Supporters and supporting institutions
Achievement of the impulse to develop and research metal colour light therapy as a new form of therapy was and is only made possible with the help of many people and institutions.
Among them, the Filderklinik, Filderstadt, Germany, was the first to include metal colour light therapy in its therapy program. The former nurse Roswitha Salzwedel was willing to carefully conduct sessions with metal colour light therapy. The research study of rheumatism published in our book Metallfarblichttherapie was carried out there. Dr. Ludger Simon accompanied the research. Angela Steer-Reeh and Dr. Jan Vagedes (Filderklinik) made the initial assessment of the effect of red and blue metal colour light glass panels on heart rate variability and breathing, and have made their results available. Since 2011 Holger Schimanke, a music therapist, has continued the practise of metal colour light therapy in the Filderklinik. He also regularly offers introductory courses for doctors, medical students, chemists, nursing students, and volunteers. Up to the present almost 2000 patients have experienced the metal colour light therapy. This therapy is supported by Dr. René Madeleyn and is financed by the association to support the Filderklinik. Both Dr. Madeleyn und Harald Merckens (formerly in Filderklinik, now in private practice in Stuttgart) are teaching in the therapeutic training.
Thomas Adam singing teacher at the Windrather Talschule in Velbert-Langenberg, Germany, included our coloured glass panels in his music and singing therapy sessions.
The hospital Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus, Herdecke, Germany, noted the earliest positive results using metal colour light therapy on asthmatic patients.
Thomas Möllmann, a special teacher (on the council of Lichtblick) was present at an introduction in Filderklinik in 2005. He was so moved by the glasses that he brought some of his pupils for metal colour light therapy in the Filderklinik. Through his engagement metal colour light therapy was introduced into a number of curative institutions and his long experience with the glasses in curative work has contributed to the development of this therapy.
The art therapist Hazel Adams introduced metal colour light therapy to England and the Blackthorn Medical Centre in Maidstone, Kent. Her great efforts made it possible for Blackthorn to have the entire set of 12 coloured glass panels to work with from the beginning. In 2015 Hazel Adams opened a new practice in the Helios Medical Centre in Bristol. Dr. David McGavin (formerly in Maidstone) and Dr. Frank Mulder support the work with metal colour light and are active in the therapeutic training.
From 2013 til 2019 three trained metal colour light therapists (Elisabeth Broager-Grön, Beatrice Hallqvist, Christine Loser) treated many patients in the Vidarklinik in Järna, Schweden. Many of them had cancer, illnesses of the inner organs or exhaustion. An association was formed to support and farther the development of this therapy (Föreningen för Metallfärgljusterapi). Since the closure of the Vidarklinik they offer glass therapy privately. Beatrice Hallquist is an anthroposophical doctor and teaches in our therapeutic training.
Lisa Edge (Maine, USA) and Helena Hurrell (Colorado, USA) have established metal colour light therapy in USA. They offer therapy, seminars and workshops and present MCLT in conferences in USA. In spite of the great distance, they come each year to the farther training of the therapists in Schwörstadt.
Through the engagement of Gertrud Mau, curative eurythmist and colour therapist in the Hague, this therapy is offered and is becoming known in Holland.
The Medical Section and Visual Arts Section in Dornach, Switzerland, have accompanied us from the beginning. We have regularly represented metal colour light therapy at the medical conference in Dornach. Many important contacts have arisen through that. Our further qualification therapy training is recognized by the Medical Section in Dornach.
Also, all those who have taken part in metal colour light therapy sessions either as test persons or patients have helped us continue to develop our work. A complete list of clinics, institutions and private practises you can find here.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of you.