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    • Monday, October 07, 2019
    • Sunday, June 07, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • Emerson College, Forest Row RH18 5JX

    Crossfields Institute Quality Mark Course at level 4

    Rhythmical Einreibung is a method of gentle, therapeutic touch. It is used to support health through its warming, calming and harmonising qualities. It has been developed for use by nurses and carers but is relevant for anyone to learn.

    It is used to support health through its warming, calming and harmonising qualities. It has been developed for use by nurses and carers but is relevant for anyone to learn. 

    Rhythmical Einreibung is an appropriate treatment for people of all ages and can benefit a wide range of physical and emotional health problems. It can be used as part of nursing care, to apply an oil or ointment to a problem area, as a gentle whole body treatment or as part of the nurturing of family and friends.

    Visit the Emerson College Website for more information and booking.

    2019/2020 Dates

    • Module 1 7-11th October 2019
    • Module 2 10-14th February 2020
    • Module 3 5- 7th June 2020

    • Sunday, February 09, 2020
    • Saturday, May 21, 2022
    • 9 sessions
    • Emerson College


    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:

    • 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.

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    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 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 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.


    Brochure >> (pdf)

    Application Form >> (.doc)

    For further details see the following websites and 

    *Information on Research in Anthroposophic Medicine see:

    • Friday, May 08, 2020
    • Sunday, May 10, 2020
    • Goetheanum. Rüttiweg 45 4143 Dornach, Switzerland

    This is just a reminder of this international integrative oncology conference  in Switzerland. See below for more information

    Medical Section Events Calendar

    Programme & Booking
    • Friday, May 22, 2020
    • 11:15
    • Sunday, May 24, 2020
    • 15:00
    • Steiner Academy Hereford

    This will follow on from work that was initiated at last year’s Medical Section Conference with Matthias Girke, joint Leader of the International Medical Section in Dornach, who will again be present. 

    Medical Section Conference Flyer & Registration Details

    • Saturday, June 20, 2020
    • 09:00
    • Sunday, June 21, 2020
    • 13:30
    • Emerson College, Hartfield Road, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JX

    Lecture Study 4: Exploring the Etheric and Astral Basis of Cognition A Foundation for Understanding Psychopathology.

    This workshop will bring to a conclusion a cycle of intensive lecture study meetings that began at Emerson College some 4 years ago, originally inaugurated by Dr. Pablo Jeczmien, joined soon afterwards by Dr. James Dyson and, from its inception, led by Dr. Broder von Laue, known to many physicians worldwide and over many decades as a medical teacher who brings particularly rigorous disciplines to the interpretation of Steiner’s lectures. 

    This series of meetings originally had the aim of furthering an understanding of the Etheric, specifically in its relation to an anthroposophic and spiritual picture of the deeper, fourfold processes underlying psychopathology. As this study has progressed, participants have also been able to widen and deepen an understanding of crucial aspects of both the spiritual and traumatic aetiology of mental health disorders very considerably, albeit for the most part remaining only at a more general level. 

    Concurrently with but independently of this process, Dr. von Laue and Dr. Wolfgang Rissmann, formerly a leading anthroposphic psychiatrist at the Husemann Klinic in Germany, have been collaborating in researching and writing a seminal paper, in which these more general insights have become focused into an original diagnostic lens for discovering an organizing principle embracing the widest spectrum of psychopathologies. 

    In this forthcoming workshop in June, we will be studying their paper, subsequently published in the Merkurstab (i.e., the Journal of Anthroposophic Medicine in the German Language) in a working translation by Carlotta Dyson, which both summarises and extends the field of study we have been pursuing throughout the last four years. i.e., throughout this series of workshops at Emerson College. 

    It is the intention behind this final forthcoming workshop in this series to welcome the participation of newcomers without previous experience in this particular series – though some professional background in the field of anthroposphic psychological counseling or mental health would clearly be a welcome prerequisite. It will, however, be our aim to provide the opportunity to those who have not previously participated to at least begin to grasp how the etheric plays its central role in the bio/psycho/spiritual origins of psychiatric pathologies, when considered from an anthroposophic perspective.

