Kairos Institute

Healing in a World of Need

Emergency Pedagogy and Professional Training in Artistic Therapies to Alleviate Suffering

Kairos Institute at the Center for Anthroposophy

Offering a NEW Artistic Therapies Training in collaboration with Antioch University New England

FALL 2022

Sept 17 - Dec 10

Artistic Foundations in Healing

Spring 2023

April 21-26

Artistic Foundations in Healing


July 2-7 2023

Emergency Pedagogy with Bernd Ruf


Kairos Trailer Video

Kairos Full Introduction Meeting Held September 17, 2022

Kairos Institute is a member of the iARTE, dedicated to bringing a new, unique program that reflects the needs of North America and those of our time.

Three-year professional training in:
  • Artistic Therapies: Drawing, Clay, Painting (pathways for a diploma from iARTE)
  • Speech and Drama (guided by the Section for the Performing Arts, Goetheanum)

Our faculty is representative of the global community of anthroposophical doctors, trauma specialists, psychologists, artists, and therapists. Our goal is to prepare students for the unique challenges posed by both individual and collective trauma. Our training will focus on the transformative role of healing educators and therapists across the whole life span: children, adolescents, and adults.

In future years, faculty will include: Michaela Gloeckler, Bernd Ruf, Patrick Stolfo, Iris Sullivan, Agnes Zehnter, and others. We are excited to be collaborating with Education without Borders and continue to offer Bernd Ruf’s courses in Emergency Pedagogy as part of the Kairos Institute.

2022-2023 Sessions:

Kairos students are encouraged to take 3 semesters per year towards the required 1500 synchronous hours. Fall classes are held online on Wednesday evenings and some Saturday afternoons; spring and summer residencies are offered in person in New Hampshire. 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

  • You may either register for all three semesters to begin your work toward the iARTE diploma
  • Or you may take only selected courses to support your empathetic practices
  • Per Semester: $950 
  • Studio Classes per semester: $250* 
  • Single Classes: $125-$375 per class (click here for details)

* Studios are required for those working either towards the iARTE diploma or towards Speech & Drama diploma

Who should register?
  • Anyone wishing to become an art therapist
  • care group leaders
  • educators
  • special educators
  • school leaders
  • Camphill workers
  • and others in the healing professions.
Refunds & Cancellations

If you need to cancel your registration, please email us at [email protected] or call (603) 654-2566. If you cancel at least 15 days before the start of your chosen course, you will receive a full refund less $75 cancellation fee. No refunds will be available within 15 days of the course beginning.

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.

Fall 2022
Artistic Foundations in Healing

Online Sessions
September 17 – December 10
Wednesday evenings, some Saturdays

Artistic Therapies: Clay, Painting, and Drawing with Charles Andrade, Karine Munk Finser, Lakshmi Prasanna, MD., Gleice da Silva, Orland Bishop, and Torin Finser.

Speech and Drama with Debbie Spitulnik, Geoff Norris, Lakshmi Prasanna, MD., Gleice da Silva, Orland Bishop, and Torin Finser

Spring 2023
Foundations in
Artistic Therapies

Spring Residency: April 21-26, 2023

Location: Gathering Waters Charter School in Keene, NH 

Faculty: Sylvia Borau (clay therapist from Parzival Schule, Karlsruhe, Germany), Karine Munk Finser (core faculty, Kairos Director), Debbie Spitulnik (core faculty, Speech and Drama), Maria Ver Eecke (curative eurythmist), Laurie Clark (early childhood, psychology of children’s drawings)

Summer 2023
Emergency Pedagogy with Bernd Ruf

Summer Residency: July 2-7, 2023

Location:High Mowing School in Wilton, NH


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
Laura Geilen
Gleice da Silve
Charles Andrade
Torin Finser
Lakshmi Prasanna
Sylvia Borau
Laurie Clark
Iris Sullivan
Patrick Stolfo
Michaela Göckler
Agnes Zehnter

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


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