Social Therapy

What can be won from this initiative for case workers?

As we know, the curative education course was held for co-workers, who want to work with children with special needs. Was does this course offer co-workers, who want to work with adults with learning difficulties?
Because we can only speak of “Help to Selfhelp” for adults, there has to be a further development of the pedagogical law from the case workers themselves. The most wonderful aspect of the curative education course for case workers, is that Rudolf Steiner seems to have given us nothing for our work. It only seems that way naturally, for the whole of the anthroposophical world view is there for our work. This has left us relatively free to form the way we work. Our capacity to freely form, comes however in this case with questions. For instance:

What sort of tools do we need for this type of work?
How can we form our thinking activity, so we can creatively transform the visible and super-sensible surroundings of our clients?
How can we create this transformation with and for our clients?

The occupation with such questions, supported by the work of people like Manfred Menzel, is a central part of the curriculum.

Intuitive Research

The description of my path to intuitive Research, which by the way was a gradual one, will bring us to the crux of the matter at hand.

I was working with a client, who was deaf and mute, when a question suddenly came to me: How on earth are we to communicate with each other, when you are deaf and mute and can’t give me the answers i need? And suddenly i realised that i had to change the way i was working. Because he wasn’t able to effect the change for himself, it was up to me to facilitate the way of our communication on a different level completely.
How does one then come into another way communicating with clients who it seems can only give physical signs of dis-ease or contentment? And what right do i have to do this?
Is there a way to receive an answer from you, and to know that this answer actually comes from you? What conditions apply here, in order to assure the objectivity of these communications?

And thus i made my way to the concept of “moral technique” and at the same time opened the door to intuitive research.

All that i was privileged to learn on this path, builds the foundation of this initiative.