    Since this highly original paper represents - as recognised by its authors - work in progress, this workshop will offer the platform and the opportunity for further research and contributions from participants. James and Pablo, who will both be facilitating and contributing to this event, warmly welcome you in anticipation of the opportunities it will hopefully provide as well as for future anthroposophic exploration into this theme, an understanding of which has never been more needed than at the present time.

    Dates & Times: 

    • Saturday, June 20, 2020, 09:00 - 20:30 
    • Sunday, June 25, 2020, 09:00 - 13:30



    • Friday, September 18, 2020
    • Sunday, June 06, 2021
    • 7 sessions
    • Emerson College, Hartfield Road, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JX

    Spiritual Care for those on the journey of death and dying

    Quietude CMYK

    A part-time training and development course for people wishing to become ‘Quietude Practitioners’ ~ offering spiritual companionship to those crossing the threshold of death. 

    • Do you sense a calling for this work? 
    • Are you looking for a new direction? 
    • Are you involved in end of life care? 

    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 can happen in the stages of dying, at death and after death
    • The types of support needed by those losing a loved one
    • How to give comfort and relief through the art of gentle therapeutic touch : ‘M’ Technique®
    • The practical tasks around death (e.g. writing a will, planning a funeral, helping someone think how and where they would like to die)
    • To deepen your own sense of Presence needed for the art of accompanying
    • To support someone in talking about and reflecting upon their life (biography work)
    • How to come to a place of peace in your personal journey with grief and loss, and your own feelings about death and dying
    • To develop a practice of spiritual presence through meditation, mindfulness, quiet contemplation and listening.
    • To become confident in offering blessings or prayers

    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 to apply.

    • Saturday, September 19, 2020
    • Sunday, November 14, 2021
    • 12 sessions
    • Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London, NW1 6XT, with a May Residential at Emerson College, Sussex

    A groundbreaking new course based on Steiner Waldorf with an introduction to the Pikler approach to child development, play and care with a birth to three emphasis.

    This Holistic Baby and Child Care qualification synthesises Steiner Waldorf international Birth to Three training guidelines, an introduction to the Pikler approach, and Early Years Foundation Stage requirements. Led by Dorothy Marlen and certified by Crossfields Institute and the national awarding body CACHE, 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

    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 cost of the course is £3,100. 

    This comprises £2,769 for course fee, £316 registration with Crossfields Institute for CACHE Diploma, £10 registration with Steiner Waldorf School Fellowship and £5 registration with the Association of Steiner Waldorf Teacher Educators.

    For information on grants, loans and bursaries, please contact Chiara Carones,

    Please click here for more information and to apply.

    • Monday, October 19, 2020
    • Sunday, June 13, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • Emerson College, Forest Row RH18 5JX

