The Melbourne Therapy Centre Crowdfunding update

On Saturday afternoon at Oak Hall in Warranwood, the Therapy Centre Launched our 6 week crowdfunding campaign with more than 300 friends and supporters that together helped raise just over $40,000!
Thanks to those of you that could make it along to our crowdfunding launch. It would not have been the same special afternoon without all of you there.

We set out on the day aiming to raise between $14,000 and $18,000 – 20 to 25% of our total crowdfunding target of at least $70,000. But in the end we raised $37,400 with about $4,000 of unclaimed Silent Auction prizes – which is more than 50% of the overall goal.

For those of you that couldn’t make it – you can still help the Therapy Centre by donating here!

The afternoon started slowly as small groups of friends of staff, current and former patients, and friends arrived to the beautiful sounds of live music from father and son duo – Damian and Liam Manassa.

But soon the day blossomed into action with our amazing MC – Don Hany launching the silent auction off and inviting the Therapy Centre’s own Natalie Pascoe to give a special Acknowledgement of the Traditional Custodians of the land.

Soon hundreds of people filled the Steiner School’s Oak Hall (next door to the Therapy Centre) with delicious home baked cakes and coffees flowing and the silent auction and raffle taking off.

We had speeches from the Therapy Centre’s President Judy Dixon and an interactive tour and explanation of the planned renovations and expansion by the MTC’s own – Angelo Iezzi.

Then we were blessed with the incredible stringed harmonies of the MRSS Class 7 Orchestra led by Vinnie Ward – which left the packed hall glowing.

Paulo Moraes and Jenny Black acknowledged our incredible supporters and major donors, and the crowdfunding tally bar started to rise.

By the time Don Hany brought the event officially to a close with the crowd being treated to some more incredible sounds from Damian and Liam, the tally had surpassed $35,000 (50% of our final 6 week goal).

To reach our final target of at least $70,000 we still need more support. We currently have about 10 individual fundraisers. But we need more people fundraising if we are going to reach our goal. Can you fundraise for and with the Therapy Centre? Reply yes or contact Oli Moraes at, or leave your details at the Centre’s reception

The most inspiring part of the day was seeing hundreds of people sharing stories, conversation, and laughter about their shared connection to Centre and our community.

It was a special day that those there will never forget.

Thank you for all the incredible generosity and love.

We wish you all the best and hope you continue with us on this transformative journey for the Centre.

With love and gratitude,

MTC CommitteeDonate Here!

The Melbourne Therapy Centre Crowdfunding


The centre needs medical, anthroposophic therapy rooms and a multipurpose therapy room.

AGM 2019

Save the Date – 23-24 November Noosa

Noosa Pengari Steiner School, Nyell Road, Doonan QLD

IPMT 2019 Worldwide


Physicians Association for Anthroposophic Medicine

Based in North America: here is a link to their January Newsletter

Colloquium Care I

Pregnancy, birth and early childhood – how do we create the basis for the healthy development of the human being?

20 to 22 June 2019 ­ ­ ­ ­ ­

Dear Colleagues

The early part of life exerts a defining influence on our health for the rest of our lives. Parents are reliant on support during this early phase in the life of their children; at the same time they are often still uncertain and very open towards suggestions from others.

The CARE I working group of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum has attempted to make a start on working out a position on an interdisciplinary basis across specialisms in the fields of pregnancy support, obstetrics, nursing and neonatology, early intervention, artistic therapies as well as in the educational and medical support of parents and their children.

The task of CARE I is seen as seeking to obtain concrete insights from the perspective of spiritual science to support everyone working in this field. These can then be used to build comprehensible, experience-based concepts for the respective issues and disorders which can be applied in practice. The presentation of these concepts for professionals will be supplemented with formats for communication with expectant mothers and with parents.

This colloquium is intended to present and debate the content which has been developed so far.

This invitation is extended to all foundation years specialists: gynaecologists as well as midwives, neonatologists, paediatricians and general practitioners, nurses and teachers, psychotherapists and therapists, social workers as well as active representatives of parent associations. ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ Program ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ We look forward to the exchange of views.
Best regards

Claudia Grah-Wittich, Christoph Meinecke and Georg Soldner
For the preparatory group ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ Imprint:
Medical Section at the Goetheanum
PO Box
4143 Dornach, Switzerland

2019 Student Support Conference

Suitable for therapists, learning support staff, teachers and parents.

The Outdoor Classroom with Bernard Graves (UK) and John Lawry NZ)

Therapeutic Art Training

Sienna Academy

Therapeutic Singing Workshop – Melbourne

The therapeutic singing workshop is based on the ‘School of Uncovering the Voice’, developed by Valborg Werbeck-Svardstrom in collaboration with Rudolf Steiner.

This is a very special event & we are bringing Stefanie Aurig from Germany to facilitate this experience in Melbourne & Perth. Stefanie is a singer, therapeutic singing practitioner & Anthroposophical music therapist, who also facilitates trainings in Germany & Brazil.

Therapeutic singing is gentle & meditative, deeply powerful & capable of addressing all aspects of the human being as described by Rudolf Steiner.

Working with the voice therapeutically can also develop the singing voice. 

The workshop in January is an incredibly exciting opportunity & will potentially interest anyone … All teachers, therapists, medical practitioners & the general Anthroposophical community  … There’s also a great early bird rate before 1st December !

It’s also important to note that numbers will be limited to ensure that everyone has the best possible experience, so I would encourage registering as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Download Flyer Therapeutic Singing

School Health Consultancy Training on the 15th and 16th of December 2018

At the Melbourne Therapy Centre, Garden Room, 221 Wonga rd, Warranwood, Victoria 3134.

Open to Naturopaths, Homoeopaths, Doctors, Nurses, Therapists and Teachers.


School Health Consultancy Training 2018 Flyer

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