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Therapeutic Eurythmy for Children

From Early Childhood to Adolescence: With Practical Exercises

August 2007
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    1st August 2007
  • ISBN 9780880107501
  • Language English
  • Pages 264 pp.
August 2007
More details
  • Publisher
  • Published
    1st August 2007
  • ISBN 9780880105682
  • Language English
  • Pages 264 pp.

Therapeutic Eurythmy for Children is a collection of exercises gathered by Anne-Maidlin Vogel from 1968 until 1998. Many arose from lectures the author attended, given by experienced therapeutic eurythmists—especially Trude Thetter and Ilse Rolofs, as well as medical doctors and colleagues. Much of the material she used in her own therapy lessons with patients, with some of the exercises created from her own work with children for over thirty years.

As a form of movement therapy, eurythmy has been very effective in treating physical and mental developmental disorders. This book is a rich source of information for professional eurythmy therapists, physicians, and teachers of children up to fifteen years of age. Therapeutic Eurythmy for Children provides not only examples for exercises, but also offers useful references for personal development and additional training for therapists.

Included here are eurythmy therapy exercises to be performed with premature infants, babies, and young children up to the age of four. Although based firmly on Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual science and his general recommendations for eurythmy, anyone can follow the descriptions and sketches for individual exercises, which are based on healthy movement of the developing human organism.

Speech eurythmy exercises (specific spoken sounds and sequences) are included for postural problems, enuresis, lack of concentration, and more. These encourage readers to study the principles behind the practice of eurythmy performance and eurythmy therapy.

Therapeutic Eurythmy for Children will inspire and enrich the work of therapists, provide a means to more holistic pediatrics, give teachers a better understanding of how to approach their students through movement, and encourage parents toward a more effective, holistic aid to their children’s overall health and development.

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About this Book

The First Fourteen Years of the Child’s Life

I. Therapeutic Eurythmy for Babies
II. The First Seven Years
III. Children in Their Ninth Year
IV. Children in Their Twelfth Year
V. Children in their Fourteenth Year

Disharmonious Conditions

VI. Hyperactive Children
VII. Chorea
VIII. Rocking or Swaying To and Fro
IX. Children Damaged due to Environmental Conditions
X. Stuttering
XI. Learning Difficulties, Especially Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
XII. Left-handedness
XIII. The Formation of Teeth
XIV. Kleptomania
XV. Autism
XVI. Sexually Abused Children
XVII. Blindness
XVIII. Hydrocephalus


Original Verses and Poems
Thank You
Biographies: Ilse Rolofs, Trude Thetter, and Anne-Maidlin Vogel
About the Coming Generation
“You, too, Uncle Lou”—Anne-Maidlin and Norman Francis Vogel

Anne-Maidlin Vogel

Anne-Maidlin Vogel (d.1999) became one of the three leading teachers of the Therapeutic Eurythmy Training at Peredur, East Grinstead, England. She was active there for fourteen years, training more than 500 eurythmists from from 1984 until 1998. Her love and joy for all her patients, especially children, made her a very popular therapeutic eurythmist in America, Austria, and England.