Mariabruna Sirabella MS LMFT

Facilitator since September 17, 2003

Facilitator trainer since June 1, 2007.

Mariabruna Sirabella MS LMFT
USA, ITALY and worldwide
California (United States)
P 831-768-1442
P 39-349-114-4857








Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

Colors of Your Soul - Jan. 23-26, 2020 - Maui, Hawai'i, USA

Invite Your Daemons to Tea: A SoulCollage® Retreat on the “Shadow” - Feb. 23-28, 2020, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA, USA

SoulCollage® Facilitator Training - April 1-5.2020 - San Rafael, CA, USA

SoulCollage® Facilitator Training, Italy - May 8-12, 2020 - (In Italian)

SOTO: Tamburi di Fuoco, Sorano, Italia - May 28-Jun 2, 2020 - (In Italian)

NEW! Retreat in Motion, in Sardinia, Italy - Jun. 18-25, 2020 (In English)

Conferenza Italiana facilitatori di SoulCollage®: sotto la Guida degli Archetipi - Jul 10-12, 2020 (In Italian)

SOTO: Le onde dei Tamburi, Sorano, Italia - Aug. 25-30, 2020 (In Italian)

Anima e Animus, Tuscania - Sept. 4-6, 2020 (In Italian)

Drums of The Heart/Earth - Oct. 2-7, 2020 - North Kawartha, ON, Canada

Facilitator Trainings:


SoulCollage® Facilitator Training - April 1-5, 202 San Rafael, CA, USA

SoulCollage® Facilitator Training - May 8-12, 2020, Italy (In Italian)



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Per piacere abbi pazienza e continua a visitare questa pagina finche' non hai trovato l'evento che ti interessa. Informazioni in italiano. 

In my life I have been blessed with a richness of culture and experiences.  The U.S. is my third home, after Italy and India. In Italy I grew up, learned about friendship, and during my studies in Theater Anthropology I met my passion for Eastern and Indigenous practices and traditions. They led me to India where I witnessed individual and community healing take place through trance and dance, and indulged my deep love for traveling. When I moved to the US in 1987, I started exploring my own personal healing and ways to be of service to others. This led to more inner and outer journeys and to teaching: Ashtanga Yoga, workshops, SoulCollage® -  in private settings and in institutions such as JFK University where I am Adjunct Faculty. Since 1996 I have been in private practice as a psychotherapist in Watsonville, CA, where I also offer shamanic drumming sessions. Besides continuing to grow my SoulCollage deck, I paint and sculpt clay.

Description of SoulCollage® work

I use SoulCollage® individually and in group with clients as an adjunct to other clinical approaches, I also offer in-depth personal explorations and/or mentoring sessions to SoulCollage® beginners and veterans (in person, by phone or skype). Supervision consultations and Continuing Education Units are available for those who are using this method in clinical settings. The calendar for introductory workshops, group facilitation, in-depth workshops, trainings  and retreats is available on my website.  My SoulCollage® deck continues to 'take me places', inviting new explorations and themes, which I eventually turn into workshops or seminars. Some examples are the cards I started for Yogasanas (postures) and my own Bodynvocations as a personal exploration on movement; curriculums about managing chronic pain, overcoming domestic violence, and deepening our relationship with Animus and Anima. I have translated the Facilitator Manual into Italian to use in the Trainings I offer in my mother tongue, and I am translating more of Seena's materials into that language. I accept invitations to travel for facilitating a workshop, a training or a retreat, for which I can offer CEUs to MFTs and LCSWs in the state of California.

Trainer Statement

SoulCollage® is the most empowering method of self exploration and of integration of inner parts and insights I ever encountered in my personal journey and professionally. I have the privilege of witnessing its transformative and grounding gifts day after day in my work, and I receive them myself daily from reading my deck and giving voice to my cards. Making the cards is another blessing in itself because it offers such an opportunity to step out of time and and be in the rich cauldron that is play. I tell my clients and those who attend my groups that making cards is like gathering the ingredients for cooking a gourmet meal, giving them voice is doing the actual cooking, but reading them! That is when we get to eat and be nourished by our own creative work. And there is no end to this process, we can access it over and over again, it evolves with us and never stops to give back.

Mariabruna has been teaching the Four Suits since 1996, when she first met Seena Frost and embraced the method now known as SoulCollage®. She co-facilitated in-depth workshops and retreats with Seena for many years. Now she continues to spread the gifts of this method internationally. Her art, writings and teachings encourage creative expression to nurture self-knowledge, evolution, freedom and joy - knowing that any small personal step in our own growth and expansion contributes to the paradigm shift that affects us all.

