Opened in 2016 Sophianum is the first officially recognized anthroposophic healthcentre in Hungary. Our doctors and therapists work together offering integrative medical care in the spirit of Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman’s work. We also organize programs, trainings and conferences aiming to fulfill both at medical as at social level our mission of bringing the healing impulse of anthroposophy into the World.

The Sophianum’s first 20 months in figures:

  • 4 Anthroposophic Medical Doctors
  • 14 Anthroposophic Therapists
  • 6 part-time collaborators and consultants
  • 258 sqm in the unique organic building situated in the centre of Budapest with:
  • 4 medical and therapy-rooms
  • a social space and a lecture-room
  • over 3.000 medical-therapeutical individual consultations
  • 700 patients
  • mentorship, intervision and trainings for doctors, therapists and teachers
  • 120 programs in the field of spiritual science and applied anthroposophy
  • more then 5.000 visitors
  • 3 AnthropoSophia Days – a full-day program with 1.500 visitors organized at the MOM Cultural Centre
  • supporter of ELIANT
  • collaboration with the Anthroposophical Society in Hungary and in most neighboring countries, as well as with all national anthroposphy-based organizations, trainings, institutes, publishing houses
  • member of the Hungarian Waldorf Association
  • cultural programs, exhibitions
  • more than 1.500 anthroposophic books sold in the first year
  • 100-150 biodynamic cosmetic products sold in a month

According to our business-plan the Sophianum will become self-supporting in 3 years time. Until then we need support in the form of:

  • medical equipment
  • books
  • donations

And even more important: we are searching for medical doctors who could come for a longer period or on a regular basis to work in our Centre in order to professionally support our team, as well as those colleagues who finished the training in anthroposophic medicine and need more practical inputs in order to begin working as anthroposophic doctors.

Contact: dr. Anna Tóthfalusi, +36 20 775 08 68, anna.tothfalusi@sophianum.eu

 


 

Our Teammembers who work also in foreign languages. For the other MDs and therapists we can ensure translation.

Dr. Szidónia Papp – Anthroposophist Medical Doctor (works also in German, English)

Dr. Trásy Gábor – Anthroposophic Medical Doctor, Pediatric Doctor (works also in German)

Dr. Eszter Kiss – Anthroposophist and Homeaopath Medical Doctor (works also in English)

Ágota SárközyPressel massage (works also in German and Italian)

Dr. Anna Tóthfalusi – Biography and Destiny Work (works also in English, Italian, French, Romanian)

Éva Ujváry – Painting therapy by Lianne Collot and Artistic Therapy by dr. Hauschka (works also in English)

Rita Bakony – Curative Eurithmy, Pressel massage (works also in German)

Edit Szilágyi – Rhytmic massage (works also in English)

Rita-Cecília Rácz – Speachtherapy (works also in German, Italian)

For info and appointments please contact: +1 5999 039 or sophianum@sophianum.eu

Interested in finding a new spiritual path that unites scientific back-ground with the concept of Karma and reincarnation? Involved or seeking for a process of self-knowledge and self-fulfilment? Looking for a different way to live your life, raise your children and responsabily take your part in a community?

Ever heard about Anthroposphy? Maybe Waldorf education? Anthroposophic Medicine? Rudolf Steiner?

If the first answers were “yes”, then it does not matter if the followings were “no”: our place is meant for you!

In the centre of Budapest there is an island of silence where you can

  • just walk in, sit down in the beautiful tea-room and read a book or a newsletter
  • take part in artistic, craft-work or movement lessons both individually or in group: our therapists do speak some or even more of the following languages: English, German, Italian, French, Romanian (as you can see in the list bellow)
  • have a consultation with an anthroposophist MD or therapist
  • receive personal support from a team working on anthroposophic basis in a specific life-situation like pregnancy, personal or professional crisis etc.
  • take part in Parents&Toddlers groups where the accent is on respecting the children’s needs while offering an interesting learning and exchange opportunity to the adults as well
  • receive guidance and support with your baby or child
  • enjoy artistic programs both for adults and for children

 


 

 

 

About the Sophianum…

The initiative launched by the founders of the Sophianum Centre for Anthroposophy undertakes, as its core mission, to transmit the spiritual essence of anthroposophy and to evoke new values. Their aims are to raise awareness about and to bring into the public domain the anthroposophical work accomplished in the previous century by Dr. Rudolf Steiner, which to this day possesses a creative force and is increasingly radiant; as well as to develop and provide a sustainable example of anthroposophic healing treatments within an institutional framework, for the first time in Hungary.

