Seminars with Joan Treadaway – Not a DMS sponsored activity

by mystique on February 2, 2013

Waldorf Remedial Therapy Seminars 



A Weekend Seminar on

Constitutional Types and Polarities

Saturday, February 2, 2013 – Sunday, February 3, 2013

Saturday, Feb 2, 2013


8:45 a.m. Arrival, visiting and Snacks

Please bring snacks to share!

9:00 a.m. Opening verse, Singing, Speech



Constitutional Types and Polarities

Thin Skinned and Thick Skinned


An in depth look at the Thin Skinned and Thick Skinned Constitutional Types in children and their tendencies toward memory, sensory habits, their relationship to their environment and much more.

We will look at how we learn through these children to become better teachers, parents and human beings and to bring them what they need. We will also learn ways to bring balance into the constitution.


10:30 a.m. Break


11:00 a.m. Discussion


11:30 a.m. Movement Exercises and Singing in the Classroom

“This is the House that Jack Built”

Movement, Speech, Rhythm, and Timing

Grade 2-4

How to bring ego consciousness into the structural physical body, i.e. to incarnate so that the ego can connect with the objective sense world.


Writing on the Back – Letters, Numbers, Words, Forms

How writing on the back integrates and sends impulses throughout the whole body and strengthens the imprinting process; then, how this process is further strengthened by writing in sand, writing on paper and with the feet as the images flow through the body and becomes integrated.

The Life of Charity Barnes

Author of “My Left Foot”

How Charity Barne’s life with Cerebral Palsy and almost entire paralysis brought him to astonishing capabilities, writing with his left foot!


12:45 p.m. Lunch


1:45 p.m.


Constitutional Types and Polarities

Larger Head – Small Head


Looking further at the manifestation of the Large Headed child and Small-headed child, to understand the relationship to concentration and distraction, imagination, and detail in the world.


3:15 p.m. Break


3:45 p.m. The Counting Star Exercise (from 7 years)

This is an engaging and strong remedial activity that:

  • Is good for slow lethargic thinkers and movers, as well as those with superficial abilities.


  • Is great for Midline Barrier. Mathematically-minded children love it.


  • Can aid in changing dominance from left eye to right in right-handed children.


5:00 p.m. Introduction and Demonstration “Twinkling Star” Exercise

(From Kindergarten)

For helping to establish dominance and cross-lateral movement.


5:30 p.m. Close with verse and song


Sunday, February 3, 2013


9:00 a.m. Discussion, review of Constitutional Types and Polarities

10:00 a.m. 5 series spiral Painting Exercise

(From 7 years)

This series of 5 Spiral Paintings recapitulates the archetypal movement of the astral body, including teaching the eye to control hand movements. The colors of red and blue call upon the soul life and creativity; breathing is also harmonized.


11:15 a.m. Break


11:30 a.m. The Inner Life of the Teacher

Help for teachers (Parents too!) in strengthening and creating protection from the outside:


  • “I think Speech”

Daily exercises to look at the universe from all sides;

Making for ourselves the discussion of what is possible to do, and what is not.


  • Meditation for Protection

From Rudolf Steiner in 1909


  • Heart Meditation

Description and exploration of this last meditation given by Rudolf Steiner just before his death.


  • Verse on Trust


1:15 p.m. Reflection on the weekend


1:30 p.m. Closing Verse and Good-Bye

For more information please click the links below.

Constitutional types and polaritie 1 day flier

Constitutional types and polaritie flier ’13

Constitutional types and polarities Seminar schedule ’13



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