The SoulCollage® Facilitator Training is for anyone who wants to facilitate SoulCollage® for self-discovery in groups and with individuals and/or anyone who is seeking an in-depth immersion in the SoulCollage® community experience.
The Training assumes a working knowledge of SoulCollage®, that a person has read SoulCollage® Evolving, listened to the two CDs (Introduction to SoulCollage® and Facilitating SoulCollage® in Groups), made cards (at least a few in each suit) and wants to use it in the work that they are already doing or beginning. This one-weekend training is required for a person to call themselves a SoulCollage® Facilitator and their groups SoulCollage® Groups. If you really want to use SoulCollage® fully in your work, you will want to attend the Facilitator Training.
You know when something important has happened in life when you count time by it. Like significant life events, marriage, graduation, a baby's birth. I notice that I am gauging time by completion of the Facilitator's Training. This is life-changing in a bigger way than I imagined. It moves me to accept this role in service. (Kathleen Flynn, Oak Harbor, WA)
Who should participate?
Anyone who would like to form SoulCollage® Groups or use SoulCollage® in already established groups (such as church groups, women's groups, senior groups, hospice, educational classes) or as an art technique as an adjunct to other kinds of groups, classes, or workshops is welcome to register.
SoulCollage® Trainings have attracted many therapists and art therapists who love the SoulCollage® process and see readily how it can be used in their work. Training participants network with each other and share how to adapt the SoulCollage® process to their clientele. Some ministers and lay clergy have also completed the Training to be able to facilitate SoulCollage® in their ministry.
No degree or other credentialing is required to attend the Training. Enthusiasm for the process and its use in one's own life are the chief criteria for participation.
Continuing Education Credits
This course meets the qualifications for 18 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. A certificate of attendance will be provided by SoulCollage Inc. #4889. Any participant who is licensed in another state must check with that state's licensing board to determine if credits granted in this course will be accepted by that board.
For those Boards who may not be familiar with SoulCollage® and its therapeutic benefits, we offer the following supplemental information, which was included in SoulCollage® Inc.’s application for CEU provider status which was accepted by the BBS in California. Download PDF.
This has been a very profound and enriching experience. I hope to facilitate groups in therapetuic, health and educational settings and in the prisons, where I work with people recovering from addiction. I am very grateful that I attended this workshop. (Ruth Jacob, County Dublin, IRELAND)
What the SoulCollage® Facilitator Training Covers
- How to facilitate SoulCollage® card-making, including ways to support self-esteem and avoid competition and self-criticism.
- How to implement a therapeutic structure which both protects and encourages self-discovery, without the facilitator doing therapy.
- Ways to adapt the process to different individual issues and different populations.
- Demonstration of ceremonial work with SoulCollage® cards.
- Discussion about how to use the internet to support and encourage SoulCollage® community, including the SoulCollage® Facilitators' Listserve, the Facilitator's "Neter Letter" newsletter, SoulCollage® Exhibitions, and referral listings on the website for trained SoulCollage® Facilitators.
- Help in envisioning a plan for facilitating SoulCollage® that fits your own passions, intentions, and competencies.
- Ethical pitfalls and challenges that might arise when one is working with individuals and groups using the powerful spiritual and personal images of SoulCollage®.
Participants make cards, share cards, and use their own processes as teaching examples for the group in learning how to facilitate SoulCollage® work, because the focus in the Training is training rather than card-making per se as in a workshop. We learn how to do "readings" which use our own intuition to deepen self-knowledge. We learn creative applications and how to adapt the process to different populations. We work towards constructing a plan that fits participantsí intended use of the technique. No degree or other credentials are needed to register for this course.
SoulCollage® continues to teach me acceptance and love for myself and others. This weekend deepened my understanding of how alike we all are deep inside, behind all our roles and tastes. I feel more confident about my ability to attract and share with others who will benefit. I feel excited to let my unique voice and power ring out. The opportunity to help others find the magic of the process is an amazing gift. (J. B., Tulsa, OK)
Inside a SoulCollage® Facilitator Training
SoulCollage® Facilitator Training in West Chester, PA, led by Kat Kirby, SoulCollage® Trainer from San Diego. A group of women spent the weekend learning how to use the SoulCollage® process within their communities.
After the Training
SoulCollage® Facilitator receive ongoing benefits to support them as they develop and deepen their use of SoulCollage® professionally and personally. These benefits include:
- Monthly e-newsletter, "The Neter Letter"
- "One-on-One" sessions with Seena
- Facilitator Profile and Workshop Postings on www.soulcollage.com
- SoulCollage® Product Discounts
- Facilitator-Only Listserve
- Advanced Trainings and Conferences
I feel affirmed in the work I've been doing and encouraged to do more! I feel connected now to a supportive community of "like minds"!! I now feel I have resources behind me to expand working with SoulCollage® -- in regional heart and cancer centers, perhaps. You have given me a great gift!
(Mary Mathews, Clinton, NY)
Preparation and Pre-Requisites
No degree or certification is required to take this training, but Seena Frost requires that participants prepare by reading SoulCollage® Evolving, listening to Seena's two talks about SoulCollage® -- Introduction to SoulCollage® and Facilitating SoulCollage® in Groups on CDs (both are also available for purchase and download at iTunes store) and beginning to make SoulCollage® cards for their own decks in each suit, so that they can get experience with their own card-making before working with others learning to make cards. Seena requests that participants bring all their SoulCollage® cards when they come for the Training.
SoulCollage® Facilitator Training - Diversity Scholarship Fund
In 2008, the Facilitators Conference Planning Committee had the privilege of establishing the SoulCollage® Diversity Scholarship Fund with profits from the 2008 Conference. The mission of the SoulCollage® Diversity Scholarship Fund is to encourage inclusiveness and access for individuals in a wide variety of unique situations with a focus on serving under-served populations. In additional to financial need, candidates who apply for this Scholarship must be working currently and directly with a community that meets this guideline. Potential applicants can contact Nancy Weiss at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alia Moore at email@example.com.
If you would like to to help train SoulCollage® Facilitators who have a passion for bringing the SoulCollage® process to a wide variety of people, please contribute (any amount) to the Diversity Scholarship Fund using the PayPal/CC button below. Thank you!