Next AGM - 15th March 2019. More details to follow. 

Next CDP Workshop : 28-30 September 2018. Anita Charton will bring her vast professional experience during the I as a Victim and Creator of My Biography.  
- Please note that this event sadly will not go ahead, as we did not have sufficient number of participants. We will look into having this Workshop another time, soon. 

The aim of this workshop is to familiarise ourselves with the forces of our soul and grasp the contradictions and paradoxes behind the way we live our lives.

We will work from our centre and explore how to get to know how Luciferic and Ahrimanic forces work in us and how to deal with them in a constructive way.

Getting to know the dynamics at work in our soul strengthens our I and helps us to activate our creative potential.

Participants will get a chance to practice Biographical Counselling with their own biographical material in small groups. Theoretical contributions with a special emphasis on professional questions and movement improvisation will accompany this process.

Anita Charton is a Biographical Counsellor, Coach, teacher, mentor and Psychotherapist with over thirty years of experience in working with Biography in Trainings, Institutions and in private practice. She lives and practices in Cambridge (UK) and works as a mentor for several Biography Trainings as well as teaching/holding seminars in many different countries to include; UK, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, USA and Brazil, on her own and also with colleagues. She came across Biography Work in 1984. At the time she was also a leading psychologist at an Anthroposophical Rehabilitation Centre for Addiction in Germany. Since 1991 she has been working with individual and group Biography as well as directing various Biographical Training Courses to include; the first Training in Biographical Counselling at the Centre for Social Development and the Biography and Social Development Trust (both in the UK). Between 2002 and 2004 she co-directed two trainings in Switzerland. An applied Biography training (Bern) and a Biographical Coaching training (Arlesheim). 

Venue and times:
Ruskin Foundation Room at Emerson College, Forest Row.
Friday 28th September 2018 from 2-9pm 
Saturday 29th September 2018 from 9am-6pm
Sunday 30th September 2018 from 9am-5pm

All meals and accommodation to be booked and paid for separately. For this contact Emerson College   here  or elsewhere in the area.

Full fee non PABC members - £200. Early bird non PABC members - £180 (early bird offer expires 6th July 2018)
Full fee PABC members - £180. Early bird PABC members - £160 (early bird offer expires 6th July 2018)
There is an option to pay the early bird fee by instalments:
Non PABC members to pay £90 by 6th July, 2018 to follow with remaining £90 by 3rd August, 2018.
PABC members to pay £80 by 6th July, 2018 to follow with remaining £80 by 3rd August, 2018.

To apply to this CPD event please email with your details: name, address, and your professional relationship to working with Biography. Please be advised that before you book your travel/accommodation arrangements we suggest that you get in touch with us at the PABC first. We will be able to confirm by mid August that the weekend will be going ahead dependent on paid participant numbers. The PABC will not be able reimburse travel/accommodation expenses in the event of cancellation. We will however be able to reimburse paid seminar fees.

2018 AGM: 20 April 2018. This year we gathered in Foundation for Water building from 2 to 5.30 pm. Here are two pictures, after the AGM. The weather was our great helper that day. 

The day continued with the first talk by Lisa Romero. The whole two days workshop was very interesting. We had 17 participants attending. Some photos: 

CPD event organised by PABC in April 2018:

Lisa Romero came to hold a training workshop for PABC and friends. It was open to counsellors, psychotherapists, therapists and all working in social professions. 

Theme: Understanding Our Communal Responsibility for the Healthy Development of Gender and Sexuality within Society

Facilitator: Lisa Romero (see below)

Date: Friday 20th-Sunday 22nd April, 2018

Venue: Emerson College. See info about this event on Emerson college website. 

General info: 
This course is based on deepening our understanding of the esoteric development of the masculine and feminine forces within the human race and how we can best support the healthy unfolding of these forces throughout individual development.
We will explore how to perceive in the other, their individual capacities by understanding child development and the influence of the collective astral body of the community at various stages of development. This will lead to knowledge of how to work with adults to overcome imbalances and unfold greater freedom.
We will look at how an individual's inner life develops and how external conditioning can divert the capacities which brings imbalances in the astral body. These imbalances can be expressed in addictions and diversions into unhealthy behaviours towards ourselves and others.
The esoteric wisdom shows how through the harmony of the masculine and feminine forces and the development of the characteristics that stream through individual capacities, an individual has greater freedom to be creative in life and contribute to the new community forms around gender and sexuality that are essential for healthy progression.

LISA ROMERO is an author of inner development books, a complementary health practitioner and an adult educator who has been offering healthcare and education enriched with anthroposophy since 1993. From 2006 the primary focus of her work has been on teaching inner development and anthroposophical meditation. Through the Inner Work Path Lisa offers lectures, courses and retreats for personal and professional development, in communities and schools worldwide. Steiner Books has published; 'The Inner Work Path’ focusing on meditation practice, 'Developing the Self’ written after years of working with Waldorf teachers to support their inner work and pedagogical understanding of child development, 'Living Inner Development’ offering an understanding of the inner experiences and results of various inner development exercises, and 'Sex Education and The Spirit' to help awaken an understanding of our communal responsibility for the healthy development of gender and sexuality within society.

For several years Lisa was the lecturer of Health & Nutrition and Male/Female studies at Sydney Rudolf Steiner College, where she continues to give lectures to the tutors on inner development. Since 1999 she has been presenting on the subject of gender, sexuality and spiritual life. She has been working with Waldorf schools as a part of their health and wellbeing curriculum, working directly with the students, teachers and parents on this theme. Lisa has contributed to and is an adviser on Health and Personal Development for the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework. She has developed training courses, and facilitates professional development on this subject for teachers and health professionals.

