Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing
& Anthroposophic Homecare Courseintegrated withRhythmical Massage Therapy Training
Tuition is $900. for each 6 day module
Early registration discount of $75. for module 1 is June 1, 2022
NAANA membership discount of $75 will be applied for members
• Module 1 – 6 days • Monday, July 25–Saturday, July 30, 2022
• Module 2 – 6 days • Spring 2023
• Module 3 – 6 days • Summer 2023
• Module 4 – 6 days • Spring 2024
Karen Alderfer, RN, BSN, ANS, RE
Janice Balaskas, RN, ANS, RES, RM
The Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing and Anthroposophic Home Care Course is given in four six-day modules over two years in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania. The training will address the fundamental principles of Anthroposophy, extending particularly to the Anthroposophic view of the human being in health and illness and support of processes of care and healing. This course provides an introduction to the three-fold, four-fold, seven-fold and twelve-fold dynamic relationships of the human being, and of their practical application in nursing care and therapeutic support. Equally important to the practical applications is the path of inner development of the nurse, therapist and caregiver that elevates how we think, feel and enact our work to its highest potential. This aspect will accompany all of the practical work.
The training includes:
1) External Applications of compresses & poultices.
2) Therapeutic baths such as footbaths, sounding washing & oil dispersion baths.
3) Rhythmical Einreibungen according to Wegman/Hauschka — a gentle application of therapeutic oils working with the flow of body forms & processes to support health and well-being.
4) The Anthroposophic Nursing Process as a path of inner development of the nurse, therapist & caregiver.
The Foundation Course in Antrhoposophic Nursing and Anthroposophic Homecare Course is open to Registered Nurses, other health care providers & all interested individuals.At the completion of each module, Registered Nurses receive a Certificate of Attendance in NAANA’s Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing. Other healthcare providers receive a Certificate of Attendance in NAANA’s Anthroposophic Homecare Course.
CLICK HERE for further details about the course, including Requirements for Certification as an Anthroposophic Nurse and accreditation with the International Forum For Anthroposophic Nursing (IFAN).
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Rhythmical Massage Therapy TrainingUpon completion of the four-module Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing offered by NAANA, health care providers have the option to continue training in Rhythmical Massage Therapy through the Rhythmical Massage Therapy Association of North America (RMTA of NA). Rhythmicalmassagetherapynorthamerica.org
The prerequisite for the Rhythmical Massage Therapy Training is the completion of 500 hours in an accredited therapeutic massage training, or licensure in a health care profession such as nursing, physiotherapy, medicine or other body oriented health care modality. Health care professionals and individuals currently pursuing certification in one of the above pre-requisites are welcome to inquire at ANfoundationcourse@gmail.com and/or RMTAtraining@gmail.com.
CLICK HERE for further details about the Rhythmical Massage Therapy Training.
This Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing will apply for accreditation by the International Forum for Anthroposophic Nursing (IFAN) in the Medical Section of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. IFAN represents national professional Anthroposophic Nursing associations worldwide and serves to support and acknowledge training programs in Anthroposophic Nursing. It guarantees the equivalence of training and further training programs of all institutions that are closely connected to the International Forum for Anthroposophic Nursing in the Medical Section at the Goetheanum, see anthronursing.care/en/
CLICK HERE to download a PDF that lists the requirements.
1) Information provided by the North American Anthroposophic Nurses Association (NAANA) on its website or through its educational offerings (including conferences, courses, webinars, training) is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for medical advice delivered in person by a licensed professional. NAANA provides users (licensed professional nurses, other licensed practitioners and caregivers) with information that is intended for general informational purposes only, and NAANA disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such information.
Attendance at NAANA courses does not extend the current level of practice of the attendee. It is the responsibility of each individual (registered nurse, licensed practitioner) to consult their state nurse practice act or licensing organization to understand professional applications, and to ensure they are abiding by their individual state/licensing organization’s rules and regulations and are practicing within their scope of practice. Caregivers can only provide care for which they are already certified and/or per workplace protocols. NAANA courses with or without certification do not provide a license to touch. State licensure or certification is necessary for professional practice. This course does not qualify for certification as a massage therapist.
2) Covid policy: NAANA will follow all local and state regulations with regards to COVID including but not limited to indoor masking requirements.
3) Cancellation policy: Should NAANA need to cancel the course for any reason, full student registration fees will be returned. However, NAANA cannot be responsible for any travel expenses paid that are non-refundable.
Participants' cancellation requests must be received in writing (emailed and received) before June 1, 2022, for a full refund, less a $50.00 administrative fee. Cancellation requests received in writing before February 15th will receive a 50% refund, less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellation requests after February 15th will not be eligible for a refund, but another person may be substituted for an additional $50.00 administrative fee. Telephone cancellations cannot be honored. Email cancellations will be promptly acknowledged by return email. Until then, you cannot assume they have been received.
Anthroposophic Nursing (AN) is a way of providing nursing care that comes out of a deep acknowledgement of the wisdom of the human being, Body, Soul and Spirit.
Come join us for a series of webinars designed to introduce you to some core concepts of Anthroposophic Nursing and the means to implement these understandings into your own self-care as well as informing your professional care.
DATES: Tuesdays • September 13, 27, October 11, 25 and November 8, 2022 from 9–11am PT. (Pacific Time)
Webinars will be recorded and shared if LIVE zoom attendance is not possible.
COST: Regular $99.00
AHNA/AHA members $90.00
NAANA members $80.00
Laurie Schmiesing, RN, MSN, ANS, RES. Laurie has been studying AN since 2009 and has also completed the Anthroposophic Psychology Course. In addition to providing education on Anthroposophic topics, she has a wellness practice in San Jose, CA. She has presented at the American Holistic Nursing Association Conference in 2017, 2018 and 2021.
Dr. Eira Klich-Heartt, RN, DNP, CNS, CNL, ANS. Eira has been involved with AN since 1990’s. Her Master’s thesis was on the use of Lemon Compresses for comfort in fever. She has taught nursing at the pre-licensure as well as at the Master’s level. She currently is working as a staff nurse in post anesthesia recovery and incorporates AN concepts into her care. She has presented at the American Holistic Nursing Association Conference in 2017 and 2022.
Dr. Christoph von Dach, DNP, ANS works as the deputy director of Nursing at Slothurner Spitäler AG in Solothurn, Switzerland. He is a guest lecturer for Queen Margaret University and is an adjunct clinical professor for the University of North Carolina. He was head of nursing for the Anthroposophic hospital, the Lukas Clinic in Switzerland for many years. He was lead teacher for the Foundation and Specialist levels of AN in America from 2010-2019. In addition to AN, he specializes in implementing and educating nurses on person centered care. He presents internationally and at the American Holistic Nursing Association Conference in 2018.
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