Alexandre Winkler

ESCP BSc (Hons) LCHE RSHom

Homeopath and integrated Health Practitioner

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About Alexandre

I am a European, trained and qualified homeopath based in London, also offering consultations in French, German, and Spanish. 

 

I resort to effective, non-toxic, and respectful therapeutic solutions for the body and the psyche, which are also friendly to our environment and refrain from animal testing.

 

I am particularly interested in the heart brain and mind body connections, and how our thoughts, fears, fantasies, and dreams are connected with our physical body but also with our whole life story, spiritually and karmically.

In order to explore this better, I decided to study the works of C.G. Jung and attended for a year the Fay Pye Grass Roots weekly seminars (organised by the C.G. Jung Club of London), followed the subsequent year by a year at the Series of Seminars at the Association of Jungian Analysts (organised by Alan Mulhern). Finally, in July 2018, I obtained a Foundation Certificate in counselling skills with WPF Therapy. 

CROSS-CULTURALISM

I was born and raised in Paris where I lived until my early adulthood but my origins are half German and Spanish. I feel very grateful for growing up with three languages and cultures that I can call 'my own'.

This helps me a lot to be attuned to cultural considerations in our communication, and to appreciate how fundamental they can be in the construction of our psyche, later on of our belief systems and eventually of our very own health patterns. 

LIFE JOURNEY

After receiving my French Baccalauréat and my Spanish Bachillerato, I studied for another five years and graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, now called ESCP EUROPE. There, my focus was Market Finance and Psychology and Management. This enabled me to embark on a career in the financial markets and for over ten years I worked on the trading floors of several investment banks in Paris, Tokyo, Frankfurt, New York, and London where I arrived in 2001.

This was an enriching stage in my life from an experiential, human and material perspective but also quite a taxing one. The energetic state in which this profession had taken me started to affect my quality of life and levels of health. In 2008, I made the conscious decision to put an end to this career. By then I had started to manifest, physically and emotionally, the consequences of long-term stress, suppressed or sublimated frustrations, and poor sleep and life style habits. Homeopathy helped me deal with them but mutatis mutandis raised many other questions, whose answers I felt, I could only find in me. This is when I decided to travel around the world, which I did on and off over a period of 3 years.

This was a time marked by striking synchronicities and a unique opportunity for me to discover other different cultures, philosophies, belief systems, diets and ways to experience life, to understand illness and to approach health. All of which was a bit of a shock to the self-righteous side of my 'Western left-brain ego'. Eventually, I chose to return to London and to create a new life based on the introspection achieved over these nomadic years, trying to integrate the knowledge and the experiences, and explore the feelings that had come my way.

The confrontation of these radically opposed life experiences is probably what contributed to make me become aware of some of the delusive aspects of our modern lives and their implication on our health and well-being. One particular quote attributed to the Dalai Lama resonates with me when thinking of this: When asked what surprised him most about humanity, he answered with: "Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."

 

So as to practice as a regulated health practitioner in the UK, I became a student again in my mid-thirties, and joined the Centre for Homeopathic Education, in partnership with Middlesex University, from which I received my Licentiate and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Homeopathy three years later. 

The following year, I was elected onto the Board of the Society of homeopaths as one of its nine directors. Thanks to this role I am currently involved in several projects that give me the opportunity to be in contact with various members of the homeopathic community in the UK and abroad, and keep abreast of any changes and evolution in the profession.

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