Sleep: An Unobserved Element in Education
Recent research suggests that sleep is unnecessary for human beings. Our waking consciousness could, therefore, be extended so that we could do without sleep altogether. Audrey McAllen, however, believes that sleep is vital for physical, psychological and spiritual well-being. An essential element in her remedial work with children is to encourage the development of a healthy relationship to sleep. This work explores the experiences of the soul during sleep.
Topics covered are:
- The relationship of sleeping and dreaming
- The threefold experience of sleep
- Rudolf Steiner’s research into the nature of sleep
- The human being’s relationship to space
- The moral color exercises – as exercises for remedial work
- And accounts of remedial work with children
About the Author
Audrey McAllen is an English Waldorf teacher who has spent a lifetime developing ways to help children who have learning difficulties. She based her work on study of Rudolf Steiner’s indications regarding spiritual aspects of human development and on her observation of and practical work with many children.