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Research Article

A Grounded Theory Study of Homeopathic Practitioners' Perceptions and Experiences of the Homeopathic Consultation

Table 2

Core category 1: connecting.

SubthemeExamples

Description of connecting“engaging”, “interface”, “energetic connection”, “relating”, “heart to heart connecting”, “togetherness”, “like a dance”, (Int. Various)
Practitioner connecting to patient“I donot feel it’s been a good consultation unless I’ve made some sort of connection” (Int 18)
Patient connecting to holistic consultation“she has been so great to work with because she has really taken on the connection between the mind and the body” (Int 1)
Practitioner connecting to homeopathy“if I’ve been in a period where I’ve been, you know, doing quite a bit of reading and quite a bit of studying of homeopathy, I always feel I enter in with more confidence” (Int 4)
Practitioner connecting to own senses“If I understand my reactions and if I know that Thuja (homeopathic remedy) patients give me a creepy feeling that might be a very valuable aid to the prescription of Thuja” (Int 20)
Use of empathy“Listening, showing you care. Understanding what why having a relationship with the patient. Understanding why they’ve come and just being there and sharing that sort of distress in that moment and being open to it I think, it’s to do with that really” (Int 11)
Use of rapport“they’ve got a nice warm room to sit in something that they are comfortable with so they can find, so its easy to talk to me umm I want to make them feel at ease ” (Int 2)

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