Wholistic Sex Education Workshop – December 2nd 2018


This one day workshop is offered as an extension to the class and parent talks delivered in Trinity Gardens and Willunga Waldorf Schools in September.

It will be offered by Melanie Deefholts and Louise Schnitzhofer on Sunday December 2nd from 9:30am – 2:30pm

It will elaborate on the stages of child development from birth to 21 yrs so as to understand the various ages sex and gender become more conscious to a child, and how to introduce conversations around puberty, sex, sexuality and gender in health giving ways. The workshop will also allow time for individual observation of what can stand in the way of healthy and inclusive conversation. We will discuss how to unite the physical facts of puberty and sex with the inner human experiences that connect a person to their soul and spiritual nature. A healthy understanding of these human experiences can enable a person to make choices that support their ongoing individual development.

Sunday December 2nd     9:30am – 2:30pm         Adelaide venue TBA

Suggested Contribution: $60

100% of this contribution goes to the Y Project – a section of Developing the Self Developing the World, that is accessible to young adults from 16 years old. It provides mentors, health services, artistic programs and events that are fully or partially funded by Developing the Self Developing the World and donations.

Developing the Self Developing the World is comprised of educators, artists, health practitioners and farmers who deliver workshops and programs to help integrate the understanding of human development in the light of anthroposophy. It is a social initiative founded by Inner Work Path which offers meditation and inner development courses in the light of anthroposophy as outlined by Rudolf Steiner.

To book or enquire please email info@developingtheself.org or phone Melanie on 0407 327 812


Conversation Towards Health – 1 hour open conversation October 21st 2018

This conversation time was set aside every 6 weeks or so for anyone to come along to the cottage clinic at 3 Druids Ave Mount Barker and bring a question about understanding health from an anthroposophic perspective. It is in acknowledgement that sometimes we have a question but not interested in a consultation. They are questions that when a number of people seek within it more deeply something new can arise. A group of 3 – 6 people generally come together on a Sunday afternoon and allow each conversation to be unique. We have spoken about and received lemon footpaths, and questioned things such as whether the recovery from chronic illness is possible and the nature of allergies.

Please contact me if you are interested in our last meeting of the year on October 21st from 4pm. Ph 0439 896 025.


Using Rose Sphagnum Protective Skin Lotion for Sensory Harmony

This Sphagnum Lotion is specially prepared by Developing the Self Developing the World to support wellbeing and sensory harmony in babies, children and adults. It complements the care and protection that a caregiver provides to their child for the development of the senses. The formula has been thought through so as to nourish and bring harmony to all ages and those with sensitive skin. 100% of profits go towards the Y Project, a section of Developing the Self Developing the World that is accessible to young adults from 16 years old and provides mentors, health services, artistic programs and events that are fully or partially funded.

About the medicines

Anthroposophic medicine is an integrative medicine that extends the way medical practitioners, nurses and complementary therapists understand their practice through objective studies of the physical, soul and spiritual human being. It originates from the work of Dr. Rudolf Steiner (1861 – 1925) and Dr. Ita Wegman (1876 – 1943). Steiner is most well known for developing Steiner / Waldorf Education and Bio-dynamic Organic Agriculture.

Anthroposophic Medicine is now integrated into medical training in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. In other countries training is in addition to foundational studies in medicine, nursing and complementary health including homeopathy and massage. Click here to link to more information on anthroposophic medicine.

Consultations for Children

The basis of the practise at Sea Salt is to look for what is unique to each child and support parents to provide an environment that gives the child what they need to develop and participate in life in a healthy way. How each child experiences and copes with illness and life leads us to parent and treat them in slightly different ways. Too much or too little protection or exposure can create unhealthy patterns in areas such as behaviour, illness and sleep.

The prescriptions made by Louise include natural remedies to be taken orally, and therapeutic applications of medicinal plants and substances in the form of massage, baths and compresses. Children are very responsive to these therapeutic applications and parents who use them often as part of a home healthcare routine find them to be most beneficial.

An initial consultation allows 1 hour to converse and build a picture around your child’s health including birth, milestones, sleep, digestion, behaviour, sensory development, susceptibility to illnesses and environmental influences.

The consultation is a combination of conversation with the parent(s) and observation and general conversation with the child. Having time without the child being present helps to obtain information that the child need not hear.

Nutritional Bath with Raw Cows Milk

nutritional bathA nutritional bath uses 1 cup of raw bath milk, egg, honey and lemon.

I have prepared these instructions for Developing the Self  Developing the World, hence you will also find them on that website.

Download the instructions here.

Follow the instructions closely to gain the most benefit from this therapeutic bath. Please don’t have a nutritional bath when you are fevering or taking medication (or using drugs). And if you are pregnant you should first consult with me or your anthroposophic practitioner before dipping into this bath.

It’s simple, protein filled warmth is very powerful.

Please phone me if you have any questions.


What is Rose Sphagni?

sphagniSphagni Rose, or Rose Sphagni is an emulsion that has natural protective qualities. When applied to the skin it helps maintain a healthy balance in the fluids sitting just under the skin that are effected by such things as travelling in aircraft or fast moving vehicles, stress and radiation. It provides a ‘second skin’ and reduces the impact of the environment on a child’s growing body. In anthroposophic medicine it is used in rhythmical massage and/or as preventive healthcare as part of a daily rhythm. Rose is chosen for daily application for children under 7 years and the primary care-giver. In these years we aim to provide the most ‘heart-like’ environment as the child will use this as their gage of balance in later life. Lavender and rosemary are more one-sided in their qualities and may be prescribed for specific purposes when closer to 7 or older. Citri sphagni is closer to the middle and shares some similar qualities to rose, so may be an alternative to rose on a daily basis. It can be purchased direct from Southern Swan Pharmacy or from Sea Salt.