Beatrice Birch began her career as a teacher in an inner-city Waldorf/Rudolf Steiner School in Bristol, England in 1975. Deeply inspired by the healing and artistic aspects of Waldorf Education, she went on to complete the three-year Hauschka Artistic Therapy training in Gloucestershire, England. She has since worked as a therapist and consultant in multiple capacities over the past 35 years, throughout the United States, England, Holland, and Taiwan. She has worked in Anthroposophical medical practices with both adults and children struggling with a variety of conditions, including addiction and other psychological challenges. Since 2005, Beatrice has been working with men in prisons using artistic therapy, and she has been a regular facilitator of the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP). Her passion for nurturing the creative and healing impulse within everyone led her to co-found Inner Fire, where she focuses on her work as a therapist and guide, in addition to program development.
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