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

The Cosmology of the Wheel of Life - March 10-12, in Hilo, Hawai'i, HI

Invite the Poetry Of Images Into Your Life (introductory workshop) - March 18, Santa Cruz, Cabrillo College.

Embraced by Water: an exploration of the Water Element - March 31-April 2, Guelph, Canada. 

"What Now?" A Turn of the Spiral: A Master WorkshopGoutum, Holland - June 3-4, 2017

Retreat in Motion, Tuscia, Italy - Jun 14-24, 2017 (In English)

Freedom and the Air Element, Guelph Canada - Sept 1-3, 2017


Facilitator Trainings:

Massachussets, Genesis Retreat Center - April 5-9, 2017

Los Gatos in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Presentation Center, California - April 20-23, 2017

Orvieto, Italy - May 18-21, 2017 (In Italian)

Bornel (Picardie), France - August 19, 2017 (In English and French)

San Jose, California - September 14-17, 2017


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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. 

  • Explore the four Intelligences of the Air Element and
    integrate their presence in your life through creativity and movement

    The element of Air even in its physical form, wipes away the illusion of separateness. It cannot be bottled, it cannot be sliced. We cannot escape it and we cannot live without it and we inevitably share it. Air weaves an endless filament of connectedness between everything on the planet. Through Air we are in constant exchange. 
    Air strips us naked down to our essence. It confronts us with the intangible forces that shape life as we know it, like Time and Space, and while it shows us our dependency and our minuscule size in the universe it also invites us to embrace our infinite potential. 

    In stripping us naked of pretenses and illusions, Air gives us two gifts, it reawakens the whimsical wisdom of childhood that sleeps intact in all of us, and it invites us to the highest, most individuated and most mature degree of conscious freedom. 
    As we face these intangibles with open eyes, transforming our judgements, fears, self limiting responses, we taste more and more the joy of inner freedom. We fly. 

    During our time together you will encounter the Air Yeuàs (qualities of Nature) through simple movements, narrative, journaling, SoulCollage®, and creativity.


    • A deep exploration of the archetypal Intelligences of Nature based on perennial philosophy, the indigenous world view and a contemporary perspective

    • A framework for accessing their gifts of knowledge and transformation in our everyday life  

    • An understanding of how these Intelligences are part of our inner world, which reflects the outer manifestations of nature - and viceversa

    • Time and space to access and explore our own inner connection with these archetypal forces through SoulCollage® readings and journaling

    The archetypal forces of Nature are known by all ancient wisdom traditions, who name and worship them and as divine beings that rule the animal, mineral and plant realms. I have been exploring and experiencing sixteen prominent Intelligences, highlighting their universal appeal and the purpose they may serve in pursuing a Nature based spiritual practice devoid of institutionalized religious dogma. The encounter with these forces has deeply touched many who have seen their lives redirected towards a truer expression of their essential nature.

    These Yeuàs reveal themselves as a paradigm for deepening self- knowledge and a sense of belonging in nature, and for supporting ethical choices. I am calling them “Matrix Archetypes” because of their closeness to Source. My CD “BodYnvocations” is the first product of well over a decade-long exploration and offers a simple yet effective movement practice related to the 16 chosen as a base for the School Of The Origins.

    This workshop is part of the “Way of Nature” Curriculum and it is open to everyone.
    SCHEDULE: Friday 7pm-9pm; Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 9am-4pm.

    The workshop fee Includes tuition, materials and simple lunch Saturday and Sunday

    What to bring: extra snacks if you need to munch in between meals (although we provide some), water bottle (not a plastic bottle to discard - they are banned at the Villa), your scissors, a glue stick, any favorite color pencils, pastels or crayons you have, any magazine you are willing to share, any image of Water aspects you might have already saved; your pen and journal. If you are flying let us know and we will make sure you will find all you need here. Wear comfortable work clothing and bring a shawl if you like to work on the floor. Wear shoes good enough for being in a natural setting, especially if you would like to take a walk.

    Materials provided: Blank SoulCollage® cards and clear bags, drawing paper or other drawing surface; collage images, magazines, colored tissue paper, white glue.

    Besides lunch, Tea and nuts will be available. 

    This event is organized by The Sacred Wisdom Center.

    Our Cancellation Policy

    A full refund, less a $50 processing fee, is given if the cancellation is received a month before the event. This processing fee applies to all payments, whether a deposit or a payment in full.
    No refund or credit is given for cancellations after that deadline, if you fail to attend, or if you leave the event early, or if you become ill, unless someone is able to take your place at short notice
    You may also apply a credit toward a new SoulCollage® program led by Mariabruna Sirabella held within the next 12 months (or for the next scheduled Training by Mariabruna in Canada, in English). If you must make a last minute cancellation, you also have the option of offering your payment toward a scholarship fund so that we may offer this Training (or another program for which we have a waiting list) to an individual of proved low income or who serves underpriviedged populations (minorities, immigrants, prisoners, refugees, etc.) and whose income is limited.

    Guelph Accommodations Participants have stayed at and enjoyed:

    London House B&B (

    Holiday Inn Express -

    Delta Inn (

    Sacred Wisdom Centre Guelph, Ontario

    Facilitator Info
    September 1, 2017 - 7:00pm - September 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
  • Train with Mariabruna in France's Beautiful 19th Century

    "Manoir du Ménillet"

    For questions in French please contact Alexandra Raffin
    Click here for more information on Mariabruna's website, also in French


    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 will 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 participants intended use of the technique.


    The Facilitator Training in Bornel takes place at the quaint 19th century, recently renovated Mansion du Menillet. This B&B is surrounded by a 4500 sq mt park, and is only 1km from the Bornel Train Station (40 minutes train ride from Paris Gare du Nord). Contact the Manoir for more detailed directions.

    Please make sure you fulfill all the Pre-Requisites before attending the Training

    Already Trained Facilitators who wish to attend the Training again receive a 40% discount on tuition only. Many Facilitators find that repeating this experience is enriching and inspiring, they often comment on how many details they notice and absorb that had previously escaped their attention.


    Register Here

    Manoir du Ménillet
    4 route de Frouville Le Ménillet
    Bornel 60540

    Facilitator Info
    August 19, 2017 - 10:00am - August 22, 2017 - 3:00pm

    Train as a SoulCollage® Facilitator
    at the Dolce Haynes Mansion in San Jose, 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 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 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.

    Presentation Center Los Gatos, California
    United States

    Facilitator Info
    September 14, 2017 - 1:00pm - September 17, 2017 - 1:00pm