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.
7.5 nursing CNE's are available for participants of this course. Participants must watch all the content, complete the evaluation form, and contact Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive credit.
DATES: This is a recorded webinar, to be viewed at your own pace. Upon registration you will receive a Vimeo link and password.
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.
Rolf Heine, ANS Rolf is a certified nurse and Anthroposophic nurse specialist. He worked as a nurse at the Filderklinik hospital, an Anthroposophic hospital in Germany. From 1986 – 2016. He is a teacher at the Filderklinik Independent Nursing School and was a manager at Filderklinik hospital. He is founder and director of the Academy of Nursing Professions at the Filderklink. He currently maintains the network for Anthroposophic Nursing Care in Germany. He is president of the International Council of Anthroposophic Nursing Associations (ICANA). He lectures and teaches seminars in Germany and abroad.
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This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Approval for contact hours through the American Holistic Nurses Association is based on an assessment of the educational merit of this program and does not constitute endorsement of the use of any specific modality in the care of clients.
Approved through 8/23/2024.
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.
The Mysteries of Healing: Realizing AnthropoSophia
“Love is the result of Wisdom that has been reborn in the I”
Ursula Flatters, MD, Marion Debus, MD, and James Dyson, MD
July 19-22, 2023 Kimberton, PA
In the summer of 1923 in Penmaenmawr, Wales, Ita Wegman asked Rudolf Steiner if there could be a path for the mysteries to come into medicine again in our age.
In the summer of 2023 in Kimberton, Pennsylvania, the AHA will hold a conference in recognition of all that came to benefit medicine from this question.
We invite you to come to Kimberton to join us in celebrating this 100 Year anniversary!
Our three keynote speakers will also be collaborating in all aspects of the conference: “The Mysteries of Healing” evening lectures, practical teaching lectures and interdisciplinary case presentations. The case discussions will be followed by mid-day talks to deepen the practical aspect of understanding through cognitive imaginations.
We will deepen the topics in singing, therapeutic artistic activity, and an interactive workshop. This threefolding workshop, “AnthropoSophia Connecting Social and Individual Health” intends to connect us with our ideal intentions to work with solidarity, freedom and equality in medicine and therapies more practically in each region.
Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing
& Anthroposophic Homecare Courseintegrated withRhythmical Massage Therapy Training
Tuition is $900 for each 6 day module (lodging not included)
Early registration discount of $75, for payment received by July 1
NAANA membership discount of $25 will be applied for members
• Module 1 – Required for participation in Module 3
•Module 2 – Required for participation in Module 3
• Module 3 – 6 days • August 13-18, 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.
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