ABOUT THE COURSE
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:
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.
TOPICS COVERED as in 2020-2021
1 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.
2 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.
3 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.
4 Child and Personality Development, Resilience or Vulnerability, Mental Health – Depression, Anxiety OCD - Eurythmy Therapy, Metals and Planets Biography Work
5 Mental Health – Psychosis – Clay Modeling Therapy, Cancer & Mistletoe Treatment, Art Therapy Euythmy Therapy Medicinal Plant Study, Practical Prescribing, Text Study.
6 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.
7 Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Anthroposphic Peadiatrics Cardiology Hypertension and Sepsis.
8 Klinik Arlesheim & Goetheanum Switzerland with Dr Matthias Girke. Rheumatology, Endochrinology. Diabetology; Klinic Arlesheim, Weleda AG, Ita Wegman Institute, School of Spiritual Science & Medical Section.
9 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
This three-year diploma course designed as a postgraduate training for doctors but the seminars may also may be of interest to practising Anthroposophic Doctors as CPD and are also open to Health Care Professionals other than doctors.
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For further details see the following websiteswww.anthroposophic-drs-training.org