AHA eNews March 2021
  
Dear Members and Friends,

I have been reflecting upon this past year. It was a year ago in March that marks the true turning point in how we live our daily lives. It was in March of last year in which we stopped moving. We stopped moving within our communities, within our countries and within the world. Our lives ground to a halt and we were confronted with how to move forward without moving.

It is interesting that this all began in March. March bears within it much symbolism for change. The spring equinox will be upon us soon and we will move from the deep sleepiness of winter into the sprouting new life and deep breaths of spring. The Ides of March will soon be upon us. That grim warning 'Beware the Ides of March' that Caesar ignored that led to the turning point in Roman history. The word 'Ides' comes from a Latin word meaning "to divide". In Roman times it referred to the dividing of the lunar month; in Shakespeare's play it referred to the fall of the Roman Empire; but to what do we imagine this image of 'dividing' to refer to in March of 2020? Indeed, we saw much division within our social systems, political systems, healthcare systems and almost every aspect of life. March 2020 marks the turning point from "before Covid 19" to "after Covid 19".

But here we are a year later, March 2021 and the Ides of March are upon us once again. What do we envision this year's division to be? Can we imagine it as a turning point that leads us from division to integration? Can we imagine all of our divided systems learning to work together, to see our differences as strengths and complementary to one another rather than as antipathetic to one another? Indeed I see this March as a springing towards each other with new life and new growth that is reflected in collaboration and inclusion. Where do I see this? I see this deeply reflected in the fresh, exciting, interdisciplinary events that are offered here in our Calendar of Events. Never before have so many events included so many varied practitioners and modalities as is being offered this year. As healthcare practitioners it is important that we sense, model and champion the healing forces that are needed in our world today. These offerings show our deep commitment to unification and nourishment for the whole. Thank you to all of you striving to bring this health filled truth, beauty and goodness to humanity!


With gratitude and reverence for your work,
Tonya Stoddard
Board Representative for AAP


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Long Awaited New Publication!

"Can therapeutic eurythmy correct faulty vision? Heal eye diseases? Alleviate computer strain? Eye specialists who have seen its results have been truly astonished! In 1924, a young doctor and gifted eurythmist, Ilse Knauer was asked by Rudolf Steiner to build up a therapy for the eyes based on anthroposophic insights. Over the years it has expanded to address a wide range of eye ailments—including: myopia, hyperopia, squinting, astigmatism, glaucoma, cataracts, computer screen damage to the eyes, and more." Visit Mercury Press for more information and to get your copy now!


Exciting New Publication!
"Anthroposophic Nursing Practice shows not only the possibility, but also the practical experience of nursing care, which aims to be both holistic and optimistic. The knowledge and perspectives gathered in this book have matured through the work of several generations of anthroposophically oriented nurses, all striving to refine a truly integrative nursing practice."

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CALLING ALL PRACTITIONERS!


 

We have created a new SignUp Genius to invite anthroposophic medical and therapeutic practitioners to submit articles to LILIPOH!
You can find the Sign-Up sheet here. 
 
Here is a summary of the topics.

Spring issue: Early Childhood Trauma--ACE and Common threads between Anthroposophic medicine, Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine

Summer issue: Anthroposophic medicine’s connection to the plant world and Understanding how the FDA restrict accessibility to holistic medicine

Fall issue: How Anthroposophic Medicine Supports Special Needs Community Members and Anthroposophic Medicine in the Hospital Setting and New Research on Anthroposophic Medicine

Other submission topics will be considered for each issue, contact editor to review suggestions. You are also welcome to contact Christy Korrow, the editor of Lilipoh, with more questions. She can be reached at 270-406-9116 or editor@lilipoh.com. A page has been set up at  LILIPOH.com so that AHA members can link to the articles from each issue, starting with the first issue of the year.

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Important Position Paper on Anthroposophic Medicine as part of the future of Healthcare!
     


Look at this petition for screenless kindergartens!

Dear All,
Along with the good news that today we have joined the 64th thousand supporters of the Petition for Screenless Kindergartens and Primary Schools, a heartfelt request goes out to you, to share the following facebook- post together with one of the attached fotos:
 
Children are not computers - they need analogue kindergartens and primary schools for their development! Help to keep this choice and sign our petition at https://eliant.eu/en/home/
 
Kinder sind keine Computer – sie brauchen für ihre Entwicklung analoge Kindergärten und Grundschulen! Helft mit, diese Wahlmöglichkeit zu erhalten und unterschreibt unsere Petition auf www.eliant.eu
 
Since this year almost all lecture events had to be cancelled, which have been the main source of signatures so far, we - the helping students and I - now want to focus entirely on social media networks. If we manage to achieve exponential growth in this way by the end of the year, the target of 100,000 could still be reached.
 
