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A PART TIME TRAINING WITH NINE ONE WEEK MODULES OVER THREE YEARS,
WITH A STRONGLY EXPERIENTIAL CHARACTER WITH DISTANCE LEARNING and WRITTEN PROJECTS
This course is based at Emerson College, with individual modules at the University Hospital of Witten Herdecke, Havelhohe Hospital Berlin, Arlesheim Clinic and The Goetheanum Switzerland and Trigonos Centre North Wales.
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 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 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:
Many patients as well as physicians are in search of an integrative approach tomedicine 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.
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, England, situated fifteen miles by road from London’s International Gatwick Airport. Located in an area of natural beauty, with immediate walking access to an organic medicinal herb garden and biodynamic horticulture and farm. This internationally renowned College and research centre also provides on-site residential accommodation for course participants.
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 Medine and the General Anthroposophical Society.
1. Emerson College 9-15 February 2020
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
2. Emerson College 3-9 May 2020
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
3. University Hospital of Witten/ Herdeke: with Prof. David Martin, 28 June - 4 July 2020
Infectious diseases and treatment, Role of Fever. Patient Study, Paediatrics; Eurythmy Therapy; Goetheanism in Medicine External treatments. Anthroposophic Text Study.
4. Emerson College 15-21 November 2020
Child and Personality Development, Resilience or Vulnerability, Mental Health – Depression, Anxiety OCD - Eurythmy Therapy, Metals and Planets Biography Work
5. Emerson College 7-13 March 2021
Mental Health – Psychosis – Clay Modeling Therapy, Cancer & Mistletoe Treatment, Art Therapy Euythmy Therapy Medicinal Plant Study, Practical Prescribing, Text Study
6. Havelhohe Hospital Berlin 20-26 June 2021
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
7. Emerson College 17-23 October 2021
Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Anthroposphic Peadiatrics Cardiology Hypertension and Sepsis –
8. Klinik Arlesheim & Goetheanum Switzerland with Dr Matthias Girke 13-19 March 2022
Rheumatology, Endochrinology. Diabetology; Klinic Arlesheim, Weleda AG, Ita Wegman Institute, School of Spiritual Science & Medical Section
9. Trigonos Centre, North Wales 15-21 May 2022
Medicinal Plant Study, Allergy & Autoimune Disease; Celtic Spirituality and Medicine, Ita Wegman & Rudolf Steiner in the British Iles,
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.
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
The training is formally an Emerson College Course. Potential participants need to apply to and pay Emerson College. Doctors and medical students can apply to register for the training by completing the application form obtainable from the academic registrar at Emerson College email@example.com to whom it should be returned when completed. The academic administrator, Chiara Carones can help those needing to apply for visas with the necessary letters.
A deposit of £500 is required to be paid to Emerson College within 2 weeks of receiving a letter of acceptance. The remainder of the full course fees of £6300 is required before commencing the training. In case of need, arrangements for spreading payment can be discussed with the registrar at Emerson. Concessions for the course fees should be available for medical students.
Arrangements and payment for board and lodgings at Emerson College should be made separately on the website http://www.emerson.org.uk/calendar under the date of the start date of the module concerned.
Residential options for board and lodging at Emerson:
Single room with arrival on Sunday and departure on Saturday plus all meals from supper on Sunday to lunch on Saturday ________£402.00*
Camping camper/van with arrival on Sunday and departure on Saturday plus all meals from supper on Sunday to lunch on Saturday________£240.00*
Meals only - supper on Sunday plus lunches from Monday to Saturday________£94.00*
Early arrival: Single room with arrival on Saturday and includes breakfast on Sunday________£45.00*
*Prices are reviewed annually and may be updated from Sept 2020.
