Movement Therapy

Creative Therapy for Children with Autism, ADD, and Asperger's

Using Artistic Creativity to Reach, Teach, and Touch Our Children

Janet Tubbs

Softbound

$18.95

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Anyone who is concerned with the seemingly exponential increase in children manifesting a wide variety of developmental syndromes will rejoice at the appearance of Janet Tubb's truly great book. Janet has worked for over thirty years with children with difficulties ranging from low self-esteem to autism, ADD and more. She has developed her own approach using art, music, and movement - and, when research supports it, nutritional supplements or modifications. Her awareness of children's developmental needs and the effects various artistic therapies can have has its roots in both Waldorf education and conventional therapeutic research and modalities.

Her book is a powerful gift, filled with clear pictures of children with various difficulties, incredibly helpful advice that is amazingly multi-dimensional, and clear instructions for delivering a cornucopia of therapeutic activities and exercises.

Thank you, Janet!

Movement Journeys and Circle Adventures

Movement Enrichment with a Therapeutic Approach for Early Childhood

Nancy Blanning and Laurie Clark

Spiral Bound

$23.50

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What a joy! Here is an entire book filled not just with charming circle games and songs for the kindergarten, but with charming games and songs that have been created to help our young children find their way into their bodies and souls. In more prosaic language, these games and movement songs address the spatial integration and sensory processing development issues that it seems more and more children are struggling with.

However you think about it, this is a book of genius and a gift to young children. The games are delightful - teachers and parents will have as much fun as the children. And, they are brilliantly thought out to include movement forms that will bring the children into the world with strength and balance.

This is a truly essential resource of the caliber of AHE's Resource Teacher's Developmental Exercise Manual. Use it. Love it.

Resource Teacher's Developmental Exercise Manual

Waldorf Resource Teacher Training Program

Association for a Healing Education

Wirebound

$24.00

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What an amazing resource this little book is! It holds the instructions for 33 developmental exercises and their variations, discusses what the purpose of each exercise is, how often to do it, what sorts of observations are helpful and includes a space for your notes.

Additionally there is a beautiful and highly useful introduction by Mary Jo Orestito offering insight into the nature, origins and goals of the exercises and a section on "Teacher Tips for Many Ages and Various Situations."

The potential of this simple tool nearly takes my breath away -- with it, teachers and parents will have at hand the means to help their students and children move into the world more firmly, develop their capacities more fully. The Association for a Healing Education is to be commended for bringing this exceptional resource into print.

Contents:

  • Dedication to Ruth Nilsson
  • Introduction by Mary Jo Oresti
  • Teacher Tips for Many Situations
  • Blind Man's Bluff Forms
  • Run, Hop Numbers
  • Animals Out West
  • Clogging Numbers with the Feet
  • Form Drawing Homework
  • Group Letters in Space
  • Memory and Concentration
  • Multiplicaiton Table Forms in Movement
  • Blind Walk
  • Nature Creep
  • 20 Creeping Games
  • much, much more
  • Bibliography

Resource Teacher's Developmental Exercise Manual II

Association for a Healing Education

Spiral Bound

$30.00

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The gift continues! I have characterized the original manual as the single most valuable book we sell -- it is simple to follow, genuinely healing, and even in the hands of untrained non-specialists, really cannot be misapplied. The choices for creative, fun and healing exercises that characterize the first developmental exercise manual have just increased 100%!

Contents:

  • Dedication
  • Introduction by Mary Jo Oresti
  • Exercises for the Whole Class
    • Individual Practice in the Classroom
    • Memory Star Exercise
    • Incoming First Grade Exercises
    • Jumpers
    • Foot Clapping
    • Red Shoes, Blue Shoes
    • Adzuki Bean Bags and "Polar Bears"
    • Sound Train: Experiencing Phonemes
    • Writing with the Feet
    • Body Geography Through the Grades
    • Two Variations on Exercises for Reading and Writing
  • Exercises for Individual Sessions
    • Marble Relay
    • First Aid for a Bad Day
    • Magic Scarves; Laughing Scarves
    • Water Works
    • Gross Motor Lower Sense Journey/Obstacle Course
    • Balance Beam Grammar
    • Balance Beam Phonics
    • Making a Movie
    • Treasure Hunt
    • The Butterfly Dance: Moving Spirals with Red and Blue
    • Mix a Pancake
    • Over and Under the Bridge
    • Through the Tunnel
    • Bean Bag Catapult
    • The Stations Approach
    • Glossary of Movement, Growth and Consciousness Resources

