Medicine in Curative Education and Social Therapy

Medicine in Curative Education and Social Therapy

The working group Medicine in Curative Education and Social Therapy brings together anthroposophically oriented therapeutic professionals from various disciplines who are working in the Council’s fields of activity.


Current report, April 2021

Due to the pandemic, among other things, it is unfortunately not possible for the working group “Medicine in Curative Education and Social Therapy”, founded in 2019, to further deepen its work at the moment. The aim was to develop and implement a further training course for colleagues in medical professions to deepen their knowledge of curative education.

In joint consultation, we have now decided the following:
There is a very nice new dynamic in the Council with a larger group of younger colleagues working together regularly on future impulses in curative education and social therapy.
The encounter between the various health professions that we are striving for plays a role there insofar as the Council’s International Autumn Conference at the Goetheanum in 2022 (October 5–9 – Save the Date!) will be dedicated to “Medicine, Care and Therapy” in a larger sense.

Therefore, we feel it is healthy that this working group initiative gets integrated into this conference and that it remains open to what will come out of it in terms of content and socially after the meeting, to then make a new joint grip.

We would be pleased if the contributors of this working group would get involved in the preparation of this conference and concretely contribute their professional knowledge.

In the summer of 2021, we will launch a first call, addressing all colleagues from the areas of nursing, therapies as well as physicians. For this purpose, we will also rely on the network of the Medical Section through IKAM.

Please contact Sonja Zausch in advance if you have a topic, an idea or an action that you would like to discuss with us – we look forward to working together towards October 2022.

Sonja Zausch
Mobile: +49 173 2026797, Signal, Threema

Report October 2019

At the cloistered meeting of the council delegates in October 2019, Johannes Weinzirl reports on the increasing concern of several younger physicians since spring 2019 to re-energise medicine within therapeutic pedagogy and social therapy, resulting in a beautiful work together with carers, therapists and therapeutic educators/social therapists.

The meeting with the delegates at the cloistered meeting served to get to know each other and to work together in small groups on the question:

Which human-ities concepts and practical tools have proven themselves in everyday work in order to meet the special needs of people in need of assistance? What approaches to anthroposophical human studies have proved their worth and should be taught in further education?

Among the feedback in plenary, the following helpful notes and topics were particularly helpful:

– Focus on training sensory perception.

– What is a child-friendly development or, in general, the question of the biography of the individual people, “How do you become?”

– clarification of the understanding of roles and cooperation in the therapeutic community towards the development of a common basis of trust.

– How do you bring the diagnosis to life? What gestures and emotional forces are behind the classical diagnoses?

– Preoccupation with R. Steiner’s lecture on the unleashing of the self and its effects (GA 174 / 14 January 1917)

– No matter which human-knowledge concept (4-division, 3-division, 7 life processes or 12 senses) is used, a language is important for the mediation.

The initiative group will meet again in spring 2020 and will continue to work on a concept of continuing training with an interdisciplinary approach.

If you are interested, please feel free to contact us.

Contact: Sonja Zausch (

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