New Three-year Cycle
Biography and Social Art Certificate Program
beginning JULY 2013
Learning to read biography—”life-writing” as the word suggests—encourages an appreciation for the cosmic rhythms that sustain life. The Biography and Social Art Program takes us into the complexities of human becoming and sheds light on questions of meaning. Working artistically with others, participants cultivate a living understanding of nature, individual biography, the story of humanity, the cosmos. Many people today long for a more conscious understanding of life. This program is for those who wish to guide explorations into the nature of the world and of the human being in ways that reveal wholeness and connection. read more…
What is Biography and Social Art?
Biography and social art activities explore themes pertaining to all humanity, as well as those belonging to an individual’s unique life journey. At the heart of this work is conversation, the practice of giving time and attention to another. Listening well is like holding open a door, welcoming a friend into a new space—a space for insight, renewing enthusiasm and strengthening will. Biography and social art also includes playful, artistic processes that foster new ways of perceiving and invites imagination, inspiration, and intuition. In this work we study life phases, the rhythms of the cosmos, nature’s role in our lives, and the evolution of consciousness. We learn skills for approaching life with the objectivity of a scientist and the soulfulness of an artist. We experience that our lives are inherently intelligent; we become increasingly interested in others; we recognize that we have a valuable role to play. And we learn to perceive human development, the phenomenon of metamorphosis. This is a true picture of life: something of the past is always dying away, something for the future is always just beginning. In each moment, the unfolding of human life is sacred.
Ways of Working
Taking inspiration from Rudolf Steiner’s insights into human development, biography and social art consultants are active in adult education, art therapy, biographical counseling, parent education, elder care, coaching, medicine, hospice care, and various community building activities. The work is being offered in the following ways:
- Workshops and Classes
- Biographical Conversations
- Biographical Counseling
- Consultation with Existing Group
- Professional Enhancement read more...