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Therapies for Care and Recovery Workshop

12 May - 14 May

| $NZ550

A three-day workshop focussed on practical, effective care and intervention strategies to alleviate symptoms of trauma, stress and anxiety.

Across our New Zealand community, we are seeing many people affected by trauma, stress, and anxiety. In response, we want to widen the circle of those able to offer supportive nursing therapies that we know provide valuable care and recovery in such experiences in any situation.

Whether you are a nurse, therapist or caregiver we invite your registration for this three-day workshop focussed on practical, effective care and intervention strategies to alleviate symptoms of trauma, stress and anxiety.

This is an opportunity to explore both patterns of physiology and presenting symptoms, through a lens that includes their weaving between body and spirit. Central to our learning process, healing plants and external treatments will become familiar to you, preparing you to assess and safely offer supportive therapies, based on a sound rationale.

Our inspiration is Anthroposophic Medicine, where nursing care and therapies work out of a positive concept of health that recognises a self-regulated equilibrium. Central to this approach is the emphasis on human autonomy along with the vital importance of care and the therapeutic relationship. Within this picture a signature of the anthroposophic nursing pathway is caring that recognises it is our knowing, our way of being and our way of acting that makes a quintessential difference.

In addition to working with a range of external treatments and healing substances, this workshop introduces biography work, the inner path of the nurse or therapist and casework to help with individualised support across various situations and settings.

When and where

12 – 14 May 2023
Taruna College, 
33 Te Mata Peak Road
PO Box 8103
Havelock North
New Zealand

$550 NZ (includes $100 NZ registration deposit)


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Nurse Tutors

Deborah Bednarek RN MN ANS
Find out more about Deborah here. 
Michelle Vette RN MN ANS
Find out more about Michelle here

For more information about this workshop

Get in touch to register your interest via info@taruna.ac.nz

For more information about the Anthroposophic Nursing Training

Taruna College in New Zealand offers the Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing (FCAN). This part-time education process over two years aligns with the criteria developed by the International Forum for Anthroposophic Nursing (IFAN) for foundation courses in anthroposophic nursing and will prepare nurses to work with external treatments including hydrotherapy, compress use and body oilings. 

You can download the Taruna Nursing Course flyer here. 



Taruna College
+64 6 877 7174


Taruna College
33 Te Mata Peak Road
Havelock North, New Zealand
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+64 6 877 7174
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