The aims of the foundation are:
||The development and promotion of painting
therapy as initiated by Dr Rudolf Steiner and further
developed by Liane Collot d’Herbois;
|| The training of painting therapists;
||The communication of this therapy to Doctors;
||The stimulation and commissioning of research to further
||The organization of conferences, also internationally
for painting therapists and doctors who work in the field
of this therapy;
||The stimulation and commissioning of publications;
||The financial support for third parties to carry out
the aforementioned activities;
||The management of the copyrights over all the work of
Liane Collot d’Herbois.
THE EMERALD FOUNDATION IS A NON-PROFIT MAKING FOUNDATION.
How did the training course start?
Josine Hutchison-de-Lanoy Meijer started to work as an art
therapist in 1976.
In 1978 she started to work as a painting therapist with Dr
L.P. Walburgh Schmidt and from 1982 with Dr P.T. Hutchison.
Since meeting Liane Collot d’Herbois
in the autumn of 1978 she had been working to put into practice
the wide knowledge of painting therapy that Liane shared with
her. From this point in time more and more art therapists
came to Josine, both from the Netherlands and abroad, to work
alongside her in her practise in order to learn about the
painting therapy and to be schooled in it.
At the close of the painting therapy courses that Josine gave
for final year students at the Tobias School of Art in England
from 1980-1990, there were frequent requests that she start
a full-time training in this method of painting therapy.
In the spring of 1986, in direct response
to the wishes of Liane Collot d’Herbois herself and
to meet the further training needs of these people in England
and The Netherlands, Josine started the first training course.
From the beginning the training was enriched by the many therapeutic
pictures made by clients in her practise, and the valuable
indications and knowledge that Liane had shared with Josine
during their treatment.
Over the years there was a steady increase
in the number of participants in these courses and it became
clear that a more official framework was needed. In November
1998 “The Foundation for Promotion of Painting Therapy
based on Anthroposophical Principles” according to the
work of Liane Collot d’Herbois, was set up. In March
1989 Liane Collot d’Herbois gave the foundation the
name of “Emerald”.
Since 1998 the Foundation has taken over
all activities. Josine Hutchison-de-Lanoy Meijer and Dr Paul
Hutchison are the founders, directors and senior teachers
of the training course. Untill her death in 1999, Liane Collot
d’Herbois had contributed continuously to the training
course. During the course she would speak to students of the
spiritual background out of which she had developed her all-embracing
insights into light, darkness and colour in relation to the
cosmos and to man.