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Eurythmy Therapy

Master of Arts/ Full-Time & Part-Time

Eurythmy therapy / curative eurythmy is a type of movement therapy developed at the beginning of the 20th century by Dr. Rudolf Steiner. In eurythmy therapy, the eurythmic gestures of speech sounds are modified and differentiated for healing purposes to stimulate the self-healing powers inherent in human beings. Curative eurythmy thus achieves a targeted effect similar to medicine – right down to the function of individual organs and organ systems.

The Master's programme in eurythmy therapy trains students in eurythmy therapeutic skills that are applied in various age groups, clinical pictures and fields of practice. They acquire the medical basics needed to suitably adapt eurythmy therapy to the individual case at hand. The fundamentals of scientific methodology are taught to improve the ability to reflect and enable students to communicate the methods employed in eurythmy therapy to patients. Working with groups helps them learn to apply eurythmy therapy in a health-promoting (salutogenetic) way, while internships assist them in developing a therapeutic stance, enabling them to support and guide patients carefully through the curative exercises.

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During their studies, students receive regular and intensive guidance and support from the permanent department staff. Specific clinical pictures and specialised topics are taught by qualified guest lecturers.

In addition to the courses offered in the Master's programme in eurythmy therapy, students have the opportunity to attend other interdisciplinary seminars and lectures at Alanus University.

The course is offered in cooperation with the Department of Artistic Therapies and the Department of Eurythmy at Alanus University.

Full-Time Lecturers

  • Prof. Annette Weißkircher, Head of the Institute for Eurythmy Therapy
  • Dr. med. Urs Pohlman, lecturer in medicine and neurology specialist (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Kristian Schneider, research assistant

Seminars in Specialised Fields of Eurythmy Therapy

  • Carola Adam-Roettig (eurythmy therapist, field of work: curative education, Frankfurt a.M.)
  • Sebastian Junghans (eurythmy therapist, field of work: school curative eurythmy, Remshalden)
  • Norman Kingeter (eurythmy therapist, field of work: psychiatry/psychosomatics, Arlesheim Switzerland)
  • Shaina Stoehr (eurythmy therapist, sound therapy eurythmy, Glos GB)
  • Barbara Trapp (eurythmy therapist, field of work: gynaecology, Berlin)
  • Michaela Trefzer (eurythmy therapist, field of work: ophthalmic eurythmy)

Medical-Therapeutic Seminars and Lectures

  • Boris Krause (Dr. med. psychiatry/psychotherapy, Filderklinik Filderstadt)
  • Wim Huige (ophthalmology, Netherlands)
  • Markus Krüger (Dr. med. paediatrics, Filderklinik Filderstadt)
  • Markus Neuhaus (Dr. med. orthopaedics, Sprockhövel)
  • Paul Werthmann (Dr., Freiburg)
  • Nicola Fels (paediatrics, Krefeld)
  • Bart Maris (Dr. med. gynaecology, Krefeld)

Other Lecturers

  • Jochen Breme (Prof. of Embryology Studies, Professor of Sculpture, Alfter)
  • Angelika Jaschke (Professional Studies, Coordination International Forum for Eurythmy Therapy, Dornach)
  • Ulrich Maiwald (Prof. of Performative Art and Language, Haan)
  • Kathrin Studer-Senn (Dr. med. doctor, perception training, Bern Switzerland)
  • First degree in eurythmy
  • Passing the audition

If you are unsure whether your first degree qualifies you for admission, please ask at the Secretary’s Office.

Foreign applicants require proof of sufficient German language skills, both spoken and written. The language certificate can be submitted during the first year of study.

More information is available at the International Office

Applications must be submitted in writing (not digitally). The application form is available under Downloads.

Please include the following documents in your application:

  • Curriculum vitae with passport photo
  • Officially certified copies of school leaving certificates and degrees (officially certified and stamped German translation of foreign certificates)
  • Certificate of registration from a German health insurance provider (a copy of the insurance card is not sufficient)
  • Medical certificate of good health
  • Foreign applicants require proof of sufficient German language skills (TestDaF 3, DSH or an equivalent certificate)
  • 2 passport photos

Admission Process

After reviewing the application documents, suitable candidates are invited for an audition, which consists of the following:

  • Rehearsed artistic eurythmy presentation (sound or tone solo)
  • Practical eurythmy demonstration on a self-selected eurythmic topic
  • Written medical assignment on an anthropological issue (upon prior agreement)

Admission procedure for eurythmists with a section certificate but without a first university degree qualifying them for professional practice.

