Newly expanded Independent Study Program in Gestalt Graphology

Sheila LoweAvailable now–with more than seventy pages added to the original course and many new handwriting samples. These four complex lessons authored by Sheila Lowe will teach you to view handwriting in a whole new way.  Plus, you’ll receive three special bonuses: 

BONUS #1: Links to 12 one-hour videos (free!). Recorded during an online class, they cover many important topics related to handwriting and behavior correlating with the text materials.

Watch video #1 right now, free, no obligation. Click here

Bonus #2: A free electronic copy of Sheila’s latest book, Succeeding in the Business of Handwriting Analysis. It tells you what you need to know to start your own practice. This is the book Sheila wishes she’d had when she went into business! It covers a wide range of topics, including compatibility analysis. 

Bonus #3: Free videos of lectures by some of the top teachers in the field, including Roger Rubin, Renate Griffiths, and Erika Karohs. You won’t find these videos anywhere else. Presented at Vanguard Conferences, they are available only to students of Sheila’s course.

With these materials, you will learn to

  • Develop “eye training”
  • Recognize essential features of the writer’s core personality
  • Understand and interpret handwriting characteristics
  • Classify types of mental processing and thinking styles
  • Identify social styles and social skills
  • Positive and negative self-concept factors
  • Spot indicators for conscious and unconscious behavioral controls
  • Identify the “Big Five” personality characteristics: agreeableness, conscientiousness, negative emotionality, extroversion, and openness in handwriting
  • Become familiar with some of the basic concepts of Freud, Jung, Adler, Horney, and Maslow and how they apply to handwriting
  • Indicators for behavioral or personality disorders.
  • Pinpoint red flags for dangerous behavior
  • Complete a general personality profile in writing
  • Explain what handwriting can and cannot reveal about the writer
    • and more!

The Four Big Lessons

Lesson One – spatial arrangement

Lesson Two – writing form

Lesson Three – writing movement

Lesson Four – puts it all together in the context of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

How is the course different from the book, Reading Between the Lines, Decoding Handwriting?

The course is founded on the same gestalt principles introduced in Sheila’s basic book, so the lessons build on and amplify the many topics introduced there. Taking the course is the next step in the path towards putting your knowledge to work. By practicing your skills on the many handwriting samples that are included, as well samples you gather from friends and family, you will be able to apply what you learn in many different settings.

Whether you are a beginning student of handwriting analysis or have studied the trait method through IGAS or other schools, if you want to learn more about handwriting and personality, you will benefit from this course.

The exercises at the end of each section will help you develop a firm foundation for your handwriting analysis practice. Submit your answers to to get feedback on your work from Sheila. Successfully answer all the questions and receive your diploma.

Here’s what students say about the Course in Gestalt Graphology

“I had been studying graphology for over two years before I found you. Your course and your books intensified my knowledge and gave me a fundamental wholistic understanding of Gestalt Graphology that I’d been seeking but could not find. I am indebted to you for being so generous with your skill and your wisdom. You have opened a new world for me and you have made me a better graphologist.”  Ashira G (Canada)

“I’ve been following Sheila Lowe since 1996 and bought all her books before taking the course. The books and course are beautifully laid out, explanations are clear and easy to follow.  Of all the graphology courses I’ve taken, this one is right at the top” Desiree R. (Scotland)

“The first book I ever read of Sheila’s was The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Handwriting Analysis. I so enjoyed that book that it was a no-brainer to enroll in her course. I was not disappointed, the course was so informative, I learned so much and you can tell by Sheila’s feedback on your work, that she is invested in her students.” Angie O (Australia)

“Sheila Lowe’s courses excel where others often offer incomplete or confusing instruction. She has a way of understanding the mind of the student, no matter at what level they are. The courses guide, challenge and reward each student. These aspects help make these courses so valuable and effective. Highly recommended.” Charles T. (USA) 

“…the more I read it, the more my mind is blown with the way you structure & explain graphology.” Deborah D. (Indonesia)

“(Sheila’s) teaching style is fabulous! It’s enabled me, a beginner in this art, to catch on and learn some very practical things quickly. Also, to have the videos and materials to review forever is a huge plus.” Donna W. (USA)

Thank you, Sheila, for the great gestalt course! It opened a whole new world to me in graphology. I can’t imagine anymore how did I ever manage without the gestalt approach graphology. It makes so much sense. I love it! The content was easy to follow and included a lot of good samples making learning easy and interesting.  Also, thank you for your always excellent customer service. I really appreciate that! Mari MK, (Norway).

“Sheila Lowe’s course is well rounded and covers all the handwriting analysis topics.  She is thorough, thoughtful, and caring as a teacher and a great wealth of information when you need it after the course.  I highly recommend her and the course.” Judy K  (USA)

“Sheila Lowe’s course has deep insight of handwriting analysis, which is really helpful for every person who is keen to know about graphology. For me I had better understanding of the subject only after I had done this course though I was working in this field for years. Sheila’s course has given me a correct insight on graphology.  I highly recommend it.” Samita P. (India)

“Sheila Lowe created a course that not only made me understand graphology more deeply, it also changed the way I analyze a person’s personality. After taking this course, I find it easier to find the essence of a person’s personality through handwriting more quickly.” (Hendri H – Indonesia)

From intro to handwriting analysis to advanced topics

3 Handwriting Psychology books
Available through Amazon or Sheila Lowe’s secure store

How long does it take?

It’s self-study, so set your own pace. Remember, you are not on your own. Sheila makes herself available to answer questions at no additional cost.

What does it cost?

For the more than 230 pages of text, the three bonuses and easy access to your instructor, tuition is only $475. You can order the course using a credit card on Sheila’s Square store, or via PayPal. If you prefer to mail a check, contact Sheila for the mailing address: sheila@sheilalowe.com

Handwriting analysis has many applications

  • self-insight – understand why you make the choices you do
  • understand your kids/parents/students
  • relationship compatibility (personal and business)
  • vocational guidance – choose the right career for you
  • pre-employment selection – hire the right people
  • employee management – build stronger teams
  • graphotherapy – exercises to help erase roadblocks to success

To understand yourself better and help others, learn the gestalt method of handwriting analysis from someone who has practiced for more than fifty years.

Your instructor

Born in England, Sheila Lowe has lived in California for most of her life. She began her study of handwriting in 1967, later taking courses with internationally known handwriting experts Charlie Cole, and mentoring under Roger Rubin, perhaps the best graphologist in modern times.

Sheila has taught a variety of handwriting analysis courses: the Psychogram, Personal Worth, and by invitation at the University of California, Riverside and Santa Barbara campuses, as well as many other venues. She has lectured at countless organizations and companies in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain.

In the late 1990s Sheila worked with RI Software to produce the Handwriting Analyzer software, which continues to be used around the world by businesses, law enforcement, government offices, therapists, and individuals.

President of the nonprofit educational American Handwriting Analysis Foundation from 2012-present, Sheila is also the editor and publisher of AHAF’s publication, The Vanguard, and was a founding member and president of the SoCal chapter. She has served on the board of directors of the Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners since 2014 as Ethics Chair and Secretary, and from 2004-2018 served on the board of directors of the Ventura County Professional Women’s Network in a variety of positions, including president.

For additional information, contact Sheila for a copy of her current curriculum vitae.