What is Guided Autobiography (GAB)?
GAB is a process of documenting your life stories with the assistance of a trained facilitator using thematic focus and priming questions to evoke memories of events that might have been kept in the background or even forgotten over time. The process also involves sharing these stories in a group setting with receptive fellow participants who have the same interest and commitment.
The GAB process has been well studied and shown to have the following benefits to participants:
Director of Age Matters, an agecare consultancy and training agency. Normala is a master trainer in GAB who believes firmly in the power and possibilities of our later lives. She has been involved in social development for more than three decades, particularly in the health and agecare industries. As an age care pioneer in Singapore, she had been involved in building new care models, developing infrastructure for care integration, setting service standards and rolling out competency roadmaps for the sector.
The workshop is Part 1 of a 2 parts workshop series - GAB I and GAB II. GAB I will be carried over 3 weeks, each session being about 4 hours long. Themes covered under GAB 1 include:
Open to any persons aged 50 and above interested in writing their own story.
Dates: 16, 23 & 30th January 2024
Time: 2 pm to 6pm
Venue: Singapore Association for Mental Health, 1 Maude Road #03-330 S(200001)