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    • Sunday, February 09, 2020
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    • Saturday, May 21, 2022
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 9 sessions
    • Emerson College

    3-year part-time started 2020 February and 2022 autumn in planning

    International Anthroposophic Physician Certification


    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 medical 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.


    Many patients as well as physicians are in search of an integrative approach to medicine 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, RH18 5JX, near London’s International Gatwick Airport. 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 Medicine and the General Anthroposophical Society.


    9-15/02/2020 Emerson College (EC). 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.

    3-9/5/2020 EC. 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.

    28/6-4/7/2020 University Hospital of Witten/ Herdeke with Prof. David Martin. Infectious diseases and treatment, Role of Fever. Patient Study, Paediatrics; Eurythmy Therapy; Goetheanism in Medicine External treatments. Anthroposophic Text Study.

    15-21/11/2020 EC. Child and Personality Development, Resilience or Vulnerability, Mental Health – Depression, Anxiety OCD - Eurythmy Therapy, Metals and Planets Biography Work

    7-13/3/2021 EC. Mental Health – Psychosis – Clay Modeling Therapy, Cancer & Mistletoe Treatment, Art Therapy Euythmy Therapy Medicinal Plant Study, Practical Prescribing, Text Study.

    20-26/6/2021 Havelhohe Hospital Berlin. 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.

    17-23/10/2021 EC. Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Anthroposphic Peadiatrics Cardiology Hypertension and Sepsis.

    13-19/3/2022 Klinik Arlesheim & Goetheanum Switzerland with Dr Matthias Girke. Rheumatology, Endochrinology. Diabetology; Klinic Arlesheim, Weleda AG, Ita Wegman Institute, School  of Spiritual Scienc e & Medical Section.

    15-21/5/2022 Trigonos Centre, North Wales Medicine, Ita Wegman & Rudolf Steiner in the British Iles.

    QUALIFICATION 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.

    CONTACT & ENQUIRIES 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


    REGISTRATION & COSTS & PAYMENT Please see Emerson / Anthroposophic Medicine for further info and contact  Brochure >> (pdf) Application Form >> (.doc)

    For further details see the following websites 

    • Friday, March 12, 2021
    • 18:30 (UTC-00:00)
    • Saturday, March 13, 2021
    • 17:00 (UTC-00:00)
    • TBC

    Workshop and Annual General Meeting

    For details, please contact, thank you.

    • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    • 13:00 - 14:00 (UTC-00:00)
    • Online

    Have you been considering a career working as an Arts Counsellor, transforming lives through Art?

    Please keep in touch regarding the taster day in case there is a date change.

    from Tobias:

    We have been adjusting to the latest situation, which is why we’re planning for our next Taster Session to take place online from 1pm – 2pm on Tuesday 2nd March for those considering joining us in September 2021.

    We would like to invite you to find out what Tobias School of Art and Therapy has to offer. You can hear from our staff, about our unique transpersonal curriculum, learn about our campus and ask us any questions you might have about the application process.

    We’re still hoping to offer you an on-campus experience in the future, and we will provide an update on this as soon as we can. In the meantime, join us online for an interactive experience that you can enjoy from the comfort of home.

    If you’re interested in finding out for yourself what makes Tobias School of Art and Therapy distinctive and right for you, please let us know by calling 01342 313655 or emailing to book your place.

    Tobias School of Art and Therapy is located in 

    Coombe Hill Road, East Grinstead, RH19 4LZ


    • Saturday, April 24, 2021
    • 10:00 - 10:30 (UTC+01:00)
    • Online

    With Julia Dvinskaya

    Julia Dvinskaya will offer an introduction to understanding and working with the 12 Human Senses – how these show up throughout our life, and how we can develop and work with them to support our development. more>>

    Cost:    £8

    Times:  Saturday 24th April 10-11.30am   Venue:  Online

    Open to all.

    Booking:  Please mark your email 12 Senses

    • Friday, May 21, 2021
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    • Sunday, May 23, 2021
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    • Emerson College and / or via Zoom
    Medical Section Conference 

    21st – 23rd May at Emerson College and/or via Zoom 
    We warmly invite anyone connected with the medical-therapeutic movement (including social therapy) to join us at this year’s conference, which we are particularly looking forward to after last year’s cancellation. We are glad to announce that Dr Matthias Girke, Leader of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum, will be joining us again. Together we will consider themes such as self-development, social responsibility and the heart as well as viral illnesses, vaccination and the immune system. 

