Event Details

  • When: Friday, 02 February 2018
  • When:  2nd - 4th Feb 2018

    Times: The workshop begins at 7:30 pm Friday and finishes at 12:30 pm Sunday

    Where:  Emerson College, Forest Row, Sussex

    Workshop Prices:

    Residential (workshop, accomodation & delicious biodynamic/organic vegetarian meals) -  £295

    Non - Residential (workshop & meals; Friday supper, Saturday & Sunday lunches) -  £203

    Non - Residential (workshop only) -  £175

    Booking Info:  Click here to book



A Biography Workshop with Margli & Paul Matthews

Many people live with existential questions that are often the starting point of a search for a deeper and more conscious understanding of their own life story.

Everyone’s biography is a masterpiece, a unique story of unfolding events, relationships, hindrances, talents, turning points, drama and longings. Every phase of development poses its characteristic questions.

Who is writing this masterpiece, day in and day out? How can we make contact with our night time self who spins the thread that runs throughout our life, revealing intention and meaning? How can we build a bridge from our dreamer to our day time self, so that we can read the language of the events and circumstances of our life and begin to shape our future more responsibly and creatively?

In this workshop there will be short talks on the theme together with story work, creative writing, colour and movement improvisation to facilitate the process of working on one’s biography.

Margli Matthews is a biographical counsellor, trainer and supervisor with many years’ experience in private practice and adult education. She directed the Diploma Course in Biographical Counselling for 20 years and runs courses and workshops on aspects of biography and biographical counselling in a variety of contexts in different countries. She is co-author of Ariadne’s Awakening, a book concerned with a new consciousness of the feminine and masculine principles in our lives.

Paul Matthews, lecturer at Emerson College for over 30 years, is a poet, Creative Writing tutor and teacher ofSpatial Dynamics. His publications include Sing Me the Creation (Hawthorn Press) and The Ground that Love Seeks (Five Seasons Press). He travels widely with his work, reciting his poetry and leading workshops with teachers, storytellers, therapists and many others.