Thursday, April 2nd
Community Room, Seacoast Waldorf School
Already a century ago, Rudolf Steiner predicted that people of the modern age would suffer increasingly from three kinds of nervousness. In this interactive evening session, Douglas Gerwin will explore the nature of these 3 conditions and lay out 10 strategies to overcome them. Nervousness cannot (indeed should not) be prevented or avoided since––by being embraced––it can become a source of inner fortitude. Like so many contemporary conditions, what may first be experienced as a drain on one’s energies or as a daunting shadow may in fact conceal hidden strength and lasting light.
Douglas Gerwin, Ph.D., has taught history, literature, German, music, and life science at college and Waldorf high school levels for over 35 years. As Director of the Center for Anthroposophy (CfA), he divides his time between adult education and teaching adolescents, as well as mentoring Waldorf schools across North America.
Himself a Waldorf graduate, Douglas is the founder of the Center for Athroposophy’s Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program, as well as the first Executive Director of the Research Institute for Waldorf Education. He is author and editor of nine books on Waldorf education, as well as numerous articles on education and anthroposophy. His most recent publication, released this year, is a collection of articles entitled Trailing Clouds of Glory: Essays on Sexuality and the Education of Youth in Waldorf Schools. Douglas resides on the outskirts of Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife Connie, a Waldorf high school teacher of mathematics.