It is possible to be placed in a higher semester of the Bachelor's programme by creating a competence portfolio. In the first semester, students can then complete examinations for the Bachelor's degree and at the same time attend courses in the Master's programme. Total duration of study is then 3 semesters (full-time) or 4 semesters (part-time). Please enquire at the Secretary's Office to schedule a telephone consultation.

BAföG
The Eurythmy programme can be funded through BAföG.

Funding for Students of Eurythmy
Alanus University grants interest-free loans to eurythmy students. Funding is available from the 2nd academic year in the Bachelor's programme and from the 1st academic year in the Master's programme (full-time only).

Scholarships from the A.- und W.-Zur Linden-Stiftung
The A.- und W.-Zur Linden-Stiftung supports two students in their 1st academic year with a grant of 50% of the tuition fees. The earmarked grant is aimed at trained eurythmists (Diplom or Bachelor’s degree) with a special interest in holistic movement therapy and integrative medicine or with a special biographical background who are applying for the upcoming Autumn Semester at Alanus University.

Deutschlandstipendium
Alanus University also awards “Germany Scholarships” in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

More information on financial aid is available under Funding.

Prospective students are welcome to join the programme for a day. Observation is an opportunity to gain insight into university life and courses as well as meet fellow students and lecturers.

To schedule an individual appointment for observation, please contact Beatrice Dietz.

More programme documentation is available under Downloads.

Certificate Courses
Those who are interested in the programme but do not wish to study for an academic degree have the opportunity to join work on various productions and projects, provided they are suitable candidates. This offer is aimed at eurythmists who wish to gain practical experience in production and performance. More information is available under University Certificates Eurythmy.

Symposia
Symposia on various topics in eurythmy are held annually. They serve as a platform for colleagues to meet and learn about new developments in research and practice in their fields.

Symposia dates and topics are available in our Events Calendar.

The Institute for Eurythmy Therapy is dedicated to developing research approaches that do justice to the special treatment methods employed in eurythmy therapy and the recording of qualitative changes in patients’ conditions. When applicable, these are combined with imaging or quantitative research methods

Methodology includes phenomenological methods and grounded theory.

In addition to its own projects, the Institute is interested in cooperating in other research projects on eurythmy therapy and promoting dialogue on research.

During their studies, students receive regular and intensive guidance and support from the permanent department staff. Specific clinical pictures and specialised topics are taught by qualified guest lecturers.

In addition to the courses offered in the Master's programme in eurythmy therapy, students have the opportunity to attend other interdisciplinary seminars and lectures at Alanus University.

The course is offered in cooperation with the Department of Artistic Therapies and the Department of Eurythmy at Alanus University.

Full-Time Lecturers

  • Prof. Annette Weißkircher, Head of the Institute for Eurythmy Therapy
  • Dr. med. Urs Pohlman, lecturer in medicine and neurology specialist (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Kristian Schneider, research assistant

Seminars in Specialised Fields of Eurythmy Therapy

  • Carola Adam-Roettig (eurythmy therapist, field of work: curative education, Frankfurt a.M.)
  • Sebastian Junghans (eurythmy therapist, field of work: school curative eurythmy, Remshalden)
  • Norman Kingeter (eurythmy therapist, field of work: psychiatry/psychosomatics, Arlesheim Switzerland)
  • Shaina Stoehr (eurythmy therapist, sound therapy eurythmy, Glos GB)
  • Barbara Trapp (eurythmy therapist, field of work: gynaecology, Berlin)
  • Michaela Trefzer (eurythmy therapist, field of work: ophthalmic eurythmy)

Medical-Therapeutic Seminars and Lectures

  • Boris Krause (Dr. med. psychiatry/psychotherapy, Filderklinik Filderstadt)
  • Wim Huige (ophthalmology, Netherlands)
  • Markus Krüger (Dr. med. paediatrics, Filderklinik Filderstadt)
  • Markus Neuhaus (Dr. med. orthopaedics, Sprockhövel)
  • Paul Werthmann (Dr., Freiburg)
  • Nicola Fels (paediatrics, Krefeld)
  • Bart Maris (Dr. med. gynaecology, Krefeld)

Other Lecturers

  • Jochen Breme (Prof. of Embryology Studies, Professor of Sculpture, Alfter)
  • Angelika Jaschke (Professional Studies, Coordination International Forum for Eurythmy Therapy, Dornach)
  • Ulrich Maiwald (Prof. of Performative Art and Language, Haan)
  • Kathrin Studer-Senn (Dr. med. doctor, perception training, Bern Switzerland)
  • First degree in eurythmy
  • Passing the audition

If you are unsure whether your first degree qualifies you for admission, please ask at the Secretary’s Office.

