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Events including Training & Courses of Anthroposophic Health and Social Care

Upcoming events are listed here. The main courses and training for professionals in the UK can be found in Training. List of regular open-to-all workshops, courses and public events can be found in Public Events.

There are also venues that regularly host AnthroHealth related events such as Emerson College, Field Centre of Ruskin Mill Trust , Rudolf Steiner House, St Luke’sTobias Arts and Weleda, etc. To find out wider events and resources in the UK, please visit  Anthroposophy in the Great Britain and Biodynamic UK Association.

To connect globally, please visit International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Association and IVAA's partners

If you run a training course which is not yet represented here, please contact us to provide information to add to the website.


Upcoming events

    • Sunday, February 09, 2020
    • Saturday, May 21, 2022
    • 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

    • Wednesday, September 22, 2021
    • Sunday, June 12, 2022
    • 10 sessions
    • Emerson College / St Luke's Therapy Centre

    A one year part-time course in Biographical Counselling Skills for Professionals starting September 2021

    This one-year, interactive course offers an in-depth experience of working with biography, life experiences and archetypal life phases. It is designed to deepen understanding for each person’s unique place and individual sense of purpose in the world. It is intended to enrich the individual and to enhance their professional practice. Participants are invited to explore meaning, and develop a sense of reverence for the mystery and complexity of their own and others’ biographies.

    The course is designed to stimulate a path of inner development in order to consider how personal transformation can be a resource for the whole. By collectively co-creating a safe place, participants are invited to work with new, emergent and threshold experiences in a self-directed and supported way, encouraging the exploration of participants’ questions and themes. Time will be given for developing contemplative inner practices, learning through artistic processes and attending to practising listening and speaking skills.

    The course is informed by a variety of approaches to counselling and psychotherapy, particularly inspired by thinkers who offer an understanding of soul and spirit, and embrace the search for meaning. It is grounded in ideas arising from Anthroposophy, a spiritual approach to life founded by Rudolf Steiner.

    Please let people know who might be interested!

    More info can be found on Professional Association of Biographical Counsellors website.

    PDF Brochure Application Form


    • Monday, October 04, 2021
    • Monday, March 21, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • Tobias School of Art & Therapy RH19 4LZ

    TWILIGHT LECTURES 2021: Term1 7.30-18.45 Cost:

    COST FOR TOBIAS STUDENTS £5 for Visitors (or £3 for External Students)

    Twilight Lectures take place 17.30 – 18.45pm on Monday evenings

    04 Oct 2021: Who is Rudolf Steiner? with Steve Briault

    18 Oct 2021: The 3- Fold Human Being with Steve Briault

    8 Nov 2021: Heartmath: A practice that initiates Heart Brain Coherence with Aya Husni Bey

    15 Nov 2021: Transforming Trauma in young people with Chandvi Shah

    6 Dec 2021: Graduate Talk with Joanna Coghill

    28 Feb 2022: Working with Bereavement with Louise Comfort

    14 Mar 2022: The 4- Fold Human Being with Steve Briault

    21 Mar 2022: The Last Supper with Andrew Wolpert


    • Sunday, November 07, 2021
    • Sunday, December 05, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
    • Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    • Sunday, February 18, 2024
    • 10 sessions
    • Emerson College
    • Wednesday, December 08, 2021
    • 13:00 - 14:00
    • TOBIAS SCHOOL OF ART & THERAPY, Coombe Hill Road East Grinstead West Sussex RH19 4LZ

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

    We are holding a Taster Day 0n Wednesday 8th December 1-2pm for those considering joining us.

    We would like to invite you to Tobias School of Art and Therapy to find out what it 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.

    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.

    We hope to hear from you soon.

    For more info, please contact Tobias

    • Friday, December 10, 2021
    • 19:30 - 21:00
    • Rudolf Steiner House NW1 6XT

    with Hazel Adams & Dr. Frank Mulder

    Anthroposophic Medicine and Therapy is part of the  'Inspiration and Intuition', a series of zoom and face to face seminars exploring where great ideas come

    All welcome, no need to book, Voluntary donations towards costs gratefully received and can be made by transfer to a Nationwide account held for this purpose.

    'Inspiration and Intuition' programme and donation information

    Further information 

    • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:00
    • Imagine GL5 3EH

    You are all invited to celebrate this advent time, the darkest time of year. Working with clay by candle light: outside it’s dark and we see less but maybe we see more inside; we feel the clay and let our hands form the shape. There will be a chance to bisquit-fire our creations for a small charge and ready for Christmas.



    • Monday, February 14, 2022
    • Thursday, June 09, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Emerson College, Forest Row RH18 5JX

    Crossfields Institute Quality Mark Course

    Are you a nurse, midwife, carer, support worker, other health care professional, therapist or someone who wants to use gentle touch?

    Do you work with:

    Those with chronic or long-term conditions including cancer

    People who are frail or exhausted, feel stressed or burnt out

    People who are going through difficult life situations

    People who have experienced traumatic events

    Those with eating disorders

    Those in palliative care and at end of life

    People with Dementia

    People with special needs

    Women who are pregnant or new mothers

    Babies and children

    People with mental health conditions, anxiety, depression

    Do you have a friends or family member who needs support

    Then learning Rhythmical Einreibung could be useful for you!

    Rhythmical Einreibung is a gentle form of therapeutic touch or massage, it works by supporting the body’s own forces to help strengthen, regulate and heal.

