The 4 Self-Authoring Programs will help you write clearly about your past, your present and your future. You can purchase each of them, or the entire suite (now 2 for 1)!
Each program presents a series of web pages that make writing easy. Step by step, you will be asked to think about key elements of your life. Put your past to rest! Understand yourself now! Design your future!
Self-Authoring will make you happier, more productive and healthier.
For more information, watch the Short Video Explanation, which can also be found farther down the page. Instructions for the SelfAuthoring suite can be found here.
Sept 23, 2015: Fourth consecutive year incoming class of more than 1000 undergraduate Rotterdam School of Management business students complete the Future Authoring Program (see I will program personal vision video, below)
Sept 17, 2015: Entire incoming year Mohawk College students complete the future authoring program (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
Sept 15, 2015: More than 1000 students at the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Law complete the Future Authoring Program (Holland)
July 10, 2015: NPR features the Future Authoring Program:
June 09, 2015: Self-Authoring improves the grades of males and minority students: Feature Article at Palgrave Communications: click here.
May 10, 2015: Self Authoring programs now offered at the University of Toronto Rotman Business School Executive Leadership Program in Canada
February 10, 2015: High school version used at Rotterdam International Secondary School.
Self Authoring Research Wins Best Symposium Award at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Management in Philadelphia
Oprah Magazine (Christmas 2013):
"But now that I had set forth - in black and white - my best understanding of how the death of my brother contributed to my feelings today, the emotions of my 4-year old self lost some of their power. I began to approach my roles as both mother and daughter with more compassion and less anxiety." (more)
One woman discovers the off-the-page benefits of using her words.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin: The Smarter Brain. The Self-Authoring Suite's creator joins a panel of experts on techniques to improve brain function.
What is the Self Authoring Suite? Short Video Explanation:
The Self Authoring Suite: Additional Details
You may choose to complete any or all of the four programs.
We strongly recommend, however, that you start with the simpler and shorter Present Authoring Programs, move to the Future, and then complete the Past, which requires the most effort.
The Present Authoring program come in two forms. The Virtues program helps you identify your strengths and to use them more effectively. The Faults program helps you identify your weaknesses, and to limit their destructive potential.
Authoring program helps you formulate a comprehensive vision of the future, three to five years down the road, and to transform that vision into a detailed plan. You will be questioned about key aspects of your life (including relationships, career, health, habits, interests), and guided through the process of considering each, deeply and practically.
Authoring program helps you write an autobiography, so that you can produce a complete, well-organized account of your past experiences. It asks you to divide your past into seven epochs or stages, to identify the important experiences of each, and to thoroughly consider the positive and negative effects of those experiences.
Each program requires careful thought, and takes several hours to complete. It is better to complete the writing over several days, partly so you have time to think, but also because sleep appears to aid the process.
There is solid scientific evidence that such writing will improve your mental and physical health and help ensure that your life will follow an interesting, satisfying and proper course.
Our team has been working for years to develop online programs to help individuals analyze and improve their present personalities, plan useful, productive and meaningful futures, and deeply understand their