SoulCollage® Facilitator Training
2KatStudios, Prescott, AZ with Kat Kirby
Nov 29 – Dec 2, 2018
Here is your opportunity to train to become a SoulCollage® Facilitator at my beautiful, light-filled studio in the mile-high town of Prescott, AZ. 2KatStudios in the high desert in north-central Arizona is the perfect location to learn how to facilitate SoulCollage® groups in a variety of settings. Take time and enjoy the walking trails and labyrinth on our property as you delve deeper into this magical, transformative process!
If you have been working with SoulCollage® for a while, you know that it is an intuitive, imaginative process developed by Seena Frost, in which you create a deck of collaged cards, with each card referring to a part of your SELF. Your deck of cards is your unique reflection of yourself in the world, to be used for meditation and guidance.
If you are interested in combining personal growth with the healing power of the arts, then this training could be for you! In this Facilitator Training, you will get a deeper understanding of the many ways to offer SoulCollage® workshops to groups and individuals. Learn how to listen with 2 minds…. the beginner’s mind as well as the Facilitator’s mind. Find out what is involved in creating a safe space for people to do this deep, exploratory, and yet fun process.
Although there will be some time for making new cards in the Facilitator Training, this is not a workshop. The focus is on preparing you to be a competent, confident facilitator. You’ll learn how to make the most of your cards. With your own wisdom and intuition, you’ll “read” your cards for guidance and self-knowledge. You will participate in an actual reading, trying all 3 roles (and you will learn more about what these roles are in the training.) Discover ways of asking open-ended questions that cannot be answered with a simple “yes” or “no” answer.
In the training, you will learn about using social media and other marketing tools to promote your SoulCollage® offerings; joining and using the Facilitators yahoo group; posting your workshops on the SoulCollage website, and much more.
You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the Training. Once you receive your certificate, you may use the SoulCollage® trademark and logo in doing individual or group work according to the Principles of SoulCollage®. Thus, SoulCollage trains, rather than “certifies”, facilitators. To receive a “Certificate of Completion” you must attend all sessions of the training from start to finish.
CEUs (up to 24) may be available for the SoulCollage® Facilitator Training by pre-arrangement with your SoulCollage® Trainer.
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 CEUs are accepted.
PDF Information for Boards is in these Downloads:
- General info on the SoulCollage® method.
- Paper on the theoretical basis and the therapeutic elements of the SoulCollage® method.
Some SoulCollage® Facilitator Training events may be able to award CEUs 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.
The Facilitator Training begins at 1pm on Thursday and ends at 4pm on Sunday. The schedule looks like this, subject to minor changes if necessary:
Friday 9am-5pm – lunch provided
Saturday 9am – 5pm – lunch provided
Sunday 9am – 3pm – lunch provided
Before you come to the Training, please be sure you are prepared. It is important that you:
- Read Seena B. Frost’s book, “SoulCollage® Evolving”
- 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.
- 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.
- Experience SoulCollage®:
- Use the “I Am One Who…” exercise with your cards by yourself
- Take a local workshop, or a recorded course if you can’t find a local one.
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:
1 – Introduction to the Fundamentals of SoulCollage® with Kat Kirby
2 – Introduction to the Fundamentals of SoulCollage® with Mariabruna Sirabella
These preparations are essential so that you have experienced your own card-making process before embarking on the training to teach and facilitate others. If you decide to sign up for this Training, please schedule your time to complete these prerequisites.
Attendance at all sessions of the SoulCollage® Facilitator Training is required in order to call yourself a SoulCollage® Facilitator and your groups SoulCollage® Groups.
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 may not become SoulCollage® Facilitators or receive CEUs or a certificate. By registering for this Training, you agree to attend all sessions fully and on time.
No degree or certification is required to take this training.
Kat Kirby will lead you through the training weekend, using her unique, warm, encouraging style and her experience of facilitating SoulCollage® workshops over the past 11 years. Trained by Seena Frost, birth mother of SoulCollage®, Kat is Dean of the SoulCollage® Institute, a Creativity Coach, a retired Board certified, Registered Art Therapist, and a facilitator of Creative Retreats and workshops. Her expertise in the field of Art Therapy helps her to explain some of the reasons why SoulCollage® is such a useful addition to anyone’s creative tool box in the fields of teaching, counseling, nursing, therapy and more. Kat has trained over 200 Facilitators since 2009.
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®.
2KatStudios is located in Prescott, AZ in the high desert of north central Arizona. The studio is part of a renovated 10-car garage, and provides a quiet and serene space for this Training. There is a labyrinth outside the studio door, and miles of walking trails behind the building.