With many thanks for your help
and best regards
Michaela
 
https://www.facebook.com/allianzeliant

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NEWSLETTERS/PUBLICATIONS

Medical Section at the Goetheanum
http://www.medsektion-goetheanum.org/en/

The Foundation for Health Creation (PAAM) Quarterly Newsletter (free) -
https://anthroposophicmedicine.org/Patient-Resources

Anthromed Library 
http://www.anthromed.org/


TRAININGS/INITIATIVES/OPPORTUNITIES

LILI KOLISKO INSTITUTE
http://www.koliskoinstitute.org/about-us/lili-kolisko/

RHYTHMICAL MASSAGE Therapy Association
 rhythmicalmassagetherapy.org

ASSOCIATION for ANTHROPOSOPHIC  PSYCHOLOGY
https://anthroposophicpsychology.org/
CALENDAR of Events

MARCH
Enlivening our Therapeutic Teaching: An Introduction to the Teach the Teachers program for North America
Saturday, March 6, 2021
A three-session workshop, 11amEST-5pm EST/8am-2pm PST

 
Due to the ongoing restrictions on gathering and travel, the Teach the Teachers North American Course has been rescheduled to start in 2022.
But because these times call more and more for healing modalities that consider body, soul and spirit to come forward, we are not postponing the impulse to...

Develop the Teacher in You !

Join a new initiative that brings together professionals of anthroposophic healing modalities that are feeling called to teach their practice to new learners.
It is clear that to carry the impulse of anthroposophic therapies and medicine forward, more teachers will be required to fill the need for expansion in learning opportunities. 
We will meet on March 6, 2021 for a one day workshop to begin to explore 3 foldness through text study and artistic activity and how we might present this idea to new students learning about anthroposophical healing. Please join us in beginning to build our community and our first cohort of Teach the Teachers North American Course.
Please register here for the workshop!


Collaborative Case Studies in Anthroposophic Medicine
Continuing on March 9, 2021
4th Session Online

This series of webinars will work through one of the classic case histories described by Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman in their book Fundamentals of Therapy. The first four webinars are open to doctors, nurses and all Anthroposophic therapists. Each session will include several short teaching presentations, plus time for break-out discussion groups, arranged for either interdisciplinary discussions (December and March) or profession/modality-specific discussions (January and February). The fifth session in April is just for licensed prescribers (MD, DO, ND, NP, PA, Dentist, Pharmacist)

We look forward to collaboratively deepening our own knowledge, as well as fruitful sharing between the many different kinds of Anthroposophic practitioners that make up our medical community.
For more information and to register please visit PAAM's website

ATHENA Tone Eurythmy Therapy
Continuing on March 14, 2021 at 4pm PST
Online-90 minutes


This FREE webinar is the second part in a series intended to renew our understanding, refreshment, and healing through eurythmy therapy musical exercises. Presented by:

Raven Garland is a therapeutic eurythmist and eurythmy teacher at Wasatch Waldorf Charter School in Salt Lake City, Utah. She holds a Master’s degree in Music from the University of Massachusetts, a Eurythmy diploma from Eurythmy Spring Valley, and a Therapeutic Eurythmy diploma from TETNA, where she is now an adjunct faculty member teaching therapeutic tone eurythmy.

 Mary Ruud, MA, has been teaching eurythmy for forty years and has worked with therapeutic eurythmy for most of those years. She came to eurythmy from a movement/dance background. She finds joy working both with children and adults.

All AHA members are invited! Please register Here. Registration will close on February 5th!

 

Anthroposophic Nursing Care: External Applications as a Support for Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression
March 18, 2021 at 4p PST
Online

Presented by Laurie Schmiesing, RN, MSN, ANS, RES
Please join us for an informational webinar designed to help you understand options for supportive nursing care via botanical external applications for symptoms of anxiety and depression. If you are new to anthroposophy, there will be a brief overview of the anthroposophic understanding of the human being, information where to learn more, and how to reach out to receive guidance from experienced Anthroposophic Nurses. We will have time for conversation, so that other Anthroposophic Nurses attending the webinar can share their experiences in providing support, and for questions and answers.
For more information visit NAANA's website.
 
