Chantel Zimmerman

Facilitator since June 27, 2008

Facilitator trainer since April 20, 2017.

Chantel Zimmerman
Art and Soul Lab
LOS ANGELES, California (United States)
P 747-24-TRUST

Biography

As an "Inspirationalist" I've engaged thousands of people in taking actions that improve their life and the world. My creativity workshops spark the imagination, blast through inhibiting blocks, and support participant's dreams and desires. I am a mixed-media artist, singer, and vibrant "expressionist" committed to living life to the fullest!

I have 20+ years of experience leading workshops, classes, and retreats that take people on a journey of self-discovery, helping them to find and hear their inner wisdom. As a spiritual director, I bring silence, contemplation, and deep listening into my work. As a Veriditas Advanced Trained and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator I integrate moving meditation into my work with SoulCollage®.

I'm also an entrepreneur with a passion for the environment, so I founded “Sustainable Works” a non-profit organization promoting sustainable living in the urban environment. Currently, I run my business, "Art and Soul Lab - A Place to Explore Your Creative, Authentic Self". 

Over the years I've worked with a variety of populations and men and women from all walks of life including: 

  • Veterans from the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs
  • 12-step program participants
  • WeSPARK Cancer Center members
  • Transition-aged Foster Youth
  • Churches, Synagogues, and various Spiritual Communities
  • College Students
  • Artists, and 
  • Therapists

Description of SoulCollage® work

I offer Introductory SoulCollage® workshops in the greater Los Angeles area, the South Bay, San Fernando Valley, and Orange County (Southern California). These workshops lay the groundwork for understanding the SoulCollage® process, and offer a forum to create cards, do “readings” and share/view cards with others.

I conduct advanced and "theme-specific” workshops that enable participants to "get to know" their cards, and develop a deeper, more meaninful relationship with them. Themed workshops like “Aphrodite Night” or the “Warrior Within” pop up intermittently; in these workshops participants focus on creating cards with a particular focus.

My 3-month and 6-month "SoulCollage® Journeys" build community, offer a deep dive into juicy themes like "Personal Myth" and "The Goddess Within" and also explore foundational elements like "The Transpersonal Cards and Suits of Your SoulCollage® Deck" more deeply.

I offer my services to private parties, corporations, and existing groups such as church groups, women’s groups, men’s groups, life-makeover groups and many more! Please contact me if you have a group interested in SoulCollage®.

Personal work with own SoulCollage® cards

Self-discovery, creative expression, reflective processing, and a faith that I am being guided are all part of my SoulCollage® experience. I access my intuition as I sift through images that call me and whisper their yearning to be involved. Image placement evolves and allows the card’s design to emerge – often resulting in unexpected, fascinating collages that speak and reveal messages from deep within. Readings result in emotional release sparked by synchronicity and a deep knowing suffused with a faith that my internal compass sets my course.

I use my SoulCollage® for sacred events like my birthday, my anniversary, and various turning points throughout the year. When I connect with my cards, I get such a wealth of insight and wisdom.

Other Notes

Here's a reading I did for the Summer Solstice, 2013.

  • SUMMER SOULSTICE PLAYSHOP: cycles and seasons through the lens of SoulCollage®

    Let’s use the energy of the summer solstice to inspire your SoulCollage® practice. As Earth moves around the sun seasons are created and opportunities to tap into those energetic shifts emerge. Using the high-powered, focused energy of the sun and the SoulCollage® process, you will look at the next six months of your life.

    Where are you?
    Where are you going?
    What would you like to see happen in the next six months?
    What are you missing that you need and want to know?

    SoulCollage®, a intuitive collage process for self-discovery provides a creative outlet to access inner wisdom. At this inspirational event we will:
    • Make SoulCollage® cards
    • Conduct a mid-year Summer SOULstice SoulCollage® card reading
    • Identify meaningful and valuable life insights that can propel you forward through the rest of 2019.

    The great turning happened on June 21, 2019 – the summer solstice. Let’s ride the wave of energy that this seasonal change invites.

    WHEN:
    Saturday, June 29, 2019
    10am – 3:30pm

    WHERE:
    The Good Life Academy
    18719 Calvert Street
    Tarzana, CA

    SELF-CARE INVESTMENT:
    $78 with all materials provided
    Register by June 15, 2019 and receive a free 12-pack of Blank SoulCollage® Cards and Sleeves ($15 value). Cards provided at the event.

    REGISTER HERE TODAY:
    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=898VQP384NKHE

    Limited to 13 participants, register early!

