Dr Jessica Robinson is the winner of the Congress 2016 Student Competition run by the Faculty of Homeopathy and sponsored by Weleda UK.
The competition was open to students studying at any of the Faculty’s accredited teaching centres. They were asked to submit between 300 and 500 words on the subject of “Homeopathy – the natural career choice”, explaining why they had chosen to train in homeopathy and how they believe it will benefit them, as a practitioner, and their patients.
For her prize, Jessica received a free student place at the 2016 Faculty of Homeopathy Congress, to be held in Belfast from 3 – 6 November. She will also visit Weleda’s growing and manufacturing sites in Derbyshire, including overnight accommodation and student travel. This is a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of homeopathic medicines and will include a tour of Weleda’s 15-acre Demeter certified herb gardens. She will walk through the wildflower meadow, chat to 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 long 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.
The competition entries were judged by a panel from the 2016 Congress organising committee. Jessica’s winning entry, along with the other entries, will be published in Simile.
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