Coping with stress from within
Activity-Based Stress Release - ABSR
Our ABSR self-help courses form the core of our work. Here you benefit from the systematic structure, holistic approach and deep background of the exercises which will help you to calm down and draw new strength and zest for life. Scientifically evaluated.
The ABSR stress management program is an eight or nine-week program 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 (you can see them in the videos). 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.
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Activity-based and Mindfulness-based - ABSR and MBSR
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.
Below are video replays of our introductory webinars with information on the structure and content of the course.
If you've already taken part in guided ABSR group courses, your courses will be displayed below.
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Guided ABSR group courses
Our guided ABSR group courses are a great success and take place from January to March every year.
This 9 week long course has weekly webinars each Sunday at 19:00 CET (check this time zone converter) to introduce the module and the eurythmy of the week. The replay is added to the course within 24 hours. There is a chat in which the participants can exchange ideas and questions. On Wednesdays, those who want can discuss their experiences with the course leader in a Zoom meeting. After the course all lessons are permanently available. Have a look at the enthusiastic participant feedback.
Prices: € 140.- or reduced € 100.-. Even those who cannot afford the full price may participate (write an email).
2021 is an exception as we will be introducing the ABSR course in French and Russian. The next Engish ABSR course will start in January 2022.
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Guided group course from September 27th to November 29th, 2020
(The course is well advanced, access is no longer possible)
“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
These are our ABSR courses.
- The guided group course usually takes place once a year and costs € 140.- (reduced € 100.-).
- If you prefer to do the course for yourself or with friends, buy the ABSR 1 course for € 70.- (reduced € 55.-).
- The follow-up course ABSR 2 goes through the modules in reverse order with new eurythmy sequences. It costs € 35.- (reduced € 25.-).
If a course is too expensive for you - no problem! Just write us an email.
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Guided ABSR group course from September 26 to November 29, 2020 with webinars, chat, tuition and lots of exercises. The webinars take place every sunday at 19:00 CET (check this time zone converter). 24 hours later you will find the replay in the course. After the course you have all lessons permanently available.
8 weeks against 7 types of nervousness
A sequence of exercises against inner stress, caused by
- Jumpiness and anxiety
- Self-doubt and over-anxiousness
- Restlessness and loss of control
- Compulsions and indecision
- Being hunted by thoughts
The course handout with all texts and exercise descriptions can be downloaded free of charge in the introduction module of the course.
For more joy in everyday life.
ABSR follow-up course in reverse order.
If you go through what you have learned in the ABSR 1 course in reverse order, you will experience the course anew and not as a repetition. To support this, we offer you the ABSR 2 advanced course. There we repeat the everyday exercises in reverse order and combine them with new advanced eurythmy exercises. We provide you with important background information and the possibility to do the exercises even more effectively.
The lecture Overcoming Nervousness can be downloaded free of charge in the introduction module of the course.
For more joy in everyday life.
Videos with information on the composition of these courses
Introductory webinar on April 4, 2020
- General introduction to Rudolf Steiner's exercises to overcome nervousness.
- The connection of the exercises to the Eightfold Path, the days of the week and the vowels.
- Deepening questions.
Introductory webinar on April 11, 2020
The webinar shows the polarities within these exercises and how they relate to the different layers of the human being. It discusses the role of the ego, the core of our personality. It is shown that the aim of these exercises is to develop humour, serenity and generosity - not only for others, but also for yourself.
Complete Webinar, 11. April 2020, 52 Minuten
How to attribute the Eurythmy of the vowels to the practical exercises
Excerpt from the webinar on April 11, 2020
Rudolf Steiner's indications for esoteric eurythmy as a framework to accompany the everyday exercises.
Excerpt from the webinar on April 11, 2020.
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