Autobiographical Writing Classes

Your powerful stories... curated and preserved, 2 pages at a time.

Slow down, reflect and harness the wisdom of your experience.
No previous writing experience necessary!

You have stories to tell...

Writing helps clarify your thinking by allowing you to witness your experiences, values and beliefs. It also helps you reflect on what has been, understand where you are now and develop a compelling vision for your future.

But it can be hard... really hard... to get started.

For many of us, the hardest part is simply sitting down and getting words onto the page. These courses are designed to guide, support, and motivate students toward writing their most authentic and important stories by offering inspiration, time, on-going encouragement, accountability and peer feedback.

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

How it works

No writing experience necessary! 

Instruction

2 hour, facilitated, weekly, 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 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.

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Information about upcoming writing classes!

Your Big, Beautiful Stories

Recall, write and share the things that shaped you.

5 and 6 Week Class

$175 (5 wk)
$209 (6 wk)

Schedule:
Remote
Tuesdays, September 27,
October 4, 11, 18, 25
and November 1,
from 10:00am - 12:00pm MST

and
In-person in Denver
Wednesdays, October 12, 19, 26 and November 2, 9
from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 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 here to register for the class. After you register, you’ll receive an invoice, dial in information 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

Schedule:

Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm MST

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 here to register for the class. After you register, you’ll receive an invoice, dial in information 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. 

Happier Made Easier

Discover what will actually make you happier

4 Week Class

$139

Schedule:

Fridays, September 23, 30 and
October 7, 14
from 4:00pm -6:00pm MST.

Would you like to be happier?

Most people think once I make more money… reach my goal weight… find the right job… or the right house… or the right spouse… then I’ll be happy. In this 4 week class, we’ll use writing as a tool to delve into what we think will make us happy and discover the things that actually do. In the process we’ll demystify the pursuit of happiness and use research backed practices to learn how to feel happier. 

Excited to get started? Me too! Click here to register for the class. After you register, you’ll receive an invoice, dial in information 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:

Mondays, October 3, 10, 17, 31 from 10:00am - 12:00pm MST.

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 here to register for the class. After you register, you’ll receive an invoice, dial in information 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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