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For further details see the following websites www.anthroposophic-drs-training.org and https://medsektion-goetheanum.org/en/training/medicine/great-britain/
*Information on Research in Anthroposophic Medicine see: https://medsektion-goetheanum.org/en/research/
with Michelle Redgrave-Moore
Sensory perception forms the basis of your relationship with yourself, your
surroundings and the people around you. We will use a variety of art media and techniques to explore our senses in a holistic way, such as felting, touch drawing, painting to music, etc.
This workshop may be of interest to those working in care or therapeutically with children, special needs and the elderly.
No previous artistic experience is required for you to learn and adapt ideas for the area in which you’re working or caring for someone.
Michelle is a Qualified Therapeutic Arts Counsellor & Creative Arts Facilitator working with children and adults and passionate about making creativity accessible in her community.
A part-time training and development course for people wishing to become ‘Quietude Practitioners’ ~ offering spiritual companionship to those crossing the threshold of death.
Quietude is for those who wish to offer emotional and spiritual support to people who are in need of end of life care. It is a path of development for everyone open to the idea of life after death whatever your faith or doubts.
This course will deepen your ability to accompany people in what can often be a time of crisis, vulnerability and questioning but also seen as an opportunity for renewal.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
TUITION FEE: £1540*
*Includes materials but excludes accommodation, meals and travel costs. Payment Plans and a small number of bursaries and grants are available.
Quietude is a rich and rewarding course which provides an excellent CPD training for people in the caring and medical professions as well as for volunteers, chaplains or Interfaith ministers looking to deepen their service to others.
‘Quietude Practitioner’ and ‘M’ Technique® Certificates will be given to all students who complete the course.
Please visit http://www.emerson.org.uk/quietude to apply.
This Holistic Baby and Child Care qualification synthesises Steiner Waldorf international Birth to Three training guidelines, an introduction to the Pikler approach, and the Early Years Foundation Stage requirements.
The course is led by Dorothy Marlen, a Steiner early childhood teacher and Pikler pedagogue. Sam Greshoff, the other main tutor is another leading light in the Steiner early childhood movement in the UK. The course is quality assured and certified by the Crossfields Institute and the national awarding body NCFE CACHE, and the qualification has been designed to meet the requirements of the government’s criteria for Early Years Educator (Level 3) qualifications for carers of children from birth to five, released in July 2013, whilst uniquely offering a birth to three emphasis.
The programme covers the development and care of children up to five years old, with an emphasis on the crucial first three years. It provides depth of understanding and a practical foundation for those wishing to work in Steiner settings and mainstream. The training provides a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification for those wishing to care for children up to five years old in both Steiner and mainstream nurseries and kindergartens. The course also prepares parent and child group leaders, child-minders, play group leaders, parenting course leaders and carers of children up to three years old.
Students and tutors on a residential at Emerson College
Good news for both EU and Non-Eu citizens
Because of its modular distance learning character, this course is open to EU and NON-EU citizens (see VISA section later). Because of its modular distance learning character, this course is now open to EU and NON-EU citizens (see VISA section in the Info Pack). All applicants however need to attend at least 80% of the full timetable and complete all the assignments to receive the CACHE (EYE) Level 3 Diploma. Your particular circumstances will be discussed with the registrar and course leader.
How is this training different from other Early Years trainings?
As well as fully meeting the criteria required by DfE standards for Early Years Educator qualifications, the training uniquely provides:
An integrated and detailed understanding of the development and respectful care of children under three
An in depth understanding of how to enable natural and full gross and fine motor development in the first three years
An emphasis on the principles and practice of creating care environments that encourage play exploration from birth to five, as this is the way children predominantly learn
Hands-on experience in practical and artistic skills, as well as singing, storytelling, simple puppetry, celebration of festivals and how to create a calm, imitation-rich environment
“Home from home” and outdoor models of childcare
A journey in self-development that will confer skills and confidence for caring for children, as well as supporting parents in parent and child groups, parent and baby groups and in other forms of parent support
“A deep nourishing insight into Early Years Education. I would recommend it to anyone who wishes to enter this profession (journey)and to anyone who is already in Early Years Education at a mainstream setting.” Lorena Alina Cavalcanti, Graduating student 2017
The course fee is £2950.
