Kairos Institute

Announcing a new initiative – Kairos Institute – of the Center for Anthroposophy in collaboration with the Transdisciplinary Healing Education Program at Antioch University New England

Kairos will launch July 3-8, 2022 in Wilton, NH, with Bernd Ruf’s:

Emergency Pedagogy

Karine Munk Finser

Traumatized children and adolescents require stable and competent teachers schooled in diagnosing and averting disorders brought on by physical and emotional trauma. Symptoms are easily misdiagnosed, and age appropriate pedagogical intervention can help alleviate the inner paralysis brought on by trauma.

Psychological trauma progresses in phases.

Bernd Ruf is the world-renowned founder of the Parzival School and of Emergency Pedagogy, an emergency pedagogical crisis intervention center in Karlsruhe, Germany. He will begin with an overview of the 4 stages of PTSD, from acute shock to more internalized trauma. Then, he will offer pedagogical intervention techniques that activate self healing, starting with emergency intervention and extending to long-term pedagogical approaches. The 5-day course, including daily workshops in the healing artistic therapies, is designed for teachers, therapists, and others in the healing professions.

This course represents the first of Bernd Ruf’s internationally-recognized 12-module Emergency Pedagogy program. In addition to his practical seminars, participants receive an introduction to healing approaches through artistic media such as clay, music, painting, creative speech, and movement. Group singing and speech will be part of the daily schedule.

Kairos Institute is planning to offer the 4 modules in this sequence most appropriate for educators. Participants seeking a special International Certificate for professional world-wide trauma intervention will need to take all 12 modules.

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Tuition for Module 1 (July 2022): $950

Register Here

For participants seeking to complete both Antioch’s TSHE program and an artistic therapies training, the Kairos Institute will offer pathways for an International Standards Diploma in artistic therapies certified by the Medical Section at the Goetheanum. In addition to the summer week, continuing students will be invited to take a fall virtual course and a spring face-to-face long weekend.

Those interested in earning an accredited M.Ed. or Certificate in Healing Education through Antioch University, as well as those wishing to take further training in artistic therapies, should send their inquiries to Karine Munk Finser, Director of the Transdisciplinary Studies in Healing Education Program (TSHE),
at kfinser@antioch.edu.