Course Availability: Part Time
'Often the hands will solve a mystery that
the intellect has struggled with in vain'
~ Carl G. Jung ~
*2019/2020 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN*
Rhythmical Einreibung Foundation Course
Crossfields Institute Quality Mark Course at level 4
Rhythmical Einreibung is a method of gentle, therapeutic touch.
“Touch handled in a conscious way addresses the patient’s powers of self-healing and strengthens them thanks to the rhythmical element”. By Edelegard Grosse Brauckmann from Handbook for Rhythmical Einreibung (according to Wegman/Hauschka)
It is used to support health through its warming, calming and harmonising qualities. It has been developed for use by nurses and carers but is relevant for anyone to learn.
Rhythmical Einreibung is an appropriate treatment for people of all ages and can benefit a wide range of physical and emotional health problems. It can be used as part of nursing care, to apply an oil or ointment to a problem area, as a gentle whole body treatment or as part of the nurturing of family and friends.
This part time Foundation Course in Rhythmical Einreibung provides a comprehensive introduction to and foundation in the art of Rhythmical Einreibung (RE).
Rhythmical Einreibung according to Wegman/Hauschka was developed at the beginning of the 20th century by two physicians; Dr Ita Wegman and Dr Margarethe Hauschka. Since the 1970’s teaching of and research into RE have been furthered by nursing professionals. This Rhythmical Einreibung Programme is recognised by the International Forum for Anthroposophic Nursing (IFAN).
The programme is delivered over 2 modules of 5 days each and one module of 2.5 days over the period of a year. The duration of the programme is designed to allow the participants to practice and develop the skills they are learning over time. Participants will carry out and report on 10 part RE treatments on family and friends.
Overview of the Programme
On this course participants will learn the part RE( feet, calves, knees, thighs, arms, sitting back, lying back, chest and abdomen) and the fundamental principles of RE including relevant anatomy, guidelines and orientation lines, ongoing awareness, posture, positioning, indications and contra-indications, counter-movement, appropriate substances to use, nurturing warmth, understanding the hand, the significance of rhythm, in-breath and out-breath in RE, understanding RE in relation to other forms of therapeutic touch and massage.
There are two levels of achievement for the practical aspect of this course – Basic and Therapeutic – For more information click here to download the RE Foundation Course Quality Mark Guide.
Mode of Delivery/Facilitation
The programme is delivered through a combination of lecture presentations, demonstrations and practice and large and small group activities, as well as independent study and client treatments. It is delivered over 13 days, with participants expected to undertake individual study and practical assignments requiring approximately 50 hours independent study between modules.
Expectations of Participants
In order to meet the requirements for completion of the programme, participants will be expected to:
- Attend all sessions
- Submit at least 10 treatment reports of their own practice. These must be for friends and family for learners who are not currently working as healthcare professionals, but can be for clients if the learner is a professional currently working with clients.
- Submit assignments by deadlines and resubmissions within 4 weeks.
- Participate in all activities
- Read from recommended book/article list
- Demonstrate that they have met all learning objectives.
Who can apply?
This course is open to members of medical and allied professions, carers and non-professionals. No prior experience is required.
Participants need to successfully complete written and practical assessments and report on ten RE treatments to achieve the CI Quality Mark Certificate.
The Foundation Course allows access to further courses in the Rhythmical Einreibung Programme
Following successful completion of the Foundation Course participants can progress to the Whole Body Einreibung, Five Point Einreibung and Organ Einreibung Courses.
The course fee is £1,500
Full payment of course fees is required before issuance of Certificate. Registration for verification and certification of the programmes is included in the course fee. Accommodation, meals and travel costs are in addition.
2019/2020 Course Dates
Module 1 7-11th October 2019
Module 2 10-14th February 2020
Module 3 5- 7th June 2020
Full attendance is required to achieve the Quality Mark Certificate.