Beyond the Molecular and Mechanical Model:
Lung, Liver, Kidney, Heart
Join us for rich and diverse learning experiences as we explore organ physiology in exciting new ways. Last year, when our training week went online, we still formed a warm community of study and sharing. This year, too, we will come together for a new topic—lung, liver, kidney and heart—and enliven our thinking through small group discussion, artistic work, eurythmy, exploration of body-mind (organ-mood) connections, as well as practical treatments for common medical conditions.
Registration deadline is April 2nd!
Here are the elements of our upcoming teaching:
Keynote Presentations: with our special guest faculty, James Dyson MD
Dr. Dyson will join us for six, live, 90-minute teaching sessions, May 2-7, at 2pm EST/11am PST. He will introduce us to a whole new level of psychiatric and psychological insight, as we explore links between organ imbalance and patterns of depression, anxiety, anger, OCD and other conditions. Dr. Dyson is a much sought-after teacher, with extensive experience in the realm of “psychosomatics” or the connections between social, psychological, and behavioral factors and bodily processes. All presentations will be recorded.
Clinical Prescribing Workshop: with Drs. Steven Johnson, Carmen Hering and Adam Blanning. Six, 90-minute presentations, offered live at 4pm EST/12pm PST, May 2-7; all presentations recorded). Learn from experienced anthroposophic physicians about common medical illnesses related to the lungs, liver, kidney and heart. Special focus will be placed on providing you with a toolbox of anthroposophic medicines and therapies for common conditions, as well as some illnesses for which there is no effective conventional allopathic treatment. There will also be two sessions exploring organ patterns in dermatology and rheumatology—a whole new offering!
Small group study, Eurythmy, and Artistic Work:
In preparation for the keynote and prescribing workshop, we will meet four Monday evenings in April (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th) for:
- Eurythmy exercises, followed by artistic work (bring your pencils, paper, maybe even some clay!) Everyone will meet to do this from 8:30-10pm EST/4:30-6pm PST. We are excited that Glenda Monasch will take us through four levels of activity, as we “move” the dynamics of the four cardinal organs, and Matias Baker will challenge us to follow living physiologic processes through artistic exploration.
- Depending on where you live on the continent, you will join in small group study and discussion of Chapter Five of Fundamentals of Therapy, at either:
o 6:30-8pm EST/5:30-7pm CST, or
o 8:30-10pm MST/7:30-9pm PST—you choose the time that best fits your schedule. The same material will be covered in both slots, with dedicated small group facilitators.
- The eurythmy and artistic work will be recorded, the small group study sessions will not (you need to be part of the live conversation for those experiences).
Follow-up Mentoring Sessions: There will be two mentoring sessions in the six weeks after the training week to help answer practical questions about diagnosis, selection of a therapy/remedy, dosing, etc. Those will be offered on Mondays, May 24th and June 14th, from 8:30-10pm EST/5:30-7pm PST (both sessions will be recorded)
Registration: The full course is limited to licensed prescribers (MD, DO, ND, NP, PA, dentists and pharmacists with a state license to prescribe medicines). Some presentations may be opened to non-prescribers as a separate registration—more information about that will be announced in the coming weeks.
Details about training and certification: The full training will provide a total of 44 contact teaching credits (out of the 250 required to be eligible for certification in anthroposophic medicine or anthroposophic naturopathy). Since we are not able to meet in person, a log for documenting your notes, thoughts and question from the sessions will be provided. That log will serve as proof of your participation. The deadline for submitting your log for the keynote, clinical work, small group/eurythmy/artistic sessions will be May 31st, 2021.
Schedule: Click here to see the schedule. Program is subject to change in some details (if the coronavirus requires us to shift again).
Medical Student and Resident Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available. Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, detailing what school or program you are in, your anticipated date of completion and your experience and/or interest anthroposophic medicine.