Kairos Institute

Healing in a World of Need

Emergency Pedagogy and Vocational Training in Artistic Therapies to Alleviate Suffering

Announcing a new artistic therapies program:

Kairos Institute at the Center for Anthroposophy

in collaboration with the Transdisciplinary Studies in Healing Education Program at Antioch University New England

Summer 2022 Residency

July 3-8

Trauma and PTSD

Click here to learn more.

FALL 2022

Sept 14-December 2

Healing Foundations

Spring 2023

April 21-26

Artistic Therapies
  • Register for all three semesters to work toward your diploma 
  • Register for individual courses to support your empathetic practices

Kairos, member of iARTE is offering pathways for a diploma from the Medical Section at the Goetheanum.

Portrait of Karine Munk Finser

Karine Munk Finser, M.Ed.

Director of Kairos Institute

For questions and interest in Kairos, please contact Karine by filling out the form below.

Participants seeking a special International Certificate for professional world-wide trauma intervention will need to take all 12 modules. Kairos hopes to offer the four modules that are most suitable to educators/therapists. In addition to Bernd Ruf’s practical seminars, participants receive an introduction to healing therapies. You will select one of the following healing approaches to trauma on your registration form:
In addition for all:
  • Animal Therapy presentation.
  • Group singing and speech (poetry)

Kairos 2022-2023:

Kairos Wednesday evening (and some Saturdays) online fall classes and in-person spring and summer residencies. Classes can be taken individually, or as a pathway towards a diploma from the Medical Section, Goetheanum. This diploma requires participation in Antioch’s Transdisciplinary Studies in Healing Education (TSHE) + Kairos to meet the international standards in artistic therapies. Alternatively, Kairos can transfer life credits of other training when applicable

Who should register for Kairos

Kairos welcomes those who wish to become art therapists, care group leaders, educators and special educators, school leaders, Camphill workers, and others in the healing professions.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Should you need to cancel your registration, please email us at [email protected] or call 603-654-2566. If you cancel before June 1 you will receive a full refund less a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds are available after June 1.

Portrait of Karine Munk Finser

Karine Munk Finser, M.Ed.

Director of Kairos Institute

For questions and interest in Kairos, please contact Karine by filling out the form below.

Housing & Meal Options

Limited summer housing options are available in the dorms on campus. Participants may also pursue alternative accommodations.

Get more housing information and sign up for meals at the link below.

Directions & General Info

Directions via multiple modes of transportation and other important information you’ll need during your stay is available at the link below.

Kairos Leadership

Portrait of Karine Munk Finser

Karine Munk Finser, M.Ed.

Kairos Institute Director


Lisl Hofer
Kairos Manager

The 2022-23 guest speakers and artistic leaders include:

Bernd Ruf
Karine Munk Finser
Debbie Spitulnik
Juliane Weeks
Monica Amstutz
Connie Helms
Carsten Callesen
Maria Ver Eecke
Laura Geilen
Orland Bishop
Gleice da Silve
Charles Andrade
Torin Finser
Lakshmi Prasanna
Sylvia Borau
Laurie Clark

Financial Aid

Limited Financial Aid is available upon request. To inquire, please fill out and submit the form below.

Limited Financial Aid is available upon request. To inquire, please fill out and submit the form below

Kairos Financial Aid Application


Next three questions for teachers and school staff only:

All applicants:

Your annual family income:(Required)
Do you intend to pursue Waldorf Teacher Training upon completion of this course?(Required)
Which Module do you wish to take?(Required)

Pathways to Further Study

Training in Artistic Therapies:
vocational training, and individual course participation.

Karina Munk Finser will create pathways for training and diploma in artistic therapies: drawing, painting, and clay. She will by joined by a rich array of faculty who will teach the content of the required iARTE course material. 

Kairos welcomes guests who choose individual courses to support their empathetic practices.

Please register early to secure your spot and to allow for planning.


Summer 2022:

Unit 1

Bernd Ruf. Emergency Pedagogy
Studies of consequences and intervention of the stages of PTSD in children and adolescents.

Fall’ 22 Online, $950

Wednesday evenings: 7:00-9:00 EST, some Saturdays

Introduction and Overview of Kairos 2022-2023 with Karine Munk Finser, Debbie Spitulnik, and Lisl Hofer, Kairos Manager.
September 14

Unit 2
Trauma in America with Orland Bishop
September 21, 28. October 6

Unit 3
Healing Story with Gleice da Silva
October 12, 19

Unit 4
Working with Karma, part 1: From the Past, In the Present and For the Future with Torin Finser
November 2, 9, 16

Unit 5
Sounds and Rhythms: Healing Aspects with Geoff Norris
November 12, 19

Unit 6
Foundations in Drawing and Color Studies, part 1 with Charles Andrade
Saturdays: December 3, 10 (8 hours) 1:00-5:00 EST

Unit 7
The incarnation of the I into the sheaths of physical, etheric, astral
Hindrances. Autism spectrum, part 1. With Lakshmi Prasanna, MD.
December 3, 10. (8 hours) 1:00-5:00 EST


For someone taking all units in the fall, total cost $950

Spring 2023 Residency

Wednesday evening-Tuesday noon
April 21st-Wednesday 26th, 2023

Unit 7
with Maria ver Eecke and Debbie Spitulnik
Trauma and Anxiety: Healing Movement and Speech
Daily sessions: 10 hours

Unit 8
with Sylvia Borau
Clay Therapy 1: Addressing Restlessness and Soul Hardening
20 hours

Unit 9
with Karine Munk Finser
Painting Therapy, part 1: Guiding the Soul with Color. An Introduction to Healing through Color
10 hours


  • $950 for a whole semester
  • Total tuition for Year One: $2,850
  • Individual courses: (guests) $225 per unit. Except Charles Andrade: $350

Debbie Spitulik is creating a pathway for those interested in the healing art of creative speech. Students will take Kairos core courses and focus on creative speech as their chosen discipline.

Debbie will invite a rich faculty of speech artists and speech therapists to enrich this training.

Speech lies at the core of everything we do as human beings. Understanding language through the practice of creative speech provides insights into our students’ learning,  their social and emotional life, and their health.

Creative Speech is a course designed for students who want to develop their capacity for listening and speaking as an art form and hone their ability to use Speech as a tool for healing.

Those interested in earning an accredited M.Ed. or Certificate in Healing Education through Antioch University New England, should send their inquiries to Karine Munk Finser, Director of the Transdisciplinary Studies in Healing Education Program (TSHE), at [email protected].

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Image of the Healing Education Flier - TSHE program

Kairos works in collaboration with Transdisciplinary Studies in Healing Education (TSHE) at Antioch University New England.  Those who complete TSHE can use their course work towards completing the 1500 hours of synchronous classes required by the Medical Section at the Goetheanum, for a diploma in artistic therapies. Alternatively, those who have former training can apply for life credits when applicable. Please contact Karine Munk Finser for more information if you're interested in TSHE and/or Kairos.

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Image of the Healing Education Flier - TSHE program

In addition to serving those who wish to become art therapists and intend to enroll for the entire sequence of courses, Kairos also welcomes those who chose to register for single courses to enrich their professional work as teachers, healing educators, artists, school or non-profit leaders, or community volunteers. This hybrid training will begin with Bernd Ruf's course on Emergency Pedagogy, July 3-8, 2022, and continues in the fall with once a week online evening classes (generally two hours per week). Spring and summer residencies will follow.