About me

Esther Ritmeester DipHom RCHom

My homeopathic Journey

My passion for Homeopathy began with an experience I had as a young first time mum. I had a colicky baby and endless exhausting sleepless nights. A friend suggested I give her a homeopathic remedy to help and she slept through after only one dose of that!

It seemed like a miracle to me.

I promptly purchased a Homeopathic beginner’s remedy kit and self help guide and taught myself to support my family (and our farm animals and pets) in many acute and everyday situations. I could not imagine a day without homeopathy now.

From a background of nursing, full time parenting and farming I came to formally study Homeopathy for 4 years at the former BOP College of Homeopathy. I wanted to extend the scope of my Homeopathic skills so I could safely offer Homeopathy in a professional setting.

I am now a qualified and registered Homeopath and have been in practice since 2012.

The above life journey has made me a down to earth and practical person with the ability to relate comfortably to a wide variety of situations and people. I find this very helpful; as understanding people and their situation is an important part of successful Homeopathic prescribing.

I am passionate about helping my clients understand their ability to heal naturally and gently; to trust that our body is capable of healing and that it will always do the best it can do for us, given the circumstances.

Homeopathic remedies help to strengthen our resilience and support this healing process in a gentle way without lasting side effects.

 I believe there can be improvement in any situation and we are never truly without options. People have come to me when they have been told that they were without medical options and I have seen that homeopathy can be used to help bring improvements that contribute to the quality of life experience, even in those situations.

I find it very humbling to be part of someone’s journey to health; to be able to help people to feel better, to have hope and to be at peace with their world is an amazing experience.

Some random facts about me

My name is Esther Ritmeester, I am of Dutch Descent.

I live on a lifestyle block near Katikati in NZ with my husband, a cat, a dog, some chickens and a sheep. We grow Hydrangeas and Olives.

I am a wife, mum of 3 and Oma to 2 young granddaughters.

I have been a Nurse, a Dairy farmer, a Play center mum and president, a Home School parent and the editor of the member’s newsletter for the NZ Council of Homeopaths.

I know how to drive a tractor, tie a half hitch knot, how to tell a male from a female Weta and how to darn a sock.

I am an eternal learner, have done courses varying from cake decorating to Yoga and Te Reo, always a keen researcher of facts and answers.

I love reading and writing, cooking, baking, gardening. I relish traditional handcrafts and love spinning, dyeing and knitting my own hand spuns. I love nature, plants and critters great and small.

Driving a manual car, eating cooked beetroot and hard rock music are things I definitely don’t like.

I can’t live without Homeopathy!