Personal work with own SoulCollage® cards

This process has accelerated and deepened the integration of my psychological parts, of my life experiences, of the many colors of my emotions, of my connection with different people and cultures and of my spiritual aspirations. At personal retreats, when I surround myself with these mirrors of Life and Soul, I hear them play the complex and beautiful music of the Self. I am moved, inspired, challenged and deeply nurtured. I remember my Soul.  

Other Notes

Transforming Conflict / Embracing Change - A CD by Mariabruna Sirabella

If you are interested in doing advanced work with yourself, or in groups you facilitate, to transform conflict into positive change, this CD offers three guided journeys, based on Mariabruna's long study of yoga and shamanic practice. Learn more.

BodYnvocations: 16 movements based onthe Four Elements and their qualities. Useful as a personal practice, as a classroom tool and to move the energy during a workshop or a training. This CD is an introduction to the teachings of the School Of The Origins founded by Mariabruna in 2014. 










    Crystal clear seas, sandy beaches, granite rocks and verdant vegetation will be the setting for Mariabruna’s 2020 Annual Retreat in Motion on the island of Sardinia, Italy.



    This retreat offers a full immerstion into the sacred places and pristine nature of Sardinia.

    Experience transformation, new insights and fresh inspiration as you celebrate the Summer Solstice, practice SoulCollage® and swim in pristine waters rejuvenating body and soul. Excursions to explore the natural and historical wonders of Sardinia will be interspersed with days of reflection, meditation, SoulCollage® and other creative activities.

    For details click here.


    Sardinia, Italy Sardinia

    Facilitator Info
    June 18, 2020 - 1:00pm - June 25, 2020 - 1:00pm
  • At this retreat co-facilitated by Mariabruna and Ana Bodnar, you will experience the freedom of inventiveness and depth of wisdom in SoulCollage® combined with inspiring songs from various musical traditions which touch heart and soul, breathing life into creativity.

    You will:

    -join in song, or just listen and absorb

    -make SoulCollage® cards to enhance and anchor what the music inspirits in you

    -celebrate the presence of the Feminine in your life.

    The retreat will begin each day at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m.

    Registration is through Ana Bodnar at:

    Cost is CD$250 and can be paid to Ana Bodnar by e-transfer.

    Ana Bodnar is a clinical psychologist, SoulCollage® facilitator, and teacher of contemplative expressive arts at the University of Toronto and in community settings.

    She offers chanting events and released a meditation and chanting CD: Embracing Peace. For more information, see

    Toronto Quaker Meeting
    60 Lowther Ave.
    Toronto, Ontario M5R1C7

    Facilitator Info
    October 9, 2020 - 10:00am - October 10, 2020 - 4:00pm

    Train as a SoulCollage® Facilitator
    at the Santa Sabina Retreat Center in San Rafael, CA


    The SoulCollage® Facilitator Training is for anyone who wants to facilitate SoulCollage® for self-discovery in groups and with individuals. The more direct experience and basic knowledge of the method's theory, the more you will enjoy the Training and take full benefit from your investment. Please fulfill all the pre-requisites.

    The Training is an artful combination of experiential and learning moments. Our aim is for you to leave it with deepened passion for all this method can offer, and with the confidence of taking your first step as Facilitator (whatever first step is right for you), aware of what you know and of all the support and resources at your disposal. 

    Mariabruna Sirabella, M.S., LMFT, who has studied and collaborated closely with Seena Frost, M.Div. for over two decades and has been training SoulCollage® Facilitator in the USA and Europe since 2007. 

    SoulCollage® Institute and SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainings offer CEUs for continuing education. 



    I want [our Trainers] to know how valuable their presence is to this process, that their love for SoulCollage®, their willingness to do the work themselves, and their living and gentle support and guidance has made this experience a meaningful and wonderful one. ~ G. B., San Diego, CA

    What People are Saying about the SoulCollage® Facilitator Training

    No degrees or certifications are necessary to take this training, but it is required that participants prepare by:

    1. Reading Seena Frost's book, SoulCollage® Evolving.
    2. Listening to her two CDs, "Introduction to SoulCollage®" and "Facilitating SoulCollage® in Groups." Available for purchase/download through iTunes store.
    3. Making SoulCollage® cards for their own decks in each suit to gain experience with personal card making before attending the Training and facilitating this process for others. It is also highly recommended that you begin doing readings with your cards (See pp. 103-118 in SoulCollage® Evolving), which will deeply enrich your Training experience.

    United States

    Facilitator Info
    April 1, 2020 - 6:00pm - April 5, 2020 - 1:00pm