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    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 22 Oct 2018
    • Camphill Village, Copake, NY
    • 3
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    Rhythmical Einreibung is a nursing treatment that gently enlivens, warms and nurtures the whole human being through the conscious application of qualities of touch and therapeutic oils. 

    Part 2 of the course will be offered in October 2019.

    Part 1: Course for Nurses, Massage Therapists, Health Care Professionals, Parents and Caregivers
    Students will be introduced to the theory of rhythmical and life processes through instruction and practice, and will learn:
        - The qualities of rhythmical touch and how to provide them
        - The meaning of the warmth organism and its importance in therapy
        - Application of the rhythmical qualities in other nursing situations
        - Indications and contraindications of Rhythmical Einreibung
        - Rhythmical Einreibung of the sitting back, legs and feet

    The learning process is experiential and imaginative, imparting a living knowledge of Rhythmical Einreibung that participants can integrate into their health care practices and life situations.

    A mentoring process is available to those who wish to continue with this training.

    The course will be taught by Anke Smeele RN, ANS, RET, who is also a Specialist in Anthroposophic Nursing and Rhythmical Einreibungen. She studied under Edelgard Grosse-Brauchman. Anke is currently a Board Member for the Anthroposophic Nursing Association (NAANA), and a teacher of the Foundation Course and Specialist Training for Anthroposophic Nurses at the IPMT.


    Pregnancy and some medical conditions are contraindications for receiving Rhythmical Einreibung in a practice setting; please notify the course coordinators if you are pregnant or have a medical condition.

    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • 4 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Chestnut Ridge, NY

    A course designed to introduce the principles of nursing practice extended by anthroposophy. It includes a range of Anthropsophic Nursing topics that address the anthropsophic foundations of nursing assessment, diagnosis, interventions, healing impulses, and also focuses on personal and professional development.

    The foundation training is held in one-week intensives, annually for three years. During these years, students desiring certification as an Anthroposophic Nurse are required to continue with self-study assignments and work with an experienced Anthroposophic Nurse mentor.

    To be eligible for Certification as an Anthroposophic Nurse the following requirements must be met:

    • Current license as a registered nurse
    • Attendance at the Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing for three years.
    • Work with a mentor for two years.
    • Complete required papers, plant-study, nursing care reports and documentation of self-study.
    • Satisfactory assessment of practical skills and knowledge conducted during the third year of training.

    Registered nurses and others who seek knowledge and self development, but are not interested in certification are also welcome to attend the week long courses, but will not be eligible for certification without complete compliance with self-study and course requirements.

    The 2019 week-long intensive will take place April 27-May 4, in Chestnut Ridge, New York.

    Current NAANA members receive a registration discount (as reflected on the registration form). Current nursing students may be eligible for Student Nurse pricing. A limited number of work-study discounts are also available. To apply for a student or work-study position, please write to us at naanatraining@gmail.com, describing your student/professional status and your circumstances. Student nurses and work-study participants must arrive onsite at 10am on Saturday, April 27th.

    All participants planning to travel by air are strongly encouraged to fly into Newark Liberty International Airport. Information regarding ground transportation can be found here under "Getting Here"

    A limited number of dorm rooms may be available in Holder House on the Threefold Educational Center campus. Reservations cannot be made until after January 1st, 2019. To reserve a dorm room, after January 1st, please click here.

    Offering home stays to visitors is a long-standing tradition in the neighborhood of Threefold: Local residents rent their guest rooms to short-term visitors who come to attend courses, workshops and events on the Threefold campus. To help visitors and householders find each other, Threefold maintains a list of rooms available for rent. Please note: The Home Stay list is provided as a courtesy. Householders are responsible for the information contained in the list; the information has not been verified by Threefold. Householders and guests are responsible for all home stay arrangements. Please click here for Home Stay information.

    We encourage all participants desiring hotel accommodations to reserve a room at the Candlewood Suites in Nanuet.

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