Writing Your Life Story

Unearth the rich material of your life and write about your journey. Marcus will teach you how to use the insight of writing and the power of archetypes to delve into the deeper layers of your life.

Write about significant life events and open to your self-understanding and self-expression. Marcus will support you to explore periods of your life by writing them as stories and then gathering in small groups to share your story with others.

This course will appeal to both writers and non-writers who are self-reflective and open to exploring life events to make greater sense of their passage through life. This work can help you uncover the inner meaning of certain life events and offer the release of sharing your story with others.

You can build a foundation to write your autobiography – clarifying your past and the present – and facilitating a shift for insight into future paths. Writing then moves beyond the therapeutic – it transforms and empowers.

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Course Info

Each day we explore a pair of archetypes that reflect a time period of our lives. Participants then compose a story about a life event to uncover its inner meaning.

Seeing aspects of your life story in a new light helps clarify your past, as well as the present, and facilitate a shift that can bring insight into your path for the future.

No prior experience required

The written exercises can be done electronically or by hand. Bring either a laptop or notebook and pen, depending on your preference.

It is much quicker to type and edit if a laptop is an option for you.

In line with brain plasticity research, it has been proven that writing about life experiences rearranges memories to produce new perspectives in our relationship to what we see on the page.

Writing becomes more than therapeutic. It becomes transformative and empowering. Reaching into the events of your life allows you to locate deeper layers of wisdom and find the healing that can lie within them.

After each morning/afternoons writing session, participants gather in small groups to experience the release and tenderness of sharing their stories with others.

Navigating the cycle from birth to death provides you with a foundation to write your autobiography as well as help reframe events to mine them for learning opportunities and recognise how much you have grown.

As the writer Juliet Bruce said:

“Once you understand…that life is an unfolding story and that you are the storyteller who can shape and play with it on the page, then use that page as you would a roadmap, you gain tremendous power in your life.”

Marcus Dabb
Course Tutor

Marcus Dabb

Marcus Dabb’s background as a writer and workplace trainer underpins his personal development workshop work. Whilst running short writing courses, he found that many people who had fallen into ruts made significant shifts in their lives after writing about their life events and accomplishments.

His workshops based around the hero’s journey encourage people to see their lives as a grand adventure to be lived rather than a humdrum existence to be endured.