Empower Your Family by Developing a Strong Family Narrative

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Bruce Feiler wrote a fascinating article in the NY Times He said, “The single most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest of all: develop a strong family narrative.”

In other words, the children who know the most about their family history—the traditions, the set-backs and successes of parents and grandparents—had the best odds of bouncing back from hard times.

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Amanda Jurgens and Loree Jurgens, her grandmother, clinking glasses to celebrate sharing family stories.

April/May 2015 Guided Autobiography Classes  — Reservations are required as classes fill up quickly. 

CLICK TO WATCH: People Sharing Their Guided Autobiography Experiences

GAB I — TUESDAY CLASSES: 6 Consecutive Tuesdays, 1 to 3 pm: March 31  through May 5, 2015, at the Masonic Lodge, 130 Congress Avenue. $199 for the Course.Upon receipt of payment, you will receive an email confirming your class reservation. If you prefer to mail a check, please make payable to Park Place Publications and mail to P.O.Box 722, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. Thank you. For more information, please call Patricia Hamilton at 831-649-6640.

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GAB I — THURSDAY CLASSES: 6 Consecutive Thursdays, 4 to 6 pm: April 2 through May 7, 2015, at the Masonic Lodge, 130 Congress Avenue. $199 for the Course. Upon receipt of payment, you will receive an email confirming your class reservation. If you prefer to mail a check, please make payable to Park Place Publications and mail to P.O.Box 722, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. Thank you. For more information, please call Patricia Hamilton at 831-649-6640.
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GAB 2 — FOR THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE GAB 1 COURSE: WEDNESDAY CLASSES: 6 Consecutive Wednesdays, 4 to 6 pm: April 1 through May 6, 2015, at the Masonic Lodge, 130 Congress Avenue. $199 for the Course. Upon receipt of payment, you will receive an email confirming your class reservation. If you prefer to mail a check, please make payable to Park Place Publications and mail to P.O.Box 722, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. Thank you. For more information, please call Patricia Hamilton at 831-649-6640. Buy Now Button with Credit Cards

What is Guided Autobiography? A weekly 2 hour class meeting over a six week period, based on the Guided Autobiography method developed by pioneering gerontologist James Birren. This is a proven program to help you get your life story on paper by breaking it down into 10 short, easy-to-write themes and by turning the process into a fun, social event by sharing your stories with others in the class. No previous writing experience necessary and no computer or special equipment needed.

ALSO AVAILABLE: Private coaching or ghostwriting your book. You may also publish your book with photos, print soft or hardcover books, create a video and audio recordings and production with upload to “Keepers of Our Culture” YouTube Channel. Services priced individually for your custom package. Park Place Publications in Pacific Grove, personal book publishing services since 1983.

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Patricia Hamilton and Joyce Krieg

INSTRUCTORS Patricia Hamilton and Joyce Krieg are certified by The Birren Center to teach the Guided Autobiography method developed by James E. Birren. Books will be published by Park Place Publications.

For more information, please call Patricia Hamilton at 831-649-6640 or e-mail:

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