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Katherine Rudolph's individual approach.
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Exploring The Word in Colour and
synthesis of Anthroposophical Speech and Painting
to work curatively to help you or
your child to overcome…..
Lisping and stuttering
Anorexia & Bulimia
Psychological disturbances (fear,
depression and psychosomatic disorders)
Trained in Australia, England and
Switzerland in both artistic and therapeutic painting and formative
speech, I have had over 20 years experience in helping people of
all ages, especially primary and secondary school students who have
speech disturbances or centering problems.
I work privately
and in groups where there is a need for speech improvement,
painting therapy and creative writing. Using speech exercises given
by Rudolf Steiner, as well as movement and my own verses and songs.
The approach is full of fantasy and inspiration created to fulfill
individual needs. Epic, lyric and dramatic art are used as a basis
to promote balance and understanding of rhythm, colour and grammar.
Clay modelling of the Platonic Solids and biographical
understanding through the colour wheel are also of interest to the
secondary school level.
teachers and free demonstrations
I am willing to work before,
after or during school at various venues.
Please contact me at my home office on
0061 3 9001 3869.
Word In Colour and Speech provides and facilitates a scope
of poetic, artistic and therapeutic exercises using an
anthroposophical approach. Dynamic speech, colour and movement
oriented to the individual participant, allow interpretation of
ideas which are designed to help with correcting problems involving
speech and the flow of the participant’s artistic
Writing related to
colour images may also be involved and may possibly be recited and
played, and creative writing exhibited to exemplify the method.
Individual fluency of creativity augments the growth of
seeks to promote well-being in the social sphere through
specialized artistic activity for all age groups from Prep and
Kindergarten to ripe old age. Enthusiastic and positive attitudes
towards artistic and therapeutic problem solving through speech and
colour favourably influence the growth and expression of the
individual. Poetic, artistic and story-telling techniques evolve,
finely attuned to each person in the therapy. Biographical
processes are also dealt with artistically
Using artistic and
therapeutic knowledge creatively, the practitioner weaves a story
in words or gesture. During a process of movement in space,
interspersed with poetry, speech, exercise reminiscent of Greek
gymnastics, even picture images of the participants own making; a
kind of moving scene is built-up which is beneficial to the well
being of the individual. This provides a unique 'grounding’ in the
hectic pace of modern day life. Communication problems may be
assuaged or disappear completely.
then sees his creation and speaks it or even sings it, if desired.
In a reciprocal manner he may already have a text or an image,
which is brought on to the paper with the help of the above
mentioned exercises, leading to the painting or colour (wax,
pastels, mosaic) technique.
and tunics may come into play for character and temperament
development and metamorphosis. The forming forces in speech shaped
into exercises given by Rudolf Steiner actually allow one to use
the voice differently in response to thinking, feeling and willing.
(see Addenda “Anthroposophical Therapeutic Speech”). Thus change and
transformation can occur.
Position and Outlook
Over 35 years
ago, a process of
training and research began and gradually evolved into the current
practice.Experience in art education, pedagogy, disabilities and
adult education led to combining formative speech and water colour
painting to evoke verbal response and fluency. At the present time,
expansion and growth of this therapy will foster health and well
being for those who are served by it. One to one private sessions
will serve the individual. At the present time, the practitioner is
a NEIS participant and a member of the Melbourne Therapy Centre in
Poetic texts and
original writing, speech exercises by Rudolf Steiner, creative
writing exercises by Paul Matthews and movement sequences from
Michael Chekov*, as well as colour painting, using sketches of
Rudolf Steiner* and various painting techniques, provide a basis
for the individual practitioner to conceive a therapeutic
experience of unique quality for those participating.
workshops are devoted to students of drama, school teachers,
disabilities patients, artists, small groups with speech
disturbances, even deaf and autistic groups of patients who wish to
use visual stimulus to evoke speaking. Speaking texts in chorus can
help to free individual expression.
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Katherine Rudolph, Exploring The Word In Colour And