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Phocus with Phosphoricum acidum!

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

December 13th, 2020  |  9 Comments

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Joette Calabrese


What a beautiful French word.

We really don’t have a precise equivalent for “ennui” in English. Perhaps deflated, apathetic, indifferent? Those are all similar, I suppose. But they don’t quite match the elegance of ennui. That’s why I love the word.

So, why am I thinking about ennui today?

I am preparing to relaunch my course, Mindful Homeopathy: Practical Protocols for Mental and Emotional Conditions.

As I reminded my Mighty Members in an email earlier this week, homeopathy treats injuries, infections, female hormonal disorders and post-surgical ailments. But it also addresses psychological conditions such as anxiety, depression and yes, ennui. In fact, I really can’t think of anything homeopathy doesn’t treat!

For instance, a team member of mine expressed she was having difficulty focusing while doing her computer work. (That’s certainly not like her.)

I explained that when we’re overtaxed (as she has been recently as a caregiver), our brains can recoil in a self-protective, near mental-collapse. We’re only human, after all.

Our thought processes can be derailed by a psychologically trying event, by soldiering on through difficult brain work, or by ill-health. Have any of these affected you?

  • Grief
  • Overwork (especially when it’s mental work)
  • Overstudy
  • Post-surgical depression
  • Ailments from drug or alcohol abuse
  • Illnesses such as the flu (especially after the loss of fluids due to diarrhea or dehydration)
  • Chronic fatigue (a common symptom of a current virus)

While we might recognize the etiology, it is most important to observe how the condition presents — just as we do with physical complaints.

Some might suddenly experience an inability to concentrate or feel as though they’re in a dreamlike state.

Perhaps they’re slower to answer or have difficulties voicing their thoughts intelligibly. They may be unable to read long passages or have difficulty memorizing even the simplest of things.

To address these symptoms, we would generally consider Phosphoricum acidum 30C (or 200C, depending on severity) first, twice daily until very much better.

Remember it this way:

Lack of phocus? Phosphoricum acidum

Brain phog? Phosphoricum acidum

There is no need to be phrustrated. Homeopathy is every bit as efficacious for psychological conditions as it is for physical conditions!

My course, Mindful Homeopathy: Practical Protocols for Mental and Emotional Conditions, will educate you on how to take a case, prioritize the existing conditions, determine which remedies to use, as well as how to observe and assess the case as it progresses.

I’ve packed this online course with protocols. We’ll take a deep dive into the remedies I’ve used over and over again for mental and emotional conditions — accompanied by my take on their use through my years of personal and professional experience. We’ll go through specific case studies offered by students just like you.

And remember — all of my Mighties (Joette’s Mighty Members) qualify for a 10% discount on course purchases. If you need assistance getting your discount, email contact@practicalhomeopathy.com for more information.


And while others suffer from angst during these unusual times, you've got something others don't. You’ve got homeopathy! Reason enough to pass on the good word of homeopathy. 



Joette Calabrese


P.S. I’ve written two previous blog posts on other uses for Phosphoricum acidum. You may want to re-read those blogs to get a more complete picture of this remedy in other situations:

Revolutionize Yourself: Homeopathy Cures Apathy (for post-surgical fatigue and anesthesia that doesn’t wear off quickly enough)

Sunburn and Dehydration? Homeopathy Offers the Cure (for dehydration causing mental and physical exhaustion)











I am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

Call today and learn how homeopathy might just be the missing piece in your health strategy.

Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

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9 thoughts on “Phocus with Phosphoricum acidum!”

  1. Sarah says:

    Hi Joette,
    Could you please explain what it means that you are relaunching a course, such as Mindful Homeopathy? Does this mean you are going to have new content included now, possibly with new protocols or additional conditions treated? Also if you’ve already bought access to the course, can you access the new content as well? Thank you, Sarah

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Nothing has been added. I’m just getting the course out there again so that folks are aware of it.
      However, given that you own it, I urge you to go over it again and again.
      It’s frequently reported to me by students that they miss something even after as many times as the 3rd time they take the course. And it’s not until the 4th review of it that they note the one little piece that pulls the entire picture together.

      1. Anila says:

        Thank you so much for all the great posts, they have been beyond helpful!

        Just wanted to ask what is the main difference between this remedy and Kali Phos? Finding it difficult to decide which one to take!

  2. Joel says:

    Would you use this for ADD or would you use the ADD protocol instead?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      If we have a specific protocol, we use it.

  3. Sharon says:

    Are phosphorus and phosphoricum acidum two different remedies or are they one and the same?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Two very different medicines.

  4. Lauren Cheney says:

    Thank you so much for this, Joette. I had forgotten about this beautiful remedy.

  5. Kristi says:

    Used it this week after the current virus and I swear it was like I could feel life seeping back into my mind where it was feeling so flat and “sad” for lack of better words.

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