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English Training in Anthroposophic Medicine

  • Sunday, February 09, 2020
  • Saturday, May 21, 2022
  • 9 sessions
  • Sunday, February 09, 2020 (UTC-00:00) Saturday, February 15, 2020 (UTC-00:00)
  • Sunday, May 03, 2020 (UTC+01:00) Saturday, May 09, 2020 (UTC+01:00)
  • Sunday, June 28, 2020 (UTC+01:00) Saturday, July 04, 2020 (UTC+01:00)
  • Sunday, November 15, 2020 (UTC-00:00) Saturday, November 21, 2020 (UTC-00:00)
  • Sunday, March 07, 2021 (UTC-00:00) Saturday, March 13, 2021 (UTC-00:00)
  • Sunday, June 20, 2021 (UTC+01:00) Saturday, June 26, 2021 (UTC+01:00)
  • Sunday, October 17, 2021 (UTC+01:00) Saturday, October 23, 2021 (UTC+01:00)
  • Sunday, March 13, 2022 (UTC-00:00) Saturday, March 19, 2022 (UTC-00:00)
  • Sunday, May 15, 2022 (UTC+01:00) Saturday, May 21, 2022 (UTC+01:00)
  • Emerson College

3-year part-time started 2020 February and 2022 autumn in planning

International Anthroposophic Physician Certification


ABOUT THE COURSE

The Medical Section of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum, Switzerland is working with the English Training in Anthroposophic Medicine, to offer a fundamental UK and internationally based training in anthroposophic medicine in English for  doctors and medical students World-wide.

The Training offers participants experience based learning processes that lead to an extended understanding of the human being, both in health and illness, and in their relationship to nature. It provides a deeper understanding of common medical conditions. The treatments introduced include anthroposophic medicines and their pharmaceutical production. In addition, the Training also introduces participants, to art therapy, eurythmy therapy, body therapies and nursing procedures through direct experience. These non medical treatments can intensify therapeutic responses to illness. Biographical aspects and insights from psychotherapy and counselling are also considered in developing an understanding of disease processes. 

Equally importantly the ethical and spiritual development of the physician, including fundamental spiritual exercises and meditative practices that can aid such development, are introduced.

Ideal for physicians looking to:

  • Develop new ways of observing and researching, nature, medicinal plants, human anatomy and physiology
  • Experience meeting patients and develop new understanding that encompasses their body, soul and spirit
  • Explore Spiritual Practices and Meditative Work that can support the ethical and spiritual development of the Physician
  • Experience of Art Therapy, Eurythmy Therapy, Rhythmical Massage and other Body Therapies.


ANTHROPOSOPHIC MEDICINE:

Many patients as well as physicians are in search of an integrative approach to medicine that embraces the whole person, in their mental and spiritual being as well as in bodily aspects. To this end, anthroposophic medicine was founded in 1920 by Dr. Rudolf Steiner and Dr. med. Ita Wegman. Today this School of Medicine is alive in practices, therapeutic centres and anthroposophic hospitals throughout the world. It is taught in international training courses and is researched* in university departments with associated professorial chairs.

COURSE STRUCTURE:

The Training is designed as nine, one-week modules with additional written projects. There are mentored self-study and distant learning opportunities between the modules, with additional distance mentoring for participants’ own medical work. The written work includes several essays based on themes of the training. In addition, three written case histories are required, in order to gain International Certification as an Anthroposophic Physician.

Most modules take place at Emerson College, RH18 5JX, near London’s International Gatwick Airport. In addition, three modules take place in specialist departments within anthroposophical hospitals in Germany and Switzerland and at the Goetheanum. These include the University Hospital of Witten / Herdecke, Havelhohe Hospital in Berlin and Clinic Arlesheim in Switzerland founded by Dr Ita Wegman. The two anthroposophic German hospitals have all the specialities associated with University and General Hospitals and many of the specialist clinicians will be involved in teaching these modules. In the final year one, module is planned at the Goetheanum, Switzerland, the World Centre for Anthroposophy and the Medical Section of the School for Spiritual Science.

The final module is planned to take place at Trigonos, Snowdonia, North Wales. This is close to Penmeanmawr, a druid stone circle where Dr Ita Wegman had conversations with Rudolf Steiner, which were seminal to the development of Anthroposophic Medicine and the General Anthroposophical Society.

TOPICS COVERED:

9-15/02/2020 Emerson College (EC). The Four Elements, Four Kingdoms of Nature, Qualitative Anatomy, Four Organs, Patient Study, Fundament Aims of Anthroposophic Medicine & Research Spiritual Biography & Conditions for Spiritual Development.

3-9/5/2020 EC. Anthroposophic Pharmacy, the Alchemical Threefold Principle, Threefoldness in Health and Disease, Patient Study, Living Morphology and Projective Geometry Six Soul Exercises, Meditative work from Course to Young Doctors.

28/6-4/7/2020 University Hospital of Witten/ Herdeke with Prof. David Martin. Infectious diseases and treatment, Role of Fever. Patient Study, Paediatrics; Eurythmy Therapy; Goetheanism in Medicine External treatments. Anthroposophic Text Study.

15-21/11/2020 EC. Child and Personality Development, Resilience or Vulnerability, Mental Health – Depression, Anxiety OCD - Eurythmy Therapy, Metals and Planets Biography Work

7-13/3/2021 EC. Mental Health – Psychosis – Clay Modeling Therapy, Cancer & Mistletoe Treatment, Art Therapy Euythmy Therapy Medicinal Plant Study, Practical Prescribing, Text Study.

20-26/6/2021 Havelhohe Hospital Berlin. Cancer II and Palliative care (Dr. Matthias Girke), Cardiology: Heart failure, Coronary heart disease, Hypertension (Dr.Matthias Girke) Pneumology: COPD, asthma, Gastroenterology External Treatments, Meeting Patients.

17-23/10/2021 EC. Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Anthroposphic Peadiatrics Cardiology Hypertension and Sepsis.

13-19/3/2022 Klinik Arlesheim & Goetheanum Switzerland with Dr Matthias Girke. Rheumatology, Endochrinology. Diabetology; Klinic Arlesheim, Weleda AG, Ita Wegman Institute, School  of Spiritual Scienc e & Medical Section.

15-21/5/2022 Trigonos Centre, North Wales Medicine, Ita Wegman & Rudolf Steiner in the British Iles.

QUALIFICATION Participants successfully completing this Training Programme, including associated mentored medical work, will meet the Medical Section’s International Criteria for Certification as an Anthroposophic Physician.

CONTACT & ENQUIRIES For queries about the course itself, you are welcome to correspond with the Course Leader Dr Michael Evans or arrange a telephone or SKYPE call. Mobile and texts 0044 7768497560

 

REGISTRATION & COSTS & PAYMENT Please see Emerson / Anthroposophic Medicine for further info and contact registrar@emerson.org.uk.  Brochure >> (pdf) Application Form >> (.doc)

For further details see the following websites

www.anthroposophic-drs-training.org

https://medsektion-goetheanum.org/en/training/medicine/great-britain/ 


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