21. International Study Days on Anthroposophical Art Therapy
of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum
from Thursday, 3 to Sunday, 6 January 2019
Organiser: Medical Section
We warmly invite you to our next international specialist conference on art therapy! During the study days for anthroposophic art therapy from 3 to 6 January 2019, we will seek to deepen our understanding of anxiety. What forms of anxiety are there? How is anxiety experienced in different mental and somatic illnesses, such as for example panic attacks or anxiety and fear in cancer? The subject already began to be raised at the last conference. Now we intend to seek to understand anxiety systematically in various situations in life and illness, investigate its meaning as a basic experience of human beings at the threshold to the spiritual world, and concern ourselves with its positive aspects and negative effects. We aim to relate the physiological, emotional and spiritual nature of anxiety to art therapy treatments and work on the indications in the forms of art therapy regarding anxiety and anxiety disorders.
This year, too, we will deal with the research and work questions arising out of the subject matter in a concentrated work context. As the preparatory team, we hope that a unifying attitude of engaging in research together will come about between speakers and participants; a space in which new ideas for working with patients can arise.
The healthy social life is found
When in the mirror of each human soul
The whole community finds its reflection
And when in the community
The virtue of each one is living.
5 November 1920, Rudolf Steiner for Edith Maryon
Each morning there will be a meditative attunement to the subject matter for the day in the form of a School of Spiritual Science activity and an open group. This will be followed by lectures from various lecturers with differing focus and perspectives.
In the morning seminar groups, the content of the lectures can be taken up by the respective speaker with the anthroposophical understanding of the human being in mind, encouraging discussion and deepening and supplementing the individual content through sample exercises.
There will also be seminar groups concerning themselves with the therapist’s path of schooling. How can we cope with the stress and anxiety arising in us as a result of the therapeutic situation? How do we respond to the situation and free ourselves from it?
There will then be further intensive practical study in the approximately three-hour-long workshops in the afternoon. They will also seek to relate to the morning lecture and deepen it, using case studies, from the perspective of art therapy, including how to manage diseases.
In the evening, the subject will be continued in different lectures. We look forward to seeing you again, or meeting you for the first time, and send our very warm regards!
Kirstin Kaiser, Viola Heckel, Katrin Sauerland, Heike Stenz and Johanna Gunkel
Matthias Girke and Georg Soldner
Leadership of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum Seminar
21. International Study Days on Anthroposophical Art Therapy of the Medical Section Conference of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum from Thursday, 3 to Sunday, 6 January 2019 Application requested prior to: Thursday, 20 December 2018
with sponsorship¹: CHF 350 with meals: CHF 500
regular price: CHF 240 with meals: CHF 390
concessions²: CHF 120 with meals: CHF 270
¹ Should you be in a position to pay an additional amount, this would help to cover the costs of the conference and support the work of the section.
² Concessions apply for students, schoolchildren, OAPs, the unemployed, those in training, military or civil service a dpeople with disabilities who receive benefits. Proof of status has to be submitted with your booking form.
Conference meals (vegetarian) include 3 lunch and 3 evening meal at CHF 150 in total. The other meals cannot be booked separately. We regret that food intolerances cannot be catered for.
Group accommodation (Booking possibility on the booking form, further information: www.goetheanum.org/6644.html)
Accommodation with mattresses on the floor: 3 nights from 3th January in the evening to 6th January in the morning. Please bring a sleeping bag, a pillow and a sheet; limited spaces.
For the period of the conference: CHF 21 (not right next to the Goetheanum building). If you have a disability, please display your disability badge in your car.
Methods of payment/confirmation
On receipt of a group application, the respective institution will receive the account for the group. Subsequent bookings can only be applied for and paid on an individual basis.
Credit cards (all countries): The full amount will be charged to your credit card as soon as your booking has been processed. You will receive postal or email confirmation of your booking and payment.
Invoice Switzerland: Confirmation of booking and an invoice will be sent to you once your booking has been processed. Please note that we only send out invoices up until 10 days before the beginning of an event. After that, payment is only possible by credit card or on arrival.
Invoice Eurozone: Confirmation of booking and an invoice will be sent to you once your booking has been processed (Euro account). Please note that we only send out invoices up until 14 days before the beginning of an event. After that, payment is only possible by credit card or on arrival.
Other countries: Once your booking has been processed you will receive a confirmation by post or email. The amount due will either be charged to your credit card or you can pay on arrival. Bank transfers are not possible.
Please note that the conference fee must be paid before the conference starts.
Tickets can be collected at the Reception until half an hour before the conference starts, also if you pay on arrival. We accept cash (Euro and CHF), VISA, MasterCard, ec-direct and Postcard-Schweiz.
Bookings may be cancelled free of charge up to 14 days prior to the beginning of the conference (20.12.2018, date of posting). After that, 50% of the conference fee will be charged. Meals, parking permit and group accommodation may be cancelled free of charge up to 1 day prior to the begin of the conference (02.01.2019). Cancellation on the day when the conference begins or failure to attend are subject to a 100% invoice total. Substitutes will be accepted at no extra cost.
Subject to a payment of 5% of total costs (CHF 10 minimum) full cancellation insurance can be taken out to cover illness (including dependent children and partner), job loss and force majeure. Please ask for our terms of insurance or visit www.goetheanum.org/6053.html.
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