Anthroposophic Medicine UK

School Health Practitioners Training

A 3 Year School Health Practitioners Training UK started in January 2017 for doctors, nurses, psychologists, midwives, teachers or therapists with a qualification in their field.

In response to the many challenges children and young people are facing today, this new training aims to deepen participants' understanding of child development and hindrances in the developmental process from a spiritual-scientific perspective. How can each of us, in our individual work as well as the school organism as a whole, best support the incarnating child in the 21st century?

While the course is clearly based in anthroposophy, it will relate the spiritual-scientific perspective to mainstream concepts, thus enabling participants to competently enter into dialogue with mainstream professionals as well as parents. The training will equip you with the knowledge and experience needed to support children’s physical and mental health within the educational setting. You will learn about the Anthroposophic understanding of the development of the child and young person, its challenges and how to address the health needs in today’s schools. Contemporary approaches in each area of training will be incorporated into the teaching to enable a rounded knowledge necessary for today’s real challenges. The training offers the unique opportunity for us to develop a common language and understanding across the disciplines of education and health to work effectively together in the future.

This exciting new postgraduate training is starting in 2017. The initiative for this new 3 year modular training is organised by Dr Hedda Joyce, school doctor at Steiner Waldorf Schools in the South West, with support from Dr Michaela Glöckler and the Medical Section at the Goetheanum, Dr Gruenewald, Sibylle Eichstaedt, and with guidance from AHaSC. The completed training will enable you to apply for a certificate from the Medical Section in Dornach as School Health Practitioner. The certificate will qualify you for working in Steiner Waldorf Schools as a School Health Practitioner or serve as an additional qualification in your current role.

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Anthroposophic Medicine UK is an online platform for Anthroposophic Health and Social Care Professionals in the UK supported by the Anthroposophic Medical Association.