The need for healing is clearly a clarion call in our troubled world. Working with trauma through emergency pedagogy, exploring artistic modalities, and establishing healing practices is now a priority for many who work with children, our youth, and the whole human life span.
Since its inauguration a year ago, Kairos has welcomed 230 students at three residencies and an array of online classes. Many participants in Kairos are experienced Waldorf educators, therapists, consultants, and school leaders forging new directions in personal and professional growth as pioneers in this emerging profession. Collectively, they are building new capacities to meet the suffering in today’s world.
Laurie Clark, a participant in this program, wrote to us recently:
“What an honor it was last summer to attend this very special course on Emergency Pedagogy through the Kairos Institute. I have been a Waldorf teacher for more than four decades. Many of the children coming to us have had some kind of trauma. The Emergency Pedagogy course, with its supplemented artistic therapies and other healing modalities that are offered, provide pathways to meet these children. How wonderful for teachers to gain offerings of support to the children who have experienced trauma. This course provides an essential for our pedagogy, now and into the future.”
Our Kairos students are servant leaders spanning many anthroposophically-oriented professions, yet, many have limited financial resources. Therefore, we are launching a Kairos Fund to provide scholarships for our students and instructional support for our arts instructors. We are delighted to announce that, thanks to advance pledges from a few loyal donors, we are already more than halfway towards our goal of securing $100,000 for a Kairos-named fund to serve the program for many years to come.
As part of this year’s appeal, we urge you to give generously so we can support this new Raphaelic impulse of healing in a world of need.
Torin M Finser
On behalf of the Center for Anthroposophy
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