Foreign applicants require proof of sufficient German language skills, both spoken and written. The language certificate can be submitted during the first year of study.

More information is available at the International Office

Applications must be submitted in writing (not digitally). The application form is available under Downloads.

Please include the following documents in your application:

  • Curriculum vitae with passport photo
  • Officially certified copies of school leaving certificates and degrees (officially certified and stamped German translation of foreign certificates)
  • Certificate of registration from a German health insurance provider (a copy of the insurance card is not sufficient)
  • Medical certificate of good health
  • Foreign applicants require proof of sufficient German language skills (TestDaF 3, DSH or an equivalent certificate)
  • 2 passport photos

Admission Process

After reviewing the application documents, suitable candidates are invited for an audition, which consists of the following:

  • Rehearsed artistic eurythmy presentation (sound or tone solo)
  • Practical eurythmy demonstration on a self-selected eurythmic topic
  • Written medical assignment on an anthropological issue (upon prior agreement)

Admission procedure for eurythmists with a section certificate but without a first university degree qualifying them for professional practice.

It is possible to be placed in a higher semester of the Bachelor's programme by creating a competence portfolio. In the first semester, students can then complete examinations for the Bachelor's degree and at the same time attend courses in the Master's programme. Total duration of study is then 3 semesters (full-time) or 4 semesters (part-time). Please enquire at the Secretary's Office to schedule a telephone consultation.

BAföG
The Eurythmy programme can be funded through BAföG.

Funding for Students of Eurythmy
Alanus University grants interest-free loans to eurythmy students. Funding is available from the 2nd academic year in the Bachelor's programme and from the 1st academic year in the Master's programme (full-time only).

Scholarships from the A.- und W.-Zur Linden-Stiftung
The A.- und W.-Zur Linden-Stiftung supports two students in their 1st academic year with a grant of 50% of the tuition fees. The earmarked grant is aimed at trained eurythmists (Diplom or Bachelor’s degree) with a special interest in holistic movement therapy and integrative medicine or with a special biographical background who are applying for the upcoming Autumn Semester at Alanus University.

Deutschlandstipendium
Alanus University also awards “Germany Scholarships” in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

More information on financial aid is available under Funding.

Prospective students are welcome to join the programme for a day. Observation is an opportunity to gain insight into university life and courses as well as meet fellow students and lecturers.

To schedule an individual appointment for observation, please contact Beatrice Dietz.

More programme documentation is available under Downloads.

Certificate Courses
Those who are interested in the programme but do not wish to study for an academic degree have the opportunity to join work on various productions and projects, provided they are suitable candidates. This offer is aimed at eurythmists who wish to gain practical experience in production and performance. More information is available under University Certificates Eurythmy.

Symposia
Symposia on various topics in eurythmy are held annually. They serve as a platform for colleagues to meet and learn about new developments in research and practice in their fields.

Symposia dates and topics are available in our Events Calendar.

The Institute for Eurythmy Therapy is dedicated to developing research approaches that do justice to the special treatment methods employed in eurythmy therapy and the recording of qualitative changes in patients’ conditions. When applicable, these are combined with imaging or quantitative research methods

Methodology includes phenomenological methods and grounded theory.

In addition to its own projects, the Institute is interested in cooperating in other research projects on eurythmy therapy and promoting dialogue on research.

The most important thing at a glance

Course Duration
2 semesters (full-time)
4 semesters (part-time)

Course Start
September

Degree
Master of Arts (M.A.)

State-recognised

Tuition Fees
Full-time: 341 euros/month
Part-time: 241 euros/month

Scholarships
Currently 2 scholarships available for new students (full-time/part-time) through the A.- und W.-Zur Linden-Stiftung

Financial Support
More details available under Funding

Contact
Department of Eurythmy

Telephone +49 2222 93211274

Eurythmy Therapy
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