ABSR Stress Release


Research Project 2023

Invitation to the research project

Stress Management with ABSR Online Courses



Dr. med. H. Haas and T. Hundhammer, ABSR course instructors and practitioners.


How does the therapeutic application of Rudolf Steiner's lecture "Overcoming Nervousness" through Activity-based Stress Reduction (ABSR) change stress levels and affect participant satisfaction? How does the performance of the course instructors influence the outcome?


The evaluation is carried out by the Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine IKIM at the University of Bern using four questionnaires at the beginning, in the middle, at the end and 8 weeks after the course.

Theoretical basis

As early as 1912, Rudolf Steiner developed seven easy-to-use and highly effective exercises for stress management to activate health forces, provide balance and enable us to cope with the demands of life:

Seven amplifiers of stress factors

playfully transformed and dissolved by:


Conscious misplacement of objects

Jumpiness and anxiety

Changing handwriting in a playful way

Self-doubt and over-concern

Thinking texts and circumstances in reverses order

Restlessness and loss of control

Changing habits in a playful way


Temporarily refraining from small wishes

Compulsion and indecision

Practicing decision-making with the heart

Circling or compulsive thoughts

Refraining from criticism and self-criticism

The practical exercises are supplemented with simple movement exercises that illustrate the topic, make it accessible to the senses and enhance the effect of the exercises.

Your Commitment

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment with our exceptional ABSR course! Designed for the modern-day warrior facing stress and anxiety, this program is perfect for passionate parents, dedicated educators, and caring therapists. Moreover, high-level executives, influential politicians, and other professionals struggling with overwhelming responsibilities and stress can also benefit from the transformative power of this remarkable training.

Experience the transformative power of ABSR programs and make use of their comprehensive and integrated approach. Combine attention-enhancing practices, meaningful body training and self awareness to nurture body and mind through this dynamic and holistic program.


  • 1.5-hour online meetings, to be attended live once a week, recordings available.
  • Daily activities of approximately 20 minutes during the week.
  • For organisations, the times of the meetings can be adapted to the needs of the employees. Learn more.

First session

  • Saturday September 30, or Sunday October 1, 2023
  • Getting to know each other, Introduction, Questions and Tipps
  • First questionnaire

Main Sessions 

  • Saturdays or Sundays, October 8 to November 26, 2023
  • Group work, discussion, mind- and meaningful movement, everyday exercises
  • Second questionnaire after half the time

Final Meeting

  • Saturday December 2, or Sunday December 3, 2023
  • Review, Celebrations, Gratifications
  • Third questionnaire

Follow-up Meeting

  • Saturday February 2, or Sunday February 3, 2024
  • Reunion, How are you doing?
  • Fourth questionnaire

Visit the pages of the research project:

Welcome Program Events Research Reward Costs Courses and Sign-up
Logo eurythmy4you.com - 1920 transparent

ABSR Stress Release
Research Project 2023

University of Bern, IKIM
Perseus Research Society