Medical Conference February 2017

Please note we have changed locations for the Medical Conference: Waldorf School of San Diego High School at 4135 54th Place, San Diego, CA 


This two-day workshop will provide an in-depth look at the way in which a child senses and relates to his or her own body, through the experience of touch, balance, movement, as well as a general sense of well-being. Dr. Johnson will provide a deeper holistic understanding of the imbalances that stand behind many of the diagnostic labels given to children today (such as ADD, autistic spectrum disorders and dyslexia) and discuss methods for assessing whether children are phonetically reading. There will also be an exploration of how these foundational senses are related to the development of learning and thinking in the older child and how they are needed for the continued development of the higher intellectual and moral capacities in adulthood.

Enjoy this sneak peak hot off the press!  The Medical Conference schedule.mc_schedule

susanrjohnsonDr. Johnson is a behavioral and developmental pediatrician. After completing a three-year residency and a three-year fellowship in behavioral and developmental pediatrics she worked for seven years as the physician director for the School Health Center in San Francisco. After the birth of her son, she was introduced to Waldorf Education and became a Certified Waldorf Teacher. She spent an additional year of training in the Extra Lesson/Sensory Integration Program at Rudolf Steiner College with Ingun Schneider. She also attended a special training course in Anthroposophically-extended Medicine at the Lukas Clinic in Arlesheim, Switzerland. Dr. Johnson makes visits to Waldorf Schools and has a private practice in Colfax, CA.

Two-day workshop cost: $150.00 || To register:  Click Here.

  • Saturday Only: $95.00 
  • Sunday Only: $65.00  
  • Snack Provided || Catered Lunch Available  $10.00 per day 
  • Discounts for three or more from one school site and WISC alumni available–please inquire

Supporting Your Child’s Immune System–The Key to Healthy Development || A Practical Session with Wiep de Vries, RN 

Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 || 3:45pm-5:45pm

Deepening the awareness of the significance of childhood illnesses can lead to a new approach to healing in which the child is gently being guided and supported through the process of illness.

Wiep will address the beneficial aspects of fever and offer practical suggestions for natural remedies and therapeutic applications, such as compresses, wraps, poultices and inhalations.

We will also focus in particular on ear infection, chest congestion, asthma, and digestive disturbances.

Workshop Participants will:

Attain a deeper knowledge about the role of childhood diseases from a holistic, developmental perspective. Be empowered and feel confident in taking responsibility for the care of a sick child. Learn to create a healing environment for a sick child, and have insight into healing measures that can prevent the occurrence of chronic illness. Learn practical ways to guide a child through the process of illness, applying herbal wraps and compresses, and using herbal and homeopathic remedies.

Wiep de Vries, R.N. worked for six years in The Netherlands as an Anthroposophical Nurse.From 1996-2004 she conducted Home Health Care workshops for the Waldorf schools throughout Southern California. For 7 years she has been the director of The Los Angeles Alliance for Childhood (LAAC), a parent education organization and resource and referral center, that offered programs advocating practical methods to address the developmental needs of young children. Currently Wiep is working as a pain relief therapist specialized in Neuro-Soma Muscle Therapy.

Practical Session Cost $20 || To register: Click here.

 Questions:  call/text/email || Parvati Scatena || || 916.524.1828

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