Eurythmy Therapy

Eight Lectures

Rudolf Steiner

Translated by Alan Stott

Previously published in an earlier translation as Curative Eurythmy

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$26.00

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Steiner’s comprehensive lecture course, republished here in a thoroughly revised translation, describes the principles of therapeutic eurythmy and provides many specific exercises. Intended primarily for practicing eurythmists, these lectures also contain much material of special interest. Steiner reveals the intricacies of rhythmic interplay between human physiology and the life-forces in the world around us. He describes the qualities of language and the dynamism contained in the individual vowels and consonants, elucidating their relationship with eurythmy movements and human experience. Through such movements, individuals are able to access the healing etheric forces.

The exercises, which Steiner calls “inner gymnastics,” contain enormous potential for psychological and physiological well-being. Gaining increasingly wide recognition today, they complement conventional medicine and offer a therapeutic process for mind, soul and body.

This new edition of these important lectures includes an appendix with reminiscences by early eurythmists, as well as commentary from Dr. Walter Kugler.

The Physiology of Eurythmy Therapy

Hans-Broder von Laue and Elke E von Laue

$50.00

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Eurythmy is a modern art of movement, and eurythmists work in the areas of art, healing, and education. The benefits as a healing social art are well known for both children and adults.

Rudolf Steiner gave a course on eurythmy therapy in which he described the process of “re-enlivening the whole physiology.” The authors of this book have researched eurythmy therapy for many years and The Physiology of Eurythmy Therapy is a comprehensive overview of their work.  As such, it is also the clearest, most thorough explanation available in English as to the nature of the transformation of sound into eurythmy gestures and the effects of those gestures on the human body and soul.  For practicing eurythmists and anyone who would like to explore and understand the profound healing potential of eurythmy as therapy.

Foundations of Curative Eurythmy

Margarete Kirchner-Bockholt

Softbound

$50.00

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In 1921, Rudolf Steiner delivered a series of lectures on curative eurythmy. Over next years, when his advice was sought in cases of illness, he added to the initial therapeutic exercises and indications. For those who were unable to attend the original courses, Dr Kirchner-Bockholt published the basic principles and an authentic collection of Steiner’s advice.

This is Dr. Kirchner-Bockholt’s comprehensive handbook. It is both a guide for curative eurythmists in their therapeutic work as well as an introduction to this effective mode of therapy.

Movement for the Young Child

A Handbook for Eurythmists and Kindergarten Teachers

Estelle Bryer

New edition

Formerly titled: Eurythmy for the Young Child

Softbound, large format

$24.00

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Eurythmy for the Young Child is a stunning collection of stories, songs and poems that will serve your children equally well as the basis for eurythmy, storytime, circle time or simple, delightful interludes throughout the day.

Estelle Bryer has had 45 years experience working with kindergarten children as teacher, adviser, puppeteer and eurythmy therapist but specializing as kindergarten eurythmist. The all-encompassing contents are a culmination of her work. The delightful lessons are suitable for circle time or eurythmy lessons (ages 3-8years), and are complete in themselves. They cover the seasons, festivals and stories such as the Turnip or Golden Goose and more, and include written music. They have separate suggestions for use by the kindergarten or eurythmy teacher.

There are also helpful suggestions and instructions for the kindergarten teacher or eurythmist in handling problems, creating moods and using descriptive gestures or vowels and consonants. The importance of eurythmy and the why and how it effects the development of the young child is clearly gone into as well as all the vital elements used for healthy growth. The stories, songs and poems are highly imaginative and fun!

This is another wonderful contribution by our friends at WECAN.