This is made up of £2619 which covers course expenses and in addition £331 for course registration with Crossfields Institute, the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship and the Association of Steiner Waldorf Teachers and Educators. (ASWTE).
Payment can be made in full at the beginning of the course or paid in installments.
For information on grants, loans and bursaries, please contact Chiara Carones, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here http://www.emerson.org.uk/holistic-baby-and-child-care for more information and to apply.
Rhythmical Einreibung Foundation Course
Crossfields Institute Quality Mark Course
Are you a nurse, carer, masseur, naturopath, body worker, or health care professional?
Do you treat frail or sensitive patients?
Are you looking for a more gentle therapy for your clients?
Rhythmical Einreibung is a very gentle method of therapeutic touch developed for nurses and carers and useful for everyone working in caring or healing professions. It focusses and strengthens the patient’s powers of self-healing through the art of rhythmical touch and is used to warm, calm and harmonise the body to provide comfort and relief. Because of its gentle, calming nature it can be very beneficial for patients who are too frail or sensitive for other hands-on therapies.
This Foundation Course provides a path of development for anyone looking to expand their skills in giving hands-on body treatments. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the art of Rhythmical Einreibung.
Visit the Emerson College Website for more information and booking.
2020/2021 Course Dates
Module 1: Oct 2020: Mon 19th - Fri 23rd
Module 2: Feb 2021: Mon 8th - Fri 12th
Module 3: June 2021: Fri 11th - Sun 13th
Full-time 3 years or /Part-time 4 years starting 2020 November
Transpersonal Art Counsellor, City and Guilds: Level 7 (MCGI)
The Tobias Transpersonal Arts in Therapy training responds to a growing need for a holistic approach to the concepts and practices of arts in therapy. The course is grounded in Transpersonal Arts practice, that is rooted in image and metaphor that provides a sound and coherent foundation for therapeutic practice. The programme focuses on deepening the student’s proficiency in engaging through art and the human encounter for wellbeing, personal growth, and social change. Counselling is developed as an art, the conscious art of transformative meeting.
The student is trained in Visual Arts and is able to make proficient use of artistic techniques, exercises and materials.
The shared orientation of the programme at Tobias is the developmental philosophy founded by Rudolf Steiner, known as Anthroposophy, a modern spiritual path that respects the freedom of each individual, through a holistic understanding of body, soul and spirit.Students are invited to explore this approach in order to come to their own judgements about its validity and relevance. This is taught within a critical context including Psychodynamic and Humanistic theory and practice.The student will be taught how to build and maintain relationships and how to contact and communicate with people within professional boundaries. The students will be able to initiate, maintain and conclude a working relationship. the student is taught compliance with current government legislation and professional association regulations.
Our training offers distinctive curricula that unites a broad range of artistic, theoretical and experiential approaches into a whole journey. We believe art works through the human being’s senses to free and harmonise the dynamics of body, soul and spirit.
Once graduate, the work places are
Tobias Transpersonal Arts in Therapy Training is a professional training, academically accredited by the City & Guilds at Level 7, Membership Level, (Masters equivalent). This award does not lead to registration as an Art Therapist with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in Britain. Those wishing to practice in the UK will need to practice under a different title (Transpersonal Arts Counsellor or Therapeutic Arts Practitioner) unless already registered. Our graduates are, however, eligible to apply for accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Tobias is registered with the International Academy of Anthroposophic Arts Therapies Educations, iARTe, previously known as the European Academy for Anthroposophical Art Therapy. Our training applies the iARTe guidelines which are recognized by the Medical Section of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland.
