Anthroposophic Medicine UK

Training in Anthroposophic Health and Social Care

The main training sources and approaches in the UK are described in separate pages (listed below - hover over the 3 lines on the right to see the full menu). Information on International training is also provided on this site for your convenience.

If you run a training course which is not yet represented here, please contact us to provide information to add to the website. A number of introductory courses are available for non-professionals via the Crossfields Institute Group, Emerson College and Rudolf Steiner House. Upcoming health-related courses at Emerson College are listed at the bottom of this page.

Upcoming events in the UK

    • Saturday, August 31, 2019
    • Sunday, September 01, 2019
    • Aberdeen

    NEW FOR 2019-2020

    This 6-module course* explores key AnthroMedicine principles and concepts in an accessible, practical way. Using an innovative systematic approach, participants will learn a new way of looking at the individual in health and illness, and how to plan effective individualised therapeutic interventions.

    Suitable for doctors, nurses and other health professionals, social care professionals, therapists and other interested persons. 

    Cost: £1200

    Venues: Murtle Estate, Aberdeen

    Dates:  31 Aug / 1 Sep - March 2020 - ABERDEEN

    Please note: Birmingham dates have been postponed until 2020. Please register your interest in attending the Birmingham venue by emailing Camphill Wellbeing Trust.

    To find out more:

    Sponsorship: Weleda UK are part-sponsoring 6 places. Please contact us for details and an application form.

    *the course is delivered by Camphill Wellbeing Trust in collaboration with Ruskin Mill Trust and Weleda UK

    • Saturday, October 05, 2019
    • Sunday, October 06, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Woodston, Tenbury Wells, Worc

    Our Training Courses and One Day Workshops are open to anyone who wishes to learn:

    • As a Soul Advocate you can work professionally supporting a person from their initial diagnosis and continuing through to their dying process.
    • As a Soul Advocate you can support members of your local community, friends and family through to their dying process.
    • As a Soul Advocate you can become aware of transforming the view held by many; that death, seen as the feared spectre at the end of life, may become peacefully accepted by them as the natural life event it is.

    How do we teach?

    We teach by providing talks, individual exercises, small group work, discussion groups and through the mediums of touch and sound.

    The course provides a two year support and supervision process during which time every newly trained Soul Advocate will be able to link in with the course leaders each time they are working with a person.

    We envisage this support as a vital ingredient of the Embracing Dying training.

    What do we teach?

    The overall theme is to learn, to experience and to explore. We have built a training curriculum which will include:

    • Introduction to the Embracing Dying process which may begin with a person’s terminal diagnosis or only a few days prior to death.
    • Mindfulness, Listening.
    • Connecting with the person, Awareness of the family dynamic.
    • Soul wounds, Anxieties, Deeply held beliefs.
    • The dangers of fixing and rescuing.
    • Touch Massage, Essential oils.
    • Sound work.
    • Co-creating an end of life plan.
    • What is ritual.
    • The Vigil, Witnessing.
    • The Stages of Dying.
    • Self-care, Boundaries.
    • Death-bed visions, Near-death experiences.
    The aim of this course is to provide a support service that may be offered to all individuals, regardless of their religious, spiritual or humanistic orientation. In this regard, the inner development of the Soul Advocate is key to being able to offer: empathic listening, support, inner flexibility, a non-judgemental attitude and an unconditional loving presence.

      Cost: £200

      Contact: Cathie Green

      Phone: 07974 390197


      More information:

      Additional information:

      My Belief and My Aim with Embracing Dying

      I would like to see death and dying becoming integrated into life as the natural life event that it is. Often death is seen as the feared spectre at the end of life that nobody wants to talk about.

      Birth, life and death all belong to the same fabric, the threads of each experience weave between one another. We, as a society need to learn to wear these threads with comfort. Doctors and the medical world have death well covered with “Care Plans, Pain Control” and more. What is lacking though is Soul Preparation’ I mean, do you book a holiday without preparing for it, for example: what to take? How to travel? Who you take with you? What will you wear? We equally if given the time beforehand, would find it truly beneficial to do some ‘Soul preparation’.

