten into a usable format.


Kaleidoscope of Homeopathy, is in my opinion an opportunity to bring all the facets together to present the most beautiful diamond ever known to man!


Head Injury. A subject very dear to my heart.

According to the British Head injury statistics; There are approximately one million persons each year that receive emergency care for head injuries.

Many are minor, though one in five are admitted to the hospital.

Head injuries make up 1% of all deaths. However; they make up between 15 and 20% of all deaths for persons between 35 and 50 yrs. old. And 60% of all deaths due to traffic accidents.

It is my hope that this presentation will bring more awareness about the seriousness of head injury.

I hope to present enough knowledge to help others be confident in their care for that head injury.


12.00 – 1.00

Lunch break

1.00 – 1.30

Celeste Salter, Research Coordinator for the Aurum Project, registered with ARoH– Dr Celeste Salter  (PhD App. Sci)

Research Co-ordinator



Ann Manning, B Sc(Hons),  Adv Dip Hom.


Aurum Project


Reflections on the 2019 Australian Homeopathy Survey


1.30 – 3.15

Discussion Groups


3.15 – 3.45

Tea break

3.30 –3.45

Ann Manning, B Sc(Hons), Adv Dip Hom.


Ann graduated from the Sydney College of Homeopathic Medicine in 2002, having previously studied psychology at university.


She has a practice in Chatswood in Sydney’s north and is a contract academic at Endeavour College. 





Blue CohoshCaulophyllum – A Fresh Appreciation


 “A few years ago I took an exploratory single dose of Caulophyllum 200c, and to my great surprise, the hot flushes I had been experiencing for over 15 years resolved. This was all the more surprising because nowhere in the homeopathic literature is Caulophyllum linked with this menopausal symptom.”


Ann was inspired to look into this remedy more deeply, and will share the fruits of what she found. This includes interesting information about the provings of Caulophyllum and also the understanding of this remedy from the point of view of repertory, clinical application and sensation approach.


3.45 – 4.00

Tracey Hayes, RCHom


Tracey lives and works in Nelson

A Case of Cancer and Ramakrishnan’s Method


In July 2016, I was presented with an elderly male client (in his 90’s);  We will call him Bill. Bill was promptly admitted to hospital for complete diagnosis, possible treatment and prognosis.


The usual methods of treatment for Bill (radiation and/or chemotherapy) were dismissed by the hospital specialists due to his age and ailing health at that time, and he was given a prognosis of six months to live.


A brief outline of homoeopathic treatments will be provided.


4.00 – 4.15

Gwyneth Evans, RCHom (Life Member)


30+ years in homeopathy practice

Life Member NZ Council of Homeopaths.

Former NZCH Representative to International Council of Homeopaths (ICH), including six years as ICH Chairperson.

Founder and Principal Wellington College of Homeopathy for 22 years, (1991 – 2013).

Gwyneth’s interest in colour and its effects was strengthened through study of Aura-Soma.


The Colour of My Clinic


Looking at the Impact of Colour on Mind, Emotions, Body, Energy, Spirit.………

How we can make better use of colour in our practice, and in Life


An interesting, though brief, exploration from my experience and accumulated wisdom.


4.15 — end

Close and karakia




Breakfast & Lunch at your own discretion.

The hotel is offering a special lunch menu and price. Please book with the hotel for this option.  See right for menu.

There is a wide selection of café food options very close to the hotel venue

Saturday evening: Dinner will be at the Hotel plus a Movie.

Special Hotel Lunch Menu (please book with Hotel)

  • Creamy Seafood Chowder with Grilled focaccia $15
  • Grilled Chicken Caesar salad with Coz lettuce, bacon, croutons, parmesan & egg $25
  • Slow cooked lamb shank with Kumara puree, red currant rosemary jus $25
  • Beer battered Fish & Chips with garden salad, tomato sauce, tartare, lemon $26
  • Angus beef burger with lettuce, tomato, cheese, tomato relish, aioli & fries $25
  • Meat lover Pizza with Tomato sauce, salami, meat balls, bacon, mozzarella $18

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