Housing and most meals are up to the individual. However, lunches will be provided, and a list of local hotels and B&Bs will be made available.
The nearest large airport is Phoenix, a 2-hour drive. Shuttle service can be arranged through http://arizonashuttle.com
Another option is Prescott airport, which has service to and from Los Angeles and Denver only.
The training fee of $750.00 includes all workshop sessions, all supplies and materials, training manual, and three healthy lunches. Your housing and other meals are up to you.
What’s included in this Training Fee
- The SoulCollage® Facilitator Training Manual
- An abundance of blank cards and images
- Three healthy and delicious lunches
- Coffee, tea, water and healthy snacks
- All training sessions
- A one-year membership in the SoulCollage® professional organization, the SoulCollage® Facilitators’ Circle
- An invitation to join the collaborative SoulCollage® Facilitator list serve (Yahoo group)
- Subscription to the SoulCollage® Facilitator monthly e-newsletter, the Neter Letter
- An invitation to join your local SoulCollage Facilitator Network, (if there is one in your area!)
- Follow up support from Kat
What to Bring
- Your SoulCollage® Deck
As many cards as you are able to bring with you, that you have completed so far, and even those in progress. It is not necessary to have differentiated all of them into suits at this point.
- Card Making Supplies
You will be provided with a glue stick, a dozen blank cards and sleeves, a card-making frame, a pen, and access to scissors and xacto knives. Feel free to bring any other tools that you like to use. Please refrain from bringing and using rubber cement during this weekend due to the fumes that might affect people.
- Your SoulCollage® Evolving Book
You might find this useful during one of our sessions, but it’s not mandatory to have it with you. Although it is mandatory that you have read it before you come!
- Your journal or a blank notebook
For note-taking and/or SoulCollage® writings/readings with your cards.
- Magazines or images (optional)
If you have any particular magazines or images that you would like to share with the group, please bring them with you as well. We especially enjoy regional magazines.
- Comfortable clothing
We will be sitting for long stretches of time, so please bring along anything you need to make yourself comfortable. Also, check your weather app before coming so you can bring the appropriate clothes for hot or cold weather. A shawl or extra layer is useful to help you feel comfortable no matter what the room temperature.
- Alarm clock or cell phone alarm
Please set your alarm for earlier than you might normally wake up. The Training is pretty intense, so give yourself extra time in the morning so that you will be ready to begin on time. Being on time is very important.
- Water bottle (we will have some water bottles in the studio for you as well.)
- Any special food requirements
Please let me know if you have any food allergies or requirements such as gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, or specific allergies to nuts, dairy, etc. We will work with you as best we can to provide lunches that you can enjoy.
- No Scented Products
Please do not wear perfumes or scented body products during our weekend, as some of us in the group may be super-sensitive to this.
A full refund, less a $100 processing fee, will be given at the cancellation of a SoulCollage® Facilitator Training registration as long as the cancellation is received up to one month prior to the training.
No refund or credit is given for cancellations made with less than one month notice, if you fail to attend, or if you leave the event early, unless someone is able to take your place at short notice from our waiting list.
Some exceptions may be made for sudden incapacitating illness or family emergencies. You might be able to apply a partial credit toward another SoulCollage® Facilitator Training led by Kat Kirby within the next 12 months. If you must make a last-minute cancellation, you also have the option of offering your payment toward a scholarship fund, which we are building to support the work.
Other Helpful Information
* This intimate and unique training experience is limited to 16 participants, so sign up soon! Your space is reserved as soon as you pay your deposit.
* Our first session will start promptly at 1 p.m. on Thursday. The Training will end on Sunday at 3:00pm.
To register, fill in the application below OR, send the registration information to:
3251 S. Burro Drive
Prescott, AZ 86305
along with a $200 deposit
The balance will be due 4 weeks before beginning of the training. You will receive a reminder before that time.
My Trainings usually fill quickly, and we have a limited number of spaces (max 16) so please register early to be guaranteed a place for the Prescott Training! Please contact Kat if you have any questions.
Already registered? Pay your balance due here.
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Trained Facilitators Retaking the SoulCollage® Facilitator Training
Trained SoulCollage® Facilitators who would like to retake this Training will receive a substantial discount. Contact Kat Kirby for instructions on how to register.
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. You will receive a special certificate of attendance.
Disclaimer: Kat Kirby reserves the right to cancel any workshops or training courses, or the participation of anyone, at any time, for any reason. In such a case, fees paid in advance will be reimbursed.