Jeremy Sherr's Repertory of Mental Qualities

"For many years I have been continually combining the same mental rubrics, or been frustrated over rubrics I could not find.

I decided to solve these issues by creating a new repertory, The Repertory of Mental Qualities."

Our patients can often show major symptoms in Mental areas that, to date, are not well represented in the existing homeopathic repertories.

Have you ever tried to repertorize symptoms such as low self esteem, victim or obsessive compulsive disorder, only to find that the rubrics are too small, inappropriate, or just not there?

Have you ever combined Fear of snakes, Dreams of snakes and Delusion of snakes, then added a materia medica word search for "snakes" – and still wished you could add a rubric with all the Snake remedies? That is painfully repetitive work, and in the long run, it can be a waste of your time.

A New Repertory

Jeremy Sherr did something about this challenge. He compiled a new Repertory of Mental Qualities.

With meticulous attention to detail, Jeremy made sure that the rubrics in his new repertory are as inclusive as they can be, using both traditional and modern sources.

But he also took care not to include inappropriate entries in the rubrics – the kind of thing that can show up on automated searches merely because of some tricky language issue. For example, a materia medica search using the search word embarrassment will yield remedies mentioned as NOT being embarrassed.

This new repertory has been so helpful in Jeremy's own practice that he created a software version – and made it available as a module for RADAR.

What is the Right Rubric?

There is no value in using a fancy delusion, or a keynote that looks artful, if it does not deliver the right remedy for the patient. So let's begin with this obvious logic: if every rubric you select for a case includes the right remedy, then that remedy MUST come out in the final result.

This is the approach that guides Jeremy's new repertory – when you use larger and more inclusive rubrics, you are more likely to find the right remedy. It is better to begin with a bigger list and then narrow down.

Boenninghausen and Kent

The Boger-Boenninghausen repertories do follow this approach, and they are quite well-developed in the Physical and General areas. However, these repertories lack the depth we look for in the Mental area.

Kent developed the Mind section of his repertory more fully, but he put emphasis on Particulars and Modalities. Most new repertories are based on Kent, and therefore they do not always reflect the generalized Mental themes that come up frequently in today's practice, such as type-A personality, OCD, and so on.

And so we have a real need for this new repertory. To learn more, download the Introduction to the Repertory of Mental Qualities (pdf file)

Video Demo

In the following short video, you will see Jeremy's Repertory of Mental Qualities in action. Its ease of use and the clarity of the rubrics make it a highly useful addition to your RADAR program – a surer and faster way to repertorize your patients' mental qualities.

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