We use a theme-based approach to capture and preserve your memories to pass to your family to treasure now and for generations to come. Your life story matters because it's one of a kind. You are the only one who knows the details. When you share your lessons and blessings, trials and triumphs, you enrich your own life and inspire the lives of many you may never meet.
How does this class work?
✔ Access preparatory materials before class in your online class portal to help you prepare for each class.
✔ Attend a LIVE 2-hour interactive session in our Zoom classroom once a week for 6 weeks.
✔ During the first part of the live class we discuss and practice fun and stimulating activities.
✔ After a short break, in the second part of the class we enjoy sharing the stories we wrote that week with each other in small groups.
✔ Get support in class, in our online class portal, and in our private Members-Only Facebook Community.
✔ Receive lifetime access (This means that once you've taken the class, you may retake it at no cost, but please email me if you plan to join us again so we'll be expecting you.)
Email Dr. Brown at [email protected] or call 714-408-9937
Participate in all 6 classes, complete all assignments, and post feedback about your class experiences and receive a BONUS MINI-COURSE after the workshop ends. In this 90-minute mini-course, you will learn 7 different ways to print/publish your stories to share with your family.
Enrollment closed for
the February 9 through March 16, 2022 class
Once you enroll, you'll receive an email with details about how to access the course portal where you'll find your course materials and the link to the Zoom classroom where we meet for our live session every Wednesday. (If you don't see your email in your primary mail, please check your Trash or Spam folders.)
The Introduction and Module 1 materials are waiting for you in the course portal. The remaining modules will be available one per week thereafter.
"Before I took the course, I had started my life story about a year ago. It was buried in a folder on my computer and I was stuck getting back to it....with the support and connection to like-minded aspirants, I have not only returned to writing my life story, I now have the tools and confidence to complete it."
Marriage and Family Therapist
Before the class, I was having trouble with just sitting down and writing. Since taking this class, I feel more motivated to write at least 1-3 times per week. I am hoping that I am able to stick to it. The class helped me to see the importance of doing it and the pleasure of having a finished story to read.
One of Don's stories was featured in the FloraBrown.com blog with his permission.
"Dr. Brown is personable, engaging, non-threatening while holding high expectations."
~Greta Nagel, Ph.D.
President and CEO of the Museum of Teaching and Learning
What else can I expect inside this class?
Designed for you to capture your life stories to pass on to your families or do a life review for yourself.
No writing experience is required.
You write from the heart on carefully-selected themes that matter to you. We are a safe and caring community where we exchange positive feedback when we share our stories in a small group of like-minded classmates.
I'm Dr. Flora Brown, a Certified Guided Autobiography Facilitator I received a B.A. in English, a Masters in Education, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Southern California.
Drawing from 40 years of teaching junior high through university levels, and writing 14 books, I now share my love of stories and belief in their power to enrich lives by offering life story classes.
preferably with Windows 10 or greater
✔An external webcam is recommended for better quality
✔A good microphone (preferably USB) or headset
✔One of the following browsers:
-Google Chrome (most preferred)
Module 1: Introduction to the Life Story Process
Get an overview of the activities such as self-reflection, memory priming and mindfulness that bolster self-awareness and confidence.
Module 2: Branching Points
Practice and discuss techniques for writing about turning points in your life.
Module 3: Family
Discuss and share metaphor and creativity and the challenges in writing about family.
Module 4: The Role of Money in Your Life and Your Work/Career
Discuss what issues came up in writing about money and your work/career.
Module 5: Health and Body Image
Discuss issues and experiences when writing about your health and body image.
Module 6: Your Spiritual Life and Values
Discuss your experience in writing your spiritual life and values story. Have you changed your viewpoint over the years?
MORE STUDENT REACTIONS
Thank you for the workshop. I appreciated your kind, compassionate approach. Coupled with your sense of humor, you created a very relaxed atmosphere.
I greatly appreciate your teaching style: interesting, fun and comfortable. It has been very beneficial for me to get started on this project that has been postponed for one reason or another. I will always remember you and the wonderful ladies who attended this workshop. We learned and cherished our life stories from one another.
I’ve really enjoyed this workshop experience. You’ve made it interesting and comfortable to be a participant. Although I love to read and I enjoy writing, I have little discipline in doing either so having a specific subject to address and a need to be concise was an excellent learning experience...
Thank you, Dr. Brown, for sharing your time and knowledge with us so patiently and with such good humor. I’ve appreciated it very much.