The content of the training course is based on general medicine and spiritual science developed from the deep insights of Dr. Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) which he called “Anthroposophy”.

Out of spiritual science Rudolf Steiner created the foundations for widening the scope of medical science. The fundamental principles are reflected in many lectures and in the book: “Extending Practical Medicine” (GA 27) which he wrote in cooperation with the Dutch doctor Ita Wegman, (1876-1943).

The painter Liane Collot d’Herbois (1907-1999) developed a colour theory for painting and painting therapy based on the same foundations. She gave the impulse for the start of the Emerald Foundation training in painting therapy.

The training course in painting therapy at Emerald is a schooling path based on anthroposophy.

In the light of the aspect of schooling, the individial path of the student is always respected.