Emotional Healing with Homeopathy in Your Post-Divorce Trauma

Today, we have a potentially life-changing interview about emotional healing with homeopathy for you. Cailee Anello is a classically trained homeopath and a functional nutritionist. She also has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, which just shows her interest in healing the mind and body. We’re talking about the power of homeopathy.

Tell us a little bit about how you got into homeopathy and your story.

About Cailee Anello, Homeopath

Cailee Anello
I have always been interested in healing.

When I was younger, it was more of the psychological realm. In college, my original path was neuroscience and psychiatry, and then fate stepped in. I injured my hip in a workout class and started seeing a chiropractor who was also a homeopath and into natural medicine and herbalism.

What Homeopathy and Chiropathy Have in Common

Dawn Wiggins
Cailee’s Instagram stories are great for learning about healing. I’ve seen you talk a bit about chiropractic on there. My new chiropractor agrees that chiropractic work is based on homeopathic principles.

Cailee Anello
Homeopathy is based on aligning your inner healing mechanism that’s a little bit out of whack.

Think of it as a guitar that’s out of tune – if there’s one string that’s slightly off, the whole instrument isn’t going to play well. Our bodies are out of whack from years of suppression, medication, and trauma. Our healing mechanism gets stuck. Chiropractic work frees up that energy to get all the nutrients to the cells again.

Dawn Wiggins
Okay. So you meet this chiropractor who just gets it.

Cailee Anello
I had a bad previous experience with another chiropractor, and I didn’t know anything about natural health. This new guy came to the waiting room with a glass of magnesium water, and something about it felt right. It landed correctly in my body, and I thought, “Oh, this is for me.” That is usually how homeopathy is for people.

Chiropractic treatments. Emotional Healing with Homeopathy in Your Post-Divorce Trauma

How Natural Health and Natural Remedies Help with Post-Divorce Trauma

Cailee Anello
I started seeing this chiropractor, and I did the functional medicine testing. I’m more of a sensitive type when it comes to taking supplements. After my first natural remedy, it was like just immediate calm washed over my body. It felt so much better than pushing, forcing, and contorting my body to try to force it into healing. It was just a gentle nudge.

There is also such a psychological component to homeopathy. I knew it was for me. It can help with things like grief, stress, anxiety, and even behavioral problems with kids. It helps with both physical and mental issues.

Dawn Wiggins
When I first came to you, I had a chronic illness that no other modality had helped with. I was the woman with the 30 supplement bottles on the counter, doing EMDR, EFT tapping, and chiropractic work. But I still had physical, mental, and emotional symptoms that I didn’t even realize that I could have freedom from. It’s mind-blowing.

Using Homeopathy for Trauma Healing

Dawn Wiggins
Homeopathy has shown me that we don’t have to suffer. I’ve started recommending natural remedies to my clients and just watched them get better so much faster.

flowers and herbs in a bowl, homeopathic pellets in glass bottles

What is Homeopathy?

Cailee Anello
Homeopathy was created in the 1700s by a man called Samuel Hahnemann completely by accident. It was during an epidemic, and he was trying to find a solution to malaria. He was very interested in plants. He took a little bit of cinchona bark and noticed that it gave him symptoms extremely similar to malaria.

What he ultimately discovered was that if you just chew on the bark, you create a remedy. You’re extracting most of the physical property, and you’re only leaving the energetic signature, so it’s a match for your body’s internal healing mechanism.

It’s almost like sending a text message that says, “Hey, you have these symptoms. This is a similar disease. Let’s work on this. Let’s boost your vitality. Let’s remove whatever is blocking the completion of the healing.”

When you feel the most uncomfortable, your body is in healing mode. The natural remedy produces a similar enough signal that it can overcome symptoms that the bark would have produced in a healthy person.

Dawn Wiggins
So, homeopathic remedies are made from the energy signature of a natural material.

Cailee Anello
Yes.

Dawn Wiggins
If my remedy were tree bark, I wouldn’t be eating tree bark. It would be the energy signature of tree bark.