    We will also confirm and welcome the new Coordinator for the Medical Section in the UK, whom the Section Council is currently in the final stages of identifying. The Coordinator will introduce him/herself and present their vision for the Section and its work in the UK. 
    If it is possible to hold the Conference in person, it will be likely that, due to social distancing rules, the number of people Emerson may host will be limited. We are therefore planning for a hybrid in-person and zoom event. Should we not be able to meet in person at all, the whole conference will move on line. 

    Further details, including cost and registration, will be available from mid-March. 

    Sibylle Eichstaedt, interim contact person for the Medical Section UK. 
    M: 07902 788 798 E: 
    • Friday, July 09, 2021
    • 10:00 (UTC+01:00)
    • Sunday, July 11, 2021
    • 16:00 (UTC+01:00)
    • Online

    Colour links the inner and outer. Leave the speed and hubbub of daily life to dwell fully in the present moment through the mindful technique of veil painting.

    With Gillian David
    Friday 9 – Sunday 11 July 2021
    Cost: £180.00

    Colour links the inner and outer. Leave the speed and hubbub of daily life to dwell fully in the present moment through the mindful technique of veil painting. The patient and meditative quality of layering translucent water colour creates a holding and breathing space. In our paintings we will immerse ourselves in the profound element of light and darkness as well as space and movement.

    This method of painting with colour-veils takes patience for reflection; patience in doing, then at the end of the last hour, content can appear, arising out of a mood of colour, now created.

    Techniques: Water colour painting on dry paper.   (Maximum 12 participants)

    Gill David RATh Gill is the Director of training at the Tobias School of Art & Therapy and is a registered supervisor to art and play therapists.


    Contact Tobias to book a place

    • Friday, July 16, 2021
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    • Sunday, July 25, 2021
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    • East Grinstead, England

    A nine-day course led by Jan Ranck, open to teachers, doctors, carers, therapists as well as eurythmists.

    Covering the principles of tone eurythmy therapy as developed by Lea can see Pals in response to indications by Rudolf Steiner.

    Brochure and participant feedback available.

    In Rudolf Steiner’s lectures Eurythmy as Visible Music he repeatedly indicated that elements of this new art of movement could be effective as therapy. Inspired by the examples he provided, eurythmist Lea van der Pals and medical doctor Margarete Kirchner-Bockholt worked together in the late 1950s to develop a sequence of exercises in connection with the diseases discussed by Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman in their book Extending Practical Medicine or Fundamentals of Therapy.

    While this professional course is for eurythmy therapists and medical doctors, the insights it provides into the human being and the deeply transformative effect it has on the participant can benefit and enrich the life and work of artists, teachers, music, art, and physical therapists, as well as the student or lay enthusiast.

    The exercises consist of tone eurythmy in its purest form and their effectiveness has been proven in practice.

    Please contact Jan Ranck for further info E:



    • Saturday, July 24, 2021
    • 10:00 (UTC+01:00)
    • Sunday, July 25, 2021
    • 16:00 (UTC+01:00)
    • Online

    We will explore the beautiful complexities that Nature presents to us in simple and soothing ways.

    With Naomi  Newsham
    Saturday 24th July – Sunday 25th July 2021
    Cost: £120.00

    We will explore the beautiful complexities that Nature presents to us in simple and soothing ways. In this time when we are being urged to wake up, take responsibility and be proactive, we still need to feel loved, nurtured and held.
    We will observe plants and using chalk pastels, pencils and watercolours we will deepen our engagement and understanding of nature. Interspersed with this we will use Weleda natural skin care with foot spas and hand massage immersing ourselves in roses and lemons.

    (Please bring an apron and large towel) (Maximum 12 participants)


    Naomi Newsham has a background in Nursing, Nutrition, Steiner Waldorf education.


    Contact Tobias to book a place


    • Monday, July 26, 2021
    • 10:00 (UTC+01:00)
    • Wednesday, July 28, 2021
    • 16:00 (UTC+01:00)
    • Online

    “Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field. I will meet you there.” Rumi

    With Asta Jakobsdottir
    Monday 26th July – Wednesday 28th July 2021
    Cost: £180.00

    During our days together we will explore our ‘fields’ and more, sharpening our tools to live in the here and now. We will nurture our strengths and opportunities for growth in warmth, colours and fun.

    When we listen to the magic of our inner voices, we follow the basic human urge to experiment with the new, the unknown, the mysterious, the hidden. Be ready for the unexpected in the Here and Now.

    No experience needed – open for all.


