2015 Conferences and Events: Australia & New Zealand

Summer Greetings

2015 brings a wealth of opportunities for exploring anthroposophic medicine and its therapies to our shores with weekend workshops, major conferences and opportunities for directed study taking place. You will find details of the Brisbane IPMT, International Kolisko Conference, Wala Weekend with Dr Rudiger Eichholz, The Healing Power of Eurythmy with Truus Geraets and also details of Taruna College’s healthcare offerings by scrolling through the newsletter.


This year’s International Kolisko Conference has as its theme Trauma in Childhood: Building Resilience in the 21st Century. The keynote speakers are international leaders in their fields with Christof Wiechert former leader of the Pedagogical Section and Dr Michaela Glockler current leader of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum here to co-lead the conference.A major feature of Kolsiko Conference’s worldwide is their mission to reach across professional boundaries and work together to gather ideas, understanding and  skills to improve the lives of the children in our care. The keynote addresses are just one part of the daily activity and the timetable includes workshops, panel discussions and artistic work focused on the theme of the day.

The conference is residential and being held at St Peter’s School in Cambridge NZ just outside of Hamilton.

The conference fee of NZ$580 includes accommodation, meals and teas. Early registration  and payment by May 1 reduces the fee to NZ$550.  Please click below for the conference brochure which includes registration details. You can also find the conference on Facebook at: Kolisko 2015 Cambridge New Zealand.


Kolisko 2015 Brochure


This year’s IPMT from July 12-19 will move to a warmer location for those that like a bit of sunshine with their conference.  Emmanuel College at the University of Brisbane, is our host for this intensive, residential week. Dr Michaela Glockler will lead the expanding faculty whose new  members include Dr Basil Williams DO from the USA, Dr Ernst de Jong psychiatrist from Perth, Truus Gerauts eurythmy therapist also residing in the USA, and Julie Lovett art therapist from Sydney. The time table is very full this year with 6 streams to choose from, each stream includes an opportunity to experience art therapy as part of the curriculum.
Michaela’s evening lecture series will focus on understanding pain, anxiety and other manifestations of the astral body and also include how we work with these experiences in relation to death and dying.
The brochure is currently being finalised. The timetable can be downloaded through the link below.
The conference fee includes your individual room in the college’s hostel, all meals, teas, conference materials and tuition. The Early Registration fee for registration and payment before Monday May 4 is AU$1100/NZ$1170 for full residential and AU$800 without accommodation and breakfast. Rates go up after that date.


IPMT 2015 Timetable



Dr Rudiger Eichholz will lead the March 7-8 workshop at Weleda in Havelock North on the animal remedy preparations. Rudiger is one of the team Wala sends to New Zealand to harvest bovine tissue for use in these unique remedies. The workshop is open to medical practitioners and nurses. To find out more please email Mary Green at Weleda Charitable Trust. mgreen@weledatrust.org.nz  This weekend is offered with the help of the  NZ Anthroposophic Doctor’s Association.



Truus Geraets eurythmy therapist, curative educator and author will be in Australia for a series of two day workshops on The Healing Power of Eurythmy as well as part of the faculty of the Koliso and IPMT. Her two day workshops are taking place in Warburton, Castlemaine and Melbourne and are open to everyone interested in eurythmy. Truus will also lead a workshop on Monday June 30 in Melbourne specifically for eurythmists. For more information contact email healingpowerofeurythmy@gmail.com. Or see the attached flyer.


The Healing Power of Eurythmy



The Certificate in Holistic Healthcare at Taruna College in Havelock North NZ is a course for health professionals looking to extend their practice into a holistic paradigm.  This professional development course deepens participants’ access to their own intuition allowing them to work with patients as a whole person. Study takes place in three seminars each spanning eight days over the course of the year. The programme also includes directed independent study which takes the learning deeper into the participants’ practices – See more at: http://taruna.ac.nz/programmes/holistic-health/certificate-in-holistic-health


The Art of Health offers artistically inspired study while you explore human development from a holistic perspective on health and wellbeing. Gain new insights into self and others as you develop new skills and work with artistic experiences in colour, mood, movement and form; and on your own biography. This is a part time course that takes place in three blocks over the year. For more information see http://www.taruna.ac.nz



And finally, congratulations are in order for the newly registered Eurythmy Therapy Association of New Zealand and Australia Inc. This group of over 20 eurythmy therapists is committed to working together to form a strong bridge across the Tasman for the group. With their activities they hope to create professional opportunities as well as bring the Anthro Med trademark to our shores for use by its members and help deepen the public’s knowledge of the breadth of anthroposophic medicine and its therapies as well as its international identity.
We are always interested in items for this newsletter. If you have something you would like to publicise for the anthroposophic medical-therapeutic community in Australia and New Zealand, please send it to mgreen@weledatrust.org.nz .
With many greetings to everyone.
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