Community Talks

The Gabriel Talks- 2017 program will be announced soon.

Nurturing childhood, based upon the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner. A series of free public talks

The Gabriel Talks enter their 13th year, with a stimulating and nourishing series of free public talks offered from May- August. See the program at the end of this page for details.

These talks evolved out of the work of Joan Salter, an anthroposophical maternal and child health nurse, who established the Gabriel Baby Centre in 1976. Joan’s books “The Incarnating Child” and “Mothering with Soul” remain in print as essential reading for new parents.

The program of talks offers an opportunity to explore the life of the young child, and the great joys and challenges of parenting in the context of the picture of the human being given by Rudolf Steiner.

Our speakers come from diverse backgrounds, and share their expertise and experience in early childhood development working from the spiritual picture of human development given by Rudolf Steiner, and aim to provide inspiration, information and support.

The Gabriel Talks generally address topics relating to the building blocks of healthy child development, as well as the myriad parenting issues and questions which arise:

  • Rhythm and routine
  • Creative play and imagination in a world of technological pressures.
  • Protection of the senses.
  • Caring for the sick child
  • Nutrition
  • Sleep from birth to the teenage years.
  • Creative discipline.
  • The importance of storytelling, literature, songs and verses for children.
  • The journey of parenting, including stress management.
  • Communicating with children and teenagers.
  • Festivals, family life and home making.

We are also open to your suggestion for topics!

The Gabriel Talks 2017  program will be announced shortly.

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When: four talks at 7.30 p.m on a Monday evening from May to August – see individual talk dates.

Where: Kew Library, Phyllis Hore Room, Corner Civic drive and Cotham Road, Kew. Plenty of free carparking is available.

Melway ref: 45 D6     No entry charge. No bookings required.

Information: Tiffany, tel. 9876 1092 or 0413 120 345




Read the brochure here: The Gabriel Talks DL Brochure 2016