September 14-17, 2017 San Jose CA

Train To Become a SoulCollage® Facilitator 
at the Dolce Hayes Mansion
in San Jose, CA


What the Training Covers  *  Preparation & Pre-Requisites & Agreements
Tuition  *  Accommodations  *  CEUs *  Schedule & What To Bring  
  Travel *  Registration & Payments


"Discover Your Wisdom, Change Your World™"

Have you been working with SoulCollage® for a while, are enthusiastic about your own SoulCollage® practice, and want to share SoulCollage® with others?

The SoulCollage® Facilitator Training is for anyone who wants to facilitate SoulCollage® for self-discovery in groups and with individuals.

 

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Who Are SoulCollage® Facilitators?

  • Individuals seeking a creative way to give back to their communities, families, friends, church groups, cancer support groups, schools, writing groups, hospices, and other organizations.
  • Therapists, art therapists, counselors, nurses, chaplains, and other licensed professionals working in trauma recovery, addiction recovery, with teenagers, at risk children, and more. ​(See CEUs below)
     
  • Artists interested in adding a new dimension to their art.
     
  • Healers and people seeking healing and self-care through inner guidance and creative expression.
     
  • Community-builders who value participating in and creating learning/support communities of all kinds.
     
  • Spiritual directors, and others providing bereavement support and spiritual renewal.
     
  • Those who have never considered themselves artists who have found a way through SoulCollage® to express their longing to be creative and want to share that gift.
     
  • People who seek an international community of others who share their values of Discovering their Wisdom, and Changing their World™.

[Most meaningful to me were] the private and intimate commune with self, the card-making, the giving voice, the opening to shift and change. The magnifcation of the experience, owing to the large size of the group, and hence, the intention and support was unexpected and powerful, and affirming. Your spectacular mentorship of a group this large and coursework this encompassing was a model I hadn’t encountered in all my years of teaching and convening conferences. Brilliant!

~ Dawn Marano, UT


About Your Trainer

Mariabruna Sirabella, M.S., LMFT, studied closely with Seena Frost, M.Div. (now deceased) for over two decades and has been training SoulCollage® Facilitators in the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia since 2007. Mariabruna will be assisted by additional staff. 

See Mariabruna's extended biography - Click Here

If you have any questions about the information on this page, contact training@soulcollage.com.

 

 

 

 

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 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, LCSW, NY

 

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.
  • Ways to adapt the process to different individual issues and different populations.
  • Demonstration of how to access  intuition with SoulCollage® cards.
  • Discussion about how to use the soulcollage.com section of the website for Facilitators to access resources for their SoulCollage® Facilitating with clients. 
  • 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 on SoulCollage® cards.

 

It was such a gentle and respectful Training. No time anxieties -- a smooth flow. I felt honored as an individual and as a part of the Whole.

~ Bonnie Anderson, OR

 

 

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. The opportunity to help others find the magic of the process is an amazing gift.

~ J. B., OK

Click here to read more feedback about the Facilitator Training.

 

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SoulCollage® is an extremely accessible process with possibility for endless application across a wide variety of populations. And, it’s fun! 

~ Heather Berndt, WA

 


Preparation and Prerequisites

No degrees or certifications are necessary to take this training, but in order for everyone to enter the Training with similar basic experience, it is required that participants prepare as follows:

Before you come, to a Training, it is important to:

  1. Read SoulCollage® Evolving by Seena B. Frost
  2. Listen to Seena Frost's two basic CDs (Introduction to SoulCollage® and Facilitating SoulCollage® in Groups) - Both are also available for purchase and digital download at the iTunes store.
  3. Make several cards for your own deck in three of the suits (one card in the Companions Suit is sufficient).  We want you to have a working knowledge of the SoulCollage® process, its structure of suits, and its Principles
  4. Experience SoulCollage®!  Mariabruna Sirabella, SoulCollage® Trainer, has said that making cards without reading them is like preparing a delicious meal and not eating it. We would like you to have enjoyed your meal by:

If you can't find a SoulCollage® Introductory workshop near you, you can take a recorded video course which will give you a sense of the deep potential of the SoulCollage® process in community and also give you some valuable basic information. There are two "Fundamentals of SoulCollage®" courses to choose from online:

If you decide to sign up for this Training, please schedule your time to complete these prerequisites. Your Trainer and your Training colleagues will appreciate that you have completed the basics before you come. 

Attendance at all sessions of the three-day SoulCollage® Facilitator Training is required in order to call yourself a SoulCollage® Facilitator and your groups SoulCollage® Groups. If you are sharing SoulCollage® in groups before being Trained, please read Principles of SoulCollage® and the SoulCollage® FAQ.

