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Online Biography Training Program

We are aware of the demand for accessible trainings for Biography Consultants world-wide. Taking the challenge of the Covid crisis as an opportunity, we have decided to offer our 3-year Training Course in Holistic Biography Work online.

We are shaping our existing training into an online, real-time training process, offered across 2 different time zones, over the next few years.

Entry into the Training Program requires

  • Completion of the Online Introductory Course
  • Completion of the Foundation Workshop in Holistic Biography Work (4-day workshop) or equivalent – see below
  • Written application form, including motivation for joining the Training
  • Submission of personal Life Panorama Chart
  • Personal interview

Each further Module within the Training consists of a 3-day on-line, real-time course.
Each of these Modules is also available for participants for personal and/or professional development, not wanting to commit to the full Training process. A Certificate of Attendance is issued for each Module completed.
Trainees complete the Modules and also attend supportive Tutorials.


Karl-Heinz Finke & 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.

Course fees

Include all online learning materials –
Introductory Course – 190 €
Foundation Workshop (4 days) – 290 €
Modules (3 days) – 240 €
Additional fees for: Trainee Tutorials, Assessment of Project Work, Certification

The On-line Training Program consists of

  • 4 Core Modules – The Foundation Workshop, plus – Helping Conversations, Destiny Learning and Meeting Conflict – see details below.
    Please note: we plan to offer these Core Modules as Residential onsite experiences with contact face-to-face learning, when possible.
  • 9 other Modules completed over 3 years – see details below.
  • Additional tutorials
  • Submission of one annual Project work – Biographical Interview, Biographical Analysis, Biographical Study


The 3-year Training program is completed when:

  • All Modules are completed
  • All Project Work has been submitted and passed


  • Receive a Certificate as an accredited Consultant in Holistic Biography Work. Their Training meets the guidelines suggested by the International Trainers Forum (ITF) for Biography work.
  • Are recognised as Biographical Consultants
  • Have sufficient qualifications to offer biography workshops
  • Are invited to join the network of Biography Tutors assisting students of the Introductory Course in Holistic Biography Work
  • May be Mentored to learn how to conduct their own training program for Biographical Consultants
  • Are offered Master Classes and ongoing support as needed


  • The Introductory Course in Holistic Biography Work is a distance learning package, with 40 hours of self-paced learning. It provides a good introduction for those considering whether to apply to enter the 3-year Training process.
  • Once the Introductory Course is completed, participation for personal and/or professional development is available to all the other on-line Modules, including Core Modules.
  • The Foundation Workshop is available as a stand-alone workshop for those wanting a more comprehensive introduction, and able to spend 4-days in an on-line, real-time learning environment with other interested participants. It is a prerequisite for joining the Holistic Biography Training program.

More on the Module Themes:

Please note

As we are developing our online training based on the existing onsite training, these are the onsite module descriptions. Some of the onsite modules are split into two online modules to meet online teaching requirements.

List of the Online Training Modules

Part 1: Biographical Keys

Developing individual awareness

Core Module 1 – Foundation Workshop
Take Charge of your life
Apply the resources of Holistic Biography work

Module 1.1 – Typologies
Understanding Self and others
Explore temperaments, soul types, qualities, rhythms and cycles in life

Module 1.2 – Mental Health Challenges
Recognising common mental health issues
Learning strategies to manage symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress

Module 1.3 – Communication Skills
Sensing with Four Ears in human communication
Discriminating 3 elements of verbal communications

Part 2: Encounters

Developing social awareness

Core Module 2 – Helping Conversations
Deep listening and empathy in encounter
Practising 3 levels and 7 qualities in helping conversations

Module 2.1 – Individual and Community
Life encounters and relationships
Exploring the impact of people, places and situations

Module 2.2 – Mental Health Crisis and Spiritual Emergency
Understanding mental health crisis from a holistic, spiritual perspective
Understanding the relationship between physical symptoms and mental & emotional wellbeing

Module 2.3 – Destiny and Karma
Learning holistic concepts of Destiny & Karma
Differentiating Instrument Karma & Incident Karma

Part 3 –  Guidance & Self-guidance

Developing spiritual awareness

Core Module 3 – Destiny Learning
Learning from Life
Identifying karmic keys and destiny events

Module 3.1 – Mission and Meaning
Life as a spiritual journey
Supporting the Self in search for meaning

Module 3.2 – Trials and Thresholds
Awakening to initiation through life
Reflecting on peak, abyss and transition experiences

Module 3.3 – Polarities of Light and Shadow
Understanding the forces influencing conflict
Reading adversarial forces as a polarity, and their 2 progressions

Core Module 4 – Meeting Conflict
Learning to read and transform conflict patterns
Understanding conflict escalation and de-escalation