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SoulCollage� Community Update
January, 2014


Finding Humor in Your SoulCollage� Cards 
Seena B. Frost


"I'm happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many
the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways." ~~ Lucille Ball


Heart Laughter


One element of SoulCollage� card making that I believe is important and often overlooked is that of humor. How can humor possibly enter in as we travel through dark periods of time when things are collapsing on all sides, and when the light at the end of the tunnel is barely visible?  For the sake of sanity we need to lighten up and cease taking ourselves so seriously. This is true even while we work hard at healing ourselves, our communities, and our world. SoulCollage� is a practice that can invite laughter even as we work to create wholeness in our personal lives and help others to create wholeness in their lives. How?


One way is to make sure that you collect images that have humorous figures and exaggerated expressions in them. Animals can have expressions that can be seen as human emotions, such as anger, fear, greed, or procrastination. One woman in my ongoing group has a card with a funny cartoon figure shown putting a huge load of baggage down on the ground beside her. When this Neter is drawn and consulted, she brings a chuckle from her creator and from the rest of us as well. We all recognize our need to put down loads of personal baggage - and the difficulty of doing it. This image reminds us of this with humor.


Another way of finding humor can come spontaneously in a reading. Often, in groups where people know each other well, a reading may begin seriously enough and then take a humorous twist, usually at the end. This is a natural and spontaneous way of not taking ourselves too seriously. Here's a recent example. A person was reading a card about achieving serenity in her difficult life, and her last sentence bubbled up like this: "Sit and enjoy your quiet space. Say the serenity prayer. ..... Make serenity part of your ritual. This takes courage and wisdom and memory ... and a maid." Well, you can imagine the heart laughter that came up for all of us! We started out stifling it to honor the reader, but soon, with the reader leading the way, we were all laughing heartily.  


I believe this is the kind of laughter SoulCollage� engenders, both in the creating of cards and in the readings. We laugh at ourselves in a loving way. Not always or even often, but often enough. And it's important to model and allow and encourage it. Images can be the key. Go through your cards and see if you have ones that bring a smile and may evoke a surprisingly humorous message when drawn, a message that helps you lighten up and put things into a new perspective. Enjoy sharing these images and cards with your groups.


Click to see examples of more humorous cards by Facilitators. 




Seena B. Frost, M. Div., M.A., author of " SoulCollage� Evolving,"  has been a psychotherapy clinician and supervisor in California for over thirty years, and has used many healing modalities including the work of C. G. Jung, Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir, Eric Berne, and others. To learn more about Seena Frost. 





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 We all experience that inner tug-of-war, conflict or struggle when we are challenged to change a Barb.Horn long time habit, behavior or pattern. All the parts attached to that habit including those parts that may even need a change to survive. All our demons come up when we are on the edge of a cliff ready to take the leap and make that "big" decision that could change our life.
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Barb Horn is a Hypnotherapist (CCHT), SoulCollage� Facilitator (2007), emcee, ceremonialist, teacher, Toe Reader, author, inspirational speaker, cosmic clown, river scientist, a believer in the power of people and an every day guru, just like you, who lives in Durango, Colorado. Her purpose is to inspire and transform through levity and love.  She has a unique ability to provide a safe, nurturing and fun environment that invites and empowers others to join her in self discovery, healing and awakening to our true selves in order to live the life of our dreams.

Dates: January 8, January 15, February 5, & February 12, 2014
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CEUs: 6 CEUS / 4-Part Course

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Ethics is the fascinating material out of which the best movies and TV series are made. Ethical dilemmas thread through the kind of stories book clubs love to discuss. We will be using vignettes of such stories so you can take on a common ethical challenge as a group and learn the model of ethics described in Kylea's book, The Ethics of Caring. This model uses the chakra system to help us sort out our tangles of counter-transference and transference with self-compassion and learn to avoid or extricate ourselves from the common ethical dilemmas based on money, sex and power, and also the more subtle and difficult ones involving transformative and transpersonal work with clients.

The 6 CEU course is designed to meet the Law and Ethics requirement of CA BBS for MSWs and MFTs. It will address ethical issues for SoulCollage� Facilitators, therapists and caregivers, according to the interests of the participants. Participants in small groups will discuss actual scenarios.

