Designed mainly for registered medical practitioners (a few places open to other health care professionals)
3-year part-time starting 23rd Jan 2023
9 one-week modules
Combining experiential face-to-face & distance learning
Based in the UK, Open to Doctors Worldwide
International Anthroposophic Physician Certification
STARTED 28th January 2023. Application still open for late comer, please do get in touch with the organiser.
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.
It explores new ways of understanding a patient’s condition that go beyond current purely physically based medicine, emphasising the patient’s spiritual, psychological and bodily capacities for resilience.
The training offers a deeper understanding of common medical conditions, offering 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.
The treatments introduced include anthroposophic medicines and their pharmaceutical production. The course also provides a foundation for prescribing natural medicines and a range of non-medicinal therapies that have been shown in general practice to radically reduce the prescribing of antibiotics and other groups of conventional medicines, while improving patient satisfaction.
In addition, participants are also introduced to art therapy, eurythmy therapy, body therapies and nursing procedures through direct experience. These non medicial 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 important is the ethical and spiritual development of the physician. Fundamental spiritual exercises and meditative practices that can aid such development, are introduced throughout the training.
Module Details & Topics Covered
Module 1 Face To Face – Essential JAN 2023
@Emerson College | The Four Elements, Four Kingdoms of Nature, Fundamental Aims of Anthroposophic Medicine & Research. Patient History Taking and examination with the aid of the Four Elements Qualitative Anatomy – Four Organs – Living Morphology and Projective Geometry Spiritual Biography & Conditions for Spiritual Development.
Module 2 Face To Face – Desirable but Optional for distant international participants APR 2023
@Emerson College | Metamorphosis Observational Studies of Leaves and Human Skeleton as Introduction to Three Foldness in the Human Being; Medicinal Plant Studies. Child Development, Keys to Resilience or Vulnerability; Waldorf Educational Curriculum as Mirror of Phases in Child Development; Small Group Inner Path Work on “The Trials” and “Biographical Sharing from Phases in Childhood”
Module 3 Face To Face – Highly Desirable JUL 2023
@Emerson College | Medicinal Plant Study. Tria Principia & 8 Metals & Plants with Albert Schmidli. Medical Meditation from “Course to Young Doctors’. Biography Work.
Module 4 Face To Face – Desirable but Optional for distant international participants OCT 2023
@Emerson College| Mistletoe Plant Study. Fever, Cancer & Viscum treatment with Dr Marion Debus & Dr Simon van Lieshout Pain management & Palliative Care with Dr Matthias Girke.
Module 5 Face To Face – Desirable but Optional for distant international participants JAN 2024
@Emerson College | Common Psychiatric Conditions Anxiety, Depression OCD Bipolar Schizophrenia Clay Modelling Therapy , Anthroposophic remedies and their indications. Art Therapy, Eurythmy Therapy.
Module 6 Face To Face – Desirable but Optional for distant international participants MAY 2024
@Emerson College | Plant Study. Obstetrics and Gynaecology Anthroposophic perspectives with Dr Carmen Eppel. Anthroposophic Peadiatrics with Dr Karen Michael. Eurythmy Therapy
Module 7 Face To Face – Essential OCT 2024
@Havelhöhe Hospital – Berlin | Cancer II and Palliative care with Dr. Matthias Girke, Viscum and Fever Cardiology: Heart failure, Coronary heart disease, Hypertension with Dr.Matthias Girke From the general practitioner’s practice Pneumology: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma. Gastroenterology External Treatments, Meeting Patients.
Module 8 Face To Face – Essential MAR 2025
@ Klinik Arlesheim and Goetheanum Dornach, Switzerland | The School for Spiritual Science and the Medical Section, with Michael and Raphael Schools, Visit to the Group Statue, Visit Ita Wegman Institute Rheumatology, Diabetology with Matthias Girke. Meeting Patients at Arlesheim Clinic with Dr. Marion Debus.
Module 9 Face To Face – Essential JUN 2025
@ Trigonos, Snowdonia UK | Medicinal Plant Study, Endocrinology with Prof David Martin Celtic Spirituality and Future Spirituality and Medicine, Visit Penmaenmawr Druid Circle and Cromlechs on Anglesey; Ita Wegman & Rudolf Steiner in the British Isles.
International participants are encouraged to speak to the course leader in advance to identify how best to participate to ensure a rich learning experience.
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