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Full-time 1 year or /Part-time 2 years starting 2020 November
Transpersonal Arts for Health and Wellbeing, City and Guilds: Level 5 (ACGI)
Upon completion of the level 5 course eligible students can continue their training and progress to our level 7 course, Transpersonal Arts in Therapy training.
The student is trained in visual arts and able to make proficient use of artistic techniques, exercises and different mediums. The student will learn to observe the effect of the art medium with sensitivity and empathy within their own artwork, preparing them for the working environment.
Students are immersed in a deep experiential exploration of colour and will explore a variety or themes such as the four elements (earth, water, air and fire) nature moods and working with stories and biography.
This qualification enables students to run art groups in health and social contexts, with the aim of promoting wellness. Students have gone on to work in a wide variety of social settings with:
ABOUT THE TRAINING
Crises in mental health are of increasing contemporary relevance for society in general, manifesting in all areas of life and work.
This well established training is designed to address this complex theme in the context of the demands of modern life and changes in human consciousness. In addition to providing a broadly based content, it offers participants opportunities to deepen an experience-based and empathic understanding for individuals struggling with their mental health including addressing challenges of those closely involved in their support.
Confidential interpersonal sharing confers on the Seminar some characteristics of a retreat.
WHAT DOES IT OFFER?
The programme offers participants opportunities to explore these challenging themes in ways that are based on lived experience rather than only on abstract diagnosis. It also aims to enhance capacities to respond meaningfully to psychological challenges.
Skills in inter-disciplinary group work, self-refl ective practice and intervision are developed for peer and professional co-working. All presenters aim to model and encourage creative dialogue between anthroposophic and current psychotherapeutic paradigms and practice.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Professionals active in counselling, psychotherapy, social work and Health and Social Care are warmly invited to apply for a place on this Seminar as well as teachers, therapists, educators, administrators and other individuals committed to deepening their understanding for both adolescents and adults. A basic interest in and wish to deepen an Anthroposophic understanding of human development and psychology will be assumed.
Module 1 Core Psychological Themes (30 June to 4 July 2021):
Psychology and related psychotherapeutic perspectives including anthroposophy and mainstream: Introducing general cosmology, psychology and morphology of the human being as body, soul and spirit as an expression of self consciousness: Comparative morphology contrasting distinctive gestures of the animal & human skeleton.
Module 2 Childhood Development 0-7 years (1 – 5 September 2021):
Physical embodiment, including neurological and immunological development; Laying the foundations for understanding sensory psychology and attachment theory in relation to lasting effects of trauma; related organ studies – organ observations - brain & spleen.
Module 3 Childhood Development 7-14 years (24 - 28 November 2021):
Cultivating health and well-being in middle childhood, habits - rhythm vs ritual; related organ studies – heart, lung and rhythmic system; 9th year developmental “rubicon”; Introduction to the twelve senses and the seven life processes and their corresponding expression in terms of adult learning.
Module 4 Adolescence 14-21 (23 – 27 Feb 2022):
Challenges of soul development including crises of identity, idols & “ego-ideals” and the search for personal authenticity; related family and relationship dynamics; eating disorders (part I); acknowledging and expressing sexuality and gender; self harm; related organ observations – liver, kidney and adrenals; introducing different soul types.
Module 5 Anxiety & Trauma (6 – 10 April 2022):
Phenomenology of anxiety, its expression, meaning and management; trauma and its relationship to the renal and adrenal system; exploring the interactions of sensory and metabolic processes via the seven life processes; psychospiritual manifestations of separation and loss; awakening the “I” in its higher function as a witness to soul.
Module 6 Depression & Bipolar Phenomena:
Exploring their somatic, psychological, spiritual and medical perspectives; grief and mourning; life processes and their correlates in the soul; working with depression and suicidal ideation; encountering psychotic phenomena in relation to inner and outer threshold experiences, sense organs and metabolic processes.
