Anthroposophic Medicine UK

English Training in Anthroposophic Medicine

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.

The training is provided by Emerson College and is Crossfields Insitute Certified Quality Mark Programme. There are five three-day blocks taught at St Luke’s Therapy Centre, Stroud and one block of five days at Emerson College, with a total of 20 days of teaching per year. 

The the course centres around 

  • Developing a comprehensive perception of patients and illness that encompasses body, soul and spirit.
  • Forming a new relationship to medicines and their source materials through plant study.
  • Experiencing how art supplements science and widens understanding from direct experience.
  • Discovering new methods of study that stimulate and motivate personal learning.
  • Exploring exercises and meditations that support personal development in relationship to our medical work.
For more information please visit the course website. Confirmed seminar dates are listed below and the course website has a full list of planned future module dates, which has been copied at the bottom of this page for your convenience.

Upcoming English Training in Anthroposophic Medicine Seminars

Full list of dates for this training

Outline of CPD Events for 2019

Seminars which may be of interest to practicing Anthroposophic Doctors as CPD

 & Medical Section Events

 also open to other Health Care Professionals

22nd – 24th March 2019

  at St Luke’s Therapy Centre, Stroud

Rheumatology, Diabetology and Endochrinology

Dr Matthias Girke – Specialist in Internal Medicine & Leader of the Medical Section

24th – 26th May 2019

Medical Section in the UK

Meeting being planned at Hereford Steiner Academy

with Dr Matthias Girke – Leader of the Medical Section Worldwide

for brochure form see following pdf file

MSC Brochure May 2019 FINAL.pdf

25th - 30th June 2019

Summer Intensive and Taster Seminar

at Emerson College 

Forest Row, West Sussex

The Metals - Phenomenology, Medical Plant Study 

and Anthroposophic Perspectives on Obstetics and Gynaecology

with Dr Jana Vorbachova – Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician Richterswill Hospital Switzerland

4th - 7th September 2019

Final Seminar at Trigonos, Snowdonia

Celtic Spirituality and Future Spirituality and Medicine, Ita Wegman & Rudolf Steiner in the British Isles,

Inner Path Exercises & Practical Clinical Issues with Prof. David Martin 





  • Developing a comprehensive perception of patients and illness that encompasses body, soul and spirit.
  • Forming a new relationship to medicines and their source materials through plant and mineral studies.
  • Experiencing how art supplements science and widens understanding.
  • Discovering new methods of study that stimulate and motivate personal learning.
  • Exploring exercises and meditations that support personal development in relationship to medical work.

The training encompasses methods of studying the human being and nature that extend reductionist science beyond objective observation to re-include the observer’s subjective responses.

Inner exercises are explored that can be taken up as elements of a spiritual path that can sustain and inspire the health care professional

The training will give physicians the basis of extending their understanding of their patients beyond the current materialistically biased medicine emphasising the patient’s spirit, psychology and bodily resilience.

The training provides a foundation for prescribing natural medicines and a range of non- medicinal therapies. These have been shown in general practice to radically reduce the prescribing of antibiotics and other groups of conventional medicines, while improving patient satisfaction


Medicinal Plant Study at St Luke's Stroud

Year One Seminars

1.                         The Four Elements – Spiritual Biography

2.                         Four Kingdoms of Nature and the Four Elements – Conditions for Spiritual Development

3.                         Projective Geometry and Living Morphology

4.                         Qualitative Anatomy – Four Organs – Six Soul Exercises

5.                         Medicinal Plant Studies- Meeting Patients – Anthroposophic Text Study, Eight fold Path – The Positive Role of Fever

6.                         Anthroposophic Pharmacy – Alchemical Tria Principle – Art Work- Medical Meditation

Year Two Seminars

1.                         Child and Personality Development – Keys to Resilience or Vulnerability – Biography Work

2.                         Mental Health – Neurosis - Eurythmy Therapy

3.                         Mental Health – Psychosis – Clay Modelling Therapy

4.                         Cancer, Fever and Mistletoe Therapy

5.                         Medicinal Plant Study, External Treatment, Meeting Patients

6.                         Anthroposophic Pharmacy – the Metals and Planets

Year Three Seminars

1.                Anthroposophic Paediatrics- Eurythmy Therapy

2.                Practical Prescribing, Manufacture of Anthroposophic Medicines

3.                Hypertension and Sepsis – Anthroposophic perspectives

4.                Rheumatology, Endochrinology, Diabetology- Anthroposophic perspectives – Michael and Raphael Schools

5.                Obstetrics and Gynaecology Anthroposophic perspectives, Medicinal Plant Study

6.                Celtic Spirituality and Future Spirituality and Medicine, Ita Wegman & Rudolf Steiner in the British Isles

Based on 2016-19 Training

"Is there a place for the Spirit in Medicine and Science?"  

June 2018 conference at The University of Westminster


The annual course tuition fee of £2100 is payable in advance. A 50% non-returnable deposit is required with the registration form (inserted) and the remainder at the start of the training. The training contributes to the attainment of a Certificate as an Anthroposophic Physician awarded by the Anthroposphic Medical Association with the international criteria of the Medical Section of the School for Spiritual Science Switzerland. The Faculty are in contact with the Medical Section, regarding the long-term international validation of the training. CPD Certificates of Attendance are issued for each component seminar.

Five Day Summer Intensive at Emerson College

Contact & Enquiries

Contact Dr Michael Evans on 01453 750097 or email info@anthroposophic-drs-training. org For more details including dates and venues see the web site 

Seminars are mainly held in Stroud at St Luke’s Therapy Center.

The five day summer intensive is often at Emerson College in Sussex.

The course is organisationally part of Emerson College and endorsed by Crossfields Institute.

Brochure and Application Forms for New Course 

        see these pdf files: -   Brochure2019 [F].pdf   Brochure2019 insert [F].pdf

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

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