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Our Contributors

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KARL HEINZ FINKE

 

Karl Heinz Finke is an active Trainer and Consultant in Holistic Biography Work and has completed twenty-one 3-year cycles of Training world-wide. Currently he is completing Training cycles in Germany, India, Thailand, Taiwan and Australia, whilst mentoring graduates of his Trainings in these countries to be able to continue the Training themselves. Karl-Heinz is now offering online modules in Biography Work and works with Laura Summerfield to make Biography Work practical and accessible world-wide. Their work together is visible on their website Holistic Biography Work.

TOPICS

  • The overlap between Spiritual Development & Ecology through the lens of Biography work

  • The Third Age or Biographies 50+

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TOPIC

Creative/Artistic Exercise:

 

TO REACT, TO REFLECT, TO RECORD

 

Journal writing and Biography Work - A conscious way to record personal growth and self-development.

 

LAURA SUMMERFIELD

Laura is a full-time Consultant in Holistic Biography Work, based in Berlin and Canberra, and supports Trainings online and in the Asia-Pacific region. 

For the past 13 years, she has been a Psychologist in Australia, working in private practice and as a Counsellor/Therapist in community health, early intervention, and educational settings (tertiary and secondary). 

In 2007, Laura completed the 3-year Training cycle in Biography Work with Karl-Heinz, who is now her partner.

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ANITA CHARTON

Anita is a Biographical Coach, Trainer and Psychotherapist. She has been working with the  Biography impulse for over 35 years. She has been giving Biography Workshops from 1984. She also co-inaugurated the first training in Biographical Counselling in the UK in 1992 at the Centre for Social Development.  She co-founded the International Trainers Forum for Biography Trainings (ITF) and acted as its co-ordinator until this year. Her great joy and inspiration  is to work with Biography - and thus I-development - in an international setting. 
 

TOPIC

 

Coming home to Ourselves as a Resource : Connecting to our 'I' as a Sunbeing

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DR. LAKSHMI PRASANNA

 

Founder of Anthroposophical Medical Society of India, Dr. Lakshmi Prasanna is a trained paediatrician with Neonatology as her speciality.  She has worked for many years as a school physician in India and Australia. She was also one of the pioneer parents and Founder Member for the Abhaya Waldorf School in Hyderabad. She is the Director and Education Consultant for Blue Sky Children’s Services, based in Australia. Since 2007, Lakshmi travelled extensively as an education consultant and lecturer for child development and health promotion within school communities, particularly in Australia, New Zealand and India. 

TOPIC

A relationship between different stages of ego development and the 12 senses - exploring the journery of inner spiritual activity of the human being and its relationship to the outer world.
 

DEEPA MAHESH

Deepa Mahesh is the Founder of Poorna Wellbeing. She  practices as an Integral Wellbeing & Life Coach and an Expressive Arts-based workshop facilitator. Deepa integrates multiple disciplines like Positive Psychology, OD frameworks, Expressive Arts, Biography Work, Movement & dance, Gestalt, Spirituality and Mindfulness. She holds a psycho-spiritual approach to life and her mission is to help individual’s re-member their radiant, true Self.  In 2018, Deepa completed the 3-year Training cycle in Biography Work with Karl-Heinz.
 

TOPIC

Discover the core of my Being -

An Artistic Exploration 

The session aims to enable the participants re-member their core essence enabling them to interact from their being, with confidence, courage & vibrance.

DEEPA MAHESH

Deepa Mahesh is the Founder of Poorna Wellbeing. She  practices as an Integral Wellbeing & Life Coach and an Expressive Arts-based workshop facilitator. Deepa integrates multiple disciplines like Positive Psychology, OD frameworks, Expressive Arts, Biography Work, Movement & dance, Gestalt, Spirituality and Mindfulness. She holds a psycho-spiritual approach to life and her mission is to help individual’s re-member their radiant, true Self.  In 2018, Deepa completed the 3-year Training cycle in Biography Work with Karl-Heinz.
 

TOPIC

Discover the Core of my Being -

An Artistic Exploration 

The session aims to enable the participants re-member their core essence enabling them to interact from their being, with confidence, courage & vibrance.

JOLIE HANNA LUBA

Jolie Hanna Luba was born in Philadelphia, PA (USA), and raised in Brasil where she finished her Waldorf Teacher Training and received her degree as a Psychologist. She has been a Waldorf educator for over 20 years and works as an Early Childhood Teacher at the Waldorf School of Atlanta, starting her 12th year with them.

In her work with adults, she has given lectures, facilitated study groups and workshops, and held individual sessions. Her different events are usually around Waldorf Education and life transitions, creating safe spaces for people to shed light into dark corners of the soul. 

Deepening her studies in Anthroposophy and Biography Work, she found answers to some of her questions around death and dying as well as life and living, and since 2018 she has been facilitating a local group called Death Care Community with monthly meetings. 

 

 

 

TOPIC

Strengthening the I - using Zoom and WhatsApp to prepare for life after death. 

 

ORNA BEN DOR

An experienced Biographical Counselor, the founder and leader of ‘Hotam School’. Investigating, developing and teaching the subject of Karma and Biography for many years, both in Israel and around the world.

YAEL ARMONY 

 

 An experienced Biographical Counselor and Art Therapist, a teacher, supervisor and co-manager at Hotam school.

TOPIC

'My Personal Corona' 

When we look at the Corona-virus from the spiritual point of view we may look at it as a messenger from the spirit-world, shaking and rocking the foundations under the ground we are standing on in order to bring something new. Each of us has a personal encounter with the Corona-virus that is connected to his individual Biography and Karma. 

 Short lecture and dynamic work in small groups (Breakout rooms).  

ALEXANDRA METTRAU

Alexandra Mettrau is an Anthroposophical researcher, a Biographical Counselor, and an Adult Educator who continues to be passionate about how laws of nature interconnect with human development. She loves to weave her work with arts, such as  images, mythology, painting, clay and others.

After studying Biology, Law and Psychology, Alexandra found a comprehensive understanding of the human being when she met Anthroposophy. She became a Biographical Counselor in 2009 and soon after became a teacher in Biography Studies as well as other Anthroposophical Foundation Studies. 

She is the founder, coordinator and teacher at Trinus Biographical Training in Rio de Janeiro, Formação em Economia Viva (Training in Living Economy), Observatorio de Si (workshops combining drama therapy and biography work) and Programa Novos Olhares (Phenomenological observation training). 

 

 

 

TOPIC

Role of Zodiacal forces in forming the Human Being.

 To understand what do they represent in our lives, in our personality and how can we understand and deal with these forces throughout our Biography. 

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