Talk given by Dr Simon Bednarek

How can we find balance within ourselves and within our society so that we can be truly healthy? What is the meaning of illness and how is it related to our destiny? What is the riddle of illness and its meaning in our life? How do we deepen our understanding of the Child and the forces of growth from an anthroposophical perspective?

Venue: The Acorn Room at the Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School

3.30 to 5.30pm Thursday the 10th of October

Entry is restricted to Teachers and Allied Educationalists and Health Practitioners.


Simon Bednarek MBBS(WA), FRNZCGP, FRACGP, is an anthroposophic GP working and living in Perth, Western Australia. Previously, he worked for 28 years as a General Practitioner in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand where he founded and managed a franchise of general practices. He integrated anthroposophic medicine into his practice and anthroposophic concepts into his businesses. Simon is the coordinator of the medical section in NZ and has organised many conferences and seminars in this role. He is also on the board of the Australian Anthroposophic Medical Association. He has worked as a school doctor and as GP for curative adult and children residential homes in Hawkes Bay. He is a past chair of the Taikura Rudolf Steiner School board off trustees. Simon has taught and spoken at events such as the International Postgraduate Medical Training (IPMT) and Kolisko conferences in Dornach, Philippines, Thailand, NZ, Australia, Hungary, South Africa and India on topics ranging from anthroposophic medicine, organisational development, soul development and leadership. Simon has four children who all attended the Hastings Taikura Waldorf School and have now completed university.


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This Presentation to the MRSS teachers, specialist educational support practitioners, and therapists is a wonderful opportunity to enlighten the principles of Waldorf Education and its mission to strengthen the health our children, teachers, parents and practitioners right into old age. I would highly recommend this talk and encourage all of the Faculty to attend.