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Human Being III

Curative Education Program, Glenmoore, PA; Social Therapy Program, Copake, NY; Soquel, CA; N. Vancouver, BC; and instructor-led individual study at various locations across North America.
65 hours (variable across several weeks.)
September 2005 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: give accurate and imaginative descriptions of phenomena of imbalances; identify tendencies in themselves which point to imbalances; live with empathy into the phenomena of human relationships, of imbalances in behavior, development and constitution; develop an anthroposophical extended diagnostic picture that can serve as leading image for therapeutic action; and describe therapeutic activities, which create balance in social integration, behavior, development and constitution, including the inner development of the educator as a condition for healing action.


This course provides an understanding of imbalances in the human being and builds on the general understanding of the human being as a being of body soul and spirit developed in Human Being I and II by exploring the imbalances, disturbances and pathologies that can be present in the human constitution. Taking a phenomenological approach to symptomatology and diagnosis, participants are challenged to apply their observational skills and capacities in order to perceive and understand such imbalances and describe them in terms of the relationships and interactions of body, soul and spirit and their various aspects. This is a prerequisite to the development of holistic therapeutic and educational activities and approaches. This path requires of the curative educator knowledge and appreciation of his or her own imbalances, leading to the development of empathy as a tool for entering into the life situation of another person. Participants in this course are challenged to awaken their interest in imbalances of constitution, development, behavior and social integration, develop empathy through artistic and experiential activities, to apply the anthroposophical understanding of the human being to these imbalances, and to understand various therapeutic activities in their relationship to the imbalances.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours as Curative Education, Preparation for Case Studies in Curative Education, Methods of Phenomenological Research, Methods of Diagnostic Assessment, Human Studies, Human Growth and Development, Philosophy, Complementary Medicine and Therapy, and any discipline that could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (9/07) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation).