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BGO-12: Mental Health Challenges

Module BGO-12: Mental Health Challenges

Recognise common mental health issues.

Learn strategies to manage mild to moderate symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress.


Topics include:

  • Look at mental health issues and challenges through various lenses –
    • lived experience
    • psychological understanding and strategies
    • clinical definitions
    • psychiatric considerations
    • Anthroposophic Medicine
  • Learn to recognise common mental health issues – especially symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress.
  • Learn strategies to assist with mild to moderate symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress.
  • Looking at the 4-foldness of the human being in relation to organs:
    • Depression, Liver, and Etheric Body
    • Anxiety, Kidney, and Astral Body
    • Obsessive-compulsive tendencies, Lung, and Physical Body
    • Rage, guilt & mania, Heart & Gall bladder, and ‘I Body
  • How to balance dynamic inner and outer forces for emotional and mental well-being – strengthening the ‘I’ function – supporting salutogenesis.

Online group-work explores:

  • Individual knowledge and experience of common mental health issues.
  • Helpful strategies to manage mental health challenges.
  • Steiner’s lecture – Overcoming Nervousness – and practice of exercises suggested.

Course available for personal/professional development

This module within our Online Biography Training Program is also available as a stand-alone course for personal and/or professional development.

Learning Pack only: 150 AUD.
Includes: comprehensive Study Guide with readings, activities, and individual preparation for group-work; recorded video lectures from Karl-Heinz Finke (with copy of the Visuals); and a personalised copy of our Biography Log-book. Available at any time. Time commitment: approximately 40 hours.

Entire course: 450 AUD
Learning Pack plus real-time Online sessions, 15 hours – 5 hours on each of 3 days – Friday to Sunday.
Online sessions are in real-time, with small group work sharing facilitated for 3-5 participants. Total time commitment: approximately 55 hours.
A Certificate of Participation is awarded if entire course completed.
Prior completion of either our Introductory course or Foundation course is recommended, but not required.