Adam Blanning, MD
Adam Blanning MD is a native of Denver. He attended the University of Colorado, both as an undergraduate studying English literature and for his medical degree. He completed a residency in family medicine, and then went on to teach family medicine at New York Medical College and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. In 2003 he founded the Denver Center for Anthroposophic Therapies. Dr. Blanning also works as an educational and developmental consultant for area Waldorf schools (Denver, Boulder). He lectures regularly about anthroposophic medicine and child development and has been a guest speaker for conferences in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, and Switzerland. He is currently serving as president of the Anthroposophic Health Association (AHA), sits on the board of the Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine (PAAM), and directs PAAM's training courses for doctors. He is a founding member and core faculty for the Nurturing the Roots course in Waldorf early childhood therapeutic education, and teaches and directs the two-year PAAM curriculum in school doctoring. He is the author of "Understanding Deeper Developmental Need: Holistic Approaches for Challenging Behaviors in Children." He likes to grow things in his yard and spend time with his family when he is not doctoring.
Dona Totten RN
Anthroposophic Nursing and Rhythmical massage
Dona has been working as a RN for over 20 years in hospital, institutional, and home health settings. In May, 2013 she graduated as an Anthroposophic Nurse, successfully fulfilling all requirements of the North American training. Dona's interests include finding ways to gently and rhythmically restore health, whether through applying hot compresses and wraps, bathing and wrapping the feet and legs, or rubbing in therapeutic oils and ointments in a process known as "Einreibung." Dona also offers Rhythmical Massage, a gentle moving, but dynamic form of touch which works deeply through the skin surface and into the supporting tissues and organs. This form of massage has frequently been compared to the ebbing and flowing of streams of water. Strengthening and supporting substances used in this work include herbs, oils, ointments, and creams which have been produced in anthroposophic pharmacies. Dona strives to address each person’s unique needs, and accompanying them in their journey to wholeness and well being. Dona enjoys playing the piano, choir singing, and water color painting.