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Activity-Based Stress Release (ABSR) courses

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Coping with stress from within

 Activity-Based Stress Release - ABSR

The ABSR stress management program is a nine-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).

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These are our ABSR courses and what they cost.

  1. The guided group course usually takes place once a year and costs € 225.- (reduced € 175.-). Who can not pay that chooses "Pay what you can" and gives what is right for him / her.
    Owners of ABSR-1 courses and participants of previous ABSR group courses may obtain the course for 140 euros. In order to do that, you need to be logged in.
    If you subscribe to our newsletter, you will be informed when you can register for the ABSR group course and get a 10% discount on your next purchase.
  2. If you prefer to do the course for yourself or with friends, buy the basic ABSR 1 course for € 70.- (reduced € 55.-).
  3. The follow-up course ABSR 2 goes through the modules in reverse order with new eurythmy sequences. It costs € 75.- (reduced € 50.-).
  4. Is a course too expensive for you? No problem! Choose the Pay-What-You-Can price and in return help us publicize the courses. .
  5. Participants of previous ABSR group courses can find their course at the bottom of this page.

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ABSR 1 Stress Release - Basic Course

Seven sequences with everyday exercises and eurythmy.

Against inner stress, caused by:

  1. Forgetfulness
  2. Jumpiness and anxiety
  3. Self-doubt and over-anxiousness
  4. Restlessness and loss of control
  5. Dependencies
  6. Compulsions and indecision
  7. Being hunted by thoughts

For more joy in everyday life.

The course handout with all texts and exercise descriptions can be downloaded free of charge in the introduction module of the course.

ABSR 2 Stress Release - Follow-up Course

In reverse order,

  • with the underlying texts by Rudolf Steiner,
  • with new eurythmy sequences of level 2 from Health in Action,
  • with eurythmy double sequences of levels 1 and 2 for an even more intensive experience of the eurythmic processes.

If you go through the everyday exercises in reverse order, you will experience the course and yourself anew. You may see yourself with different eyes and develop even more security and calm in what you have already learned.

The lecture Overcoming Nervousness  may be downloaded free of charge in the introduction module of the course.

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.

  • Eurythmy4you

    “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

  • Eurythmy4you

    “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

  • Eurythmy4you

    “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

Introductory videos

New introductory video to ABSR courses

ABSR introduction 1

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.

April 4, 2020, 45 mins

ABSR introduction 2
The polarities within the exercises and how they relate to the different layers of the human being. The role of the I as the core of our personality. Exercises to develop humour, serenity and generosity.

April 11, 2020, 50 mins

Vowels and practical exercises
Excerpt from ABSR introduction 2
9 mins

Rudolf Steiner's indications for esoteric eurythmy
Excerpt from ABSR introduction 2
10 mins

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If you have participated in guided group courses you will find them here.