     

     


    The Good Life Academy - Los Angeles, CA
    18719 Calvert Street
    Tarzana - Los Angeles
    United States

    Facilitator Info
    When:
    June 29, 2019 - 10:00am - 3:30pm
  • Create your own personal deck of SoulCollage® Cards that can be used for "inner work", as oracles, as prompts for journaling, to inspire your creative expression and so many more activities.

    The SoulCollage® Process is a rich exploration of your inner wisdom, using a deck of cards created by you. Coupled with a variety of transformative arts exercises (journaling, movement, sounding, etc.) you gain insight and awareness.

    SoulCollage® is an intuitive collage process for self-discovery that is fun, creative, inspirational and can awaken you in unexpected ways by providing meaningful "Aha!" moments that capture new ideas, thoughts and connections relevant to your life.

    This workshop engages you in the SoulCollage® method and offers all the elements necessary to ultimately participate in a SoulCollage® Facilitator’s training, should you ever want to do that.

    The Introductory workshop elements include:

    • SoulCollage® history and SoulCollage® process including key concepts and practices

    • The 4 suits of the deck

    • The "Companion Suit" Guided Meditation

    • SoulCollage® card-making

    • The fundamental “I am one who…” exercise, and

    • Doing SoulCollage® Card Readings

    SoulCollage® takes you on an inner journey using your imagination and imagery. Working with your own guidance system you create collaged cards that offer you a window into your subconscious and spark an inner dialogue. Activities involving the cards help you to penetrate their meaning and the wisdom buried within. This workshop is the first step in building your own personal deck of SoulCollage® cards.

    All materials are provided for the workshop - scissors, glue, cards, handouts, and images.

    When:
    Saturday, July 13, 2019
    9:00am - 4:30pm
    *(Can't make this workshop? Event repeats throughout the year on 2nd Saturdays, see other dates/times below. All details apply to each workshop.)

    Where:
    The Good Life Academy
    18719 Calvert Street
    Tarzana, CA

    Price:
    $98 early bird price
    (early bird price offered up until 10 days before the event)
    $125 after 10 days before the event)
    Repeaters - $78 early bird pricing and $88 after early bird deadline (for those who have taken an Introductory Workshop with Art and Soul Lab).
    Limited to 13 people

    Register Today with a deposit to hold your spot:

    New Folks - https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=K7WJTBTGPVUPN

    Repeaters - https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=T3KDB57ESVNJN

    What to bring

    Bring a lunch and snacks to share.

    Optional - if you have scissors, glue, and/or images you would like to work with, bring them, however, all materials are provided.

    Important to know

    SoulCollage® Veterans and Newcomers alike will benefit from this full-day experience. Veterans who have considered becoming SoulCollage® Facilitators will satisfy the pre-requisite for SoulCollage® Facilitator Training by completing this workshop.


    The Good Life Academy - Los Angeles
    18719 Calvert St. Between Reseda and Wilbur
    Tarzana - Los Angeles, California
    United States

    Facilitator Info
    When:
    April 13, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
    May 11, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
    July 13, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
    August 10, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
    September 14, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
    October 12, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
    November 9, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
    December 14, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
    January 11, 2020 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
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    SOULCOLLAGE® 
    FACILITATOR TRAINING

    Beautiful Woodland Hills, CA! A Los Angeles Hidden Oasis.
    On-site labyrinth, memorial fountain, community garden, and 108-tree orchard

    Register Here Today

    Transform the world, become a SoulCollage® Facilitator. Take your SoulCollage® experience to the next level and offer this amazing process to others, or simply deepen your own SoulCollage® experience. As a Facilitaotor you can support individuals in enhancing their imagination and connecting with their intuition using Seena Frost’s collage process for self-discovery.

    If you feel called to spread the SoulCollage® process, to deepen your personal SoulCollage® practice, or to incorporate SoulCollage® into the work you are already doing with clients, then becoming a SoulCollage® Facilitator is the next step on your SoulCollage® journey.

    People from all walks of life become SoulCollage® Facilitators including:

    • therapists, 
    • spiritual directors, 
    • teachers, 
    • coaches, 
    • artists, 
    • those involved in the healing arts, 
    • labyrinth facilitators, and more

    If you believe in the power of images, the innate wisdom of the individual, and have a desire to promote personal development, then the SoulCollage® training may be a perfect match for your evolution.

    As a dynamic and rich process SoulCollage® works well with other modalities including 

    • laughter yoga, 
    • labyrinth walking, 
    • art journaling, 
    • spiritual direction, 
    • improvisation, and 
    • self-care for activists. 

    SoulCollage® can be offered in a variety of settings like cancer centers, hospice, retreat centers, universities, in the workplace, or for private gatherings that enhance community. SoulCollage® uses are limited only by your imagination.

    Facilitator Training Dates and Schedule:

    • The facilitator training begins on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 10am, (registration opens at 9am) and ends on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 3pm.