Cailee Anello
Exactly. The remedy is in these little pellets, and this original substance has been potentized and diluted, so you’re adding energy to it at every step of the process of making the remedy. In layman’s terms, homeopathy just means similar suffering.

How Does Homeopathy Work?

Cailee Anello
When you take these natural remedies repeatedly and differently, you can feel in your physical body and your mental-emotional space what this remedy would be helpful for. We record that in what we call the Materia Medica. We have hundreds of thousands of natural remedies available, and we know what they do because we’ve gone through a process of approving them. When I work with someone, I think, “What’s her constellation of symptoms?” I then match that to a remedy that has that same kind of picture.

Dawn Wiggins
Homeopathy is very different from allopathic or functional medicine, a Westernized medicine practice. When I’m explaining homeopathy to people, I’ll sometimes reference how the antidote to snake venom is snake venom, and we get over a hangover by drinking a beer.

Cailee Anello
Yeah. So that would be like a literal isopathy—a one-for-one match.

Let’s say that you have a very itchy rash similar to poison ivy. You would take a homeopathic remedy made from poison ivy to help with that rash, even if it’s not a poison ivy rash, because the symptoms are so similar, and then it clears it.

Dawn Wiggins
And that would be for a single symptom. What you do that’s so magical is constitutional homeopathy, which takes every symptom that a person is experiencing. When I came to you, I had cluster headaches that nobody had completely resolved, no matter how many different treatments I had pursued. You recommended a trauma remedy.

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Homeopathic Remedies for Shock and Trauma

Cailee Anello
Every homeopath is a little bit different. My approach is that physical disease starts in the mental and emotional sphere. It throws our body off, and it produces symptoms as a signal that some things are unresolved. When I see a client for allergies, we end up talking about their divorce or their mother’s wound that they’ve been carrying. Then, they start to see the connection for themselves.

I see a lot of women who have a lot of trauma around attachments or relationships. I’ll often see they have recurrent UTIs, skin conditions, or things that prevent further intimacy.

Their body is protecting them because they have this memory of pain and loss in separation that is associated with closeness. Their body throws up these physical symptoms as a way to prevent further pain.

Dawn Wiggins
For me, the headaches took several months and two natural remedies to completely resolve. However, I noticed that with the first remedy, I stopped being angry.

Mind-Body Healing

Dawn Wiggins
The mind and body are always attempting to heal.

Cailee Anello
Yes.

Dawn Wiggins
It’s not that it doesn’t know what it’s doing, but there’s something energetic that’s blocking it at a subconscious cellular level. The homeopathic remedy just goes in and unblocks it.

Homeopathy: Believing In It Is the First Step of Healing

Cailee Anello
The remedy is a vibrational match for that emotion or that experience. It’s hard for even homeopaths to wrap their heads around, “Why does this work? How does it work?” I always say homeopathy has to be experienced to be believed. Just try it for something small like arnica for muscle soreness.

I love talk therapy, I still see a therapist when I feel like something’s coming up. Humans need that connection and co-regulation to process things. That’s so important. When you have a core wound from childhood that keeps getting retriggered, and you didn’t have that space held for you in the past, the emotion crystallizes in the body. Homeopathy can reach that.

Homeopathy for Grief and Emotional Trauma

Dawn Wiggins
Why were homeopathy and therapy ever separated? They seem to go together so well! When we have these early childhood experiences that cause energy or childhood trauma to get stuck in the body, and we have all these symptoms, I think our popular medicine culture teaches us it is just part of being alive.

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How Homeopathy Helps to Get Unstuck

Cailee Anello
If our body is always healing, why is it getting stuck? Why can’t our body complete it on its own? And it’s because we live in a culture, unfortunately, right now, of suppression. “Oh, you have a headache? Take Tylenol.” It’s so unconscious that it’s so automatic. It’s just how we were raised.

Homeopathy is just a gentle guiding of the symptom out of the body. It’s only taken when a symptom is stuck. That’s the difference. If you have the flu, your body is healing on its own, and the fever has already broken. There’s no need for a remedy for that.

Dawn Wiggins
We women reach for these medicines because we feel like our survival, our work, and our worth are tied to productivity, progress, and performance.

