Grant Bentley



Victorian College of Classical Homeopathy – Homeopathic Facial Analysis (HFA) Research - Grant Bentley (ND Dip Hom Grad Dip Psych. Th reg AROH, ATMS)

Grant Bentley is from Melbourne, Australia and has been working and studying in various fields of natural therapies since 1987.  Grant is a qualified Homeopath and Naturopath and has studied Clinical Hypnosis and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Eriksonian Psychotherapy.  Grant is the current principal and senior lecturer of the Victorian College of Classical Homeopathy (1995 –   ). 

The Victorian College of Classical Homeopathy led by Principal Grant Bentley has been clinically trialing the relationship between facial structure and successful chronic prescribing since 2000.  Graduating practitioners use facial analysis with every chronic case.  Homeopathic Facial Analysis (HFA) produces consistently successful results using Hahnemannian concepts of homeopathy.

Trials have been conducted in the private clinics of Grant Bentley and a number of Melbourne based VCCH graduates.  Trials have also been undertaken at community clinics located at both Remedy Group (Lilydale, Rowville) and the Orwil St Community House (Frankston).  Consistent results of 80%+ across numerous chronic diseases including depression, anxiety, asthma, arthritis, migraines, IBS, psoriasis, allergies, eating disorders, weakened immune systems and other illnesses have occurred.  The clinics have been used to determine a link between facial structure and miasmatic classification of polychrests.  From this research Grant Bentley has devised a method known as Homeopathic Facial Analysis (HFA) which he has been teaching to both undergraduate and postgraduate students around the world.

Grant Bentley’s first book Appearance and Circumstance (2003) details the nature of miasms (inherited stress and health responses) and how facial analysis can be used to determine a patient’s stress response using classical homeopathy.  Homœopathic Facial Analysis (2006) continues this work with detailed descriptions and examples of facial analysis.  These two books have been combined and published for Asia renamed Facial Analysis and Homeopathy (BJain 2011).

Soul & Survival (2008) explains how these inherited stress responses (the survival instinct or miasm) influence our instinctive memories and define our behaviors when we are stressed.  Grant discusses the importance of competition and co-operation in regard to personal survival. He outlines the universal forces that influence each of us and how these forces can be read from our facial features. These forces are also responsible for changing social ethics over historical time periods.

How Aphorism 27 Changed The World (2012) examines aspects of The Organon in reference to contemporary practice, with focus on its place in relation to scientific thought and universal principles. Through examining natural laws, the author highlights the important strengths of the foundations of homeopathy, while also indicating some aspects of Hahnemannian thinking that are open to new interpretation, in the light of a further 200 years of practice.

Appearance and Circumstance, Homœopathic Facial Analysis and Soul & Survival have been translated into Russian and German and will be available in Spanish (2013).  Grant has lectured in Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, India, USA, Canada and Europe. 




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