Introducing Anthroposophy

 

 

What is the Human Being?  Who are we?

 

Rudolf Steiner’s insights create a multi-layered picture that open our minds and hearts to a richer understanding of these questions.

 

A two-fold approach explores the physical and the spiritual natures of the human being, sleeping and waking, breathing in and breathing out, sympathy and antipathy.

Expanding into a three-fold approach we explore the middle way between polarities: body, soul and spirit; thinking, feeling and willing; head, heart and hands.

In the four-fold human being we come to the physical, etheric, astral and ego bodies and see how these are expressed in the mineral, plant, animal and human kingdoms, the four elements and the four temperaments.

 

This is a wonderful opportunity to experience an artistic introduction to Anthroposophy including painting, sculpture, music and eurythmy. 

 

Tutors: Paul Lawrence, Nicole Lawrence and Kristina Hamilton

Lou Harvey-Zahra is a Rudolf Steiner, Primary and Special Needs teacher with 25 years’ experience from Melbourne. She is a bestselling Steiner parenting author with 5 books including ‘Happy Child, Happy Home’ (translated into three languages); ‘Creative Discipline, Connected Family’ and her new book ‘Growing Children, Thriving Children: Raising 7 to 12-year olds with confidence and awareness’.  Lou presents to parents and teachers across Australia, UK and LA each year. Lou facilities staff development and teacher-training courses and is a key lecturer for Sydney Rudolf Steiner College. See her website is www.happychildhappyhome.com

Creative Discipline

Parent Workshop

with

Lou Harvey-Zhara

When                 March 29th 

                             9.30 - 12.30  Parents with toddlers to 6

                             1.30 - 4.30    Parents with 7 to 12 year olds

                       

Where                Silver Tree Steiner School

Fee                      TBC

Coordinator     Jenny Hill         jennyhill@iinet.net.au

Learn creative discipline tools to create more relaxed and connected parent and child relationships and strengthen bond;, understand the reasons behind common behaviours, create family values, set limits while maintaining closeness and trust, transform tricky moments in a positive manner, and teach children skills that will help them throughout their lives.

Is it possible to discipline without using punishments and rewards, yes, it is! A workshop full of inspiring and practical ideas that will enhance family life.

Two age ranges covered with practical tips and real-life solutions for common issues: tantrums, bedtimes, tricky eating, sibling squabbles, and later chores, attitude, manners, transforming anger and more…

 

Testimonials Parent Workshops: 

‘Since attending Lou’s workshop and using her techniques, I have become a much happier and confident mother, with far less conflicts over everything. So thank you!’ Katie Mackie (parent) 

 

‘So not even 24 hours after your workshop and my relationship with my children has changed forever!’ Sarah Gandolfo (parent)

 

‘Thank you Lou, your ideas have helped me so much, I can't even begin to tell you, or thank you enough!’ Emma Gilmartin (parent)

 

‘Most changes took seconds to implement and we are all enjoying it, so from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for sharing all this wonderful knowledge you have gained over the years. It's already made such an impact in all our lives.’ Sally Jones (parent)

‘Creative Discipline will lighten the load and enlighten the mind. I recommend Lou’s workshops and books to all parents.’ John Allison (Steiner educational consultant and author)

 

Creative Discipline

in the Classroom

with

Lou Harvey-Zhara

When                 March 28th  1.30 - 5.00

                       

Where                Perth Waldorf School, Gwilliam Drive, Bibra Lake

Fee                      TBC

Coordinator     Jenny Hill         jennyhill@iinet.net.au

Effective and positive classroom management is the cornerstone of every classroom. Teachers who feel confident to engage and focus students will achieve higher learning outcomes. Classroom management strategies are paramount for students to learn in a respectful, safe, and caring environment. Classroom discipline can be a stressful component of a teacher’s work life. Therefore, this course provides knowledge and understanding of the reasons behind challenging behaviours and a toolbox of practical, everyday ideas for good classroom management and for transforming classroom behaviours in an effective manner. All teachers require positive strategies to manage classroom disruptions and inappropriate classroom behaviours for the optimum learning of all students, and for their own professional development and career satisfaction.

Teacher-Training Testimonials: 

‘Lou not only brings keen valuable insight to teachers and parents, she does it with humour, humanness, and heart. She goes beyond philosophy and leaves everyone with the gifts of practical ideas and tools to implement in the classroom and at home.’

Lisa Jordan McCarthy (Dean of Education of Maple Village Waldorf School)

 

‘Lou has been a treasure trove of great ideas for our staff. We all thoroughly enjoy her presentations on child development. Thank you, you are a star Lou!” Uli Hasel (School Leader of Wild Cherry Steiner School in Bairnsdale, Australia)

 

‘Thank you so much for coming to our school today.  You are such an inspiring speaker; your heartfelt passion and extensive experience shines through.  I know that you have touched our hearts and encouraged us all as teachers in our relationships with our students.’ Linda Dalgliesh (York Steiner School teacher, UK)

School talks - Details to follow

  • Perth Waldorf School on Tuesday 24th March

  • Helena River and Silver Tree on Wednesday and Thursday 25th and 26th March

  • Golden Hill Steiner School on Monday and Tuesday 30th and 31st March