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International Online Biography Gatherings

International Online Biography Gatherings

We gather online annually in June. The shared language is English. We organise small group activities in different languages, such as discussion and Learning Groups on the lecture content.
Depending on local initiative, the lectures, slides and reading material can be translated into other languages. The translation of the slides can be organised before the lectures to support understanding of the lecture and the group-work learning process on the lecture topic. In 2023, we had two adjunct gatherings, one in Mandarin, always a day after the English Gathering. Our Mandarin speaking created overnight and the next morning a voice-over translation of the lectures and presentations. The second adjunct gathering was in Japanese a few weeks after the English event. The same can be organised for more languages. Please contact us.
The contributions to the 2023 Gathering are still available as a Study Guide with links to the lectures in our Shop.
Click here to view 28 sample pages.

We are now organising the 2024 Gathering –

International Online Biography Gathering 2024

Health and Illness in Biographies
Keynote speaker: Michaela Gloeckler
21 to 23 June 2024

See below and in the right frame information related to the 2023 Gathering. The 2024 will be very similar.

International Online Biography Gathering 2023
Core Aspects of Biography Work

Three lectures by Michaela Gloeckler
Anthroposophic Psychiatry of Body, Soul & Spirit
Two Lectures by Dr Martha Koelman
Study Guide 90 AUD

Main Contributions

Core Aspects of Biography Work
3 Lectures, Dr Michaela Gloeckler
With Q&A session, and guided learning groups

Lecture 1: Biography-work as a Key to a new Self-understanding
Lecture 2: The “I” and its Double
Lecture 3: Salutogenesis and Resiliency in Biographic Consultations

Anthroposophic Psychiatry of Body, Soul and Spirit
2 Lectures, Dr Martha Koelman
With Q&A session, and guided learning groups


Time Plan – work in progress

Online Times

AU  (East)    17:00 – 22:00
CN, TW       15:00 – 20:00
IN                 12:30 – 17:30
CH, DE        09:00 – 14:00
UK               08:00 – 13:00


Register now via our Webshop. Registrations close 2 June 2023.
110 AUD     Early Bird fee until 30 April 2023
90 AUD       Concession Fee until 30 April 2023
  ●  for current students of biography work
  ●  for members of the above organisations
140 AUD     Gathering Fee until 2 June 2023 (end of registations)

Michaela Glöckler

Dr Michaela Glöckler was born in 1946 in Stuttgart/Germany. She attended a Waldorf School until graduation, followed by studies of German Literature and History in Freiburg and Heidelberg, and from 1972 till 1978, before studying Medicine in Tübingen and Marburg. She completed further training as a Paediatrician at the Community Hospital in Herdecke and the Bochum University Hospital. For the next 10 years, she was a Paediatrician at the Community Hospital in Herdecke and Medical Adviser at the Rudolf Steiner School in Witten/Ruhr. From 1988 until 2016, she was the Head of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum, School of Spiritual Science, Dornach, Switzerland. She remains active as an international lecturer and trainer for Anthroposophic Medicine, and is the Co-founder of the Alliance for Childhood and the European Alliance of Initiatives for applied Anthroposophy/ELIANT.


Martha Koelman

Born 1989 in Berlin, married, mother of two sons.
2009 – 2015 Medical studies at the Charité Berlin and Witten/Herdecke University with Integrated Complementary studies in Anthroposophic Medicine (IBAM)
Further training in external applications and rhythmic massage, osteopathy, acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
2015 – 2017 Advanced training in “Mental illnesses – treatment options in anthroposophic medicine” from the GAÄD.
2017 Recognition as an anthroposophic doctor (GAÄD)
2019 Further training in anthroposophy-based psychotherapy at the IAbP with Johannes Reiner and Markus Treichler
2016 – 2020 Medical practice in rheumatology and psychiatry
Since 2019 Further training in “Biography Work and Communication Skills” with Karl-Heinz Finke, Gemma Priess, Juergen Brau and Rita Weber-Wied

Later Master Class with Dr Martha Koelman
An Anthroposophic Perspective on Mental Health Issues
22 to 25 June

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The Gathering is presented by

The Association for Holistic Biography Work

The Taiwan Association for the Promotion of Anthroposophic Biography Work
Organising enrolments, and group-work in Mandarin at dates to be advised.

Living-way… Holistic Biography Work

Adjunct Gathering in Japan

Organising interpretation, enrolments, and group-work in Japanese following an independent schedule

Further Adjunct Gatherings

Depending on local interest and initiative, more Adjunct Gatherings can be organised. Please contact us before 15 April.