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Awakening to Child Health 1


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SKU: 9781903458815 ISBN: 9781903458815


Awakening to Child Health is the fruit of lifelong research into the sources of children’s well being. Raoul Goldberg offers a thoughtful, empathetic approach to children for doctors, therapists, carers, educators and parents. He starts by re-connecting with the wonder of childhood through evoking one’s own experience as a child. This is a comprehensive resource about the physical, soul and spiritual development of children and adolescents.

Raoul Goldberg draws on his research, medical work and Rudolf Steiner’s insights into child growth and holistic medicine with:

  • Ways to re-connect with the genius of childhood so as to strengthen your own ‘sense for health’ in raising children
  • A unique road map of child and teenage development, informed by embryology, physiology, psychology and spirituality
  • The prenatal journey of the incarnating child: where do we come from?
  • Helpful understanding of the three births of childhood-of the body, soul and spirit
  • Ways of observing and understanding children using insights into the seven life processes, four temperaments, three physical types and seven character types

Dr Raoul Goldberg runs the Syringa Health Centre, a holistic clinic for general practice with a range of complementary therapies in Capetown. He has worked as a Steiner-Waldorf School doctor for many years.

“Support and guidance in nurturing young people in challenging times.” —Michaela Glöckler MD

“Here are imaginative and creative ways of understanding childhood, with wisdom, love and respect for children and their development.” —Dr Saskia Renkema, GP, Blackthorn Medical Centre

“(A) descriptive and warmth-filled book that details the effects of relating to children in loving, attentive ways. It is not a medical textbook, nor a home health care guide, but a guide to being nurturing and awake as a support to the development of the children in our care. It is valuable resource for teachers, doctors, parents and anyone interested in children, one you will refer back to again and again over the years.”—Stephen Spitalny, in Gateways


Syringa Health Centre
Awakening to Child Health Road Map (PDF)

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Weight0.883 kg

Raoul Goldberg




black and white illustrations and diagrams



448 pages


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