NOTE: Agreement to attend and complete all sessions

If you want to use SoulCollage® in your work, you must prepare for, be on time for, and complete all sessions of the Facilitator Training. This Training has been condensed as much as possible to make it affordable, so every minute in sessions is essential. Those who are late or do not complete a session may not become SoulCollage® Facilitators nor receive CEUs or a certificate. 

Certificate of Completion

Individuals who complete all sessions of the SoulCollage® Training will receive a certificate of completion and may use the SoulCollage® trademark in doing SoulCollage® individual or group work according to the Principles of SoulCollage®.
SoulCollage® trains, rather than "certifies," Facilitators.

I am very impressed with the professionalism and the resources and support that are available to me as a Facilitator.

~Rachelle Hartley, Alberta, CANADA

 


Training Tuition

The Training fee of $750 includes the training sessions at Dolce Hayes Mansion, a one-year membership in the SoulCollage® professional organization, the SoulCollage® Facilitators' Circle, training materials, and use of the soulcollage.com website to create your own Facilitator's page and access extensive Facilitator resources.

Accommodations at the Training are not included in this fee. See Accommodations below.

There is a discounted fee for early registration until midnight June 30, 2017. Pay only $695. In order to qualify for the discounted early registration fee, full payment for both the tuition and the accommodations must be received by this time.

If you would like continuing education credits for your professional license, there is an additional fee of $25 for the 24 CEUs. See further CEU information below.

All payments are due by August 15, 2017.

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This was one of the very best trainings/workshops/retreats/life experiences I have had! 

~ Cindy Hastings, CA

Impeccable leadership - wonderful balance between the presentation styles. I looked forward to hearing ALL presenters. Very heartful, filled with confidence and good cheer.

~ Maia Ravinov, CA

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Accommodations 

Built in 1905, the Dolce Hayes Mansion is an oasis in the city of San Jose. The mansion has turn-of-the-century charm. It surrounded by a park and feels secluded, although it is not far from the San Jose airport. 

The Dolce Hayes Mansion has many amenities, including a spa (where you can book treatments in advance), an outdoor pool, a fitness room, and wonderful chefs and staff. The Training days are quite full with required sessions; please email for a schedule so you know how to plan your time.

 

ADA Accommodations and Information

ADA accommodations are available at the Center; please let us know if this is needed. A participant must be able to on time forbe present forparticipate in, and complete all sessions in the Training to become a SoulCollage® Facilitator. The few days are packed with exercises and information in order to make the Training financially accessible to more people, and this can sometimes be arduous, especially for people who are challenged in terms of energetic stamina. There is a lot of sitting, some movement exercises (which could be modified), and dyadic and group sharing. There is an elevator.

Service dogs – Several have been able to bring their service dogs to Trainings. Please
write to the Registrar for more information about this as we must arrange this with the facility.

 

Dolce Mansion Single Room with King-Sized bed - $850 - 3 nights including meals

 

Dolce Mansion Double Rooms
$595 per person - 3 nights including meals

 

 

Room rates (per person, including meals) - Thursday/Friday/Saturday nights 

$850 (single), $595 (double), and $325 (commuter/no breakfast). Email training@soulcollage.com  with questions and to check for availability.

All payments are due by August 15, 2017.

 

Meals

The Dolce Mansion's culinary offerings have won critical acclaim within a region famed for its cuisine and wine. The chefs provide a delicious, esthetic buffet which includes home-baked bread and desserts. Vegetarian and gluten-free options (even GF bread and desserts most of the time) are available with advance notice of your dietary needs. You will answer questions in registering to let us know your needs.

 

Paying For Your Accommodation Selection

CLICK HERE to pay for your accommodation selection.
You must have had your accommodations choice confirmed before you pay for it.

Your reservations and housing arrangements are managed by SoulCollage® for the Training dates. When you register, please provide your accommodation preferences. Accommodations are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please let us know if you intend to arrive an evening prior to the Training or stay a night after the Training and we will let you know what is available and the additional fees for the additional nights. 

 

Personally, the awe I feel regarding the generosity, calm, safety of women has been humbling, gratifying, astonishing, mind-blowing and professionally, the Training was enlightening, clarifying, exciting. I had most questions answered and know how to get further answers. I've gained a beautiful new way to see myself, to help others gain insights and shine the light of healing into the "dark." 

~ Debbie Sutter, NV

 

 

Work-Study Opportunities

The Santa Cruz area SoulCollage® Trainings are very interested in making it possible for people to take this Training if they cannot afford it otherwise, especially if they will be facilitating SoulCollage® with people who also might not have access to this method otherwise. If this applies to you, we usually offer one work-study position for a new participant at each Training. The person accepted for this position pays tuition of $450, instead of the current training fee of $750. Applicants on a wait list from previous Trainings are given priority.
 
