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Our Courses in Australia

Current training

In Canberra, in 2020, we have taught the final 3 modules of the 3-year training in Holistic Biography Work. Due to travel and gathering restrictions, these modules were taught online workshops in real-time via the Zoom platform.

We discovered interest in these Modules within the Asia-Pacific region, and welcomed guest participants from within the region. We learnt that time zones rather than geographical location affects participation, and used English as the common language.

Each workshop was facilitated by Karl-Heinz Finke assisted by graduates of the 3-year training in Holistic Biography Work, who have now completed the 3-year Training Program twice and are well qualified to facilitate groups within our new online Training Program.

Online Holistic Biography Work Training Program

We have commenced an online Training program in English in late 2020. It is offered world-wide including Australia, and is particularly suited for the Asia-Pacific region time zones. Here you can find more information on the development of this online training. Applications to join are accepted in 2020 and throughout 2021.


Laura Summerfield: mail@holisticbiographywork.com

Click here for a list of accredited Tutors in Holistic Biography Work who are happy to assist individuals working with issues related to their life story.

Canberra viewed from Mount Ainslie - Source: Wikipedia
Canberra viewed from Mount Ainslie - Source: Wikipedia


In 1997, during one of the last Schooling Courses at Hawkwood College (UK), Living-way received an invitation to conduct a Schooling Course in Melbourne, Australia in 1998. This was a stepping-stone for many future Living-way workshops and trainings in Australia and New Zealand.

The Schooling Course in Australia sadly ended after a successful three-year cycle in Armidale.

The first Living-way 3-year Biography Training began in Australia in 2004, under the umbrella of The Melbourne Therapy Centre. The second training cycle started in 2009 in Sydney in co-operation with Sydney Rudolf Steiner College. There were 2 more training cycles in Sydney. The fifth commenced in Canberra in March 2018 supported by the Anthroposophical Society in Australia, Canberra Branch, and is now completed.
In Sydney, there have been 3 bi-annual Gatherings of Biography Consultants (2014, 2016, 2018). The goal has been to strengthen a collegial network and to support local peer support groups. A quarterly communication newsletter, Seasonal Sharings, was initiated at the 2018 Gathering.

In 2020, with the expansion of Holistic Biography Work in Asia, we are supporting a Virtual Gathering organised by the Association of Holistic Biography Work in India. Dates are: 19-22 November, 4 hours each day. For more information: see www.holisticbiography.com.

We have been based in Canberra for most of 2020, and have commenced an online Biography Training Program for the Asia-Pacific region (2020-2023). This is available to students throughout Australia and this region. There are still places available, and entry into the Training is possible at any time, once a Foundation Course is completed and an application is accepted.