PAAM EventS Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 08 Dec 2020
    • (MST)
    • 13 Apr 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    Registration is closed

    Collaborative Case Studies in AM:
    A 26 year-old Woman with Anxiety, Migraine, and Sleep disturbance

    This series of webinars will work through one of the classic case histories described by Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman in their book Fundamentals of Therapy. The first four webinars are open to doctors, nurses and all Anthroposophic therapists. Each session will include several short teaching presentations, plus time for break-out discussion groups, arranged for either interdisciplinary discussions (December and March) or profession/modality-specific discussions (January and February). The fifth session in April is just for licensed prescribers (MD, DO, ND, NP, PA, Dentist, Pharmacist).

    We look forward to collaboratively deepening our own knowledge, as well as fruitful sharing between the many different kinds of Anthroposophic practitioners that make up our medical community.

    Course outline:
    Session One (Dec 8, 2020):
    Case Review and the Spiritual Physiology of Sleep
    Interdisciplinary discussion: How can asking about sleep help us build a better picture of constitution?

    Session Two (Jan 12, 2021):
    Anxiety and the “Thin-skinned” Constitution
    Discussion by profession/modality: How does this relate to the world situation today?

    Session Three (Feb 9, 2021):
    Migraine Process
    Discussion by profession/modality: What is an Anthroposophic understanding of the migraine process?

    Session Four (Mar 9, 2021):
    Building an Interdisciplinary Treatment Plan
    Interdisciplinary discussion: Bringing a multidisciplinary approach—sharing round the circle—"What would you do for this patient?”

    Session Five (Apr 13, 2021) - limited to licensed prescribers (MD, DO, ND, NP, PA, DDS, Pharm)
    AM Remedies for Anxiety
    Ferrum sidereum, Bryophyllum, Ash preparations (Cinis urtica), Strophanthus, Aurum/Stibium/Hyoscyamus , Cuprum and Plumbum

    All sessions will take place at 5:30pm PST/6:30pm MST/7:30pm CST/8:30pm EST. Each session will be 90 minutes.

    • 26 Jan 2021
    • (MST)
    • 23 Mar 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    Join us for a series of free webinar sessions dedicated to building more physical and spiritual vitality.   

    Tuesdays, January 26th, February 23rd and March 23rd at 8:30pm EST/7:30pm CST/6:30pm MST/5:30pm PST. Sessions will run about 75 minutes. 

    Each live, online teaching session will begin with the demonstration of hygienic eurythmy exercises (movement therapy) to help you feel both renewed and protected. These can form the basis for a personal practice to help you feel both centered and enlivened. Then we will hear more in-depth sharing of Anthroposophic psychology insights (January), Anthroposophic nursing treatments (February) and Anthroposophic medical supports (March). After a long and challenging pandemic year we want to collectively move towards the future with open hearts and strong intention. 

    Webinars are open to the whole community! There is not cost, but we do need you to please register.

    Sessions will be recorded and made available to all registrants.

    This series is co-sponsored by the Anthroposophic Health Association (AHA), the Foundation for Health Creation (FHC), and the Physicians’ Association for Anthroposophic Medicine (PAAM)

    Please feel free to share this information with others in your community.

    • 05 Apr 2021
    • 4:30 PM (MDT)
    • 14 Jun 2021
    • 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    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 paamdrscourse@anthroposophy.org, detailing what school or program you are in, your anticipated date of completion and your experience and/or interest anthroposophic medicine. 

    • 05 Apr 2021
    • 4:30 PM (MDT)
    • 07 May 2021
    • 1:30 PM (MDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    An offering for nurses, therapists and training program graduates!

    Registration deadline is April 2nd!

    We are pleased to embrace what is made possible by being online for the Annual Training Week this year. Those who register for the  offering will enjoy the following elements of the training week:

    Eurythmy and Artistic Work: In preparation for the keynote presentations the week of May 2-7, 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. 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).

    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.

    Join us for this special, half-schedule offering of the Annual Training Week:

    Beyond the Molecular and Mechanical Model:
    Lung, Liver, Kidney, Heart
    A rich and diverse learning experience, and exciting new way of exploring organ physiology.

    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 artistic work, eurythmy, and exploration of body-mind (organ-mood) connections.

    Registration: The half-schedule course is intended for nurses, therapists and those who have already graduated from the training program and are not interested in participating in the full Annual Training Week.

    Schedule: Click here to see the schedule. Program is subject to change in some details (if the coronavirus requires us to shift again).

    Financial Assistance: Reduced registration may be available. Please send an email to paamdrscourse@anthroposophy.org, telling of your experience with anthroposophic medicine and how financial assistance could make a difference in your situation.

    • 02 Sep 2021
    • 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • 26 May 2022
    • 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online and in Denver, CO
    Register

    We are excited to begin another Foundation Year in the PAAM Clinical Mentoring Program. The first Foundation Year offering, started in 2020-2021, has been very fruitful and we're looking forward to welcoming a new cohort in 2021-22.

    Through a series of ten live, online group sessions, we explore the foundations of Anthroposophic Medicine, creating a solid bridge for bringing anthroposophic concepts into your patient care.  Topics include dynamic Goethean observing and thinking about nature; building threefold and fourfold physiology and anatomy; clinical approach to the patient; the basis of health and illness; and anthroposophic medicines. The group meets every 3-4 weeks on Thursday evenings.

