IPMT 5 Year program







First year:

Introduction into methodology, diagnostic and treatment of Anthroposophic Medicine. Practical example how anthroposophic remedies are produced and how to work with them. Overview over the inner meditative path to understand the human being in its emotional and spiritual dimensions according to a concrete understanding how the system of immunological and self-healing processes can be stimulated by medicaments and meditative work.
Recommended reading for individual study and small group work:
Bolk’s Companions: Embryology, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology. To order: Louis Bolk Institut, Fax +31 343 515611, www.louisbolk.nl
Evans, Michael and Iain Rodger: Anthroposophical Medicine. Treating Body, Soul and Spirit. Floris Books, Edinburgh 2000.
Girke, Matthias: Internal Medicine. Foundations and Therapeutic Concepts of Anthroposophic Medicine. Salumed, Berlin 2016.
Heusser, Peter: Problems of Study Designs with Randomization, Blinding and Placebo. Forsch. Komplementärmed., Apr 1999; 6(2):89-102.
Society of Anthroposophic Physicians in Germany (GAÄD), Medical Section at the Goetheanum (eds.): Vademecum of Anthroposophic Medicines, Filderstadt 22017; www.merkurstab.de
Soldner, Georg and Hermann Michael Stellmann: Individual Paediatrics. Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Aspects of Diagnosis and Counselling. Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft, Stuttgart 2014.
Steiner, Rudolf and Ita Wegman: Fundamentals of Therapy: An Extension of the Art of Healing through Spiritual-Scientific Knowledge. Mercury Press, Spring Valley 1999 (vol. GA 27).

Second year:


Deepening of the goetheanistic methodology towards observation and thinking faculty building inorder to outline the path of spiritual diagnosis as complement to mainstream medical diagnostics. Understanding of the Etheric Body as system of regeneration and live-giving functions and forces. Development of the concrete understanding how thinking capacities and live processes are interacting and promoting physical and spiritual health. Follow up of a variety of single case studies and disease management examples.

Recommended reading for individual study and small group work:
Albonico, H. U. et al.: Febrile Infectious Childhood Diseases in the History of Cancer and Matched Controls. Med. Hypotheses 1996; 51:315-20.
Alm, J. S.,  Swartz J. et al.: Atopy in Children of Families with an Anthroposophic Lifestyle. Lancet 1999; 353:1485-88.
Steiner, Rudolf: Esoteric Science. Anthroposophic Press, Hudson, USA 1972 (vol. GA 13).
Steiner, Rudolf: How to Know Higher Worlds – the Modern Path of Initiation. Anthroposophic Press, Hudson, USA 1994 (vol. GA 10).

Third year:


Souldevelopment. The healing impact of the arts, especially tone eurythmy, music-, speech-, painting-, modelizing therapy. Psychotherapy, psychiatric disease management. Anthroposophic Medicine on the field of medical specialization as internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, intensive care, surgery and others.
Cosmological understanding of the human being and the earth, projective geometry, metal treatment and working with medical meditations.
Recommended reading for individual study and small group work:
Glöckler, Michaela and Wolfgang Goebel: A Guide to Child Health. Floris Books, Edinburgh 42013.
Heusser, Peter: Anthroposophy and Science. An Introduction. Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main 2016.
Steiner, Rudolf: Education for Special Needs. The Curative Education Course. Rudolf Steiner Press, London 2015 (vol. GA 317).
Steiner, Rudolf: Manifestations of Karma. Rudolf Steiner Press, London 2011 (vol. GA 120).
Wolff, Otto and Friedrich Husemann (ed.): The Anthroposophical Approach to Medicine, vol. 2 and 3 (vol. 2 out of print, vol. 3 publ. 2005, Anthroposophic Press, Hudson, USA).

Fourth year:


The understanding of “the healer within”, the spiritual salutogenic resource of the higher self. The spiritual law of reincarnation and karma and its relevance for illness and health. Inner and outer origins of physical and mental diseases. Meditations for patients. Research methodology, documentation with academic standards. Anthroposophic medicine in daily practise, hospitals, home care etc.

Recommended reading for individual study and small group work:
Glöckler, Michaela, Stefan Langhammer, Christof Wiechert: Education – Health for Life. Persephone, Dornach 2006.
Kienle, Gunver S., Helmut Kiene, Hans-Ulrich Albonico: Anthroposophic Medicine. Effectiveness, Utility, Costs, Safety. Schattauer, Stuttgart 2006.
Kienle, Gunver S., Harald J. Hamre, E. Portalupi, Helmut Kiene: Improving the Quality of Therapeutic Reports of Single Cases and Case Series in Oncology - Criteria and Checklist. Alternative Therapies 2004; 10(5): 68-72.
Steiner, Rudolf: Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path - a Philosophy of Freedom. Anthroposophic Press, Hudson 1995 (vol. GA 4).
Steiner, Rudolf: Course for Young Doctors. 3rd rev. printing, Mercury Press, Spring Valley 1997. (vol. GA 316).
Steiner, Rudolf: Broken vessels. The spiritual structure of human frailty. Anthroposophic Press, Great Barrington 2003 (vol. GA 318).
Steiner, Rudolf: Eurythmy Therapy. Rudolf Steiner Press, London 2009 (vol. GA 315).

Fifth year:


Psychosocial pathology and therapy, the social dimension of doctor’s role and responsibility. The role of agriculture and economic live for the well-being of the social and individual live. Education as preventive medicine, the pedagogical law, pastoral medicine, the esoteric foundation of the professional live: Professional live as service for humanity and the spiritual world. Daily live as path of initiation. One of the fifth year training weeks is supposed to be held at the Goetheanum, School for Spiritual Science in Dornach / Switzerland.

Recommended reading for individual study and small group work:
Glöckler, Michaela and Rolf Heine (eds.): Leadership Questions and Forms of Working in the Anthroposophic Medical Movement. Verlag am Goetheanum, 2016.
Längler, Alfred, Patrick J. Mansky, Georg Seifert (eds.): Integrative Pediatric Oncology. Springer, Heidelberg 2013.
Steiner, Rudolf: Agriculture Course. The Birth of the Biodynamic Method. Revised ed. Rudolf Steiner Press, London 2004 (vol. GA 327).
Steiner, Rudolf: World Economy. Rudolf Steiner Press, London 1990 (vol. GA 340).
van der Bie, Guus: Foundations of Anthroposophic Medicine. A Training Manual. Floris Books, Edinburgh 2004.