When doing homeopathy it is very helpful to have a complete knowledge of the repertory, especially the mind section. Obviously it is so large it would probably be impossible to memorize it all. But there are a few rubrics that come up often that it is good to be familiar with. These rubrics can often be seen in case-taking and could help lead to the best remedy.
Study these rubrics and get to know the remedies they contain. Having these as one of the tools in your toolbox will help you immensely.
- Ennui – When there is a weary sense of dissatisfaction.
- Superstitious – When a person trusts in something; saying or action, a fetish, habit, amulet, ie. “knock on wood”
- Weeping; with sympathy for others – When they are easily moved to tears by the suffering of others.
- Stupefaction – A state where the person is unable to react or respond to a situation or life; either through shock and amazement or groggy and insensible.
- Sensitive; to noise – When there is an apprehension or fearful state as a result of a perception of unpleasant sounds.
- Unreal; everything seems – When things seem to be perceived as odd or unbelievable.
- Daydreaming – When there are spells of inattention or a waking dream state. Inability to focus because of a preoccupation of the mind.
- Company, aversion to – When the person prefers to be alone.
- Indolence – aversion to work or laziness.
- Absent minded – Similar to daydreaming but without the coherency of thought, forgetful.
- Anger; from contradiction – Always angry if others do not agree with him.
- Industrious – a workaholic, always working.
- Occupation; ameliorates – When work or activity makes them feel better.
- Anxiety; over trifles – Little things are always worrying them.
- Clairvoyance – When they claim to have psychic experiences.
- Undertakes; many things, perseveres in nothing – When a person takes on many projects and never finishes them.
- Anxiety; about health – When they talk about their health and have much concern that they are OK and may need reassurance.
- Obstinate – A stubborn persistent individual.
- Dwells; on past disagreeable experiences – When they cannot get a past hurt off of their mind.
- Laughing; over serious matters – When the person laughs as they are telling their painful story.
- Censorious – A very judgmental person who may have fixed ideas about someone else when talking about others.
- Time; passes too quickly – The day seems to pass in mere minutes.
- Thoughts; persistent – When a person cannot get a thought out of their mind.
- Reveals; secrets – They cannot keep a secret.
- Dictatorial – Always telling others what to do or how to do it.
- Mortification – Humiliation and possible embarrassment.
- Will; contradiction of – When they cannot come to easy resolution and argue issues in their head.
This is only a partial list of rubrics to get to know. Use these as an inspiration to study the Mind section more. They will help you if you get to know them. Study the remedies and when you are familiar with them they can help you with remedy confirmation as well. They come up more often that you might think.
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