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Important note: You are on the Book Club Leader page which is especially for leading groups of ADULTS through Paola’s Book Club Class. If you’d like to lead a homeopathy class for younger students, grades 1-12, click here.
So many of you are so excited about the world’s first homeopathy curriculum, and now we’ve developed a program so you can lead a book club especially for grown-ups! Have a passion for homeopathy? We’ll provide you all the resources you need to run an effective book club, virtually or in person. If you are interested in leading a free book club so everyone can save money on materials, without charging for the class, this plan works for you as well!
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Created by the president and CO-founder of Americans for Homeopathy Choice
Brought to you in Part by Washington Homeopathic Products
How we can teach homeopathy together
While you can study this material on your own, we encourage you to form a book club with others who are interested in learning homeopathy. The connections will be a blessing to you. Because this curriculum offers entry-level information about homeopathy, anyone can lead a book club class, regardless of their level of understanding about homeopathy. While all book club members should read the assigned chapters (from the storybook) and lessons (from this handbook), leaders may wish to spend just a bit more time studying each lesson carefully. Know that the Book Club Handbook is open-and-go, making your job as the discussion leader as easy as possible. Just open to the first lesson, walk your book club through the various items in order, skip bits that may not be pertinent to your book club, discuss, and do! If you’re nervous about being a discussion leader, let your book club members know upfront that while you’re willing to organize the book club, you are a co-learner, learning right alongside your friends. They will be grateful for your openness and efforts!
Benefits of leading a Book Club
Materials for You and Your Participants
Book Club Leaders and their students all need the same materials, and we want to make it as affordable as possible for you and your Book Club participants to jump in and get started with homeopathy! When you purchase your materials, you can get them at a discounted rate if you select two or more items during check out. For example, if you select the Book Club Handbook as well as the audiobook for Evie and the Secret of Small Things, the price of both these items goes down immediately to a lower, bundled price. We’re so excited for you.
How do Book Club Leader payments work?
Although running the book Club Leader platform costs us money, at this time we have decided not to charge a fee for you to lead a Book Club using our platform. That’s right, at this time, leading a Book Club is completely free.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Book Club Leader program is a completely separate program. If you want to become a Book Club Leader, you need to register for that program separately.
Because Paola wanted to keep this Book Club Program affordable, we have kept the Book Club material costs as low as possible, and our margins for producing this awesome program are really tight. For that reason, we are unable to offer group-buy discounts for Book Club Materials. By keeping the costs low, anyone can get introduced to the wonderful world of homeopathy. Please remember that Group Leaders (leading homeopathy classes for grades 1-12) can offer their students group buy options for the curriculum materials. The Group Leader program is different than the Book Club program.
While you can study this material on your own, we encourage you to form a book club with others who are interested in learning homeopathy. The connections will be a blessing to you. Because this curriculum offers entry-level information about homeopathy, anyone can lead a book club class, regardless of their level of understanding about homeopathy. While all book club members should read the assigned chapters (from the storybook) and lessons (from this handbook), leaders may wish to spend just a bit more time studying each lesson carefully. Know that this handbook is open-and-go, making your job as the discussion leader as easy as possible. Just open to the first lesson, walk your book club through the various items in order, skip bits that may not be pertinent to your book club, discuss, and do! If you’re nervous about being a discussion leader, let your book club members know upfront that while you’re willing to organize the book club, you are a co-learner, learning right alongside your friends. They will be grateful for your openness and efforts!
When you register to become a Book Club Leader, you can set up your own book club website URL on PaolaBrown.com. This website helps you spread the word about an upcoming book club class, manage the tedious task of enrolling book club members, and collect enrollment fees (if you choose to charge one) using our online system (leaders keep 100% of this income, minus a small percentage for payment processing). We send you a check once your enrollment period has closed!
Yes. This is a required material for your students, and as a Book Club Leader, you must ensure that each participant has a copy of their own handbook. In addition to this, Book Club Students also need the Book Club novel, Evie and the Secret of Small Things. The most affordable version of the book is the audiobook in the digital streaming format. Finally, the Family Homeopathy Journal is optional.
You can teach the the Book Club Program in 8 classes, so if your book club meets once a week, you will be able to go through this program in just eight weeks. However you’re also welcome to slow down and spread all 8 sessions into more meetings, such as 16 sessions for example. Group Leaders can also tighten up the pace and teach it in fewer lessons. It’s up to you!
The Group Leader decides how long each Book Club meeting will be. If you decide to do the majority of the recommended discussions, each book club class will last about two hours.
Yes. Holding book club classes via Zoom or some other video conferencing platform is a wonderful way to gather and discuss the material.
You can use any virtual video conference software to conduct your group class such as Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, or any other video platforms. Just create a meeting room in any of these video softwares and put the link into your Group Settings dashboard. You can also use a different link for each class session.