    Asta Jakbosdottir is a graduate of Tobias School of Art and Therapy, arts counsellor, massage therapist and tutor


    Contact Tobias to book a place

    • Wednesday, September 01, 2021
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • TBC

    A one year course in Biographical Counselling Skills for Professionals to start in September 2021.

    The course will offer an opportunity for personal and professional development and include the following themes and topics: exploration of the life phases, biographical exercises, working with experiences of the threshold and the needs of our time, inner work (including meditation), working with conflict and difference, counselling skills and the art of dialogue.

    There will be a series of introductory online events throughout 2021 that offer tasters – so look out for updates and further information on the PABC website Don’t forget that we also have a Facebook page: Biographical Counsellors and Biography Work UK.

    The course facilitators are Jane Chase and Pauline Marksteiner, with course carriers; Giovanna Mabanta, Christina Lines, Johanna Dean. The course will also include invited tutors for working with specific themes. Course consultant: Margli Matthews.

    This initiative is supported by the PABC (Professional Association of Biographical Counsellors) .

    Please let people know who might be interested!

    • Monday, October 25, 2021
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    • Thursday, June 09, 2022
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 3 sessions
    • Emerson College, Forest Row RH18 5JX

    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.

    • UPDATES from the course provider: NEW COURSE DATES

    Module 1: 25-29 October 2021

    Module 2: 14-18 February 2022

    Module 3: 6-9 June 2022

    • Wednesday, November 24, 2021
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    • Sunday, April 10, 2022
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 3 sessions
    • Emerson College

    Course Availability: Part Time, Autumn 2021, with 12 modules spanning three years

    Understand Mental Health and Illness.

    Learn to pursue self-reflective practice.

    Develop appropriate personal and social competencies in the field of mental health.


    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.


    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-reflective 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.

    The themes including:  Core Psychological,  Childhood Development 0-7 years, Childhood Development 7-14 years , Adolescence 14-21, Anxiety & Trauma, Depression & Bipolar Phenomena, Obsessive Disorders and Compulsive Behaviours, Personality, Addressing the Question of Evil, Conflict & Community Building. more info, please see  course info below. 


    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. 


    Dr. James Dyson, Marah Evans, and Dr Michael Evans.


    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

    Application Form   Health Statement   Course info   Brochure

Past events

Tuesday, March 02, 2021 Tobias School of Art & Therapy: Digital Taster Session
Friday, February 26, 2021 European Congress for Integrative Medicine
Saturday, February 20, 2021 Eurythmy Therapy Association of GB and Ireland Annual Conference
Saturday, February 13, 2021 AMA Leadership Training with Rolf Heine
Sunday, November 29, 2020 UK Anthroposophic Medical Association and Medical Section Council ONLY
Saturday, November 21, 2020 From Crisis to Growth: the Child’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing from a Developmental Perspective.
Monday, November 16, 2020 Transpersonal Arts in Therapy Training
Monday, November 16, 2020 Transpersonal Arts for Health & Wellbeing
Friday, October 23, 2020 CANCELLED Sleep and the Shared Tasks of Spiritual Science in our Time
Saturday, October 17, 2020 UK Association of Anthroposophic Therapeutic Arts AGM
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 Bridges to Oasis at Stourbridge
Saturday, October 03, 2020 Holistic Baby and Child Care (Early Years Educator)
Friday, September 18, 2020 Quietude
Friday, September 18, 2020 Freestyle UK Crossing Bridges
Monday, September 07, 2020 Tobias School of Art & Therapy: TASTER MORNING
Saturday, August 08, 2020 Resilience Training
Saturday, July 18, 2020 Exploring the Senses through Art – when We don't Need to Talk
Saturday, June 20, 2020 Exploring the Etheric and Astral Basis of Cognition
Saturday, June 06, 2020 Meeting the Global Crisis as Humans
Saturday, May 23, 2020 Free Online Taster Morning Holistic Baby and Child Care
Friday, May 22, 2020 CANCELLED: Medical Section Conference: Self Development, Social Responsibility and the Heart
Friday, May 08, 2020 Breathing, Light and Warmth: From treating the tumour to treating the patient
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 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
Monday, October 07, 2019 Rhythmical Einreibung Foundation Course 2019-2020
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 Anthroposophic Psychotherapy
Thursday, February 21, 2019 Certificate in anthroposophic psychology, psychopathology and psychosomatics
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 OPEN TALK: The Five Principles of Health and Illness by Dr Michaela Glöckler
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 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 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 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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