    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

Past events

Friday, March 13, 2020 WORKSHOP: What do I move? What moves me?
Friday, March 06, 2020 CONNECTIONS 2020: The Anthroposophic Medical Association Conference and Annual General Meeting (Friday to Sunday)
Friday, February 28, 2020 Weekend Training: Preparing the next Generation for their Future, not our Past with Dr Michaela Glöckler
Friday, February 28, 2020 Money & Me
Saturday, January 25, 2020 Exploring the Etheric and Astral Basis of Cognition
Saturday, November 23, 2019 Weaving and Working with the Seven Meditations of the Young Doctor Courses – Study Weekend with Broder von Laue
Saturday, November 09, 2019 Dyslexia. The Development of the Senses - A Multi-Sensory Approach to Literacy and Numeracy with Gordon Woolard.
Friday, November 08, 2019 OPEN TALK Dyslexia: Understanding the multiplicity of its presentations with Gordon Woolard
Thursday, October 24, 2019 PASTORAL MEDICINE A Medical Section Residential Workshop
Saturday, October 05, 2019 Embracing Dying
Saturday, August 31, 2019 Integrative Health: Applied AnthroMedicine Training
Saturday, August 31, 2019 Integrative Health: Applied AnthroMedicine Training 2019-2020 - ABERDEEN
Friday, July 19, 2019 Memory Development, Working with Parents, the Impact of the Arts, Sexuality and Identity, and Digital Competency.
Friday, July 19, 2019 DIGITAL COMPETENCY with Dr Michaela Glöckler
Saturday, June 29, 2019 Lecture 5 of the Easter Course for Young Doctors
Friday, June 21, 2019 Mistletoe Therapy Course for Practitioners (Maryland, USA)
Friday, May 24, 2019 Medical Section Conference 2019
Saturday, May 11, 2019 Lecture 4 of the Easter Course for Young Doctors
Saturday, April 27, 2019 Embracing Dying
Saturday, April 13, 2019 Introduction workshops on Metal Colour Light Therapy (Maidstone)
Friday, March 22, 2019 Rheumatoid Arthritis, Endochrinolgy and Diabetology with Matthias Girke
Saturday, March 16, 2019 Introduction workshops on Metal Colour Light Therapy (Bristol)
Thursday, February 21, 2019 Certificate in anthroposophic psychology, psychopathology and psychosomatics
Thursday, February 21, 2019 Anthroposophic Psychotherapy
Friday, February 08, 2019 Microcosmos and Macrocosmos, Salutogenetic Principles and Attachment.
Saturday, February 02, 2019 Meeting the Hellebore Plant: The Christmas Rose
Friday, January 25, 2019 Colour and its manifestation in Eurythmy
Friday, January 18, 2019 Specialist Clinical Topics – Hypertension and Sepsis with Dr Thomas Breitkreuz
Saturday, December 15, 2018 Lecture 2 of the Easter Course (Dornach 22/4/1924).
Friday, December 07, 2018 Anthroposophic Paediatrics with Dr Karen Michael
Saturday, November 24, 2018 Mental Health Workshop
Saturday, November 17, 2018 Mistletoe the Medicine One Day Workshop
Saturday, November 10, 2018 Compassionate Communication
Thursday, October 25, 2018 Medical Section Residential Workshop: Pastoral Medicine Course
Friday, October 19, 2018 The Five Principles of Health and Illness, the Child Study, and Working Together as a Team with Dr Michaela Glöckler, Dr Peter Gruenewald and Dr Bettina Lohn.
Friday, October 19, 2018 OPEN TALK: The Five Principles of Health and Illness by Dr Michaela Glöckler
Friday, October 12, 2018 Anthroposophic Medical Association Prescribing Conference and AGM
Monday, October 08, 2018 Rhythmical Einreibung Foundation Course
Saturday, September 01, 2018 Lecture 1 of the Easter Course for Young Doctors
Friday, August 31, 2018 Anthroposophic Pharmacy with Albert Schmidli
Saturday, June 23, 2018 Young Doctors Lecture Study at Blackthorn with Broder von Laue
Sunday, June 10, 2018 Anthroposophic Doctors Training Seminar - Summer Intensive at Emerson College, Sussex
Friday, June 08, 2018 Is there a place for ‘Spirit’ in Science and Medicine?
Friday, June 01, 2018 School Health Practitioners Training - Difficult Behaviour, ADHD, and Childhood Depression. Learning Difficulties and Special Educational Needs.
Saturday, April 28, 2018 Module 6 of the Applied Anthroposophic Medicine Training (Aberdeen)
Friday, April 20, 2018 Anthroposophic Doctors Training Seminar - Cancer and Viscum Therapy
Friday, March 16, 2018 School Health Practitioners Training - Embryology • From Conception to Birth • The 12 Senses • The Origins of Fear • Autism
Friday, March 02, 2018 Anthroposophic Doctors Training Seminar - Anthroposophic Approach to Psychosis

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