Modify your subscription    |    View online
Living Way... Lebenswege... Holistic Biography Work
Newsletter April 2020

by Karl-Heinz Finke & Laura Summerfield

On a Personal Note

We, Karl-Heinz Finke and Laura Summerfield, are currently in 99% self-isolation, working from home in Canberra, Australia, on Biography Work projects. We are both well and feel very blessed to be able to be together. 2019 was a big year for us: marriage, travelling together and working in various places with lovely colleagues. 2020 looks to be very different for us all.
Here is an update on our activities.

On-line Foundation Workshop

We are offering our first on-line Foundation Workshop in Holistic Biography Work in May/June 2020. It is delivered with lectures and guidance in a virtual class-room in real-time and includes small group sharing via face-time options.

This will suit those who have an interest in Biography Work for personal or professional reasons, have enough English language, and can join us for day-time sessions at Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

This Foundation Workshop is a pre-requisite to apply for some or all the Modules of the 3-year Course in Holistic Biography Work and for the training itself. Successful completion of all Modules and additional project work leads to certification as a Biographical Consultant. More information on the Foundation Workshop and the other Modules are available on our website.

The Foundation Workshop includes preparatory reading, ‘live’ lectures by Karl-Heinz Finke, individual preparation and study time, creative activities, small group work and individual tutoring sessions.

There are 8 x 4-hour sessions on-line (9 am to 1 pm, AEST):
●   Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 May, and
●   Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 June.
Further time needs to be set aside for individual work throughout the Workshop.

The textbook (Biography Log-book eBook) and other learning materials are provided.
Course fee: 320 € (or equivalent) as a special introductory offer. Payment made via PayPal.
Enrolment by Friday 15 May via Email.

Please note – the Modules of our 3-year Course in Holistic Biography Work will gradually become available as on-line learning packages, supplemented by on-line annual real-time workshops.

On-line Introductory Course

We will launch our Introductory Course in Holistic Biography Work
●   on Saturday 6 June 2020
●   at both 9 am and 9 pm (AEST)
with an introductory lecture by Karl-Heinz Finke.

After this launch, this Introductory Course is available as an on-line learning package in English for participants to access anywhere in the world at any time.It consists of approximately 40 hours of self-paced learning. After June, the Introductory Course will become the pre-requisite for all our other on-line Modules, including the Foundation Workshop.

The textbook is the Biography Log-book eBook and this is supplemented by a Study Guide, taped lectures from Karl-Heinz Finke and suggested further reading.

Log-books are (or will soon be) available in the following languages: English, French, Mandarin, Hungarian, German, Russian and Hebrew, to support your learning. Individual tutoring support (optional) is offered through our international network of qualified Tutors.

Course fee: 190 € (or equivalent). Payment made via PayPal.
Payment for individual tutoring is arranged directly with Tutors.
Enrolment / Expression of Interest now possible 
via Email.

On-line 'live' Workshop in April 2020, AEST

In April this year we offer the following on-line Workshop– Mission & Meaning – Life as a Spiritual Journey. Supporting the Self in search for meaning.
This is a powerful topic to consider at present, and we now offer it on-line (rather than on location in Canberra, Australia as originally planned).

Here are the dates and times (AEST):
●   Friday April 24 - from 6 pm to 8 pm
●   Saturday April 25 - from 9 am to 6 pm
●   Sunday April 26 - from 9 am to 4 pm
There are morning, afternoon and lunch breaks within the timetable.

Please note: This workshop is open to anyone interested in the topic, who has some background in anthroposophy and/or biography work.
There is preparatory reading sent, so early enrolment is advised.
If you know of anyone who might be interested, please let them know.

Course fee: 290 AUD (or equivalent). Payment details are sent upon enrolment.
If you have already completed this course with us and want to repeat it as part of your own present biographical work, you pay only 50% of the fee.

Enrolment: ASAP or at latest by Monday 20 April via Email.

Resources Update

The second edition of the Biography Log-book in English is available as an eBook (personalised with name and optional DOB) for 10.00 €.

We have done a print run of the Biography Log-book eBook for those who prefer printed copies. These are not personalised. They are quality full colour printed copies, with original cover & wire binding on the LHS.
Cost within Australia: 40.00 AU$ plus 10.00 AU$ postage & packing.
Cost outside Australia: 25.00 €s plus 15.00 € postage & packing.
We can post them out to you from Australia for at least the next 6 months. Limited discounts available for multiple copies.

The 12 x 7-year Septennial Charts and the Life Panorama Chart are available to purchase (not personalised) as a package for 5.00 €. They are emailed in full colour and may be printed up as needed for personal or client/student/friend use. Just use our order form or contact us via Email if you want to place an order.

Our goal is to make Biography Work resources affordable and accessible world-wide.

The Biography Log-book is now available in Mandarin as a print edition. It has been translated into French, Hungarian, Japanese and German. Translation is ongoing into Russian and Hebrew. Some local print editions are being created in various languages. Purchase details will be added to our website as these editions become available. This 'baby' has had its first birthday, and has been truly launched into the world, growing much faster than we ever envisaged.

Indian Biography Gathering and Excursion

The realities of COVID-19 have affected the details of the October 2020 Gathering for Biography Work in Bangalore India, and the planned follow-up Excursion to Tiruvannamalai and Auroville.

We are working with the Indian Professional Association for Holistic Biography Work to organise the Gathering as an on-line experience. Those able to attend in person may still be able to do so, but others may participate and contribute through an on-line presence. This hybrid model will become clearer, and details shared over the next few months.

The follow-up Excursion to Tiruvannamalai and Auroville is postponed until 2022.

Please note - Finland is hosting an International Conference for Biography Work in 2021 (28/06 to 04/07/2021). More details as they emerge.

Warm regards and all the best in these challenging times, from both of us,

Karl-Heinz & Laura
working to remain socially and professionally connected with colleagues world-wide.

Eat Well, Sleep Well, Walk Well, Give Well - Be Well


From our blog
A meeting of Biography Work Trainers

Gain a Global Perspective

Modify your subscription    |    View online
Living Way... Lebenswege... Holistic Biography Work
Köpenicker Str. 172 10997 Berlin, Germany
Karl-Heinz Finke –