The Karl-Schubert Workshops

Anthroposophical social therapy

The basis of Karl Schubert workshops, our socio-therapeutic community, is the vision of Rudolf Steiner. While working with people who need care, a holistic picture of mankind, social participation as well as artistic and therapeutic elements are the essential tasks and objectives. New experiences and insights can always be gained while dealing with illness and disability. The spiritual essence of the man remains intact and only the corporeality is defi ciently formed. Thus, the soul cannot evolve in the right manner. The individuality has eternal character. It refl ects in the individual from the womb to the life and continues beyond death. Past, present and future are akin to a river whose image can act as an inspiration to offer help and provide healing to the victims of fate. In their life and through work, the person in need of care seeks to accomplish and overcome his destiny. It happens in a form that is suitable to him and which is in sync with the possibilities he has. The world is changed and transformed by work. Self made products and services, industrial wage jobs and individual work offer a wide range of practice and learning. Material, shape and color, hand or machine work at individual or group workplaces provide a personal career. Many valuable social and therapeutic moments are generated through such diversity. The disability disappears into background through responsibility, self reliance, joy and pride.

The Workshops

The Karl-Schubert workshops are a social-therapeutic work community. We are acknowledged as a workshop for disabled people with about 260 authorized places. We manufacture our own products, do contract work and also work in the services sector for making various aspects of these forms of work fruitful: The cared employees experience the entire sequence of production of  these self made products, from their manufacturing to their distribution. Contract work contributes important additional working moments in the workshops and through collaboration with the industry; the employees are able to experience a productive economic experience. Services enable a direct contact with the customer as they require special attention and responding to special customer requests. Various materials such as wood, wool, clay, beeswax, metal or bread dough etc speak through their different potentials and their unique souls. Our wide range of different workshop groups is thus making it possible to respond to different individual needs of employees in need of care. Mercurius is proud to start a new cooperation with Karl-Schubert Workshops.