    In this time post-pandemic we are all deprived of healthy touch and many people in their lives have experienced unhealthy or invasive touch, RE has a universal relevance for us all through its gentle, rhythmical qualities. Because of its gentle, calming nature it can be very beneficial for patients who are too frail or sensitive for other hands-on therapies.

    For entry to the Foundation Course, no previous experience is necessary; progression to more advanced levels is reserved for Registered Nurses and Health Care Professionals.

    Visit the Emerson College Website for more information and booking.

    • UPDATES from the course provider: NEW COURSE DATES

    Module 1: 14-18 February 2022

    Module 2: 6-9 June 2022

    Module 3: Dates TBC

    • Wednesday, February 16, 2022
    • Sunday, October 23, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Emerson College, RH18 5JX

    Anthroposophic psychotherapy is a relatively new discipline within the Medical Section of the School of Spiritual Science, having developed since the 1980s in contrast to anthroposophic medicine which has been developing since 1920.  As such its knowledge base is limited.  Anthroposophic psychotherapy research is thus by necessity primarily based on qualitative case-orientated research to develop theory and practice to broaden its knowledge base.  


    • To promote the development of anthroposophic psychotherapy as an integrative approach to psychotherapy based on anthroposophic-Goethean methodology,
    • To utilise research-led teaching to develop anthroposophic psychotherapy practice,
    • To help course participants to become advanced practitioners, achieve World Health Organization standards and, if required, achieve United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy registration standards.
    • To achieve these aims the course will have a practitioner research element which will adapt the research principle expressed by Rudolf Steiner (in lectures entitled The Book of Revelation) in regard to anthroposophic medicine; namely to understand  ‘each individual case thoroughly, regardless of the outcome’ by studying it ‘with all its idiosyncrasies’ before utilising statistical research (Steiner, 1924/1998, p.252).


    This is a post-qualifying course, so applicants must have:

    • An international Medical Section Certificate in Anthroposophic Psychotherapy or

    • An international Medical Section Certificate in Anthroposophic Medicine or

    • If an anthroposophic psychotherapy trainee, evidence that you will have completed three years of training in the current anthroposophic psychotherapy course in the UK by February 2022 or

    • If an anthroposophic doctor trainee, evidence that you will have completed the current anthroposophic doctor course in the UK by February 2022

    For more info, please see Anthroposophic Psychotherapy Advanced Course.

    • Monday, March 21, 2022
    • Friday, April 26, 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • RH18 5JX

    From the Eurythmy Therapy Training in Great Britain

    '... prepares eurythmists to work in all fields of eurythmy therapy with an international diploma from the Medical Section of the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. In cooperation with Alanus University in Alfter, Germany, it also provides students with an internationally recognised Master of Education: Eurythmy Therapy from Rudolf Steiner University College in Oslo, Norway. This is an MA in research within educational and therapeutic fields.

    We aim to give students a foundation in professional skills and enable them to develop capacities of observation, reflection, imagination and therapeutic intuition. An emphasis is placed on experiential learning, linking theme-based lectures with practical sessions, and alternating blocks of taught modules with practice placements.

    As trainers we work in a collaborative spirit with each other and with the students, fostering a diversity of approach and encouraging personal development and mutual support.'

    Read more info of the Eurythmy Therapy Training.

    Dates for next therapy training

    • March 21-April 15, 2022
    • August 7-September 2, 2022
    • (An online week sometime in the autumn)
    • March 20-April 14, 2023
    • August 8-September 1, 2023
    • (An online week sometime in the autumn)
    • April 2-April 26, 2024

    To explore the opportunity of participating in the above programmes, please contact Eurythmy Therapy Training UK.

    • Monday, March 28, 2022
    • Tobias School of Art and Therapy RH19 4LZ


    Our next modular training is scheduled to begin in 28th Mar 2022.

    We provide a blend of residential and online modules every year for four years which comprises of one residential module for two weeks during July or April each year (depending on cohort) and six two-day online modules (12 days in total) spread throughout the remainder of each year. Dates will be given to each cohort at the start of each year.

    This way of studying is particularly suitable for international students. Tobias is situated only 20 mins from Gatwick airport and has good transport links to the rest of the UK. We welcome students from around the world and are happy to discuss eligibility with prospective students.

    This training is also ideal for UK students living further away from us or who have work and/or family commitments where this method of training would work best.

    Please note that all entry and training requirements are the same for both the Full Time and Modular formats of this training.

    Please click on the links below for further details on course content.

    After completing the first two years, successful students gain a Transpersonal Arts for Health and Wellbeing: City and Guilds: Level 5 (ACGI) award and after a further two years they qualify as a Transpersonal Art Counsellor, City and Guilds: Level 7 (MCGI) award.


    • Friday, April 01, 2022
    • Sunday, April 03, 2022
    • Field Centre GL6 0QE

    This experiential weekend seminar offers a path from contemplative practice grounded in a Goethean approach to phenomenon, to deepening into the practice of meditation as taught by Rudolf Steiner.

    The weekend will begin by working contemplatively with the substance of gold in its different forms, exploring it using Goethean science. From there, the seminar will explore the rose, its form, qualities, and attributes. The weekend will then turn to the activity of meditation itself.

    In this way the seminar offers a gentle progression from working with the substances of nature, to working with the substance of the soul and spirit. All are welcome.

    Joan Sleigh (School of Spiritual Science Goetheanum)

    Bart Vanmechelen (Anthroposophic Council for Inclusive Social Development)

    Constantin Court (Ruskin Mill Trust)

    Inessa Burdich (Angewandte Geistesforschung Burdich)

    Simon Reakes (The Field Centre)

    Aonghus Gordon (Ruskin Mill Trust)


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