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Paediatrics part 2: Adolescence-WM

Accreditation NVA WM, ZHONG cat. 2A
Duration Friday from 10 am – 5 pm.
Dates 19 November 2021
Lecturer Martien Brands
Address Geldersekade 67, 1011 EK, Amsterdam

€ 120,- including coffee/tea 

Student discount*:
Shenzhou student: 15%. 
External TCM student 5%
(Limited places available for students) *please see the payment and registration conditions for seminars in the registration form

Language English
The course is suitable for the following levels of experience:

  1. Therapists with valid MBK diploma

Seminar description: 

Paediatrics part 2: Adolescence.

In many ways, the ‘jump’ or growth-spurt to autonomy by adolescents poses challenges for both themselves and their parents and teachers. 

Which are the processes in their mental and physical development which drive these ‘jumps’?

And which factors make them stronger and also more vulnerable than in the years of childhood?

And how they can be guided in dialogue in their development towards adulthood?

Participants are invited to present cases that provided questions and answers to these young patients.

In an active participating context, they will be discussed, so we can learn all from each other.

About the lecturer:  

Martien Brands is a homoeopathic doctor, he specialised in homoeopathy after having experienced the possibilities and limitations of allopathic medicine as a general practitioner and working for Doctors without borders.

He introduced the teaching method with Homeopaths Without Borders in the Netherlands and became involved in scientific research.

After his PhD in 1998, he became a guest lecturer at the VU (Vrije Universiteit) in Amsterdam, from 2003 also at the AMC.

From 2002 to 2007 he was a senior lecturer in clinical homoeopathy at the University of Liverpool.

From 2007 to 2013 he directed the Centre for Integrated Care in Amsterdam.

Since then he is doing homoeopathic research on the effects on malaria, cancer and migraine and doctor-patient interaction. He has a practice in the Therapeutic Activities Center in Amsterdam.

He is the project leader for the development of a clinic registration database in AVIG (artsen Vereniging Integrale geneeskunde),

Since 2014 he is the secretary of the Research Network GIRI (researchers in fundamental research), and since 2012 he is teaching Foundations of Western Medicine (MBK) and WM continued education seminars at the HVNA.