A new Camphill training course in ScotlandType: Blogs
Topic: Camphill | Spirituality | Training
Published on: 16th May 2022
‘Camphill Values in Practice’
It was in 2016 that the idea for a 2 year, part time training course based on anthroposophical Therapeutic/Curative Education and Social Therapy for staff/co-workers of Camphill Communities in Scotland arose. The overall response to this was very positive indeed.
After many meetings of the Course Faculty our first course was started in early 2019. Over 30 students from Camphill Communities in Scotland participated. Unfortunately we did not manage to complete all 7 modules – COVID interrupted everything.
Re-launch in 2022
We have now started the Camphill Values in Practice course again with a new group of students. Camphill Hall (Camphill School Aberdeen) provided a beautiful venue for the festive opening and for the first module which took place on Wednesday 30th of March 2022.
Participating in the course are 52 students from most of the Camphill Communities in Scotland and also from Columcille in Edinburgh. Together with members of the Course Faculty and other tutors we are over 70 people involved in this training course.
Bernhard Menzinger, who sits on the Course Faculty said:
It is indeed encouraging to see this level of enthusiasm and commitment from so many people for this course.
After such a long time living in ‘bubbles’ it was good to see so many people in the Camphill Hall again.
The Camphill Values in Practice course has evolved since its inception back in 2019. There are now 10 modules which are taught over 2 years.
The modules include topics such as: ‘Holistic understanding of the human being’, ‘Life processes and senses’, ‘Supporting Individuals and their specific needs, ‘Life Phases’, ‘Mental Health’ and ‘Therapeutic Environment’ to mention just a few. People presenting the modules are from various professional and academic backgrounds.
Students have been very engaged and lots of questions are arising during group tutorials. Feedback from students has been encouraging, with comments including:
Care for other human beings means that everybody flourishes.
Sometimes we forget how much we still have compared to the ‘outside world’.
Want to learn more?
For further details on the course please contact: Bernhard Menzinger firstname.lastname@example.org (on behalf of the Course Faculty)