Bothmer® Movement: developed by Fritz Von in Stuttgart in 1921, it has grown into a global phenomenon with training programmes all over the world. Its philosophy has informed many physiotherapists, occupational therapists and medical professionals in the understanding of human movement, and the interplay between the physical and psychological bodies of a person. Adding this understanding to an existing specialisation can bring a richer and deeper recovery experience for both practitioner and patient. More information from Bothmer® Movement and internatonal Movement. Also Bothmer - Tuning your being through Movement.
The collaboration between Dr. Ita Wegman and Dr. Margarethe Hauschka has been developed into Rhythmical Massage Therapy in body therapy and also Rhythmical Einrinbung in nursing. While Dr. Hauschka Body Treatments, named after Dr Rudolf Hauschka, offers the holistic beautification of the skin.
Rhythmical Massage Therapy uses a gentle rhythmical breathing quality of touch which can penetrate the tissue deeply. The movements are rounded with an element of suction rather than pressure and are designed to influence the flow of fluids through the body to enable the life processes in the tissues to be stimulated and lifted out of gravity into levity. Read more, see Rhythmical Massage Therapy Association website.
Please also find Rhythmical Einreibung in the Anthroposophic Nursing session.
More varieties available internationally such as Massage Presell, Oil Dispersion Bath Therapy, Spatial Dynamics ®, Chirophonetics, Loheland Gymnastics, Color meridian therapy according to Christel Heidemann, Embodiment, Osteopathic Working Group, and Eutonia after Gerda Alexander. To learn more, see International Association for Anthroposophic Body Therapies.
Eurythmy Therapy: according to the Eurythmy Therapy Association of Great Britain and Ireland, the gestures and movements of the performing art of eurythmy are modified for therapy purposes. Eurythmy therapy is one essential element of the system of anthroposophic medicine. This integrates both natural scientific and anthroposophic-humanistic knowledge. It is the aim of eurythmy therapy to help the patient to activate their own intrinsic powers of healing and enable them to find a way to a state of balanced health. Eurythmy therapy uses the medium of the sounds of speech and the tones of music as they manifest in movement.
Finding one’s voice through the expressive life of language. Therapeutic Singing and Speech offers help, not only with voice and fluency disorders but also in a wide range of physical and psychological conditions. Some areas of clinical intervention are vocal disorders, breathing-related illnesses, burn out, metabolic illnesses, muscular-skeletal disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma and developmental disorders.
Artistic activity in Visual Arts helps us to explore and share feelings and thoughts, especially in times of struggle and distress. Through painting, drawing and modelling, the inner world is explored in its connection to the surrounding environment. Read more , see Association of Anthroposophic Therapeutic Arts.
Internationally, Therapeutic Art under International Coordination of Anthroposophic Medicine, and ICAAT – International Coordination of Anthroposophic Arts Therapies websites also have a great resource and further information on Therapeutic Painting & Drawing, Therapeutic Modelling & Sculpting, Music & Singing Therapy and Therapeutic Speech Formation.
COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY
Biographical Counselling 'and Biography Work offer a unique approach to both healing and self development that is - in its widest sense – holistic. It links the wellbeing of each person to the wellbeing of a family, a community, and the world. As we deepen the understanding of who we are and take steps to heal and develop ourselves, we become more able to connect with greater integrity to the things that matter most.' Please find more reading on Biographical Counselling. In the UK, one may also find anthroposophic psychotherapists while psychiatrists are medical doctor specialised in mental health, including substance use disorders therefore under Anthroposophic Medicine.
offers the possibility of acquiring in-depth knowledge of oneself; supporting oneself in the face of the challenges of transformational healing processes which can be disorientating due to the familiarity of illness, the wish for dependency and fear of taking up the challenges and responsibilities of health. Anthroposophic psychotherapists adopt an individual integrative model so no two therapists work in precisely the same way supporting reading on Anthroposophic Psychotherapy Anthroposophic Psychotherapy. IFAPA, The International Federation of Anthroposophical Psychotherapy Associations, also lists websites of its members and some with the directory of practitioners.
The UK Association for Anthroposophic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Mercury-UKAACP) is a community of colleagues working towards supporting learning, research and exchange between its members and others counselling / psychotherapy and healthcare practitioners and researchers. Some members have taken Anthroposophic Psychotherapy Training, some in Biographical Counselling, and some are in different modalities. Please find its members in the directory.