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Stress Release Programs
Stress Release Support Groups
The ABSR stress management program is a eight-week course that builds on eight practical life exercises by Rudolf Steiner. In it, he suggests how we can overcome seven types of nervousness. We combine these tasks with eurythmy exercises that correspond to the steps of the eightfold path from which Rudolf Steiner developed his everyday exercises.
The ABSR program was initiated by Dr. med. Harald Haas and Theodor Hundhammer. It has been tried and tested in practice and is continuously being developed. The eight-week courses were scientifically evaluated. Many participants report deep and powerful experiences (feedback).
The structure and purpose of the ABSR programs are related to the well-known MBSR programs. Both are eight-week exercise programs that combine mindfulness exercises, body training, and behavioral observation to support people suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, or pain.
Both programs develop their content against a spiritual background: MBSR from Buddhism, Zen meditation and yoga, ABSR from the eightfold path, anthroposophical studies and eurythmy bodywork. Nevertheless, the practical design of both programs is secular and ties in with the participants' direct life experience. A daily practice of 45 minutes is recommended - it definitely takes initiative and commitment from the participants.
The programs were developed by Dr. med. Harald Haas and Theodor Hundhammer to support people suffering from stress, anxiety, depression or pain. How are you doing with...
- Jumpiness and anxiety
- Self-doubt and over-anxiousness
- Restlessness and loss of control
- Compulsions and indecision
- Being hunted by thoughts
With their structure and holistic approach, these programs help you to find peace and to draw new strength and joy in life. They combine simple attention exercises, body training and behavioral observation. They have been tried and tested in practice and are continuously developed by our international teams.
Many of our participants report deep and powerful experiences. Several evaluations of our courses carried out by the University of Bern confirm their profound effect on well-being, psychological stability and confidence in the manageability of life situations.
The practical implementation of the programs is simple and connects directly to your life experience. Everything is explained in the videos, a daily practice of 20 to 40 minutes is sufficient. You will soon experience significant improvements. Humor, serenity and generosity - especially towards yourself - will arise by themselves and become resources that give you self-confidence and bring joy into your life.
“If you get involved in this course, you can only win. You don’t have to have any prior knowledge of eurythmy or Rudolf Steiner. If you stick with it - but without pressure, abilities steadily develop at various levels. I find it incredible and extremely rewarding.”
April - June 2019
“For me, it's the best and most concrete guidance and exercise series I've ever used to get from a "head" to a "heart-listening" view of the world. It helped me experience my ego in the body and also in interaction with the "forces of the surroundings". In today's troubled and uncertain times, it is a great help for me to re-establish the already almost forgotten basic trust.”
April - June 2019
“The course encouraged and challenged me to take time for the exercises and thus for myself. The careful, calm introduction to the exercises has served me well. It was usually a nourishing break combined with the awareness that, with some continuous action, much can be achieved for one's own well-being.”
April - June 2019
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Do you want to do an ABSR course for yourself or together with your friends? Then these courses are just right for you. You can go from module to module and decide for yourself when and how long you want to do something. Or you can start the sequential run trough where you are guided through the course with emails.
- The basic ABSR 1 course contains everything you need to successfully cope with stress. Pascale will show you the practical exercise and you will have a 15 minute eurythmy unit to reinforce the theme of the week.
- The follow-up ABSR 2 course goes through the modules in reverse order. Experience shows that this way you experience everything all over again and your experience deepens. The everyday exercises remain the same, the eurythmy is new, and you learn more about the theoretical background of the exercises.
- The final course ABSR 3 goes through the seven stages of stress reduction again in the original order. You now work with the eurythmy exercises of Level Three and deepen the practical exercises with the help of the eurythmic planetary gestures.
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Stress Reduction Support Group
With Ann Marie, Annika and Tove
Feel the live inside you
ABSR-2 in Reverse Order
December 4, 2022 to January 22, 2023
A path to increased self-awareness on which you discover your own habits with joy and humor. You learn to play with them and to reflect yourself. The weekly exchange of experiences stimulates, gives impulses and enriches. You are carried and relax, relax, relax....
Pascale Fischli and Theodor Hundhammer
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