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

    • Monday, October 08, 2018
    • Sunday, June 16, 2019
    • 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.

    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.

    • Saturday, April 27, 2019
    • Sunday, April 28, 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 three day 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

      Email: cathiegreen@outlook.com

      More information: https://www.embracingdying.com/

      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


      • Friday, May 24, 2019
      • 16:00
      • Sunday, May 26, 2019
      • 16:30
      • Steiner Academy Herefordshire, Much Dewchurch, Hereford HR2 8DL

      with guest speaker Dr Matthias Girke, Leader of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum and Specialist in Internal Medicine

      Open to all doctors, nurses, counsellors, therapists (including social therapist and curative education) who see their work as connected to Anthroposophy and the Medical Section.

      Program

      The conference will run from Friday evening 24th - Sunday teatime 26th May

      Themes will include

      • Aspects of the Michael / Raphael Schooling demanded by the present situation
      • Salutogenesis at the Abyss of Culture – Sleeplessness
      • Metabolic Disturbances as Incarnation Challenges
      • Small Group work sharing hopes, struggles and ways of sustaining yourself
      • How do we work together from a Medical Section Perspective? (with Dr Saskia Renkema, potential Medical Section Coordinator for the UK)

      For more information, download the program.

      Enquiries

      Dr Michael Evans email michaelrevans@btinternet.com or telephone 07768 497 560

      Register 

      Cost £125 (including meals but not accommodation)

      Please make cheques payable to the Elysia Therapeutic Centre

      and post to Elysia Therapeutic Centre, 52 Bowling Green Rd, Stourbridge DY8 3RZ

       


      • Friday, June 21, 2019
      • Sunday, June 23, 2019
      • Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

      The research and application of mistletoe therapy is expanding in Europe, and a new trial is currently underway at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. This course will review the “best practices” along with the insights gained from mistletoe research and clinical application in clinics from around the world.

      Some of the most experienced and knowledgeable allopathic and naturopathic clinicians in the field will introduce participants to decades of experience gained in the best European clinics and combine it with an overview of current integrative and naturopathic practices that are synergistic with mistletoe.

      This practical and comprehensive course covers all aspects of research and application. It will be certified by several respected European medical institutions.

      More information available on the PAAM website.

      • Friday, July 19, 2019
      • 19:00
      • Sunday, July 21, 2019
      • 17:30
      • Wynstones School, GL4 0UF



      Retiring collection by the door at Open Talk

      to support the running of the event,  thank you.

      Reserving seat? Contact us ↓, thank you.

      For more info E: SchoolHealthProfessionals@gmail.com


      SCHOOL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS TRAINING UK

      19th–21st JULY 2019 - Continuing Professional Development training weekend.         

      For teachers, therapists, doctors and nurses.

       

      Dear friends and colleagues,

       

      Please join us for an exciting weekend of training with Dr. Michaela Glöckler. In this July module, we will start with an open talk and a further session on the highly topical question of Digital Competence. Further, Dr. Glöckler will speak on the impact of the Arts and the topic of Sexuality and Identity. The Development of Memory will be the topic of another evening lecture.


      We have also invited Ann Swain to speak on sensory integration in relation to dyspraxia and dyslexia. Safeguarding at Steiner schools will be discussed with guest speakers, Adrian Dow and Carol Kirk.

       

      In between all the lectures and talks, we will have artistic input from John.Browning in team-building, Angela.Querido in singing, and Lucia.Baumann in Bothmer.

       

      We truly hope to inspire you. Join us on the journey of continuing professional development on the 19th to 21st July 2019 at Wynstones.

      For more info, please email SchoolHealthProfessionals@gmail.com, thank you.

      We look forward to seeing you in July.

       

      Dr Hedda Joyce

      5th April 2019


      Open Talk: Digital Competency with Dr Michaela Glöckler

      Friday 19th July, 7:30-9:00pm, at Wynstones School, GL4 0UF.

      CPD Training weekend at Wynstones School

      Saturday 20th July 9.00am-8.30pm and Sunday 21st July 9.00am-5.30pm

      Training fee £130, includes Saturday lunch and supper, Sunday lunch and refreshments.


      BOOKING FORM and PROGRAMME ↓                                                

      For a one-off Continuing Professional Development booking, click here, thank you.

      For the latest programme, click here, thank you.

      To see the full invitation including the introduction of contributors and the flyer, please click here, thank you.  


      Interested in joining in the three-year-training of School Health Practitioners? info, click here to receive our training invitations

       





      • 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

    Past events

    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
    Friday, November 16, 2018 LECTURE X TRUE & FALSE PATH OF SPIRITUAL INVESTIGATION with BRODER von LAUE at HELIOS MEDICAL CENTRE - BRISTOL
    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
    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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