    The other component is a 2½ day workshop offered in the late fall; this year, October 28-31, 2021, in Denver, Colorado. In the annual Clinical Mentoring Workshops we practice applying threefold and fourfold principles to history-taking, physical exam, and the development of a therapeutic plan. The workshops will include live patient interviews, hands-on practice with anthroposophic therapies, and multiple mentored small-groups sessions to work through case studies and give feedback.

    While participation in the Annual Training Conferences (IPMT) is open to any and all physicians and licensed prescribers, participation in the Clinical Mentoring Program requires application, and commitment to the three-year program. The prerequisite for mentoring is having participated in one or more IPMT trainings. Participation in the Fall Clinical Mentoring Workshop will be limited to those who are in the mentoring program (Foundation year, second year or third year) in order to provide a more intimate training experience and preserve the opportunity for more direct feedback and learning.

    To apply-
    Step One: Tell us more about yourself by filling out this application letter and sending it to us at paamdrscourse@anthroposophy.org.

    Step TwoThe faculty will review all applications and respond within two weeks.

    Step ThreeAll those accepted into the Clinical Mentoring Program will be provided with a participant code and can then formally register for the program.

    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the spring and summer, with successful participants admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must be submitted no later than August 10th.

    Full payment must be made (or a payment plan in place) by August 30th. Tuition for both the distance/online mentoring sessions, and the Clinical Mentoring Workshop (including meals) are combined. Tuition is $1550 per year.

    We welcome your participation!

Past events

14 Dec 2020 PAAM Member Discussion Group of Covid-19
24 Oct 2020 How Our Organs Influence Psychological Well-being
15 Oct 2020 Mistletoe & Integrative Oncology Course
08 Aug 2020 Research Update on the Role of Mistletoe Treatments in Integrative Oncology
03 May 2020 Sevenfold Constitutional Insights in Psychiatry with Ursula Flatters
03 May 2020 Pharmacology of Metals with Albert Schmidli
08 Apr 2020 Eurythmy Practice to Support Resilience and Immunity
08 Apr 2020 Anthroposophic Medical Approaches to Infectious Diseases
02 Apr 2020 Nursing Support and External Applications for Fever and Chest Congestion
26 Mar 2020 Anthroposophic Medical Treatments for Fever, Flu and Pneumonia
23 Nov 2019 Anthroposophic End of Life Care
13 Nov 2019 For Your Health - three free patient-oriented webinars
18 Oct 2019 Cosmic and Earthly Forces: The Relationship Between Substance and Process
14 Oct 2019 Multidisciplinary Pain Treatment for the Levels of Body, Soul and Spirit
03 Oct 2019 Seven Life Processes and the Unique Role of Metal Preparations in Anthroposophic Medicine
21 Jun 2019 Best Practices Mistletoe Course
23 May 2019 Teleconference with IVAA regarding vaccines
15 May 2019 Introductory Case Discussion Group 2019
27 Apr 2019 International Postgraduate Medical Training (IPMT) 2019
27 Apr 2019 ATHENA Pre-IPMT Workshop
27 Apr 2019 IPMT 2019 Introductory Day - Foundations of Anthroposophic Medicine
18 Jan 2019 Texas Regional Anthroposophic Medical Meeting
06 Sep 2018 AM Distance Learning Programs: finding Medicine with Meaning
05 Sep 2018 Working Constitutionally with Children Group Mentoring
02 Aug 2018 AAMTA Bienniel Conference
21 Apr 2018 International Postgraduate Medical Training (IPMT) 2018
21 Apr 2018 ATHENA Pre-IPMT Conference - Cancer: The Approach and Practice of Therapeutic Eurythmy
21 Apr 2018 IPMT 2018 Introductory Weekend Workshop - Foundations of Anthroposophic Medicine
06 Apr 2018 The Sacred Gateway
09 Mar 2018 International Anthroposophic Medicine Research Conference
23 Feb 2018 Meeting the Challenges of Child Development in Education and the Healing Arts
17 Feb 2018 Hawai'i International Kolisko Conference
20 Jan 2018 Introductory One-Day Workshop in Foundations of Anthroposophic Medicine
03 Nov 2017 Rocky Mountain Regional Conference
22 Oct 2017 Anthroposophic Medicine at the annual conference of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM)
19 Oct 2017 The Rhythms of the Foundation Stone Meditation and the Seven Planets
13 Oct 2017 An Introduction to the Nature of Healing
05 Oct 2017 Learning the Language of Healing Plants - Year Two
27 Sep 2017 Working Constitutionally with Children - Year Two
14 Sep 2017 Annual Conference of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum
16 Jun 2017 Youth Conference: Learn, Work, Share at Rudolf Steiner Health Center
22 Apr 2017 IPMT 2017
22 Apr 2017 Nursing Course IPMT 2017
06 Oct 2016 Learning the Language of Healing Plants
19 Sep 2016 Integrative Medicine Meeting 2016
03 Aug 2016 AAMTA Conference 2016
23 Apr 2016 IPMT 2016
07 Apr 2016 Anthroposophic Pediatrics: Practical approaches to common acute and chronic illnesses and general wellbeing
17 Mar 2016 Syncope, sympathy and sympathetics
28 Jan 2016 Mistletoe Use in Cancer Therapy
08 Oct 2015 Human Organs Study Group

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