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The Emotional Toll of Business Reversals

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

January 14th, 2024  |  6 Comments

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Joettte Calabrese, Practical Homeopathy

It’s an end-of-the-year tradition. No, not mistletoe. No, not twinkling lights. It’s business reversals. Indeed, many corporations announce their layoffs in December. Many businesses choose the end of the year to close their doors. End-of-the-year accounting often brings clarity to the viability of a business, and often, the news is not good.

A layoff or business reversal can often cause grief and depression. Not long ago, we discussed a homeopathic for — among other things — apathy arising from humiliation over a job loss (see: For Veterans: A Thank You and a Homeopathic Medicine).

But this is slightly different.

In this case, these are movers and shakers — business leaders — who don’t react with their tails between their legs. These folks are generally powerful, robust and confident — the types that others can count on. But when their confidence is shaken, they can slip into a depression. So, their mental condition is triggered less by humiliation and more by a sense of loss.

Aurum metallicum 200 is a profound homeopathic medicine historically utilized for depression from loss, a premier medicine especially for men in this state. (I’ll also share a different kind of loss that Aurum met has been shown to address with my Mighty Members in their next extra blog post — which we call our weekly “Memo to Mighty Members” — coming this Thursday.)

Years ago, I had a client — let’s call him Arthur — who owned a large accounting firm that was, unfortunately, failing. Arthur took his responsibility to his clients and the industry very seriously. He was committed to the business, his employees and, of course, his family. It was shaping up to be an incredible loss.

He originally came to me for sinusitis and never said anything about depression over his business reversal. However, as we met for his consultation, I noticed the signs. I finally asked, “Are you okay?”

He quickly responded, “Yes, I am.” (Movers and shakers are generally stoic and won’t readily admit to what they consider an imperfection.)

But I pressed the issue and asked if what he might be feeling from his business problems could be described as despair.

“Yeah. I guess that’s the word.”

Ahhh! That’s the information I needed. Aurum metallicum has also been shown to be effective for those with sinus issues (nasal obstructions, sinus headaches and runny nose) and this type of depression. So, this medicine suited Arthur perfectly.

However, this is a good teaching moment. Should Aurum met be considered for every case of sinusitis? No. To address sinus problems alone, I would most likely consider a different medicine. There are many other homeopathics worthy of consideration, depending on the presenting conditions.

However, given Arthur’s gender, sinus issues and his despair from his business reversal, we now had our three-legged stool to make a tighter decision: Aurum metallicum 200, every three days until very much better. Then halt. If the condition returns, then the medicine may be restarted until very much better once again.

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The key to success with homeopathy is focusing a tight lens on what is most important in each sufferer. And the only way to learn how to do that effectively is with experience — experience taking cases and taking courses.

A blog post can only teach the main points of a condition and not the nuances that can elevate one’s practice of homeopathy to the level we all aspire to achieve. So, if depression from loss is a significant problem — or any other similar condition — I suggest checking out my course, Mindful Homeopathy: Practical Protocols for Mental and Emotional Conditions. Education is everything, especially when dealing with these more nuanced conditions of the mind.

And pass on the good news of homeopathy!


Joette Calabrese



P.S. I’ve written about Aurum metallicum several times before, so here is a quick shortlist of some of the major topics linked to the blog post in which they’re covered:

Erectile dysfunction

Loss of libido or low sperm count

Depression, anxiety attacks and chronic fatigue

Depression accompanying the flu
Postpartum depression



But remember, you’ll learn much more from the full Mindful Homeopathy course than from a few blog posts. (And Mighty Members qualify for a 10% discount on course purchases.)



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Joette laughingI 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.

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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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The Author disclaims all liability for any loss or risk, personal or otherwise incurred as a consequence of use of any material in this article. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


6 thoughts on “The Emotional Toll of Business Reversals”

  1. Lydia says:

    Can you substitute Aurum Met 30c, and just repeat the dose more frequently?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      One can use any potency and frequency desired but if we hope to see the medicines act in the way I describe, it would behoove one to follow the directions as stated.

  2. Heidi says:

    What if everything fits, except is a female? Would this still be a great option for treating?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      Pls. read the article carefully. The devil is in the details.

  3. Traci Johnson says:

    Is this remedy specific to a business loss or any grief from loss, such as family loyalty? My husband suffers from sinus issues a lot and also is dealing with depression however it seems it’s a life long issue he has never really dealt with.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      I”m offering an example of one situation of many in which this medicine can be consdiered. Before making a decision, I urge you to read up on the medicine in your materia medica.

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