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Anthroposophic Therapeutic Singing, a specifically therapeutic branch of the School for Uncovering the Voice, was first developed by Valborg Werbeck-Svãrdström in collaboration with Rudolf Steiner over 12 years from 1912-1924. It was further developed by Mrs. Werbeck and shared with Jürgen Schriefer, who worked with several close students, including Thomas Adam, carrying her work forward. Training courses in Anthroposophic Therapeutic Singing by Thomas Adam began in the late 1990’s, on three continents, with the support and approval of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland and certification by the Medical Section in United States. 

This therapeutic modality employs: the Zodiacal and Planetary influences connected with specific consonants and vowels, the sung tone, melodies, rhythms, intervals, and movements, to help remove obstacles and bring about the balance and healthy integration of the four members of the human being.  Each therapy is individually crafted from the above-mentioned elements to meet the needs of the client. The human singing voice, with balanced breathing and lifted tone, proves itself to be a healing modality, and the client is actively able to use his/her singing voice to help heal him/herself.  Therapeutic singing offers a wide range of exercises for a multitude of conditions with healing/balancing possibilities by working from the ego/astral, and/or the etheric/physical to bring a healthy relationship between body, soul, and spirit.

The Mission of the Anthroposophic Therapeutic Singing Association of North America (ATSANA), is to:

  • Provide support for graduates of the recognized Anthroposophic Therapeutic Singing Training,
  • Facilitate advanced training and professional development,
  • Support future anthroposophic therapeutic singing trainings,
  • Cultivate professional relationships with those working  in the fields of anthroposophic  medicine, education, and other anthroposophical art therapies,
  • Encourage research in the realm of anthroposophical based therapeutic singing

The Purpose of the Association (ATSANA) is to fulfill and support the needs, endeavors, initiatives, and achievements of each member as anthroposophic therapeutic singing practitioners.  Its activities may include but shall not be restricted to:

  • Communication, including website, newsletter, notifications, etc.
  • Publicity
  • Education
  • Mentoring
  • Research, as it relates to spiritual science and medical studies, to help build the understanding and body of therapeutic singing work
  •  Maintenance of archives

Members of the Association work actively with the Medical Section of the Goetheanum School for Spiritual Science in Dornach, Switzerland. The Association is an interest group of the Anthroposophical Society in America and a member organization of the Anthroposophic Health Association.

Training in Anthroposophic Therapeutic Singing
The next 4-year, part-time Certified English Language training course for Anthroposophic Therapeutic Singing will be held beginning in 2021 in Bippen, Germany. For the brochure, click hereModule 5 • 11.08.—21.08.2022 

Kontakt / Impressum

Praxis für Musik- und Gesangstherapie


Stefanie Aurig
Musik- und Gesangstherapeutin,
HP-Psychotherapie, Mitglied im BVAKT

Nieperfitz 23

21369 Nahrendorf

Tel. 05855 6119968

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