The Training is a part time training with nine one week modules over three years, with a strongly experimental character with distance learning and written projects. This course is based at Emerson College, with individual modules at the University Hospital of Witten Herdecke, Havelhoehe Hospital Berlin, Arlesheim Clinic and The Goetheanum Switzerland and Trigonos Centre North Wales.
The Training offers participants experience based learning processes that lead to an extended understanding of the human being, both in health and illness, and in their relationship to nature. It provides a deeper understanding of common medical conditions. The treatments introduced include anthroposophic medicines and their pharmaceutical production. In addition, the Training also introduces participants, to art therapy, eurythmy therapy, body therapies and nursing procedures through direct experience. These non medical treatments can intensify therapeutic responses to illness. Biographical aspects and insights from psychotherapy and counselling are also considered in developing an understanding of disease processes.