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, 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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