Kylea Taylor, M.S., M.F.T. is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has specialized in the recovery from childhood trauma and integration of spiritual emergence and transpersonal Kylea Taylor 2011 NL phenomena into everyday life.  She is President of SoulCollage Inc., and is  a SoulCollage� Trainer, a certified Holotropic Breathwork™ Practitioner and a Senior Trainer for the Grof Transpersonal Training. She wrote The Ethics of Caring, The Breathwork Experience, Considering Holotropic Breathwork™, edited Exploring Holotropic Breathwork™ and is now writing fiction. She served as Chairperson of the Ethics Committee on the Board of Santa Cruz CAMFT (California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists.)

 Selene Kumin Vega, MFT, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist and consultant in private practice, adjunct faculty at Saybrook University's College of Mind Body Medicine, and associate core faculty Selene.Vega at Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology). Selene's work with movement and other experiential modalities evolved over many years of teaching and facilitating self-exploration. She has taught at Bastyr University, JFK University, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and served as President of Santa Cruz CAMFT (California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists). She was Editor of the Spiritual Emergence Network Newsletter, and co-authored The Sevenfold Journey: Reclaiming Mind, Body, and Spirit through the Chakras, which has been translated into five languages.
Dates: February 8, February 15 and February 22, 2014
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Cost: $132 Plus $10 for CEUs / 3-Part Course

Why do people choose to train as SoulCollage� Facilitators?  The enthusiasm and enjoyment of sharing how to create one's unique deck of SoulCollage� cards and use the cards to access intuitive answers to life's questions is only one reason . Click her to see What People are Saying! 
The SoulCollage� Facilitator Training is for anyone who wants to facilitate SoulCollage� for self-discovery in groups and with individuals.

Mariabruna Sirabella leads Trainings in California with a scheduled guest appearance by Seena Frost, developer of the SoulCollage� process and author of SoulCollage� Evolving, coming in on the last day of the Training to answer questions, pose for photos, book signings, and co-lead the final ceremony.  Now open for registration: March 27-30, 2014 in Santa Cruz and May 29-June 1, 2014 in Los Gatos.  Opening soon: September 11-14, 2014 in Santa Cruz. 

In addition, there are other SoulCollage� Trainers who work under the auspices of SoulCollage Inc. to train SoulCollage� Facilitators in diverse geographical areas of the USA. They have held Trainings in several other countries, including Italy, Nederlands, Switzerland, South Africa, Canada, and Australia. Most of these Trainers are willing to travel if a group is interested in a hosting a Training in their local area. Please contact the Trainers individually to make inquiries.

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The SoulCollage� App is available at the Apple App Store. It is for those who have made 5 or more SoulCollage� cards. The more cards you make the more useful it will become.  Type "SoulCollage" in the App Store search window to buy it and download it.

  • Keep your SoulCollage� cards with  you, store and back up your deck on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Make "notes" about any card using keyboard functions like the microphone.
  • Share your cards when you want to in several different ways.
  • Do readings - Draw 4 cards (drawn randomly and automatically from your deck) for a reading anytime. Turn over each card in turn. Make notes and store the reading. View your Past Readings. The 4 cards you drew in a past reading will be shown at the top. You can click on the Reading Header you chose in order to view your complete notes.
  • Draw 1 card anytime for a quick "reading." 
  • Email your data to yourself for backup. 

This is a powerful program designed to facilitate your personal practice of SoulCollage�. 


I've purchased the app yesterday. At first I thought it was too expensive. Then I realized that due to a small market segment, there were no other way. So I quickly made my way to the App Store and acquired the app. I've uploaded my deck (89 cards) with ease and much faster than I anticipated. At first I couldn't imagine using this app, when I have my deck close at hand. I thought I would missed that tactile experience. Well, that was before I did a test reading. Then I saw that it could come quite handy when pressed for time. Shuffling a 89-card deck takes a while :-) This morning I did an actual 4-card reading. Oh my, I loved it! It was as powerful as any of the readings I have done with my actual deck. I guess Source works through technology too. Not surprising actually since it is all one anyway.
~Ginette D'Silva, Edmonton, Canada

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