Become a Guided Autobiography Instructor-

Earn Your Certificate Online in 6 weeks!

Love what you do, earn extra income, provide a valuable service in your community.


Anita with Jim at USC in 2010

What is Guided Autobiography (GAB)?

GAB was developed and researched over the past 40 years by Dr. James Birren as a powerful, theme-based method in which trained facilitators help people write and share their two-page life stories within supportive group settings.


Click on the image at right to view a 2-min video introduction to GAB by Dr. Birren.




SMbestWebexMEonly 6 Wednesdays: Sep 27 – Nov 1, 2017

4 pm-6 pm Pacific Time
5 pm-7 pm Mountain Time
6 pm-8 pm Central Time
7 pm-9 pm Eastern Time

Course taught out of Los Angeles and available worldwide. CLICK HERE to see times in your area, if not listed above.

Taught by: Anita Curtis Reyes, MA, MS
Director of Learn Online Academy

In this course, you’ll receive:

Live training: How to secure venues, recruit participants, teach GAB & more.HandoutsADDpgBorderWords100

All downloadable handouts for teaching your course.

Permission to add your contact info to any of the non-copyrighted materials provided. Edit & use to fit your needs!

Ideas for generating multiple income streams via related courses, life story books, videographies, personal historian services, online classes or other products.

FreeRecordingsGraphicVideo recordings of all live trainings.

► Bonus training videos for home study.

►Online access to all videos  24/7 for one full year. So, if you miss a live class–or just want to review–you’ll have the videos!

Your GAB Instructor Certificate upon Completion.GABcertSAMPLE

Access to Instructor throughout course and continuing support long after class ends.

PLUS—You’ll receive everything presented on the screen, and in the videos, as downloadable documents, including PowerPoint presentations, training materials, bonus eBooks and other resources. No need for extensive note taking!


LorettaPhoto2“Anita, your knowledge, ability and presentation skills made the time with you flow seamlessly. The handouts are so well organized and presented that finding them for future reference will be very easy. I am really excited about this program and look forward to helping others get their stories on paper!” Loretta Jones, Business Owner, GAB Instructor, Idaho   Email: lrttjns@me.comShelleyWebTestimonial250

Reg. $478     Now just $249

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Space is limited. Enroll early to ensure your spot:




1. 80-page eBook of Invaluable Resources . . .
The Annotated Bibliography of Autobiography,
Memoir and Reminiscence Literature
prepared by James Birren and Anita Reyes.

2. Three additional eBOOKS . . .
> 150 Life Story Ideas (43 pgs)
> 55 Creative Activities for Life Story Writing (22 pgs)
> 26 Ways to Market Your Business (27 pgs)

3. Two Bonus Training Webinars . . .
> Bookmaking Options for GAB Instructors (60 min)
> Marketing Options for Your GAB Classes (60 min)
These include . . .

> Live webinars & videos for review or home study
> All training materials, editable handouts & templates!

About Your Instructor

A counselor, writer and educator for more than 40 years, and member of the Association of Personal Historians, I have been teaching life story writing and GAB since 2006. My teaching venues have included University of Southern California (USC), California State University, Fullerton, community colleges and many other locations.

In 2009, I developed and implemented a method for providing GAB Instructor Training online. Since then I have trained or co-trained more than 600 Guided Autobiography Instructors all over the world. I am as passionate about helping new instructors succeed as those instructors are about bringing the precious gift of life story preservation to their own class members.

For more information, contact me. I am happy to hear from you!





Anita Curtis Reyes, MA, MS, Director
Learn Online Academy
34145 Pacific Coast Hwy #657, Dana Point, CA 92629


Former APH Member