Seven Exercises to Arrive at Yourself

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...

  • Forgetfulness
  • Jumpiness and anxiety
  • Self-doubt and over-anxiousness
  • Restlessness and loss of control
  • Dependencies
  • 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.