Cailee Anello
That is why the healing mechanism gets stuck. It’s suppressed. It’s not as strong as it should be. We’re not as sturdy and strong as we used to be. Homeopathy is such a gift for these times because there’s a lot of fear right now about everything wrong with the world and what it’s doing to our bodies. There’s so much fear around our body that it’s almost caused a trauma response.

Dawn Wiggins
Finding emotional healing through homeopathy ended my health anxiety for me. I don’t feel dependent on any particular doctor anymore.

sleeping mask, candle and dried lavender on a piece of silk

Homeopathy and Dreams

Dawn Wiggins
The first natural remedy you recommended to me was an early childhood trauma remedy. The second remedy allowed me to start to process my ex, moving up the timeline of my life to my marriage and life after divorce. This week, Cailee, I’m having dreams about my ex, and they’re weird. Isn’t that fascinating?

Cailee Anello
I think that’s cool. I find that clients like to engage with their dreams during the process because I see it as a window into what the remedy is. It’s helping your subconscious to process it all out. It tells you what’s happening in my body with this specific remedy.

Your body is taking that emotional weight, draining it out, and helping you to make peace. The goal isn’t to be a robot. You’re going to have emotion. You’re going to process.

Difference Between Acute Homeopathy and Constitutional Care

Dawn Wiggins
Let’s talk about the difference between acute homeopathy and constitutional care.

Cailee Anello
If you live by a natural grocery store, you’ve probably seen homeopathic remedies on the shelf. You can buy those for allergies, cuts, or the stomach flu. Acute homeopathy is anything short in duration and pretty intense. It’s something that will run its course whether or not you intervene. It’s not a chronic symptom. If you’re dipping your toe into homeopathy, it’s a good place to start.

Constitutional care in homeopathy looks at you as a whole. Your genetics, your symptoms, your relationships, many things to treat chronic conditions and issues.

Dawn Wiggins
In one of the books I’ve started reading, it says that we all have a song inside of us. Constitutional Care is a signature song that has a matching song in nature.

The homeopath is the bridge that’s listening to the client’s song, how they see the world, how they experience the world, how they experience stress in their body, and then looking for their matching remedy.

Cailee Anello
I call it a soulmate remedy. When you find homeopathy, life becomes so much more enriching. You look around you, you go on a hike, and you think, “Wow, I bet all of these plants could help me in some way.” You have little energetic friends everywhere. For example, if you have a bee sting, bee venom is a remedy for that. If you have teary, watery eyes, the remedy is made from an onion called allium.

Homeopathy and Divorce Trauma Healing

Dawn Wiggins
Let’s talk about how homeopathy can benefit somebody who’s in the middle of a divorce. There’s grief and divorce trauma, but there’s also anxiety, anger and exhaustion. How could someone start with acute homeopathy?

Cailee Anello
I would love for people to experiment with that, but I do think it can be hard to dose yourself. I have my own homeopath because if you don’t know how to take a natural remedy or how frequently to take it and its potency, it can keep you a little out of whack.

Homeopathic books on the left side, fresh herbs, leafs, and homeopathic pellets on the right side of the picture, word homeopathy in brown letters in the background

Homeopathic Remedy for Grief

I’ll give you an amazing acute grief remedy. Say somebody close to you passes away, or you experience a traumatic breakup, and you have a lot of grief. The remedy is Ignatia in a 200 C potency. Maybe you will still be upset and sad, but you’re not unbearably stuck in the pain.

I do caution people, though. I took it every single day, and it’s just too much of a healing stimulus. It releases emotions. I took it a little bit too many times. It’s not to be afraid of homeopathy. It can’t harm you, but it will process it out faster.

Dawn Wiggins
With homeopathy, less is more.

Optimizing Your Body’s Self-Healing Through Homeopathy

Cailee Anello
Homeopathy assists your body’s healing mechanism. If there’s forward movement, we let the body take care of it. For me, it’s why I had better results in homeopathy than other modalities. I did all these things for the entirety of my 20s because I was chronically ill. The forcing, the pushing, the constant detox, the constant supplements. It may feel like you’re doing more, and it’s like the illusion that you’re going to get there faster, but I promise you, you’re not. Slow and steady is best.

