We train and support Biographers to facilitate the storytelling process as a way to celebrate, honour and affirm the unique lives of people in our communities.
For Organisations, autobiographical storytelling activities can create a real sense of community, with clients feeling more appreciated, and staff able to develop greater insight into their lives.
The biography is a record of the client’s life, told in their own words, and facilitated by the Biographer. It’s true value is in establishing a safe zone for personal reflection for clients.
For the client, it can be a fun and productive activity that assists them to reflect on their life journey. It enables them to record memories, important events, personal values and reflections and perhaps even heal past hurts.
Ideally, the biography process should be more than simply recording the facts & figures of a life, along a timeline. Hopefully, it’s a reflective personal journey that will produce a permanent legacy to leave for their family and friends, and can encourage participants to have meaningful conversations about life and captures the essence of the person they have become and what matters most to them.