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Graphology Training

Graphology is an ancient science which over the ages has been developed and researched by philosophers and, not until the 20th century, psychologists.

Handwriting is the only method of communication a human has had to communicate with those peoples, initially those who followed their travels in search of food and fertile land with plenty of animals, water and vegetation that would feed and sustain their families and tribes for a period of time.

The ancient cave drawings discovered in France are the earliest indication of people leaving messages telling others that there was food, water and what to expect in that area in terms of ‘comfort’ and ‘security’. Gradually an abbreviated form of communication in the form a recognised shapes evolved one of the first being the Ionian script. The central regions of Europe, the middle East and Northern Africa being apparently the first regions where hieroglyphics first appeared. The far eastern countries such as China and Japan developed their own form of written/drawn communication in pictographs – these are still used and taught in schools there to-day.  Generally, most the world has adopted the western handwriting styles in order to be able to communicate freely and be understood.

Graphology – was first recorded in ancient Greece – Socrates the philosopher proclaimed that he could tell a man by his hand – meaning that the handwriting of an individual indicated their personality. Later on Lavatar went as far as saying that ‘he could discern a man’s height and the colour of his countenance and hair from his handwriting’ – more than a slight exaggeration, but certainly he was renowned for his ability to assess a man’s character from his writing.

Graphology has had a Chair in the University of Bologna & Urbino, Italy, since at least 1600 AD – it is the oldest operating University in the world having been founded in 1088, and received a Charter from Frederick Barbarossa in 1158.  There are also Chairs in the Universities of Modena and Roma – all using the Morettian discipline.  Graphology is one of the most difficult and respected Courses and the Chair in Bolgna is massively funded by the Vatican.

More recent people to investigate and use graphology were Sir Arthur Connon Doyle; Sir Walter Scott – novelists and explorers – Jung and Freud – the father’s of modern day psychology – Max Pulver – philosopher and psychologist – to modern times : Alfred Mendel, Hans Jacoby, Eynsyck, Ursula Ave-Lallemant, Rosemary Sassoon, Marc Seifer, Felix Klein, Maresi de Monchy and Dafna Yalon.

The British Institute of Graphologists was the first organisation in the UK to put together a complete syllabus for the teaching of Graphology – the analysis of personality through handwriting.   The three year course in the UK is based upon the knowledge and learning of Francis Hilliger – who was recognised both by Academics and the Judiciary as the foremost graphologist in the UK.   This Course has been recognised internationally as most comprehensive and enables students who complete it to have attained a high degree of excellence.  This course sets the standard for pupils to learn and practice graphology professionally within the UK and worldwide.

I am a member of the Examination Board for the British Institute of Graphologist and have now taught pupils to Professional Membership Level for 18 years. The Course comes in three parts :

  1. Eye training and basic rules and interpretation
  2. Psychology
  3. Preparing and writing a professional personality profile, providing personality and ability profiles, children’s handwriting, psychological profiling, security & integrity. Understanding the requirement of clients etc.

Generally the Course takes three years to complete and examinations are held in June-July, with the results generally being published end September/early October.

Teaching is done in small groups or individually and can be made to fit in with the pupil’s lifestyle. The year is broken into 3 terms of 10 weeks. The Fees for a year are £760 – exclusive of books – these can be broken down into three trenches to be paid on or before the first lesson.  Please contact me for a syllabus for the coming year.