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About us

We are a network of Trainers and Consultants in Biography Work, using the framework of Holistic Biography Work, in association with Karl-Heinz Finke.
We offer a Training Course in Holistic Biography Work, with a multi-cultural sensitivity, making room for different philosophies and spiritual beliefs.

Living-way... bringing Spirit to Life...

About Holistic Biography Work

It provides a systematic and useful framework for understanding life stories and individual biographies.
It uses indications for human development and the development of consciousness from Rudolf Steiner, and other spiritual teachers and philosophies.
It builds on the research of – Bernard Lievegoed, Gudrun Burkhard, Aaron Antonovsky, Coenraad van Houten and Helmut ten Siethoff.
It is informed by the practice and theories of Humanistic Psychology, and the insights provided by various self-development approaches.
It uses a holistic approach, recognising the spiritual dimension of the human life journey.
Holistic Biography Work offers an online Introductory Course and a Foundation Workshop as introductions to charting an individual biography. There are further Modules of study to deepen understanding of human development and the challenges facing humanity.

Coenraad van Houten – Workshop October 1999 at Forum Kreuzberg, Berlin.
Coenraad van Houten – Workshop October 1999 at Forum Kreuzberg, Berlin.

About our work

  • Consultations for individuals challenged by aspects of their life journey.
    We bring a spiritual whole of life perspective to the issues being faced.
  • A comprehensive Training in Holistic Biography Work.
    Currently 3-year Training programs are ongoing in Germany, Australia, India, Thailand and Taiwan. Trainees are completing 9 Modules as part of their Training, and attending Training sessions and completing Project Work.
  • Support for Graduates of the Training who work as Consultants.
  • Support for graduates of the Training who want to offer Modules and Trainings themselves, by mentoring them as Assistants within the courses, and providing a Mentoring program.
  • Creating and providing resources to facilitate Biography Work.
  • Encouraging the formation of local professional associations, for the local support of Consultants. A Professional Association for Holistic Biography Work has recently formed in India.
  • Support for an international collegial network. Biography Work is in a growth phase, and we offer online Gatherings in the Asia-Pacific region to support being Mentored in this region.
  • Providing professional development opportunities for Consultants and Trainers. Our Graduates may become paid Tutors and Facilitators for the participants of our online Courses.

Learn more about

Training in Holistic Biography Work
Books and Resources for Biography Work
Who we are as individuals

Work in 2020-2021

  • Ongoing availability of the Biography Log-book in various languages. We are supporting translations of the Log-book, and local print runs in various localities. The Log-book is currently available in English, French and Japanese as an eBook, and in Mandarin and Hungarian as a printed edition. Translations are in process for eBooks in German and Russian, and for a print edition in Hebrew.
  • The third edition of the Log-book in English is an interactive edition, that is personalised with name and dates on the Charts, and may be filled in online as well as being printed.
  • The Charts within the Log-book (Septennial Charts and the Life Panorama Chart) have been released in English as a separate package, to support Consultants and Trainers.
  • The online Introductory Course in Holistic Biography Work has been launched and is now available. It consists of a self-paced Learning Package.
  • Training Courses are ongoing in Germany, India, Thailand, Taiwan and Australia. During pandemic conditions Modules are being offered online.
  • The Training Course is being developed as an online Training, consisting of 12 Modules undertaken at the Trainee’s own pace, within a period of 2 to 4 years. Facilitation of small group-work and tutoring is being offered to our Graduates.
  • Master Classes and online sessions are held for current Consultants and Trainers.

Feel free to contact us

mail@HolisticBiographyWork.com

We long to discover the secrets and mysteries of our individual lives, to find our unique way of belonging to this world, to recover the never-before seen treasure we were born to bring to our communities. To carry this treasure to others is half of our spiritual longing.
The other half is to experience our oneness with the universe, with all of creation.
Bill Plotkin, 'Soulcraft'