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Transpersonal Arts in Therapy Training


The course is grounded in Transpersonal Arts practice, that is rooted in image and metaphor that provides a sound and coherent foundation for therapeutic practice. The programme focuses on deepening the student’s proficiency in engaging through art and the human encounter for wellbeing, personal growth, and social change. Counselling is developed as an art, the conscious art of transformative meeting.

The training offers distinctive curricula that unites a broad range of artistic, theoretical and experiential approaches into a whole journey. The believe is art works through the human being’s senses to free and harmonise the dynamics of body, soul and spirit.

The student is trained in Visual Arts and is able to make proficient use of artistic techniques, exercises and materials.

The shared orientation of the programme at Tobias is the developmental philosophy founded by Rudolf Steiner, known as Anthroposophy, a modern spiritual path that respects the freedom of each individual, through a holistic understanding of body, soul and spirit.

Students are invited to explore this approach in order to come to their own judgements about its validity and relevance. This is taught within a critical context including Psychodynamic and Humanistic theory and practice.

The student will be taught how to build and maintain relationships and how to contact and communicate with people within professional boundaries. The students will be able to initiate, maintain and conclude a working relationship. the student is taught compliance with current government legislation and professional association regulations.

Upon completion of first year in this course as full time or second year as part-time, the qualification in Transpersonal Arts for Health and Wellbeing City and Guilds: Level 5 (ACGI) will enable students to run art groups in health and social contexts, with the aim of promoting wellness. Students have gone on to work in a wide variety of social settings with: hospices, women’s groups, children, special needs, mental health, and the elderly.

Upon completion of the second and third year year in this course as full time or 4th in part-time, the qualification in Transpersonal Arts Counsellor will enable them to work in the field of Primary Care, Mental health care, Special Needs centres, Care of the elderly, Education and youth care, Terminal Care and bereavement etc. More can be found in the course details.

For more information, see the Tobias School of Art and Therapy Website.


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ANTHROPOSOPHIC MEDICINE UK is an online platform for Anthroposophic Health and Social Care Professionals in the UK. It is a project of the Anthroposophic Medical Association and is supported by the Anthroposophic Medical Association, the Association of Anthroposophic Therapeutic Arts, the Rhythmical Massage Therapy Associationthe UK Association for Anthroposophic Counselling & Psychotherapy & Eurythmy Therapy Association.

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