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Writing and sharing personal stories in a group: "Guided Autobiography (GAB)"

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Have you ever taken the time to stop and "review your life"?

 

Perhaps you might find that being a part of a positive group that encourages you to write and share your life stories is the most suitable framework for you?  The Guided Autobiography method is such an approach, joining an intimate and supportive group with which to get out and write short pieces of your life story that are respectfully and confidentially shared with others.

 

I have undergone training from the Birren Center for Autobiographical Writing in the US, which has been promoting this method around the world for more than 40 years. The proven format is as follows:  8 weekly, 2.5-hour sessions in a group of up to 6 participants; each week is devoted to a different theme for which each participant writes and shares a 2-page story. A diverse array of personal growth and "memory triggering" exercises enhance the depth, intimacy, and reflective effects of the group.

 

It is a wonderful, empowering, and productive experience for all those who seek the power of the group along with the intimacy of personal writing and reflection.  No need to have any special writing ability to bring to the table!

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