This case study is an excerpt from Pierre Fontaine's book "Homeopathy, Sweet Homeopathy: Coming Home to Perfect Health". Find out more information including how to purchase a copy.
Homeopathy for anxiety
MC: ANXIETY ATTACKS
Pierre: What brings you here?
Please tell me about being “all out of whack,” or not keeping “any equilibrium.”
Could you tell me more about not feeling balanced, please?
Could you describe feeling blocked, please?
Describe the feeling of being in a cocoon a little more, please.
Describe the feeling of losing a certain connection.
Tell me more about losing connection, please.
Pierre: Do you have a fear of downward motion?
Pierre: Because I think I know the remedy you need and the remedy you need is well known in homeopathy to have that fear of downward motion. It is a way of confirming the remedy.
FOLLOW UP: (One month)
Give me a sense of the process since you took the remedy, please.
Clearly, this is good, can you tell me more?
MORE FOLLOW UPS: (One year)
Mollie has a voice like a singer Mary Gray, which sounds slightly like inhaling helium.
Words like “anger” or “can’t concentrate” are very broad and convey very little to me. We need to go far deeper in order to perceive the true individual qualities of the disorder. Read on.
I ask about feeling “all out of whack” and she answers “I have pain in my shin.” The answer to this question is rather off subject. It is very common for people to not answer the questions I ask. In fact, that it is the main reason for spending as much time in consultation as we do. Each of the case presented here is edited down to the most essential for that very same reason.
When she says “It is a fine line,” it reminded me of the hairline pain in the shin. Most of the time this kind of serendipity gets lost in the translation between the physical and emotional, my job is to be alert to these un-seeming connections to find them and unwind them down to the root.
In the last answer from a homeopathic point of view, she gives a lot of useful information. To keep the flow, I just pick up on the last thing she said.
The cocoon is becoming a major theme. The translation of the theme of seeing and not seeing in her art is indeed a reflection of her deeper feeling. In her case, it is similar to being in a cocoon, which is a fine line between being and not being or staring and not seeing. The expression of the Vital Force (VF) is all-encompassing as in a whole interconnected web. Everything makes sense nothing is lost in translation.
It is common to force behavior prematurely onto kids as it is the case here. She had to take care of everybody. Invariably that leads to emotional problems later on in life as if that part of life had not been lived. In this case, she assumed the responsibility of taking care of things but it was not emotionally dealt with which forces her to compensate for it. The compensation was to go into a cocoon.
Here is the cocoon again. It is really throughout. It is not a cliché in this case.
And again we have the cocoon.
The way she explained the cocoon was, of course, perfect. I say “of course” because as I mentioned before people always say things right. That leads me to a particular point. It is very common for people to be concerned about what they say. There is no right or wrong during a homeopathic consultation. The questions are meant to express feeling spontaneously and creatively.
This remedy relates to the stage of developing in utero at the stage in getting engaged. It is one of the stages of being in the “cocoon.” She describes it so perfectly well. The fear of downward motion stems from the feeling of not wanting to “come down” from the comfort of the cocoon.
After the remedy, she felt she was “existing.” She has come out of the cocoon. Existing is being on her own. She says she would like to have “a handle on things.” She still wants to hold on but clearly, the feeling is nowhere near as strong as it used to be.
“Even our daughter seems better now.” The feeling that other people in our surrounding are better after taking a remedy for oneself is common. As our inner Being is tuned up to a healthier state from the lifting of the disorder so does our perception of the world and, reciprocally, the perception of the world toward us. This is similar to Hillary’s case (see Hillary case) of postpartum depression and the improvement in her relationship with her mother-in-law.
Throughout this case, there wasn’t much to say. I think her proximity to her art helped her speak about her inner feelings very easily and freely. It was great.
She continues to be well with repetition of the remedy from time to time.