Biography work is a retrospective process which consists in looking at one’s life and how it has unfolded on various fronts, while trying to discern meaning and patterns into it. When we map our biographies across different life phasess through themes such as: places we have lived, people who have influenced us, illnesses, turning points in life, the work we have chosen, talents we have developed etc, we discover that there is more to our story than we think.
This type of process embraces an experiential approach to understanding the human being. It is a practice of reading into our life stories through fairy tales, biography exercises, artistic activities, meditation and nature observation. Apart from it’s dinamic dimention, biography work also implies taking a step back and contemplating the highs and lows that one has lived, to gain a deeper understanding of one’s life lessons and journey.