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Biography Online - September 2020

by Karl-Heinz Finke & Laura Summerfield


We have been experiencing warmer days outside our Canberra home as we work with renewed energy on our various projects.
Four Australian participants have nearly completed our Mentoring Program and are now valued colleagues.
Our 3-year Training Program continues in India, Thailand, Germany and Taiwan, with support from local colleagues as we share online lectures and learning resources.
We have a new Facebook Page to share news and resources.
Our Online Training Program has started within the Asia-Pacific time zone, and there are still places available. See details below.
Our Biography Log-book has been translated into Japanese - Biography Notebook - Steering your life - バイオグラフィー手帳 “自分の人生の舵をとる” and is selling as an eBook or a print edition.
We continue to develop our free resources - the Life Panorama Chart has been made a little more user-friendly, and there is a new hand-out explaining the Archetypes that underlie it.
Contact us if you have any questions about what we offer.

Take care … Karl-Heinz Finke & Laura Summerfield

One-to-one online sessions available

Individual consultations with trained Biography Consultants are available. It is normal for questions and challenges to arise when working through a life-story. Check our Tutor/Consultant List and email a Consultant to organise your online sessions.

Online Courses in 2020 and 2021

Introductory Course in Holistic Biography Work
First steps in Biography Work. Explore your life journey.

An online learning package which includes a Study Guide for self-paced learning, access to taped lectures from Karl-Heinz Finke, preparatory reading and the personalised Biography Log-book eBook. The Online Introductory Course provides an excellent introduction to Biography Work from a holistic perspective, and is ideal for Study groups to work on together.

Course times: Start your course at any time.
Fee: 190 Euros, includes Study Guide, taped lectures, personalised copy of Biography eLog-book and other learning materials.
Special offer for Study groups: 150 EUR for each person, minimum of 4 enrolments.

Online Training Program in Holistic Biography Work
A 3-year program consisting of 12 Modules. Online learning packages supplemented with online real-time facilitated group-work.

Participants have started the Training within the Asia-Pacific region time-zone - from Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. There are still places available and enrolment is possible at any time after a Foundation Course or equivalent is completed.
See below for final scheduled Foundation Course in Asia-Pacific time-zone in 2020.

Individual Modules may be done for personal or professional development after completion of the Introductory Course or Foundation Course or equivalent.

In 2021, the following Modules are offered:

  • Typologies - Understanding Self and Others. Exploring Temperaments, Soul Types, Qualities, Rhythms and Cycles in life.
  • Mental Health Challenges - Recognising common mental health issues. Learning strategies to manage symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress.
  • Communication Skills - Sensing with 4 ears in human communication. Discriminating 3 elements of verbal communications.
  • Helping Conversations - Deep listening and empathy in encounter. Practising 3 levels and 7 qualities in helping conversations. A Core Module in the Training

Foundation Course in Holistic Biography Work
Take charge of your life. Apply the resources of Holistic Biography Work.

Our Foundation Course has gone online. Participants receive a Learning package to complete in their own time, which includes a Study Guide, recorded Lectures and an interactive Biography eLog-book.

They then participate in a online real-time facilitated group-work experience over 3.5 days. Different time zones are possible for this Course. A minimum of 4 participants in a manageable time zone.

No prerequisite to enrol, other than openness to a holistic approach. This course forms part of the entry requirements into the Online Training in Holistic Biography Work. This Training is offered online in 2021. The Online Foundation Course may be done for personal or professional development.

Course times: Online Learning Packages available at any time. Real-time group-work available in different time zones by arrangement.

Dates (Asia-Pacific time-zone): 3/12 - 6/12/2020 (group-work online in real-time).

Fee: 290 EUR, includes personalised copy of the Biography eLog-book and the other learning materials.

Free Resources

Life Panorama Chart

Our Interactive Panorama Chart is a perfect tool to create a Life Overview. It uses the Archetypes as indicated by Rudolf Steiner, and developed by Lievegoed, Burkhard and Finke.

Here is our hand-out containing a Description of the Archetype behind the Panorama Chart, with the reference to the source in Rudolf Steiner's collected works CW-104.

Biography Conference and Gatherings

1st Virtual Biography Gathering

Organised by the Association for Holistic Biographic Work in India.

Dates: Thursday 19 November - Sunday 22 November, 2020
Time: 12:30 - 16:30 (IST - Indian Standard Time)
Theme: Life Pathways and Biography Work - Stepping Consciously into the Future.

This is a collegial Gathering for those engaged with Biography Work world-wide, and promises to be a lovely occasion for sharing and an interesting event.

You are invited to register to present or participate. Registrations to present close on 30 September, so act quickly. You have until 30 October to register to participate.

For further information, check their website:
2020 Asia Pacific Biography Gathering

World Wide Biography Conference - Finland 2021

Islands of Humanity
Vulnerable - Incomplete - Limited
Wed 30/06 - Sun 04/07/2021
Tampere, Finland
2021 Worldwide Biography Conference

This is the next bi-annual Conference for those connected to Biography Work, pandemic permitting.

We send you our warmth, and blessings from Canberra Spring,

Karl-Heinz & Laura


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