My life is inspired by my conviction that I am responsible for my life, my health and my acts. With so much freedom and self-responsibility I evidently wanted to do everything different than in common. I thought to be independent so I needed to know something about the art of healing and medicine. Already as a child I started reading books about medicine, naturopathy and related subjects to be prepared.
I‘ve taken it until graduation but then I needed to go out into the world, travelled to India and had my first contact with homeopaths and Ayur Vedic doctors. Coming home Switzerland and medical studies seemed too narrow to me and there were no alternatives to study homeopathy or naturopathy in Switzerland. In Hamburg I found a welcome opportunity at a school for naturopathy.
At the „Norddeutsche Heilpraktiker Fachschule“ I met my first teacher for Homeopathy, Gerhard Risch who later also got well known in Switzerland. As a former priest he had a talent to inspire his students for homeopathy. I like the concept of attaining much with smallest quantities. From then on my homeopathic travel kit was an important tool and has brought me much experience using it for myself and others.
Back in Switzerland there were not many homeopaths, good seminars were rare and the more valuable. So I got to the lectures of Dr. Jost Künzli who impressed me thoroughly. He was venerable, wise and humble. Often he would only speak little but what he said is still of unique value for me.
On one of his first seminars in Switzerland I got to know Rajan Sankaran from Mumbai, India. His seminars were exciting from the first minute to the last and full of new ideas. His appearance and his videos stimulated my homesickness for India. On my question if I could visit him he answered: „Come to Bombay just give me a phone call when you are there“. That‘s what I did, traveled to India, called him and spent four months in his and his colleagues practices.
The possibilities to practice as a Homeopath were limited at that time and illegal in many canton. So I started treating people coming by recommendation. 1994 I saw a chance to realize my dream of working in a healthcare center. The Insurance Company SWICA was building several healthcare centers. I got employed for the healthcare center in Zug and soon got the mandate to find homeopaths for the other centers.
After two years of experience in a team and as employee it was again my wish to be free and responsible for myself that led me to open my own practice.
Parallel to this development I got into a group of enthusiastic homeopaths with the aim to build a representing association of professional homeopaths. From 1992 on we were busy realizing the VKH (Verband Klassischer HomöopathInnen). 1996 I became elected as chairman. This confronted me with the subject of leadership and my wish not to dominate others. That‘s where I learned that there is a homeopathic approach to lead: give impulses, let things proceed as long they move in the right direction and only intervene when needed. 2003 I lay down all my political duties to have more time for my practice and to discover new areas.
It did not take long until the new areas appeared. In February 2005 my son Marvin and in January 2008 my son Andrin got born.Since then I take care of the children the days I‘m not in my practice. So it might happen nowadays, when people call me on my emergency number, that there are noises children in the background, taking advantage of the situation to mess up my office at home.
Stefan Sterchi (-Deutsch) born. 27. January 1963 in Baden, Switzerland
1968 - 1970 Kindergarden und Primary School, Detroit, USA
1970 - 1972 Primary School, Thörishaus, BE
1972 - 1976 Primary School, Zürich-Höngg
1976 - 1982: Realgymnasium der Rämibühl, Zürich, Graduate Matura B
Intermediate Studies and Travels
1982/1983 Temporary Jobs; self-studies of various natural therapies
1983/1984 Study Trip to India, in touch with Homeopathy, Ayur Veda, Tibetan Medicine
1987/1988 Study Trip to India, practical course in homeopathic clinic in Delhi
1984 - 1987 3-years full time studies at the Norddeutsche Heilpraktikerfachschule in Hamburg;
Graduation with Certificate, Education in Classical Homeoopathie with Gerhard Risch
1988 - 1991 Attendance of lectures in Psychology at the Universities Hamburg and Zürich: with emphasis on: Person-centered psychotherapy (C. Rogers), behavior therapy, interpersonal communication (Schulz von Thun, Hamburg)
1989 - 1990 Attendance of the Lectures about Homeopathy from Dr. Jost Künzli in Zürich
1990 - 1992 6-weeks Training und 5 month practical course with: Dr. Rajan Sankaran; Dr. Jayesh Shah; Dr. Sunil Anand; Dr. Nandita Shah; Dr. Sujit Chatterjee; in Bombay; Attendance of Lectures and Outpatient department at the Mumbadevi Homoeopathic Hospital in Bombay
1991 Practical course with Dr. med. Jürgen Becker in Freiburg, D
since 1987 Attendance of several Seminars about classical Homeopathy:
· Dr. Rajan Sankaran, India; 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 2003
· Dr. Vassilis Ghegas, Greece; 1989
· Dr. Eugenio Candegabe, Argenitina; 1989, 1990
· Dr. Alf Geukens, Belgium; 1989, 1990
· Sheilagh Creasy, England; 1990
· Dr. Jayesh Shah, India; 1991, 1992, 1994
· Misha Norland, England; 1991, 1993, 1995
· Dr. Sujit Chatterjee, India; 1992
· Deborah Collins, Holland; 1993, 1995
· Werner Dingler, Germany; 1993
· Peter Barthel, Germany; 1994
· Dr. Divya Chhabra, India: 1994, 1996, 2006,2007,2009
· Dr. Jeremy Sherr, England; 1991, 1995
· Dr. Jayesh Shah, India, 3-Jahres Kurs 1995-98
· ECCH/ICCH international case conference in Holland, 1995
· Dr. Sadhna Thakkar, USA, 1998, 99, 2000, 2001
· Drs. Sanjay & Yogesh Sehgal, India, 1998, 1999
· Frans Vermeulen, Holland, 2000
· Homöopathie Congress St. Gallen 2001
· Dr. Nandita Shah, India; 1992, 93, 2003, 2005
· Dr. Massimo Mangialavori, Italy 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
· Dr. Andreas Richter, Germany 2005, 2007
· PTSS Strelow/Dam/Wouter 2005
· Dr. Friedrich Graf, Germany 2007, 08
. Jan Scholten, Holland 2012
. Annette Sneevliet, Holland 2014
2008 - 2009 Supervision group with Karin Eckert, Dipl.-Psychologist /Homeopath, Esslingen Germany
2010 - 2019 advanced studies of the "Sensation Method" from Dr. Rajan Sankaran
· 1 1/2 years online course with Dr. Rajan Sankaran (WWR 1)
· 1 year advanced online course with Dr. Rajan Sankaran (WWR 2)
· Seminars with Dr. Sudhir Baldota
· Supervision with Dr. Sudhir Baldota
· Sankaran Days in Munich 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
· Wish Congress Munich 2017, 2019
· Seminars with Dr. Willibald Neuhold, Austria 2012,13,14,15,16,17
· Academy The Other Song in Mumbai, 2017, 2019
1995 - 1997 Homeopathic Practice in the SWICA Health-Care-Center Zug
1997 Opening of my „Practice for Classical Homeopathy“ in Zug
1992 Co-Founder of the professional association VKH, Verband Klassischer HomöopathInnen, ZH
1992 - 2003 Member of the executive board of the VKH
1996 - 2003 Chairman of the VKH
1992 / 93: Organisation of Seminars for Dr. Rajan Sankaran 1992,93; Dr. Jayesh Schah 1992
since 1994: A-Member of VKH; approved and recognized through ECCH/ ICCH (European/ International Council of Classical Homoeopathy)
since 2010 Member Homöopathieverband Schweiz (formerly VKH)
Approved Homeopath in Zug
Federal Diploma in Homeopathy
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