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.  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 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:


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



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 .
With many greetings to everyone.
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NZ Kolisko Conference: July 8-12 2015

See attached flyer about the Kolisko Conference July 2015 with KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Dr. Micheala Glockler & Christof Wiechert


IPMT 2014

IPMT 2014

Michael Centre

37a Wellington Park Drive Warranwood, Vic., 3134

Saturday 5thJuly – Sunday 12thJuly

Registration – this closes on 19th June – if you are thinking of coming please put in a registration form. We have over 70 people coming and need to know numbers for workshop allocation and catering.


Programme – Dr Rene de monchy has been replaced by Dr Davide Bertorelli, Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist with more than 20 years of professional experience in different fields of Mental Health in various cultural settings (Europe, South America and NZ). Lecturer with special interest in Spirituality and Mental Health and integrating mainstream and Anthroposophical Psychiatry. He will take both sessions in the afternoon workshops Sunday to Tuesday. Lisa Devine will then take the following 3 days workshops.


Mailing address – unfortunately there has been problems with a physical address with the AAMA PO Box being discontinued. Please use email – or


IMPT 2014 Programme

IMPT brochure 2014_Finalemail


Conference in Dornach and Painting workshops in Victoria and Qld


Here are two notices regarding a conference in Dornach in February and painting workshops with Sally Martin during 2013 in Australia.


best wishes

Nikki Vullermin and Barb Rapson

AAMA Administration

Sally Martin Painting workshops 2013


Hence   only by means of love can we give real help for karma to work out in the   right way.” – Rudolf   Steiner


IT IS WITH  GREAT JOY, THAT I MAY INVITE YOU TO THIS VERY SPECIAL CONFERENCE AT THE GOETHEANUM. Dornach 2013! Invitation and Registration February 2013   A Return to Dornach February 2013






Dr. med. Michaela Glöckler

Goetheanum Medizinische Sektion

CH-4143 Dornach Tel. +41 61 7064292


Enlightening the Heart – Conference for young people

Dear friends,

We warmly invite you for the conference “Enlightening the Heart” which is going to take place in the following year from May 18th to May 25th at the Goetheanum in Dornach (Switzerland). This conference is specifically for young people from all over the world working in the medical, therapeutic and nursing professions or trainees who are interested in Anthroposophical medicine. This will be the first time that a conference of this kind is going to take place. Its aim is to strengthen the interdisciplinary and international collaboration of young people who are interested in Anthroposophical medicine.
This conferences intends to give space to reflect the procedures in the individual professions and share ideas on how an interdisciplinary collaboration amongst nurses, doctors and therapists can be possible. Questions on how we can obtain the strength and ideas for the tasks and challenges relating to a special profession and also on the inner path in an profession related to Anthroposophical medicine will be major topics. The aim is to create a new consciousness of an interdisciplinary way of working as a joint group which is absolutely necessary for the continuance of Anthroposophical medicine.
There will be daily workshops which will deal with profession-related topics and others which will be hold in an interdisciplinary way.
Practical artistic work will be undertaken in smaller groups. Apart from this, there will be opportunities for interactions with other participants, tours through the Goetheanum and visits to the nearby Anthroposophical hospitals.

Please find the program and detailed information on the conference attached Enlightening the Heart . We would like to inform and contact as many people as possible. Therefore we would appreciate if you could support us in spreading the news, forwarding this email or handing out conference-programs in your country. You might even take duplex print-outs of the attached program on an A4 sheet.

There is also the possibility that we parcel you a set of printed programs which you can hand out in your institution or area of work. In
this case please let us know the number and amount of programs you might need.

We very much appreciate your efforts!
With warm regards,
Eliana Wimmer

Reports on complimentary medicine in Europe


Attached is a report from the recent conference in Brussels that has many reports and links ton complimentary medicine including antthroposophic modalities. EUROCAM report


Note from IVAA

After a long time of preparation the CAM-Conference, a result of cooperation among the different European CAM groups (IVAA included), recently took place in Brussels. Please find attached the report written by “our new man in Brussels”, liaison officer dr. sc. pol. Nils Ehlers.

The CAM Conference intended to draw political attention to the added value of CAM and the still unsatisfactory regulation frameworks. Presentations given by the speakers during the event you may find here. (

Read and enjoy, and share our hope and confidence that step by step we will succeed in establishing better conditions for Anthroposophic Medicine to the best of our patients.

Kind regards from rainy and dark Norway

Yours Anette Bender

Medical Section March newsletter 2012


Here is an email from Michaela Glockler

best wishes

Barbara Rapson

AAMA Administrator


Dear friends,

This March newsletter focuses on three important attachments:

In the most recent edition of the journal “Jupiter”, organ of the Section for Mathematics and Astronomy, Oliver Conradt has published a remarkable contribution on Rudolf Steiner’s death horoscope. The author is the deceased Dutch cosmologist and astronomer Leo de la Hussaye. Cosmic perspectives on the course of Rudolf Steiner’s life

We are further very pleased to be able to send you the just finished flyer for our 2012 annual conference with the warm request to pass it on to physicians and therapists whom you know. We are also happy to send programmes for you to display in your institution. This year’s conference is devoted to the subject of anthroposophic psychiatry, psychosomatics and psychotherapy and was largely prepared by Wolfgang Rissmann, Michaele Quetz, Ad und Henriette Dekkers and Boris Krause. International annual conference 2012

The other attached flyer about this year’s Michaelmas meeting relates to the question how the School of Spiritual Science sees itself and what can be done with regard to its further development.  It is also necessary to prepare the hundredth birthday of the laying of the Goetheanum’s foundation stone on 20 September 1913 . Invitation and Booking Michaelmas Gathering of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum 2012

We would be very grateful if with your help this flyer, too, could reach many members of the School of Spiritual Science and those who intend to become members by September of this year.

With warm greetings and best wishes

Michaela Glöckler

Goetheanum, School of Spiritual Science

Medical Section

Head: Dr. med. Michaela Glöckler

4143 Dornach

Tel. + 41 (0)61 706 42 92

Fax + 41 (0)61 706 42 91

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