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    Module 1: Being hunted by thoughts
    • Resting in oneself
    • Avoidance of criticism
      ABSR1 - Exercise 7 sbr.mp4
    • Eurythmy U 2
      ViA-U (2) English.mp4
    • Questions to U 2
    • Eurythmy U 1+2
      ViA-U (1-2) English.mp4
    • Indications by R. Steiner
    • Reflection
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    Module 2: Compulsions and indecision
    • Deciding with the heart
    • Weighing up decisions and carrying them out
      ABSR1 - Exercise 6 sbr.mp4
    • Eurythmy with Au 2
      ViA-Au (2) English.mp4
    • Questions to Au 2
    • Eurythmy Au 1+2
      ViA-Au (1-2) English.mp4
    • Indications by R. Steiner
    • Reflection
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    Module 3: Dependancies and addictions
    • Self-determined dealing with wishes
    • Foregoing unimportant wishes
      ABSR1 - Exercise 5 sbr.mp4
    • Eurythmy Ei 2
      ViA-Ei (2) English.mp4
    • Questions to Ei 2
    • Eurythmy Ei 1+2
      ViA-Ei (1-2) English.mp4
    • Indications by R. Steiner
    • Handout, Diary, Contact
    • Reflection
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    Module 4: Restlessness and loss of control
    • Changing behaviour
    • Observing oneself
      ABSR1 - Exercise 4 sbr.mp4
    • Eurythmy E 2
      ViA-E (2) English.mp4
    • Questions to E 2
    • Eurythmy E 1+2
      ViA-E (1-2) English.mp4
    • Indications by R. Steiner
    • Reflection
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    Module 5: Self-doubt and over-anxiousness
    • Mobilizing your center
    • Thinking in reverse
      ABSR1 - Exercise 3 sbr.mp4
    • Eurythmy I 2
      ViA-I (2) English.mp4
    • Questions to I 2
    • Eurythmy I 1+2
      ViA-I (1-2) English.mp4
    • Indications by R. Steiner
    • Reflection
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    Moduel 6: Jumpiness and anxiety
    • Developing inner security
    • Changing one’s handwriting
      ABSR1 - Exercise 2 sbr.mp4
    • Eurythmy O 2
      ViA-O (2) English.mp4
    • Questions to O 2
    • Eurythmy O 1+2
      ViA-O (1-2) English.mp4
    • Indications by R. Steiner
    • Reflection
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    Module 7: Forgetfulness
    • Strengthening the power of memory
    • The visual misplacement exercise
      ABSR1 - Exercise 1- EN sbr.mp4
    • Eurythmy A 2
      ViA-A (2) en sbr.mp4
    • Questions to A 2
    • Eurythmy A 1+2
      ViA-A (1-2) en sbr.mp4
    • Indications by R. Steiner
    • Reflection
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    Module 8: On your path - Mastering life
    • Integrating the everyday exercises into your day
      N8 Alltagsübungen Zusammenfassung.mp4
    • Eurythmy: The power of health
      12:02 Die Kraft der Gesundheit (sbr).mp4
    • Questions to deepen the Eurythmy exercises
    • Indications by R. Steiner
    • Handout, Diary, Contact
    • Reflection
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    Conclusion of the course
    • Feedback and questions to Eurythmy4you

Indications by R. Steiner

OVERCOMING NERVOUSNESS (Nervous conditions in our time)
A Lecture By Rudolf Steiner, Munich, January 11, 1912, GA 143 (*)


The ABSR course is based on and developed out of this text:

Harald Haas discovered that the description of the different forms of nervousness in the introduction and the description of the exercises in the main part, are in reverse order. He also discovered, that the exercises are a practical application of the eight-fold path.

The eight-fold path was assigned to the days of the week by Rudolf Steiner as "Exercises for the Days of the Week." The days of the week have a relationship to the planets, and these have a relationship to the gestures of the vowels in eurythmy.

On this basis, we designed the course as a combination of the everyday exercises in combination with the vowel-exercises of eurythmy. We suggest carrying out the advanced course in mirrored form, in the order of the eight-fold path.

Rudolf Steiner begins the topic with a consideration of the so-called "essential elements of man”:


Today let us try to add something to what is already familiar to us. What I have to say may be useful to some of you in that it will lead to a more exact idea of the nature of man and his relationship to the cosmos.

Anthroposophists often hear objections to spiritual science from outsiders. Scholars and laymen alike criticize the division of man into the four members of physical body, etheric body, astral body and ego (**). These skeptics often say that perhaps one who has developed hidden soul forces may be able to see these things but there is no reason why one who has not should concern himself with such ideas. It should be emphasized, however, that life itself, if one is attentive to it, confirms what spiritual science has to say. Furthermore, the things anthroposophy has to teach can be extremely useful in everyday life. This usefulness, which is not meant to be taken pragmatically, gradually comes to carry conviction even for those who are not particularly inclined to concern themselves with clairvoyant perception.


* You can read the entire lecture “Overcoming nervousness” in one piece here.

** Spritual science views man as a fourfold being:

  • The physical-mineral body man has in common with the mineral kingdom.
  • The etheric or life body is the carrier of all life and growth forces. It is the element man has in common with the plant kingdom. Plants have physical and etheric bodies.
  • The astral body is the carrier of feelings, instincts, etc., that man has in common with the animals, which posess a physical, etheric, and astral body.
  • The ego, unique spark of divinity in man. It makes possible self-awareness and enables man to become a free being capable of choice between good and evil.



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Action-based stress management, follow-up course

ABSR follow-up course in reverse order, with:

  • Indications by Rudolf Steiner
  • Everyday exercises as in ABSR 1
  • Eurythmy sequences part 2
  • Euryhtmie sequences parts 1+2

In addition to the videos in the course you gain access to even more videos from the following courses:

  • Basic Eurythmy Exercises
  • Eurythmic Meditations
  • The Vowels
  • Therapeutic Exercises

This provides you with important background information and the possibility to do the exercises even more effectively without having to buy more courses.

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