Guided Autobiography Course

Ready to write
your stories?

A course with Everything you need to
curate, write, share and preserve
your life stories.

No previous writing experience necessary!

Guided autobiography is a step-by-step online or in-person course that helps you write your stories using themes, instruction and two page writing method that makes finding and writing your stories fun and accessible. 

You have stories to tell but getting started can be hard… really hard!  These courses are designed to guide, support, and motivate you to write your most authentic and important stories by offering inspiration, time, on-going encouragement, accountability and peer feedback.

Whether you freezes at the sight of a blank page or are a seasoned writer, Guided Autobiography can help you find, write and share your most authentic and important life stories. 

When we dare to share our story, it resonates and connects us to ourselves...
and those around us.

How does Guided Autobiography Work?

No writing experience necessary! 

Live, In-Person Instruction

2 hour, facilitated, weekly, in-person or online workshops to help you find your creative muse and hone your writing skills. 

Between classes, you  will write a two-page story, inspired by a list of prompts and our weekly discussion. 

Sharing

Each week the second half of class will be you will  share what you’ve written in an encouraging, confidential and appreciative environment.

GAB is based on the premise that learning from the things that have shaped your life is essential to moving forward.

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Instructor: Lisa Culhane

I combine my expertise as a certified Guided Autobiography Instructor (GAB), a certified Martha Beck Life Coach and a writer  to help people step back, reflect and even question their beliefs and values, using a group writing process that is both profound and enjoyable. 

My writing classes will help you...

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Bring your creative spirit and memory alive.

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Gain profound personal insight.

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Find the universal in the particular.

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Feel guided, supported, and motivated .

Guided Autobiography

Guided Autobiography (GAB) was researched and developed by Dr. James Birren, who was the founding dean of the USC School of Gerontology and was an aging research pioneer who was considered by many to be the father of modern gerontology. Dr. Birren studied and perfected this method over the course of 40 years as a way to help people document their life stories. 

Classes last 4-6 weeks and are limited to 8 students.
Each online class session lasts 2 hours.

Your Big, Beautiful Stories

Recall, write and share the things that shaped you.

6 Week Class

$209 (6 wk)

Schedule:

Remote
Mondays, January 9,16, 23, 30 and February 6, 13
from 10:00am - 12:00pm MST

Thursdays, January 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 9, 16
from 5:00pm - 7:00pm MST

Are you ready to share your stories?

Piecing together the stories that make up your life can be life changing and life affirming.  In this 6-week class we’ll use exercises and questions to spark creativity, self-awareness, and memories. Each week we will look at a different piece of the puzzle by writing on a unique theme. By reflecting on themes such as branching points, family, money, work, well-being and goals and aspirations, you’ll begin to see the common storyline that brings the pieces of your life together.

Excited to get started? Me too! Click the registration button under the class listing to register for the class. After you register, you’ll receive a link to the class and a short assignment to complete before the first class. 

Curious but unsure ? Let’s talk! I’m happy to answer all your questions. Simply sign up for a free 15 minute call and we’ll jump on the phone to see if this class is right for you. 

Explore Your Regrets

Make peace with your past

4 Week Class

$139

Schedule:
Remote
Mondays, January 9,16, 23, 30

from 5:00pm - 7:00pm MST

Remote:

Thursdays, January 12, 19, 26 and February 2

Do you ruminate about paths not taken?

I should have…. I could have… If only…  are all common thoughts. Sometimes they’re brief and we easily move on. However, other times we get caught up, ruminating about what could have been if only we had made a different choice, taken a different path or ordered a different flavor. The thing is, you can’t change the past  no matter how much you wish you could and thinking about it incessantly doesn’t help. In this 4 week class, we’ll use writing as a tool to look at our regrets while learning how to make peace with our past and love what is. 

Excited to get started? Me too! Click the registration button under the class listing to register for the class. After you register, you’ll receive a link to the class and a short assignment to complete before the first class. 

Curious but unsure ? Let’s talk! I’m happy to answer all your questions. Simply sign up for a free 15 minute call and we’ll jump on the phone to see if this class is right for you. 

Heal Your Money Story

We all have a money story. What's yours?

4 Week Class

$139

Is your money story holding you back?

Is your money story a Fantasy? Romance? Horror? Classic? Mystery? Suspense? Thriller? Poetry?
 No matter the genre, if you would like to change your money story you can. 
In this 4 week class, we’ll begin to examine your money stories through writing and coaching so you can heal and transform the ones that no longer work for you.

Excited to get started? Me too! Click the registration button under the class listing to register for the class. After you register, you’ll receive a link to the class and a short assignment to complete before the first class. 

Curious but unsure ? Let’s talk! I’m happy to answer all your questions. Simply sign up for a free 15 minute call and we’ll jump on the phone to see if this class is right for you. 

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