Lisa designed and facilitated EduCareDo 'Towards Health and Healing' which has offered 8 year-long courses focused on working with therapists from all modalities, as well as Waldorf teachers, toward cultivating the depth of anthroposophical insight through practical applications of therapeutic and pedagogical methods.

Lisa's capacity to deliver esoteric wisdom with insight and understanding allows her to meet the diverse needs of a range of communities and professions. Essentially, her work springs from the inner work, meditation and exercises, together with a dedication to the path of unfolding consciousness.

Further in 2018:

Workshop and Seminar with Anita Charton

Theme: I as Victim and Creator of my Biography (further information to follow nearer the time)

Dates: Friday 28th-Sunday 30th September, 2018

Venue and other details: tbc

For more about Anita please refer to Anita's website

In 2017:

2017 AGM was 13 May 10.30 am - 5 pm. Venue: Temple Lodge, London. Part of the task was amending our Constitution and rethinking our membership and aims. Thank you all for attending. The Minutes are in preparation. 

PABC organised a CPD event : 
24-26 February 2017.  WORKING WITH BIOGRAPHY WITH GROUPS.  In Emerson College.
This weekend with Margli Matthews aims to support and encourage people who want to offer biography work with groups as an addition or enhancement to their profession.

Workshop was open to all who have a foundation in biographical development and counselling skills.

The weekend explored the nature and aims of biography work as adult education and the theory and attitudes that underlie this work. We will consider different rhythms and kinds of workshops and the practical tools and skills needed to run workshops, such as: workshop design, publicity, finances, application; giving talks; facilitating groups; designing biographical and artistic exercises.

There were talks and conversations on these questions as well as artistic and biographical exercises to facilitate understanding the tasks and requirements of running biography workshops. 

The fee £50 for PABC members and £90 for guests (non-PABC members) including tea/coffee breaks.

Deadline for applications and payments 1.02.2017. Please be advised that places are limited to 20.

Timings and location:

Foundation Room, Emerson College

Friday 24th Feb 7 – 9 pm

Saturday 25th Feb 9 am – 5.30 pm

Sunday 26th Feb 9 am – 12.45

Previous events: 

We held a meeting on the 3rd December 2016 in Temple Lodge, London. We shared our thoughts and visions of what PABC needs to be, its tasks and abilities for the nearest future. Summary of the day was sent to all members and friends. 

2016 AGM took place on Saturday 16 April that year. It began with an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues, to express your views on what we need and can do to help each other, to support Biographical Counselling as part of the wider therapeutic community. It was an important day for the future of PABC and our relationship with each other and the world. 

Thank you everybody who attended. Email us if you would like to read the minutes. 

And we have two new members of the Council. See the 'Contacts' page. 

CPD event, 14-15 April 2016 also was a great success. George Perry worked with us on ‘Relationship as Client’: an introduction to working with couples.

8 hours of CPD  

George Perry works as a couple therapist and biographical counsellor in the west of England. George trained at Re.Vision in London and the Biography & Social Development Trust at Emerson College, Sussex. He now also works in China teaching at Foundation Course in Anthroposophical studies. His background is in family mediation and organisational development consultancy. He has an MSc in Conflict Resolution & Mediation and Diplomas in Couple Therapy and in Biographical Counselling.

Archive entries re previous events:
You can read descriptions of some of the previous weekends on the News page and also on our online Forum for members. 

2015 AGM took place 20-23 March. As before it was combined with a training workshop, continuing the theme of Addiction, a members for members workshop. The minutes are being prepared. The members are invited to share their thoughts about the initiatives the PABC can carry.

September 2014Meeting Addiction: Spiritual Scientific Identification, Manifestation and Ways of Working. CPD endorsed by the BACP.
Main guest contributor is Dr James Dyson. Andrea Sprenger will contribute form her extensive experience and research into use of substances, alcohol in particular.
Dr James Dyson is one of the tutors at British Postgraduate Training in Anthroposophic Medicine, he was a co-founder of Park Attwood Clinic where he worked from 1979 to 2003. He has practised as a doctor in Steiner Waldorf Schools and in centres for social therapy. His areas of special interest are developmental psychology and adult mental health and he is a regular contributor to anthroposophic therapeutic trainings in this country, USA and Australia. He is a faculty member of the Medical Section Seminar on Mental Health.

February 2014: PABC AGM and Members for members weekend continuing the theme of Working with Anxiety in Biographical Counselling. CPD endorsed by BACP.
September 2013: PABC training weekend Meeting Anxiety: Spiritual Scientific Identification, Manifestation and Ways of Working, with guest contributor Marah Evans. CPD endorsed by BACP. 
January 2013: PABC AGM and Members for members weekend
September 2012: PABC members joined the Medical conference at the Goetheanum
March 2012: Identity, working with loss of self - CPD endorsed by BACP
October 2011: Identity, PABC Logo work - CPD endorsed by BACP
January 2011: Members for Members, including AGM
October 2010: Working with the Biographical Chart, guest contributor: Anita Charton
March 2010: Working with the Threshold in BC, guest contributor: Wolfgang Drescher
November 2009: Depression and Anxiety workshop and AGM, guest contributors: Dr. James Dyson and Margli Matthews