Dear Colleagues in all medical specialties!
How can we, as teachers, teach Anthroposophic Medicine in an appropriate way? This question lies at the heart of the interprofessional course which takes place each year: “Teach the Teacher in Teaching Anthroposophic Medicine“.
With its core elements of a patient-centred training as well as instruments of methodology and teaching theory for the development of an imaginative, inspirative and intuitive knowledge, this training course was held for the first time in three modules from 2014 to 2016. Each module had about 60 participants from 20 countries and 12 therapeutic professional groups.
Building on this, but without making the previous modules a requirement, the present course focuses on the question of the methodology and teaching theory we can use to show our trainees a path from rationally cognitive consciousness to living thinking about and grasp of the human being and the world.
The instruments to be taught in the course are applied in practice and can thus be experienced directly. In doing so, participants and speakers jointly form an active learning and teaching community which will together embark on a path of training through case presentations, texts from Rudolf Steiner and the observation of nature.
With this in mind, each participant is asked to prepare a short case presentation (approx. 7 mins.) which they will give as an exercise in a small workshop; they should speak freely with no more than notes and without PowerPoint presentation.
Questions of professional team building and collaboration in diagnosis and therapy, teaching techniques as well as consolidating what has been worked on run through the whole of the course.
The lectures and plenary events will be consecutively interpreted into German|English by professional interpreters and technical support will be provided for whispered translation into other languages.
Everyone who wants to learn to teach Anthroposophic Medicine in training and further training courses in ever better ways is warmly invited to this course! The prerequisite for attendance is a successfully completed training in one of the health professions recognised by the Medical Section at the Goetheanum, professional experience in Anthroposophic Medicine as well as the corresponding teaching experience or the concrete intention to take up such teaching activity (including on a practical level in a clinic/practice or as a mentor).
The number of participants will be restricted to ensure the quality of the training. Please therefore register as soon as possible using the attached form.
The speakers have waived their fee for this course which is budgeted to cover its costs and is financially self-supporting without donations. Any surpluses will be used for the new “Teach the Teacher” website created in parallel with the course with materials (German|English) for independent study.
A reduction of the attendance fee may be granted on request in justified cases.
We send warm greetings and look forward to seeing you!
Jan Feldmann, IKAM coordinator of medical training
Kirstin Kaiser, IKAM coordinator of art therapy
Robert Kempenich, medical training, France
Stefan Langhammer, Medical Section
Monika Layer, Board Member International Forum for Anthroposophic Nursing (IFAP)
Maria Mlosch-Crettaz, Teacher Arthea Art-Therapie Training, CH
Laura Piffaretti, Orpheus School of Music Therapy Lenzburg
Georg Soldner, head of the Medical Section
Christina Spitta, International Association for Anthroposophic Body Therapy IAABT
Martin-Günther Sterner, Akademie Heilkunst, Dresden
Angelika Stieber, International Coordination of Eurythmy Therapy Training
Henrik Szöke, training course in Anthroposophic Medicine, Hungary
Diethard Tauschel, Integrated Supplementary Studies in Anthroposophic Medicine, Herdecke (IBAM), University Witten/Herdecke
Teach the Teacher in Teaching Anthroposophic Medicine
The patient case report
A Conference of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum
from Friday, 8 to Monday, 11 September 2017
Booking closes: Saturday, 18 August 2017
regular price: CHF 520 with meals: CHF 645
concessions¹: CHF 260 with meals: CHF 385
¹ Concessions apply for students, schoolchildren, OAPs, the unemployed, those in training, military or civil service and people with disabilities who receive benefits. Proof of status has to be submitted with your booking form.
Conference meals (vegetarian with dessert) include 3x lunch and 2x evening meal at CHF 125 in total. The meals cannot be booked separately. We regret that food intolerances cannot be catered for.
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.
Conference tickets: 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.
Cancellation: Bookings may be cancelled free of charge up to 14 days prior to the beginning of the conference (25.8.2017, date of posting). After that, 50% of the conference fee will be charged. Meals and parking permit may be cancelled free of charge up to 1 day prior to the begin of the conference (7.9.2017). 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.
Cancellation insurance: 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.
Data processing: All data will be electronically recorded and filed.
The Goetheanum is situated south of Basel in the Swiss Jura. As a cultural venue that includes a theatre and a study, research and conference centre it offers around 700 events every year. The listed building is seen as an impressive example of organic architecture.
At Basel Swiss Station (SBB) take train S3 (destination Laufen) to Dornach-Arlesheim, then local bus no. 66 to bus stop Goetheanum (travel time c. 30 mins)
From Basel Swiss station (SBB) take tram no. 10 to Dornach-Arlesheim station, then local bus no. 66, to bus stop Goetheanum (travel time c. 50 minutes).
Leave the motorway Basel – Delémont (H18) at junction Reinach Süd and follow signs to Dornach, from there follow signs to the Goetheanum (travel time from Basel centre c. 20 mins).
Walk uphill from Dornach-Arlesheim station, following signs. Walking time c. 15 minutes
For more information about accommodation close to the Goetheanum go to Visitor Information.
Organiser: Medical Sektion