About the Association for Therapeutic Eurythmy
Members of ATHENA have completed a four-year eurythmy training followed by a comprehensive therapeutic-medical study and internship. Members must comply with the professional quality standards of ATHENA, including ongoing professional development. ATHENA is affiliated with the Medical Section of the Anthroposophical Society of Dornach, Switzerland, and with the Association of Anthroposophic Medicine and Therapies in America (AAMTA). To learn more about these organizations, visit www.medsektion.net and www.anthroposophicmedicine.net.
Life is Movement
Eurythmy was first created in 1912 as a form of artistic expression and, soon after, as a means to support healthy development in children. Steiner also recognized the significant therapeutic possibilities within eurythmy. In 1921, working closely with a group of physicians and eurythmists, he developed its potential to address underlying imbalances that are at the root of illness.
Movement is Medicine
Therapeutic eurythmists view illness as a unique possibility for transformation within the individual. The whole human being is taken into consideration—not only the bodily condition but also emotional and spiritual aspects. This view reflects the insights of anthroposophic medicine, an integrative approach to health also developed by Steiner. Anthroposophic physicians complete a full, conventional medical education as well as additional training in the field. Therapeutic eurythmists work closely with an anthroposophic physician when possible.
Move Towards Health
Therapeutic eurythmy invites you to be an active participant in your own healing. To find a therapeutic eurythmy practitioner recognized by ATHENA, the Association for Therapeutic Eurythmy in North America, visit our Directory page.
For more information: please contact us at : athenacorrespondence@gmail
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