Many homeopaths will tell you that homeopathy found them and not the other way around. This is also my experience.
To be totally honest, I had other plans for my life: I was very happy to be a wife and a stay-at-home-mum, I had no idea what homeopathy was and wasn’t even curious!
The Best Laid Plans…
However, when my son turned four and was still non-verbal and displayed serious behavioural challenges, we were advised to get him tested for ASD and the positive diagnosis followed very quickly.
As all parents of children with autism know, the diagnosis is like receiving a life prison sentence with no appeal. There is no explanation either: “this is a life-long disability and no, we don’t know what ASD is or where it comes from, but we know for sure there is no cure and nothing you can do about it“.
So what did I do after that? I decided that I needed to educate myself on what autism is and I started to read books, books and more books. I discovered Temple Grandin and her wonderful books like The Autistic Brain; I also followed the biomedical route, learned the importance of diet intervention, the gut-brain connection, followed the diet outlined in The Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell, the role of the microbiome, genetic mutations and supplementation. I was prepared to try anything to help my son, as long as it was natural and non-invasive.
A Change of Direction
I spent a lot of time (and money) trying all these types of interventions, with very little results. Then one day, browising on Google, I found a homeopath in my area who claimed to specialise in children with autism. I had no idea what that was, but I remembered some of my friends had mentioned homeopathy to treat their kids from allergies in a natural way, so I decided to give it a try.
This homeopath gave me a few white pills to give my son and something subtle but noticible happened: he started to look more “present” and eventually he also started to say a few words!
When I googled the remedy we were given, I found Amy Lansky’s blog and book The Impossible Cure and her story sounded a lot like mine, so I knew I was on to something good!
How could I not become a homeopath?
When I finally asked our homeopath what it was that she was giving my son, she suggested I read Miranda Castro’s Complete Homeopathic Handbook and after reading the introduction I was hooked! In 2014 I enrolled at the School of Homeopathy. I studied with some of the greatest homeopaths like Misha Norland, Rajan Sankaran and Janet Snowdon. My four years of studying included hours of clinical observation and over a year of practice under supervision.
Seeing my patients fully restored to health with nothing more than a few doses of homeopathic remedies gives me such a high, it is almost addictive! This is definitely not a “job” or a “career move” for me; homeopathy is a way of life.
“I have been to see Giovanna for both of my sons and for myself. She is
professional, friendly and extremely good at what she does. Would not hesitate
in recommending her or using her homeopathic remedies in the future.”
“I was in a lot of pain with arthritis, liver problems and type 1 diabetes. My
quality of life was not good and all the medication damaged my liver, so I
decided to try homeopathy and now I am pain-free for the first time in years!”
“My child has a diagnosis of ASD and ADHD and he was constantly in trouble at
school for his aggressive behaviour. He was aggressive towards me too and I was
scared I couldn’t handle him once he grew up…after the first dose of his remedy
I started to see him smile and now he is a happy boy and can handle school much