We are pleased to announce the release of ‘Eurythmy Therapy: Focus on Movement for Better Health’, written by the International Coordination of Eurythmy Therapy (ICET) of the Medical Section, in collaboration with IVAA. The publication is the first of a series ‘A Look into the Anthroposophic Medical System’, which will provide an overview of the different anthroposophic medicine fields, and their role in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions.
Eurythmy therapy (EuTh) is a mind-body intervention that converts the sounds of speech and music into movement exercises. As such, it creates a link between the body’s external movement and the inner mental and self-healing forces of the human organism. Eurythmy therapy exercises are recommended for specific symptoms, pathologies and constitutional peculiarities, and are designed to regulate the body’s function and processes that have been disrupted as a result of imbalances. As with all anthroposophic approaches, in addition to the physical constitution of the patients, Eurythmy therapy also takes into consideration the other aspects of the human being – soul, spirit and life processes.
Eurythmy therapy combines mindfulness components with imaginative movement components. This can lead to a slowing down of movement and to a heart rate variability improvement (HRV), with a positive influence on psychological factors. As part of a treatment plan, EuTh has shown to significantly improve the symptoms of heart attack, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anorexia nervosa, depression, anxiety, chronic diseases, and a number of other conditions. This movement therapy may also be applied for prevention and after-care, and is used as a complementary therapy in the treatment of cancer.
To learn more its range of benefits, therapist qualification standards, and more, you can access the ‘Eurythmy Therapy: Focus on Movement for Better Health’ publication here.
International Coordination of Eurythmy Therapy (ICET)
Phone + 420 728 220 206; email: email@example.com
International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations (IVAA)
Phone: +32 4 86 73 47 86; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The ICET is part of the Medical Section coordinating activities related to EuTh, including trainings and national professional associations of Eurythmy Therapists. The coordinator represents the profession of eurythmy therapy within the multidisciplinary team of the International Coordination of Anthroposophic Medicine (IKAM), and IKAM within the international circle of eurythmy therapy.
IVAA, or International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations, promotes the recognition of Anthroposophic Medicine and its implementation in health care systems. Our vision is a world where the benefits of anthroposophic medicine are widely recognised, and where patients and doctors have ready access to complementary anthroposophic medicines and treatments that improve healthcare outcomes.