People who struggle with chronic illness will understand the experience of going and getting the testing done and getting the pile of supplements. It seems never-ending. You deal with one thing, another thing pops up, and you deal with that. Homeopathy is just so much gentler of a process.

Dawn Wiggins

True healing begins when people do the work to decode the language of their bodies. The body is always communicating to us through symptoms, sensations, and emotions that ultimately dictate our human experience.

Through tuning into that, the body is trying to tell us we can course-correct and get back to living authentically.

How Homeopathy Gets You Unstuck

Cailee Anello
Homeopathy is unblocking whatever is stopping the healing. It’s bringing up everything that’s been suppressed in a way that feels just so cathartic.

Dawn Wiggins
My daughter was at the beach a couple of weeks ago, and she got tossed by a wave so hard that she ended up with a scratch across her eye. It frightened her, and she couldn’t sleep. So I gave her this remedy to calm her down, and before you know it, she was even more distressed. As we were talking, she was crying about the fear that she was going to die when that wave smashed her face into the ground. After she had that good cry, she said, “Okay, I’m good, now I can go to bed.” There was this stuck emotion, and the remedy didn’t make it go away. The remedy made it possible for her to get it out.

mom, dad and child's hands on top of each other hold a red heart

Homeopathy First Aid Kit

Cailee Anello
I like using the first aid kit by Alexis Smart. It’s a flower essence blend that takes you out of that acute stress response. It helps you access more of your higher self because it helps the blood go back to your frontal cortex.

Dawn Wiggins
I’m learning that when I dose myself or my family for acute symptoms of a current issue, it keeps it from getting stuck and progressing into something chronic.

Cailee Anello
I love seeing families. When I treat kids, they will have much less illness when they get older because they didn’t suppress it. For example, say you have seasonal allergies, and you’re always suppressing them with Claritin. Those acute illnesses become chronic illnesses if you don’t deal with them.

Dawn Wiggins
What you just said, in essence, is that the majority of Western medicine is harming us, not helping us.

Cailee Anello
It’s making us sicker. Usually, one medication means another medication to manage the side effects of that medication. It’s a never-ending story.

homeopathic glass bottles, pellets, herbs and flower peddles

Homeopathy Changed My Life

Cailee Anello

The healing is worth the process of really uprooting what is causing your symptoms. Ultimately, my goal is for my clients to feel free. Illness is a distraction.

Dawn Wiggins
Homeopathy is miraculous to me. It is evidence of God. I also use the tools that I advocate for in my therapy practice or my history. I use all those tools, but like you mentioned earlier, it’s easier to use them. I get a deeper resolution from them. It’s all in balance.

Cailee Anello
Whereas before, I had a history of a lot of panic attacks and anxiety that required a whole nervous system regulation routine. It didn’t feel like my choice. It felt like I was chained to it. Now I do some of it, probably 50% of it, because it feels good and it’s nourishing to my soul. I love connecting with meditation. I love journaling, I love talking things out.

Dawn Wiggins
Yes. Those tools have all become enhancements to the way we women live rather than tools for survival.

Cailee Anello
For people who are new to homeopathy, I hope you start with what feels good. Get Miranda Castro’s The Homeopathy Handbook. That’s a great place to dip your toe in and see what homeopathy can do.

Dawn Wiggins
Thank you so much for being in my life. Thank you for sharing your heart and your passion. It changes lives.

Cailee Anello
Well, thank you for spreading homeopathy and for doing what you do. I just think it’s amazing!emo

Divorce recovery coach Dawn Wiggins

...helps people crack open. Challenging the status quo, she integrates multiple modalities from EMDR to EFT tapping, journaling, homeopathy, and movement, embracing remedies that heal both the mind and body. Divorce recovery coach Dawn Wiggins is on a mission to deliver life-changing therapy in an accessible, scalable, affordable way and make waves in the world of mental health with the same enlightenment that happens in her office. Part science, part essential oils, pure magic.

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