Course Outlines in Professional Development for Teachers and Health Professionals, as well as Parent Education
These courses are open to anyone, but particularly assist to bring the inner work into professional practice in the fields of education and health. Communities request a course to meet their needs. To enquire about hosting a course or lecture in your area email firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Development - Working with Social Understanding, Gender and Sexuality
This professional development is comprised of three weekend courses to build an understanding of the relevant depth and progression anthroposophy brings to this important aspect of life. An individual can choose to attend any or all of the courses.
Teachers, health professionals, parents and those working with others will find this training beneficial to see how applying anthroposophy can be a beacon of light and understanding in the changing needs of our times around gender and sexuality.
Throughout the training we look at environmental and community influences on sexuality and gender in young people’s lives. When working out of anthroposophy we are asked not to judge the other by gender and to teach in a unisexual way. Only through deep understanding of the un-freedom of being man or woman can we contribute to the education and development of others in freedom.
Course locations and dates vary from year to year, but at least one of the three courses is delivered annually in Australia and the USA.
Working Wholistically with Gender and Sexuality – The Understanding of Being More Than Male and Female
This course provides the anthroposophical understanding of being more than male and female and how to express the evolving and developing pictures of gender and sexuality to students in primary and secondary school. It will also include the common struggles that are experienced during childhood, adolescence and into adulthood. Supporting this aspect of the health and wellbeing of the individual child’s relationship to gender and sexuality results in greater resilience and confidence in their growing relationship to the wider community.
Working Wholistically with Gender and Sexuality – Understanding and Developing the Masculine and Feminine Forces Towards Harmony
From an esoteric view of the human being, it can be understood that within the individual there are masculine and feminine forces that are necessary for deeper soul development. This course will explore the evolving of these masculine and feminine forces within the individual from childhood to adulthood, what occurs when there are hindrances in this process and how these may be expressed in adolescent and adult sexuality and social behaviors. Using these insights we can support the balance of these primary forces throughout childhood to adolescence as well as discover how to rebalance ourselves through inner development exercises that support both the masculine and feminine forces required for the awakening of inner capacities.
Working Wholistically with Gender and Sexuality – Understanding Individual Responsibility in Working Towards New Community
In community life we learn consciously and unconsciously from each other. Rudolf Steiner stated that to be an educator in the Consciousness-soul Age we need to be able to elicit the individuality. This course focuses on how to perceive support and elicit the true nature of the individual human being from childhood to adulthood. We will explore the changing role and the need for new community responsibility, that can provide young people with what is needed in the growing self-consciousness and separation that they are facing. We look at how young people can be supported within a community that respects, encourages and expands each individual’s qualities as the basis for the modern rites of passage into adulthood.
Building Resilience to Meet the World - Understanding the Complexities of Child Development in Today's World
A lecture for parents, caregivers, teachers, health professionals and anyone working with children and adolescents to help build an understanding of how we can best offer support through the various child development milestones in light of what anthroposophy offers. It will look at how we can bring a healthy picture of development in the context of Waldorf pedagogy and consider the ways in which we can help young people stay united to the whole when dealing with the common hindrances they face that can block the progressing levels of experience.The Developing Child's Body and Soul Relationship
Through the esoteric understanding of child development we will explore what is needed to support a child’s growth at various stages of their school life. This brings harmony between the evolving body and soul which sets the ground for healthy adult experience. The course also addresses gender differences and similarities that can both limit or free us. Click Here to read more.
College Imagination, The Hierarchies and Meditation; Working with Colleagues and Enlivening Teacher Practice
Development, Health and Education
As we grow into life the needs of our health and education change. Through understanding the esoteric wisdom behind Waldorf Education we understand why teachers are also seen as preventative health carers. Click here to read more.
Health and Healing in the Consciousness Soul Age
As humanity evolves so does our relationship to working with health and healing. As we continue into the consciousness soul age we are challenged by greater difficulties arising between people. Through the lens of the inner work, we will enter into the study of the healing conversation; looking at what we can do and what role we may hold in the healing path of another. When we understand our task we may also understand the activity of the healing forces working towards wholeness through the life transitions, crises or illness processes.
Anthroposophy places human freedom as the guiding principle in all its healing modalities, therefore we must also understand what brings un-freedom and how to meet the other in a way that supports freedom when working with either body or soul.
This course is highly valuable for health professionals, Waldorf teachers and those with a living interest in health and healing.
Towards Health & Healing: Helping Others Forward
Through the lens of the inner work, we will enter into the study of the healing conversation; looking at what we can do and what role we may hold in the healing path of another. When we understand our task we may also understand the activity of the healing forces working towards wholeness through the life transitions, crises or illness processes. Anthroposophy places human freedom as the guiding principle in all its healing modalities, therefore we must also understand what brings un-freedom and how to meet this as health practitioners of either body or soul.
This course is highly valuable for health practitioners, Waldorf teachers and those with a living interest in health and healing. Future dates for this course have not be set.