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

Self-Care Through SoulCollage - Feb. 21, 2019 - Pulakani, Maui, Hawai'i

Gifts of the Wild Self - Feb. 23-24, 2019 Maui, Hawai'i

Invite You Demons to Tea (SoulCollage® Shadow Workshop) - March 16-17, 2019 - Taipei, Taiwan

I Tamburi De Fuoco - April 17-22, 2019, Abbazia di San Giusto, Italia

La Fenice – Mito Antico, Viaggio Personale - May, 17-19, 2019 Ostuni, Italia

Tamburi Del Cuore - Aug. 25-29, 2019 Abbazia di San Giusto, Italia

SoulCollage® International Facilitator Conference - June 16-23, 2019 - Sorano, Italy

Drums of Fire - Oct. 1-6, 2019 - North Kawartha, ON, Canada 

Anima Rising - October 11-12, 2019 - Toronto, ON, Canada 

Your New Narrative - Oct. 15-19, 2019 1440 Multiversity, Scotts Valley, CA, USA

Embrace Your Creativity: A SoulCollage® Feast for the Soul, Nov. 3-8, 2019, 1440 Multiversity, Scotts Valley, CA, USA

November 21-24, 2019: Annual SoulCollage® Winter Retreat, Santa Sabina, CA, USA

Facilitator Trainings:

San Juan Bautista, California - Feb. 14 -17, 2019

Taipei, Taiwan - Feb. 21-24, 2019

Los Angeles, California - March 26-29, 2019

Montegrotto, Italy - May 1-5, 2019

Tuscania, Italy - Aug. 18-22, 2019

San Juan Bautista, CA, USA - Nov. 13-17, 2019



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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. 

  • Creativity is sweet medicine.

    Your imagination and intuition are powerful allies in your evolution. SoulCollage invites you to turn them into tools for self-discovery and self-nurturing by means of your creativity.

    Your linear mind and analytical powers, as useful and necessary as they are, can only take you so far in the integration of your experiences—imagination and creativity instead open the door to the rich “unknown universe” that already exists within you, and to surprising synchronicity.

    Every personal story is engineered through the unpredictable and inescapable encounter between our own nature, willpower, and the external forces we must contend with. Along the journey, sometimes we forget our inherent wholeness and potential. This empowering experiential workshop invites you to take a fresh look at who you are, what you have gained throughout your life, and what you have already contributed, as you reimagine your lifeline with new perspective.

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    1440 Multiversity Scotts Valley, California
    United States

    Facilitator Info
    November 3, 2019 - 7:30pm - November 8, 2019 - 11:30am
  • Love is hidden in plain sight within every single SoulCollage® card we create. Every Neter appearing in our deck has an evolutionary intention, even when it is presented through a challenge. Our cards wish us to acknowledge, honor, use, or transform an aspect of our self. They also invite us to Love and to receive their Love.

    Mariabruna invites you to explore your Neters’ deep springs of Love and use them to illuminate experiences, from personal needs to spiritual longings. Her prompts draw also from the deep connection Love has with the profound archetypal facets of the Four Elements. Inspired by their presence, you will follow your own thread, harvest love from your deck and engage in pertinent dialog with your cards. You will also make cards to anchor the gifts and remember them in future moments of need.

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    Santa Sabina Spiritual Center San Rafael, California
    United States

    Facilitator Info
    November 21, 2019 - 3:30pm - November 24, 2019 - 2:30pm
  • Are you interested in experiencing more peace?

    Would you like to feel more emotional freedom, lightness of being, and a sense of inner coherence?

    C. G. Jung teaches that an efficient way to make progress towards the above goals and towards maturation and individuation is to integrate aspects of our personal Shadow. 

    The SoulCollage® method is an ideal avenue to explore the interplay of Light and Shadow in a safe, creative, playful, personalized and effective way. Discover the Light in unexpected corners of yourself, and befriend challenging aspects of your life in this in-depth workshop designed to explore Shadow with loving and clear eyes in a supportive and inspiring environment.

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    Esalen Big Sur, California
    United States

    Facilitator Info
    February 23, 2020 - 11:00am - February 28, 2020 - 12:00pm




    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.

    Details can be found at:


    Sardinia, Italy Sardinia

    Facilitator Info
    June 18, 2020 - 1:00pm - June 25, 2020 - 1:00pm