Welcome from HAWL’s founder, Chris Lees:
A warm welcome to Homeopathy at Wellie Level. Our name, inspired by comedian Billy Connelly’s conviction that taking a subject seriously does not prevent it from being fun, was chosen to make the topic less forbidding (our subtext, ‘teaching the responsible use of homeopathy on the farm’ is rather formal), but it was not until we ran a course in Newcastle Emlyn that we realised ‘hawl‘ is a genuine Welsh word, meaning an entitlement, or ‘right’ to allow participation.
To me, this sums up why we started the course back in 2001; to use homeopathy effectively you really do need to know something about it and maybe, without a basic understanding, you have no ‘right’ to use it! In retrospect I have no idea how we got HAWL off the ground, with no advertising, no financial backing, and no products to sell other than our own knowledge and enthusiasm. Nevertheless, get it off the ground we did, and in 2016 we ran our 42nd course, meaning we have now taught over 500 farmers how to use homeopathy for their animals.
HAWL is not run for profit and has no employees. Much of HAWL’s work has been, and still is voluntary, often by the teachers, (all of them self-employed homeopaths or homeopathic vets with farm experience), and we exist solely due to the generosity of benefactors, such as HRH Prince of Wales, who have enabled us to keep our head above water.
Since we began we have run refresher courses, given workshops, written several books, created teaching manuals and audio CD’s, and begun to offer on-farm support to our ‘graduates’ once they are back on their own farms. We have liaised with, and visited, other farm homeopaths all over the world, and collected research papers, articles and snippets of information about farm homeopathy to help improve understanding about this little-researched and under-recorded subject.
This website has been designed not only to offer information about our courses but also as a general information centre for anyone who wants to know more about ‘Agricultural Homeopathy’, ie homeopathy used on cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry and even llamas and alpacas etc, by farmers or stockpersons. Whether you are a farmer, a researcher, a homeopath or someone just interested in finding out more about homeopathy for farm animals, I do hope you do find it useful.
Please feel free to contact us at HAWL if you need any more information: firstname.lastname@example.org. I am sure we can point you in the right direction.
Chris Lees BSc (Hons) Ag., Dip Ed., LSCH. RHom.
Background to HAWL
HAWL began in 2001 when a group of homeopaths, homeopathic vets, agriculturalists and teachers got together to improve the support offered to farmers who want to reduce their antibiotic usage and find additional ways of improving farm animal health. HAWL courses are designed to help the farmer use homeopathy as an additional tool within the farm management strategy.
HAWL is a registered Not For Profit Limited Company (Co Reg: 07034869) set up to offer farmers qualified and unbiased information about agricultural homeopathy.