April 2-5, 2020-Online Training-Mariabruna Sirabella

 

Train To Become

a SoulCollage®

Facilitator 

at the

FIRST ONLINE

SoulCollage® Facilitator Training 

with

Mariabruna Sirabella

APRIL 2-5, 2020

This Training is full and Registration is closed

Watch these pages for information about the next Training, to occur within the next 2-3 months.

 

 

 

 

The challenges and changes brought by the spreading of COVID-19 inspired us to adjust our long-held tradition of offering Trainings exclusively in person.

Especially at a time where creativity, resilience, and connectedness are precious allies in navigating life and its emotions, we cannot imagine a world without SoulCollage®.

Safety is our number one concern, so we cancelled the in-person Training, and designed this opportunity to give all interested who have fulfilled the prerequisites a chance to take Training in the safety of their home.

~Mariabruna Sirabella


What the Training Covers  *  Preparation & Pre-Requisites & Agreements
Tuition  *  CEs *  Schedule & What To Bring 
* 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.

 

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 CEs 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., LMFTmet Seena in 1996 and embraced SoulCollage® immediately. Seena Frost, M.Div. and Mariabruna co-facilitated their first workshop in 1998, and continued their collaboration and friendship for almost two decades, until Seena’s passing. Mariabruna, our Lead Trainer, has been training SoulCollage® Facilitators all over the world on her own, in the USA, Canada, South America, Europe, and Asia since 2007. 

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.

 

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. This is a Training, not a retreat, and this preparation is necessary. You, 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. It will be helpful also if you 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 will not become SoulCollage® Facilitators. They will not receive CEs or a completion 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.

 

This Training is now full and Registration is closed

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 $850 includes, for those who complete all sessions of the Training, the right to use the registered trademark "SoulCollage®" in facilitating live (real-time, unrecorded SoulCollage® workshops or groups according to the Principles of SoulCollage®. 

The Training fee also includes:

  • Supplies and Training materials, including card-making supplies and a 100-page SoulCollage® Facilitator's Workbook
  • Payment of your first one-year membership in the SoulCollage® professional organization, the SoulCollage® Facilitators' Circle
  • Use of the soulcollage.com website as a Circle Member to create your own Facilitator's webpage and the ability to advertise your workshops on it
  • Access to extensive Facilitator resources in the Facilitators-Only section of the soulcollage.com website and on social media

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

 

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

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

 

We have a Diversity Scholarship Fund which provides some financial help with tuition for people 1) who need financial assistance in order to take the Training, and 2) 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. The Fund is small at this time and can never provide full scholarships. Write for information and to receive an application.

 


Continuing Education Credits

The CE 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. See https://www.commonwealthseminars.com/seminar-ce-credit.html to check if your license/state is covered.

Art Therapists

 

The ATCB (Art Therapy Credentials Board) has for a long time accepted SoulCollage® Institute and SoulCollage Facilitator Training CEs 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 (and are now approved to be awarded through CAMFT in California). Participants who need CEs for ATR-BC licenses, please check the ATCB requirements. 

 


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 CEs 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 CEs apply to your state's requirements. DOWNLOAD PDF

If you are a therapist who wants more information about the theoretical basis and theoretical elements of the SoulCollage® method, Click here to read more.

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

Full Schedule will be mailed out to Registrants

On Day 1, April 2, 2020 (Thursday), at 8:40 am [All times are noted in Pacific Daylight Time] Zoom opens [link will be available to Registrants] – and trainees enter introducing themselves to Trainer.

Training starts at 9am sharp on Thursday morning, April 2, 2020 and ends at 12:00 pm.

There is a 1.5 hour break

Training resumes at 1:30 and closes at 5:30.

 

On April 3-4 (Friday and Saturday), Zoom opens at 8:50 am

Training resumes at 9:00 am and pauses at 12 pm

There is a 1.5 hour break

Training resumes at 1:30 pm and ends at 5:30pm 

 

On April 5 (Sunday) Zoom opens at 8:50 am

Training resumes at 9:00 am

Training completes at 12:00 pm

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

 

THU/FRI/SAT 9:00 - 12:00

THU/FRI/SAT 1:30 – 5:30

SUNDAY 9:00 – 12:00

 

WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR COMPUTER WORKSPACE

  1. A computer or tablet with good internet connection and good lighting on your face in a quiet space.
  2. A comfortable chair and a sense of sacred space (perhaps a flower or a candle).
  3. All your SoulCollage® cards within reach. 
  4. Your Card Making Supply pack (you will receive in the mail), scissors and other special tools you like to use for cardmaking.
  5. A good selection of images you have torn out or magazines to look through.
  6. Your SoulCollage® Facilitators Workbook (you will receive in the mail.)
  7. Your SoulCollage® policies and handouts (you will receive in the mail) — printed out or readily available digitally on your computer desktop.
  8. A journal and a pen or pencil.
  9. (OPTIONAL) audio headset and microphone
  10. (OPTIONAL) a refillable water or beverage bottle 

Questions? Contact training@soulcollage.com.

Registration closes March 25, 2020, because we must mail your Workbook and materials in time to reach you. Please consider your time zone carefully. This Training will be given at times most accessible to the US zones, but you must attend and participate (awake) in all sessions completely to become a SoulCollage® Facilitator.

When registering you will be offered 2 methods of payment:

  1. You will be able to pay your full tuition of $850 using PayPal/Credit Card.
  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).

REGISTER NOW

Cancellation Policy

1.  Training Tuition

No refund or credit is given for cancellations made on March 1, 2020 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 (See Participant Agreement).

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.

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 for Facilitators, ability to create and post a Facilitator Profile and your workshop announcements on soulcollage.com, Facilitator-Only online groups, access to Advanced Trainings, Conferences, and Facilitator resources.

Trained Facilitators Retake the SoulCollage® Facilitator Training

NoteTrained SoulCollage® Facilitators who would like to retake this Training with Mariabruna Sirabella in her California Trainings may do so for $550 plus accommodations. When you register, check the appropriate box under Fees.  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 renewal.