A space has been opened to serve as a port for Hungary’s scene of anthroposophy. It is an easy-access location in the heart of Budapest, in one of Hungary’s most beautiful organic buildings, the Swan House designed by Ervin Nagy. The Centre, filling in a niche, offers outpatient services in-line with anthroposophic healing, and works as a domestic and international network of contacts and cooperation. It thus has the potential to grow into a regional information hub and a major contributor to the dissemination and familiarisation of anthroposophic values, traditions and achievements.

The Centre, well reflecting its founding concept, rests on three main pillars, as in the architectural planning stage we have designed three interrelated, nevertheless separate, spaces.

  • Spiritual mission and its physical space: the Sophianum Conference Centre which boasts a smaller (40-person) and a larger (100-person) auditorium, along with a library and a visual arts gallery, all suitable for smaller or larger-scale conferences, lectures, workshops and events. We welcome the anthroposophical fields of social sciences, healing, pedagogy, arts, architecture and economy. Furthermore, anthroposophical literature is to be brought to public attention through sale and lending of works as well as on-site reading of Hungarian publications, while by launching our own publishing activities. The annual, off-site, tradition-establishing AnthropoSophia Day has achieved these aims with a wide public involvement. Prior to this the anthroposophical community in Hungary had lacked a place seating a hundred people, neither had it offered a comprehensive programme presenting the palette of areas further developed within anthroposophy to the general public.
  • Social domain and its physical space: the Centre’s central area faces the main entrance and the front of the building. It features a reception area with shelves for books, newspapers, magazines, a small refreshment counter and an anthroshop selling anthroposophic preparations and organic cosmetic products. The area’s primary function is to encourage and develop connections with and among our visitors and to serve as a source of information. We undertake the task to enable contact and kindle co-operation among the national and international representatives of intellectual and of anthroposophical scenes. At the same time, recognising the potential inherent in an entrance onto the street, we intend to draw enquirers into the Centre. Hungary has not had any easily accessible open spaces with regular opening hours for anyone to simply enter for a discussion, a meeting or just to read about anthroposophy.
  • Healing work and its physical space: the Sophianum Medical-Therapeutic Centre contains two offices for medical doctors and two rooms for therapeutic treatment. The Founders have established a centre for anthroposophical outpatient treatment with six anthroposophical doctors and ten anthroposophical therapists within an official institutional framework. Such a centre of anthroposophic therapy where doctors and therapists co-work in a medical practice community within an official framework is a novelty in this country.

It is important to emphasise that the Centre, with its inviting front entrance from a busy street, has the potential to grow into a vivacious and open institution that anyone can enter to simply looking around. The Centre’s three areas of mission and the architectural structure reflecting these lend themselves to attracting interested parties of all kind. Anthroposophists will be drawn in by lectures, events, forums or books. Those seeking physical or mental health will come for the medical and therapeutic services, while lay passers-bys may pop in to enjoy a delicious cup of tea surrounded by the atmospheric pictures in the Napút Gallery. The Centre thus offers a location for encounters, meetings and networking.

The Founders established two Companies at the turn of 2014/2015 to meet these goals. The Kardia Anthroposophical Foundation is to fulfil the foundation’s conceptual goals, to organise and oversee the medical, educational and pedagogical events and activities that are of public benefit. The Sophianum Antropozófiai Nonprofit Kft. is mainly the investment of developing the Centre and overseeing its operation.

The Companies and the Founders possess 60 percent of the necessary funds to launch the project and cover the associated start-up costs as part of the 2015 plans. We intend to raise the remaining 40 percent through donations, sponsorships and applications for grants. As a result of preliminary negotiations 7 percent will be at our disposal by the autumn of 2015. The five-year financial goal for 2016-2020 aims at the Centre to become self-sufficient in order to ensure consistent operations.

The initiators have actively been involved since 2000 in the anthroposophical movement in Hungary and abroad, participating and assisting in the realisation of anthroposophical teachings, conferences, events, associations, foundations, publications and organisational activities either individually or in co-operation with others.

 

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