Upcoming Events

    • 6 Feb 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom

    Celebrating 10 Years as NAANA


    Please join us for a North American Anthroposophic Nurses Association presentation with honored guest speaker Michaela Glöckler MD

    6 February 2022, 2:00PM EST

    The Heart- Our Organ of Perception of Soul-Spiritual Qualities 

    How is physical healing strengthened from out of this source of strength?

    How the principle of "Quinta Essentia" and the meditation for the nurses and caregivers is active within the human heart.















    anthronursing@gmail.com for questions

    • 12 Mar 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom

    The IFAN Steering Committee invites you to an online three-hour seminar.

    For details and to register click here

    Dear Friends of Anthroposophic Nursing Around the World

    When we imagine the situation of anthroposophic nursing, when we collect news and thoughts from our colleagues all over the world, when we listen to the voices of those who are connected in the meditation of the nurses’ verse, then we find a very differentiated and colorful picture. There are severe attacks against Anthroposophy in many European countries, we regret a deep splitting in statements about pandemic and vaccination issues in the anthroposophic communities as well as in our families. We find the awakening of a global consciousness regarding ecological questions. And there are much more questions than answers. 

    We look on such amazing and encouraging events like the opening of the beautiful “Haus of Warmth”, an initiative of our French colleagues, or on the multiprofessional IPMT in Colombia with a Pan-South American group of nurses or an international online seminar organized by the University of Chile, or the public anthroposophic conference in Malaysia with more than 1.300 participants! We are at the beginning of long-lasting transformation process. We call it pandemic or climate change – and we know that these are the labor pains of the consciousness soul.  

    The IFAN Steering Committee invites you to an online three-hour seminar. The seminar will be held in three languages and three time zones.

    In March 2021 many friends gathered to participate in an online program that served to connect and nourish us. We offer this opportunity again to all nurses who feel connected to Anthroposophy to join in the second annual IFAN worldwide online seminar.

    • 28 Mar 2022
    • (EDT)
    • 2 Apr 2022
    • (EDT)
    • The Camphill School, Glenmoore, Pennsylvania

    Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing
    including training in Rhythmical Massage Therapy & Anthroposophic Homecare

    The Camphill School • 1784 Fairview Road • Glenmoore, Pennsylvania

    Tuition is $900. for each 6 day module
    Early registration discount of $75. for module 1 is February 1, 2022
    NAANA membership discount of $75 will be applied for members

    For information about this training contact: ANfoundationcourse@gmail.com

    For Registered Nurses & Healthcare Providers

    • Module 1 – 6 days • Monday, March 28–Saturday, April 2

    • Module 2 – 6 days • Monday, July 25–Saturday, July 30

    • Module 3 – 6 days • Spring 2023 

    • Module 4 – 6 days • Summer 2023


    Karen Alderfer, RN, BSN, ANS, RE

    Janice Balaskas, RN, ANS, RES, RM 

    The Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing 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.

    This Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing is open to all interested individuals to enroll.

    At the completion of each module, Registered Nurses receive a Certificate of Attendance in NAANA’s Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing. Healthcare providers receive a Certificate of Attendance in NAANA’s Anthroposophic Homecare Course. 

    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/

    Certification as an Anthroposophic Nurse Requirements

    Upon 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).

    CLICK HERE to download a PDF that lists the requirements.

    The prerequisite for the Rhythmical Massage Therapy Training is the completion of 500 hours in an accredited therapeutic massage training, or licensure in a healthcare profession such as nursing, physiotherapy, medicine or other body oriented health care modality. Students currently pursuing certification in one of the above pre-requisites are welcome to inquire. Questions? email ANfoundationcourse@gmail.com

    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/licensi
    ng 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 Feb. 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. 

Past events

8 Dec 2021 E-Newsletter - December 2021
15 Oct 2021 Saturn & Spleen - Guardians of the Self
1 Oct 2021 E-Newsletter - October 2021
21 Aug 2021 Spring/Summer 2021 Newsletter
18 Aug 2021 E-Newsletter - August 2021
14 Jul 2021 IFAN Newsletter - July, 2021
26 Jun 2021 Anthroposophic Nursing for Oncology & Palliative Care Focusing on Rhythmical Einreibungen & External Applications
15 Jun 2021 E-Newsletter - June 2021
7 May 2021 The Kidneys - Tension Regulators in Dynamic Relationships
9 Apr 2021 E-Newsletter - April 2021
18 Mar 2021 Anthroposophic Nursing Care Webinar
2 Mar 2021 Fall/Winter 2020 Newsletter
9 Feb 2021 E-Newsletter - February 2021
26 Jan 2021 Fostering Resilience: New Forces for the New Year
9 Dec 2020 E-Newsletter - December 2020
18 Oct 2020 Warmth as Healing Medicine
19 Feb 2020 Rhythmical Einreibungen Foundation Course Part 3
30 Oct 2019 Continuing Education for Graduates of NAANA Training Courses
24 Oct 2019 Specialist Course in Rhythmical Einreibungen Part 4
10 Oct 2019 Foundation Course in Rhythmical Einreibungen Part 2
27 Sep 2019 Rhythmical Einreibungen Foundation Course Parts 2A & 2B
20 Sep 2019 Foundation Course in Rhythmical Einreibung Parts 1A & 1B
3 Aug 2019 Foundation Course in Rhythmical Einreibung Part 1
20 Jun 2019 Colloquium CARE I
27 Apr 2019 2019 Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing
1 Mar 2019 RE Foundation Course Parts 1A & 1B
18 Feb 2019 Foundation Course in Rhythmical Einreibung Part 3
11 Feb 2019 Rhythmical Einreibungen Specialist Course Part 6
18 Oct 2018 Foundation Course in Rhythmical Einreibung Part 1
13 Sep 2018 Introduction to Anthroposophic Nursing
21 Apr 2018 Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing
21 Apr 2018 Introductory Weekend Workshop - Foundations of Anthroposophic Nursing
21 Feb 2018 Specialist Course in Rhythmical Einreibung (RES Part 5)
17 Feb 2018 Foundation Course in Rhythmical Einreibung (RE Part 2)
20 Jan 2018 Introductory One-Day Workshop in Foundations of Anthroposophic Nursing
11 Jan 2018 The Twelve Nursing Gestures: Conscious Nursing Care

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