At this time, there is no cost. This may change in the future!
No, you do not. But keep in mind that organizing a book club can take some effort! Discussion leaders are welcomed and encouraged to charge a fee for leading a book club.
No! Because this information is foundational, it is considered a homeopathy primer, and anyone can lead it. Even if you’re a homeopathy expert or experienced momeopath (or lover of homeopathy), this program allows you to reacquaint yourself with the basics. This always strengthens your foundation. All you need to teach the this Book Club Program is to get the required materials. Also, thanks to the careful review and endorsement from the Academy of Homeopathy Education who reviewed the core novel, Evie and the Secret of Small Things, you can lead your class with confidence, knowing the information you’re sharing is of the highest quality.
This program can be used and led by anyone who has a heart for sharing and learning a bit about homeopathy. For example, this program is an excellent way for homeopaths to connect with their clients, helping them to understand more about homeopathy and to become wise homeopathy patients—individuals who know how to provide better feedback during the course of their care. It also offers an opportunity for homeopaths to build their practice by connecting with newcomers who are interested in homeopathic medicine.
Parents who wish to teach their children homeopathy are another example of people who could lead a book club. This program is an excellent way to build a support system with other like-minded parents. This book club is also an excellent way for adults to introduce their friends to homeopathy. If you’d like to become a discussion leader and use this program to host your own book club, or to lead a group class for teaching kids and teens, visit PaolaBrown.com/Teach. Finally, you do not need to be part of a book club to complete this program. You can be a book club of one, jumping in on your own and subsequently opening your world to the bright places homeopathy offers.
One easy way to lead a book club is to assign each class to a different book club member. This cooperative learning approach allows participants to take turns leading a class, easing the burden from having only one discussion leader who must prepare all classes.
My own experience inspired me to include this in this Book Club Handbook. I believe very strongly in self-reliance and independence. My family has a small homestead in Texas where, at peak production, we have produced about 80 percent of what we ate right on our property. I am passionate about the power behind self-sufficiency and preparedness. Homeopathy is a big part of that independence. Over the years, I have developed my homeopathy muscles and I feel confident in handling various illnesses for my family members and those in my circle of influence. That knowledge is golden and a blessing; I’m very proud of it and I can’t imagine life without it. (That’s part of why I am passionate about protecting American homeopathy at HomeopathyChoice.org.)
Even though I feel that I have learned so much, I reached a point where I needed help. My chronic illness became a burden for me, and it lasted much longer than it should have because I did not seek outside homeopathic help sooner. In short, I was not getting better—I was actually getting worse—and I was out of my league. The constant burden of trying to figure out how to care for myself became overwhelming and all-consuming. My overwhelm spilled over to my family members and made it difficult for me to properly care for them. I needed help from a qualified homeopath, and once I got it, I never looked back.
Finding the right homeopath was not a quick and easy task. There are many homeopaths, and many different types of homeopathy, and I have worked with several. Today, my family works with a classical homeopath, and I feel that we have finally found the right ‘home’ when it comes to partnering with a professional for my family’s long-term health. Our homeopath’s investment in my family’s health over an extended period of time (and throughout their lives) is a blessing. That doesn’t mean that all my homeopathy knowledge and skill is left behind. No! I use homeopathy expertly and adeptly at home with my family. But now, my tools of self-reliance also include collaboration with a like- minded professional who has rigorously studied homeopathy,1 has managed many other cases, and can support us throughout our lives. It’s especially comforting that I have support from someone who already knows our health fairly intimately if I ever face a crisis that is beyond my reach.
Finding the right homeopath for your family and working with them long-term is going to be unique to you and your needs. But I can say that I’ve learned a lot in the process. Finding and working with a homeopath has been a critical part of my homeopathy journey, and I felt it would have been a disservice to you if I didn’t take time, here and there, to incorporate this element into this Book Club Handbook. See Class 4 for information on finding a family homeopath.
Please let Book Club Members know that it takes about one to two weeks for materials to arrive and that they should plan accordingly. The discussion leader should also remind book club members that there is some assigned reading that is due prior to the first day of class. This information is listed in Class 1, but it is copied below for your convenience:
- Read or listen to Evie and the Secret of Small Things, Unit 1, Parts 1-4:
- “Evie and the Brown Plague”
- “Uncovering Grandma’s Secrets”
- “Pasteur and Béchamp”
- “Tight Toes and Terrain Theory”
- Read the Introduction to the Family Homeopathy Journal
- Read or listen to the first chapter in the Book Club Handbook, “Class 1” (be sure save reading the answers until you meet with your Book Club!)
Ready to become a leader? Register NOW!
You don’t need to be a homeopath or health professional. All you need is a passion for homeopathy and the willingness to follow our step-by-step guides so that you can bring the power of homeopathy to your community. Get started by registering to be a Book Club Leader today, or ask us a question.