Work Study responsibilities include:

  1. Helping at 11:00 am on Thursday with set up
  2. Helping with break down and packing up on Sunday early afternoon
  3. Helping with registration
  4. Setting up chairs, art supplies, clean-up and other tasks during part of meal breaks and breaks between workshop sessions and helping with set up and breakdown of the "store" if the "store" is scheduled.
  5. These tasks involve some lifting (up to 40 lbs.), such as boxes of magazines, books and products, or rearranging tables and chairs. 

Work-study participants are responsible for the full cost of their accommodations and $450 for the Training tuition. If a Work Study person becomes unable to fulfill the work-study agreement at the Training, we require that she/he repays the balance of the training fee, $245 (for early registration fee) or $300 (if paid after the early registration deadline), within one year.

Work study applicants who have completed the Training pre-requisites upon applying will have priority consideration.

If you have questions and to apply, contact training@soulcollage.com. Work study positions are popular requests and there is usually a waiting list for positions.

We have a Diversity Scholarship Fund which provides some financial help (the Fund is not large) with tuition for people who are already working or volunteering with populations that would normally not have access to SoulCollage®. Persons who have received some assistance include those working or volunteering with refugees, those incarcerated, veterans famlies, domestic violence shelters, or substance abuse recovery programs. Write for information about the application.

 


Continuing Education Credits

SoulCollage Inc. (Provider #133654) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for California licensed LMFTs, MCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. SoulCollage Inc. maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. 

 

The ATCB (Art Therapy Credentials Board) has for a long time accepted SoulCollage® Institute and SoulCollage Facilitator Training CEUs for continuing education credit for ATR-BCs, because these courses were accepted for continuing education credits by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences mental health licensure board (now awarded through CAMFT as above). Participants who need CEUs for ATR-BC licenses, please check with the ATCB.

 

The fee for CEUs for this Training is $25.

 

Continuing Education credit for this program is also awarded through a different agency by pre-arrangement with your Trainer for the following professions in many other states: LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCs, LEPs, nurses and psychologists.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: Continuing education credit for LMFTs is awarded in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists will receive 24 clinical continuing education clock hours upon completing this program.

Licensed Clinical Social Workers: Continuting education credits for LCSWs is awarded in the following states: Al, AK, Alberta, AR, AZ, British Columbia, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, New Brunswick, NE, NH, Newfoundland & Labrador, NM, NY, NC, ND, Nova Scotia, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, Saskatchewan, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, Virgin Islands, VI, VT, WA, WI and WY.

Licensed Professional Counselors: Continuting education credits for LPCs is awarded in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI and WY.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 24 CE hours of credit.

Psychologists: These CEUs are approved by the American Psychological Association (APA).

The CEU fee charged by SoulCollage Inc. is $25 for the 24 CE hours of credit for one professional license/person. That fee is due at the time of registration and is not refundable.

The entire course in this Training is eligible for CEUs as above, except for mealtimes and other breaks. Please contact the administration if you have concerns or grievances.

 


More Information about the SoulCollage® Training for Licensed Professionals

SoulCollage® Facilitator Training Goals:

  • Prepare therapists to facilitate SoulCollage® competently and confidently with clients (as individuals clients, in groups, and in workshops.)
  • Demonstrate to therapists how to use intuition and 
    imagination (utilizing images, gestalt, and community support in the SoulCollage® method) to help clients find meaning and guidance for their lives.
  • Demonstrate to therapists the benefits to clients of making and using SoulCollage® cards and to be able to explain and facilitate this method with  clients they assess as prospective beneficiaries of the method and to identify in what ways a client might need encouragement to best utilize the method.

Professionals will learn:

  • To compile appropriate art therapy materials for SoulCollage® work, so that the client may fully utilize the method to identify images that have meaning for him or herself and create collaged cards from those images.
  • To describe and demonstrate how SoulCollage® utilizes intuition and imagination to help clients guide their lives, by using the cards in a gestalt process.
  • Ethical principles (scope of competence, scope of practice, safety, non-exploitation of clients, dual relationship) apply to work conducted with the SoulCollage® method.
  • To assess which clients might benefit from SoulCollage® and to create a safe container for clients doing SoulCollage® work in individual or group sessions.
  • To prepare a safe and welcoming container for a client from any ethnicity, sexual preference group, gender or religion.

The entire course in this Training is eligible for CEUs as above, except for mealtimes and other breaks. Please contact the administration if you have concerns or grievances.

For those state Boards not on the lists above and who may not be familiar with SoulCollage® and its therapeutic benefits, we offer the following supplemental information to attach to your request to have your CEUs apply to your state's requirements. DOWNLOAD PDFIf you are a therapist who wants more information about the theoretical basis and theoretical elements of the SoulCollage® method, DOWNLOAD THIS PAPER.

This is the best training I have ever been to in terms of having valuable knowledge to transmit, clear goals about what it intended to accomplish, and using effective techniques to accomplish those goals.

