To begin work with patients with this wider framework of understanding and practice, the training in anthroposophic medicine aims to engender an understanding and an enthusiasm for this extended paradigm and a sufficiently strong relationship to therapeutic elements operating within the four levels.
In anthroposophic medicine the doctor is recognised as a potential facilitator of change. The doctor’s own self-knowledge and development can enhance this ability. Not only is an empathic relationship to the patient important but also an “empathic” experiential relationship to the medicinal substances and therapies. The training provides the opportunity to explore these themes.
Training in anthroposophic medicine may be pursued alongside conventional medical training or may follow it. The practice of anthroposophic medicine is restricted to fully registered medical practitioners.
Certificate as an Anthroposophic Physician
This training can contribute to the attainment of a certificate as an anthroposophic physician awarded by the Anthroposophical Medical Association. Additional requirements include practical experience in an anthroposophic clinic or practice, working with a mentor and the submission of two case histories demonstrating the ability to understand the patients’ constitution and illness in anthroposophic terms and an appropriate use of medicines and therapies.
Elements of the Course:
- A phenomenological Study of Nature and the Human Body
- Illness and Therapy
- Inner Development
- Artistic Experience
- Personal Work with Patients developed through Mutual Case Supervision Groups
- Personal Experience of Art Therapy and Eurythmy Therapy