      Thoughts like this are what led me to create the Embracing Dying course. It is a course for everyone, whether you are caring for your loved one at the close of their life, or if you have just been given a terminal diagnosis yourself, or have heard that someone you know be they your neighbor friend or colleague, if indeed you want to feel you can help, when dying becomes a part of your life experience.

      People often think that they will not be confident to care for someone who is dying. Fear and uncertainty stop them even thinking that they could truly offer a helpful contribution. Why not I ask you, if death is a natural part of life? The Embracing Dying courses will you show you how and give you the tools to know that you can make such a difference.

      Cathie Green

      • 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

      • Thursday, October 24, 2019
      • 14:00
      • Sunday, October 27, 2019
      • 13:00
      • The Mount Camphill Community, Wadhurst, Sussex TN5 6P

      The Pastoral Medicine Course explains how doctors and priests can complement each other in their will to heal. Mutual cooperation rests on understanding the extent of one’s role and the different impetus’ lent by the sacraments, medicines and therapies. All play a different part in addressing illness symptoms that occur when the three and four-fold members slip out of sound working connection. Spirit and soul can estrange themselves from the body or get entrapped within it. Physical, mental and spiritual enlightenment or devastation may result, depending on karmic, inherited and environmental factors.

      Lectures 1-4 will be reviewed by previous participants before the group concentrates on Lecture 5. First session of each day will be devoted to hearing and discussing the 5th Recapitulation and 6th Class Lessons in relation to the lectures. We will have special contributions on ways to protect and strengthen children in the face of today’s risks of ‘over-cleverness’, including the sacraments, clinical, educational and parental measures. Eurythmy therapy, art and local walks will transform any participant over-cleverness. There will be plenty of time to discuss and debate issues arising, especially ways of coming to grips with Rudolf Steiner’s notoriously difficult medical lectures. This is usually a pretty sociable conference.

      Medical Section members and priests are invited. Any Society member who is not yet a member of the School of Spiritual Science and would like to attend may apply to do so after a clarifying conversation with either Hazel Adams ( or Peter Hanrath.

      Conference fee: £90 full fee / £30 concession (unreturnable deposit £30 with application) Accommodation is limited to 9 single rooms at £150 & 8 double rooms at £130 per head. First-come-first-served! Food without accommodation is £60.

      Application forms are available from David McGavin.

      Closing date 7th October 2019.

      • Saturday, November 23, 2019
      • Sunday, November 24, 2019
      • Blackthorn Medical Centre, Maidstone

      We will be studying the Mantras (Meditations) of the Young Doctor Courses on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November 2019 at the Blackthorn Medical Centre, Maidstone.

      Dr Broder von Laue will be with us to weave together these seven meditations:

      1. Warmth Meditation (given to H. v. Grunelius 1923 – contact Saskia for a copy) 
      2. You Healing Spirits (Young Doctor’s Course, 5th Jan 1924) 
      3. Power of Radiance and Might of Heaviness (YDC, 9th Jan 1924) 
      4. Once in olden times (Newsletter, 11th Mar 1924) 
      5. Look what is joining in the cosmos (YDC, 22nd April 1924)
      6. Feel in the fever’s measure (YDC, 24th Apr 1924) 
      7. Shove man’s earliest time (YDC, 25th Apr 1924) 
      We invite you to work in some depth over the coming months with one or more of these meditations and familiarise yourself with their context. Your preparation is essential to make this an interactive conference. For questions and support with the meditation process you are welcome to contact Dr Saskia Renkema.

      Weekend fee: including meals is £100 and a concessionary rate is available. Please pay a deposit of £30 by the 1st Oct 2019 to book your place, account details on request. Accommodation needs: to be arranged independently.

      Booking: please contact Susanne Koszyk as soon as possible because space at Blackthorn is limited.

      There will be Eurythmy, so please bring your own shoes if you can. Warm greetings from our preparation group: Angela Klockner, Dr Broder von Laue, Denise Gell, Jeanne Claire Bischoff, Michael Roberts, Peter Hanrath, Rose Schneider, Saskia Renkema, Susanne Koszyk. 

      More information available in the program for the weekend.

      The meditations are given in this PDF as well as in the lectures some of which are available online.

    Past events

    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

    Healthcare and Wellbeing Events at Emerson College

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