Module 7 Obsessive Disorders and Compulsive Behaviours:
Addictions and eating disorders (part 2); differentiating primitive and higher (rational) ego defenses; encountering mid-life crises of meaning and identity; spiritual emergence and spiritual emergency; Understanding how therapeutic care communities may support rehabilitation.
Module 8 Personality Structure 1:
Introducing the concept of personality structure and its relation to historic changes in human consciousness; exploring twelvefoldness of the zodiac, related zodiacal polarities and their expression through the three planes of space; experiencing planes of space through movement and drama and their corresponding personality structures including the use of mask; narcissism, avoidant, paranoid & histrionic personality types and their related therapeutic approaches.
Module 9 Personality Structure 2:
Content developing general themes as with 1, module 8, now addressing obsessive, antisocial, dissociative & borderline personality types and their related therapeutic approaches; Differentiating these personality disorder from psychotic precesses. Mentalisation as a therapeutic modality.
Module 10 Personality Structure 3:
Content developing general themes as with 1, module 8, now addressing schizoid, schizotypal, passive -aggressive and dependant personality types - Codependency and therapeutic approaches; differentiating schizoid, schizotypal and schizophrenic phenomena. Steiner’s twelve philosophical world views in relation to personality structure. The hero/heroine’s journey.
Module 11 Addressing the Question of Evil:
Recognising distortions in self and society - discernment exercise based on seven life processes; confronting the challenges of fear, hatred and doubt and their deeper origins; differentiating the Luciferic and Ahrimanic doubles.
Module 12 Conflict & Community Building:
Addressing forces underlying conflict within organisations and communities: mediation; biographic view exercise; exploring evolutionary changes as these relate to individual development and collective responsibility; working with loss and change; beginnings and endings within therapeutic practice and beyond.
Dr. James Dyson: Psychosynthesis psychologist, (MA) formerly certified Anthroposophic Physician and co-founder with Michael Evans of Park Attwood Clinic, 1979; currently consulting in Steiner Waldorf Schools, special needs colleges and social therapy communities for adults. Faculty member, English Training in Anthroposophic Medicine (an international training in the English language at Emerson College) and The Association of Anthroposophic Psychology, USA.
Marah Evans: Art Therapist (HCPC) and Psychodynamic Counsellor (MBACP Accred), clinical supervisor and former clinical lead in Child and Family Counselling; Biography Work Trainer. Faculty Member, Anthroposphic Psychotherapy Training, Emerson College.
Dr Michael Evans: Certified Anthroposophic Physician and independent General Practitioner, St Luke’s Therapy Centre, Stroud; co-founder and former Medical Director, Park Attwood Clinic; Course Director - English Training in Anthroposophic Medicine (an international training in the English language based at Emerson College), also engaged in medical teaching in China and elsewhere.
Mike Chase: Psychodrama Psychotherapist and group psychotherapist (Accredited UKCP); clinical supervisor; Clinical psychodrama psychotherapist at HMPPS Grendon; Former Artistic Director of the Glasshouse Arts Centre; educational researcher (M.Ed.); mask practitioner; international workshop leader; Book MASK, published 2017, Hawthorn Press.
Glen Williamson: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, USA); SpacialDynamics® practitioner; professional world-traveling actor (AEA) and storyteller, based in New York City, DBA Anthropos (AnthroposTheater. com), founding member of The Actors’ Ensemble and New Directions Theater; trained in the Michael-Chekhov acting technique and at The Juilliard School; playwright – author Future Dawning, a modern mystery drama.
COURSE TUITION FEES
£4,500 to be paid with a payment plan of 3 instalments.
£4,200 if paid upfront by 10 April 2021.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for a place on the course please download and fill out the forms below and email them, along with the other documents required (listed within the application form), to Chiara Carones at email@example.com:
Application Form Health Statement Course info
Anthroposophic Medicine UK is an online platform for Anthroposophic Health and Social Care Professionals in the UK supported by the Anthroposophic Medical Association and the Association of
Anthroposophic Therapeutic Arts.