~Jacqueline Wallen, MD

 


Schedule and What to Bring

Training begins: 1:00 pm on Thursday.
Training ends about 1:00 pm on Sunday. (Please be on time to be sure you are present to complete the requirements to become a Facilitator. FULL Attendance is required at all sessions.)
Mornings begin with breakfast at 8:00 am, and the daily program begins at 9:00 am.
There are some required sessions and some optional card-making sessions in the evenings until about 9:00 or 9:30 pm.

In order to receive a completion certificate, all required sessions must be attended, so please make your travel or commuting plans to permit your attendance at all these sessions.

  1. Be sure to bring all your SoulCollage® cards. You do not need to bring images as those will be provided. If you are using 5 x 8 inch cards there will be blank cards provided. If your cards are another size, bring some blanks. Glue and scissors will be provided, but you can bring your own if you have special ones you like. If you prefer using an Exacto or precision knife, please bring it along with your own healing mat to work on. (Don’t pack scissors or knives in your carry-on luggage!).
     
  2. Bring layers of clothes as the weather on the California coast can vary from quite warm to quite cool. Rain gear and an umbrella are a good idea. Socks or slippers might be nice. You might like to have a refillable water bottle, and ear plugs.
     
  3. Please do not wear perfume, essential oils or other scents as a courtesy to people who have environmental sensitivities.

Questions? Contact training@soulcollage.com.


Travel

The Dolce Hayes Mansion is located at 200 Edenvale Ave., San Jose CA.

The closest airport is San Jose International Airport. 

Some Door-to-Door Shuttles

Please call for up-to-date information.

Silicon Valley Airporter (650-869-4476 or 800-400-2365) From San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland airports.

Alpha Trans Airporter - TOLL FREE 1-866-466-6406

Early Bird Airport Shuttle (831-462-3933) By appointment.

ABC/Blue Top Limo (and sedans) (831-477-0500 or 831-477-0170) By appointment, Door to Door service. San Jose and San Francisco airports.

San Jose Express Shuttle (800-773-0039)

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You will then be offered 2 methods of payment:

  1. You will be able to pay your full tuition of $750 (or $695 early full registration by June 30, 2017) or a $380 deposit to hold your space using PayPal/Credit Card.
    • Please note: If paying a deposit, the remainder of the early registration fee ($315) must be paid by June 30, 2017. If remainder is not paid by that time, the balance to be paid will be $370.
  2. Or you can pay by mailing a check payable to "SoulCollage Inc." to SoulCollage Inc., 450 Jarvis Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065. (You still need to complete the registration form by clicking REGISTER NOW above).

Accommodation Payments

When you register, please provide your accommodation preference (see above). Please register early as rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Your reservations and housing arrangements are handled by SoulCollage® for the Training dates.

 

CLICK HERE to make your Accommodations and/or second Tuition payment AFTER Registering and receiving Accomodations Confirmation.

Cancellation Policy

1.  Training Tuition

A full refund, less a $75 processing fee, is given at the cancellation of a SoulCollage® Facilitator Training registration if the cancellation is received by midnight, August 15, 2017. This processing fee applies to all payments, whether a deposit or a payment in full.

You may also apply this credit toward a new SoulCollage® training, run by SoulCollage Inc. in Santa Cruz/San Jose area which may be held within the next 12 months, and avoid paying the processing fee if you do attend a Training in that time frame. If the Training fee is increased in the future, you will pay the difference between the new fee and your payment on account.

No refund or credit is given for cancellations made on August 16, 2017 or later, if you fail to attend, or if you leave the event early, or if you miss part of a session and cannot receive a certificate.

If you must make a last minute cancellation, you also have the option of offering your payment toward a scholarship fund that we are building to support the work. If you have any questions, please email us for more information.

2.  Accommodations

A refund of your room payment, less a $30 processing fee, will be given for cancellations received by midnight, PT, August 15, 2017.

No refund can be given for room cancellations received on August 16, 2017, or later, unless we are able to register another participant to fulfill your room reservation.

Contact us if you have questions.

 

As a trained SoulCollage® Facilitator, you will receive benefits that support your ongoing professional and personal use of SoulCollage® -- The Neter Letter, a monthly e-newsletter, ability to create and post Facilitator Profile on soulcollage.com and Workshop announcements on this site, Facilitator-Only online groups, Advanced Trainings and Conferences.

Trained Facilitators Retake the SoulCollage® Facilitator Training

NoteTrained SoulCollage® Facilitators who would like to retake this Training with Mariabruna Sirabella in her California Trainings will receive a substantial discount. Write to training@soulcollage.com for instructions on how to register. The Training has evolved considerably over the years, and we know those who have taken the Training a second time, at a different point in their lives, have had a new and rewarding experience, both personally and professionally. Please contact other Trainers individually to learn their fee policies for Trained Facilitators attending their Trainings. You will receive a special certificate of attendance.