    What you will learn and take away from this training:

    • How to share the SoulCollage® process in professional and personal settings.
    • Ethical and technical aspects of SoulCollage® facilitation.
    • How to prepare for a workshop and create safe space for participants. 
    • How to access the information available to SoulCollage® Facilitators on SoulCollage.com including handouts, materials, and resources.
    • Ways to promote and market your events on SoulCollage.com.
    • Connection with a world-wide community of Facilitators including an invitation to the SoulCollage® yahoo group, access to the SoulCollage® Facilitator’s Facebook page, and an invitation to join a Regional SoulCollage® Faciliator group (if there is one in your area)
    • Hands-on activities aimed at deepening your personal practice that you can transfer to your clients and participants.

    What you get at the Training:

    • SoulCollage® Facilitator’s Manual
    • SoulCollage® card-making kit
    • A Certificate of Completion* entitling you to use the SoulCollage® trademark and logo in the work you do according to the Principles of SoulCollage®. SoulCollage® trains, rather than "certifies" Facilitators.
    • A one-year membership to the professional organization the “SoulCollage® Facilitators’ Circle” (which entitles you to 40% off all SoulCollage® books, CDs and supplies)
    • Subscription to the monthly SoulCollage® Facilitator e-newsletter, The Neter Letter
    • Lunch every day of the training
    • Coffee, tea, water, and healthy snacks
    • Labyrinth walks, card-making, and silent time to go inward

    *you must be on time and fully present at every session of the training to receive the Certificate of Completion”.

    Training Price and Investment:

    • $795 – includes:
      • Training sessions
      • Training materials
      • One year membership to SoulCollage® Facilitators’ Circle
      • Subscription to the month SoulCollage® Facilitator e-newsletter the “Neter Letter”
         
    • Trained Facilitators who would like to refresh their skills are offered a $250 discount on the Training fees. Trained Facilitators wishing to attend a Training to refresh their skills are required to be current SoulCollage®  Facilitator Circle members.​
    • Day Use & Holistic Chef Fee = $160 - Delicious, healthy, gluten free, sugar free options available. Vegetarian fare.
       
    • This is a commuter training, there are no onsite accomodations, however there are many beautiful AirBnB's and hotels in the area. Search Woodland Hills, CA 91364.

    Register Here Today to Hold Your Space
    To hold your place, submit a $200 deposit

    Location:
    5700 Rudnick Avenue
    Woodland Hills, CA, 91365

    Cancellation Policy
    A full refund, less $150 administrative fee, is available up until 6 weeks prior to the training start date. This processing fee applies to all payments, whether a deposit or a payment in full. No refund or credit is given for cancellations made with less than 6 weeks notice, if you fail to attend, or if you leave the event early, unless someone is able to take your place on short notice.

    Preparing for and Full Attendance During the Training:

    • Prior to the Training:
      • Read Seena Frost’s book, “SoulCollage® Evolving” 
      • Attend an “introductory workshop” with a trained facilitator that introduces you to the fundamental concepts of SoulCollage® (an in-person experience is encouraged, though this can also be done on line through the SoulCollage® Institute.)
      • Have a working knowledge of the SoulCollage® process - Create SoulCollage® cards, build your SoulCollage® deck, understand the “Suits” and work with your cards using the “I am one who” exercise.

    o   Experience at least one SoulCollage® card reading

    • Full Attendance for the duration of the 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 or receive CEs or a certificate. By registering for this Training, you agree to attend all sessions fully and on time.

    Register Here Today to Hold Your Space
    To hold your place, submit a $200 deposit

    CE’s:

    CEs (up to 24) may be available for the SoulCollage® Facilitator Training by pre-arrangement with your SoulCollage® Trainer. There is an additional $25 fee for the CE's.

    o   SoulCollage Inc. (Provider #133654) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for California licensed LMFTs, MCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. SoulCollage Inc. maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Please check with your licensing Board to see if California CEs are accepted.

    o   Some SoulCollage® Facilitator Training events may be able to award CEs to LMFTs, MSWs, LPCs, nurses, and psychologists in many states (but if so, only by pre-arrangement with your SoulCollage® Trainer.) Please inquire about the availability of CEUs for a particular Training or a particular license or a particular state by writing to your Trainer.

    §  Note: The ATCB (Art Therapy Credentials Board) accepts SoulCollage® Institute and SoulCollage® Facilitator Training CEUs for continuing education credit for ATR-BCs because these courses are accepted for continuing education credits by the California Board of Behavior Sciences mental health licensure board.

     



    Facilitator Info
    When:
    October 10, 2019 - 9:00am - October 13, 2019 - 3:00pm