Fostering Resilience: New Forces for the New Year!
Tuesday,  March 23rd

5:30pm PST, Online
Join us for a series of free webinar sessions dedicated to building more physical and spiritual vitality. After a long and challenging pandemic year we want to collectively move towards the future with open hearts and strong intention.
Each  session will include a demonstration of hygienic eurythmy exercises (movement therapy) to help you feel both renewed and protected. These can form the basis for a personal practice to help you feel both centered and enlivened. Then we will hear more in-depth sharing of Anthroposophic medical supports. After a long and challenging pandemic year we want to collectively move towards the future with open hearts and strong intention. 
Webinars are open to the whole community! There is no cost, but we do need you to please register at Fostering Resilience!


APRIL
PAAM Annual Training Week 2021-Beyond the Molecular and Mechanical Model: Lung, Liver, Kidney and Heart
Online, beginning Monday, April 5th
Registration closes April 2nd!

Join us for rich and diverse learning experiences as we explore organ physiology in exciting new ways. Last year, when our training week went online, we still formed a warm community of study and sharing. This year, too, we will come together for a new topic—lung, liver, kidney and heart—and enliven our thinking through small group discussion, artistic work, eurythmy, exploration of body-mind (organ-mood) connections, as well as practical treatments for common medical conditions.
Find all of the details and online registration here: https://anthroposophicmedicine.org/event-4122184
See the schedule here


PAAM Annual Training Week 2021-Half-Schedule Training Week featuring Eurythmy, Artistic Work and Keynote Presentations with Dr. James Dyson
for Nurses, Therapists and graduates of the PAAM Training program
Online, beginning Monday, April 5th
Registration closes April 2nd!


We are glad to share a half-schedule offering with our colleagues in other Anthroposophic therapies. This offering is also open to those who have graduated from the PAAM Training program who would not like to participate in the full course.
Find all of the details and online registration here: https://anthroposophicmedicine.org/event-4196721
See the schedule here


Raphael-School for Singing and Singing Therapy
A new four-year part-time Further Professional Training in Therapeutic Singing
Beginning April 2021 in Nahrendorf, Germany

In this Further Professional Training the therapeutic effects of sound,breathing, speech sound and musical elements on the singing human being will be studied in theory and practice in a phenomenological way. These experiences will be deepened through medical and anthropological lectures by experienced anthroposophic doctors or other experienced teachers and brought into practical connection with the therapeutic work.

For more information please visit our website: Singing Therapy
 
MAY
Association for Anthroposophic Psychology presents: Shakespeare's Macbeth: Illuminating the Challenge of Evil
5-Part Series: May 22, June 5, June 19, July 10 and July 19, 2021
10a EDT
Online

Works of literature can take us most directly into the realm of the psyche, and Shakespeare’s plays offer nothing less than the deepest exploration into the mysteries of the human soul within the context of the True Image of what it is to be Human. The challenge of evil in Shakespeare’s Macbeth takes us immediately into the intensity of this darkest of areas, daring us to look squarely at its character and even its meaning as, with courage, we enter the encounter.
For a further description about this series, and to register:  Shakespeare's Macbeth Series
This series will be recorded for those who wish to participate but cannot always do so “live.”
For information on other Programs and Series, please see our website:  www.AnthroposophicPsychology.org
 
 
SAVE THE DATES!
Association for Anthroposophic Psychology
New Three Year Certificate Program Beginning 2022 in Kimberton Hills, PA
Our three year certificate program is for:
-Licensed Professionals
-Counselors of all kinds (Ministers, Life Coaches, etc.)
-Those seeking self development
For more information please visit our website: Anthroposophic Psychology


Anthroposophic Health Association's Bienniel Conference 2022!
Tuesday, July 19 – Friday, July 22, 2022
Camphill Village Kimberton Hills
Kimberton, Pennsylvania (Phoenixville on Mapquest)

 

The Mysteries of Healing: AnthropoSophia
“Love is the result of wisdom that has been reborn in the I”
A special gathering for all therapeutic modalities and members of the Anthroposophic Health Association that includes mutual learning and shared experiences . . .
and SINGING!
Program will include:
Keynote Speakers, Interdisciplinary Groups, Artistic Activities
More information and a registration link coming soon!
 
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