- What happens during a coaching session or workshop program?
- What’s the difference between arts-based learning and Biography Work?
- What can Biography Work do for me?
- I am not at all artistic — can Dorothy’s approach help me?
- Can a session or workshop help me in my work life?
- Should I take a private or a group workshop?
- How did Dorothy train for this work?
One or more of the activities listed below takes place during a session/workshop. These activities aid participants in exploring their individual questions, to open paths to new insights.
Biography Work sessions may include any of the following:
- guided conversation
- an artistic process
- drawing, painting or modeling scenes of life events
- reflective journaling
- reflective questions
- theme-related content
- biography exercises
- life charting
Through Biography Work I have . . .
- discovered new perspectives on my life questions
- learned to see beyond the roles I identify with (mother, father, spouse, career) and gained a clearer sense of “who I am” and “what I am here for”
- transformed how I see my life, recognizing the “bigger picture” and deeper meaning in life events
- integrated “random events” to see my life as a whole
- made the time and space to digest life events, so I can move into the future feeling free of the hold of the past
- deepened my sense of compassion—for myself, and for others
- developed ways to be “creative” about the unfolding of my life—rather than just reacting to life events
- gained a sense of well-being in my life—it’s healed my soul and nurtured my spirit
More testimonials here.
Yes—no previous art experience is needed. The work is not meant to produce art, but to harness the tools of visual expression to help you access inner truths, allowing you to see things differently.
Art is a powerful tool for transformation and healing. Using an art process allows you to bypass your “analytical” mind, so new insights can come from a deeper source.
Generally, the same “results” (insights, new self-awareness) are accessible in both one-on-one sessions and group workshops. The group sessions create an added dimension and often enhance what can be learned from the work. Participants develop listening skills, empathy and feelings of connectedness. Many have observed that they also learn from the insights of others. In group workshops, participants only share what they wish to.