Watch Seena's new YouTube video - "An Invitation to SoulCollage®"
After experiencing the founder of SoulCollage®, Seena Frost, at a SoulCollage® Facilitator Training, a newly trained SoulCollage® Facilitator exclaimed, "Seena is a national treasure!" Seena's love of play, creativity, and Spirit is contagious. Her wisdom and compassion offer an easy and enjoyable gateway for many people into self-discovery and self-cherishing.
Seena B. Frost, M. Div., M.A. studied theology at Yale Divinity School, married, raised four children, and then received a Master's degree in psychology from Santa Clara University. She is a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Special trainings with Jean Houston and Robin Van Doren inspired the combining of three of her life passions: spirituality, psychotherapy, and creativity. The SoulCollage® process and book have issued from this magical mix. Seena is the founder of a world-wide, rapidly growing, intuitive collage movement called SoulCollage®, a collage process incorporating images, imagination, and intuition. Author of the SoulCollage® book, Seena leads SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainings and offers workshops in the Santa Cruz, CA area.
"The intention of SoulCollage®: to offer a creative practice for exploring, healing and evolving our many-faceted Souls so every Soul is able to manifest its unique SoulEssence in increasingly balanced and joy-filled forms." ~ Seena Frost
About the origin of SoulCollage®, Seena Frost says:
"SoulCollage® originated in a program led by Jean Houston from 1987 to 1989. It was a time when I was immersed in world myths and archetypal psychology, and also I was exploring various spiritual paths. I was also practicing psychotherapy in my professional practice. The card-making process evolved over time with the aid of many women in my therapy groups. As they made their powerful, personal cards, shared them with each other and consulted them, we discovered the transforming possibilities of these images. In my book I pass on to you what we discovered."
Seena Frost is the author of the book, SoulCollage® Evolving, 8 CDs, and Journal of a Steadfast Fence. Her first book was a finalist in 2002 Nautilus Book Awards. Her book SoulCollage® Evolving is a finalist in the 2010 ForeWord Review's Book of the Year Awards. Learn more about Seena Frost and SoulCollage® atwww.soulcollage.com.
Ann H. Hughes
Mariabruna Sirabella, MS, LMFT has a private practice in Watsonville, CA, and is Adjunct Faculty at JFK University in Campbell, CA. She has a background in Anthropology, Yoga and Art and in Cross Cultural Studies. Mariabruna has clinically applied and taught SoulCollage® since 1996 and is a trained SoulCollage®Facilitator and SoulCollage® Trainer who offers workshops and trainings in the USA and Italy. Mariabruna is the author of a SoulCollage CD, Embracing Change; Transforming Conflict. She may be reached at 831-768-1442 and through her website: www.sirarte.com
M. Sullivan & S. Grof
Melody Sullivan is the author of Lillibit's Dream. She is a writer, animal lover, and personal development enthusiast trained in transformative healing techniques by her friend and mentor, Stanislav Grof, who illustrated Lillibit's Dream. As a child, Melody was fascinated with animals and insects, including caterpillars and butterflies, and often had vivid dreams of flying. Her inspiration for Lillibit’s Dream came after she dreamed she was a caterpillar bemoaning her small existence, and a butterfly – her future self – showed her the world through its eyes. As Melody connected what the butterfly taught her about metamorphosis with the various phases of profound human changes, Lillibit’s story was born. Today, Melody enjoys her life as a wife, auntie, writer and companion to her two dogs. She remains passionate about personal growth and embraces its every stage, whether she’s crawling, munching, molting, pupating or flying. Her website for Lillibit is at LillibitsDream.com and offers multimedia information about caterpillars, Lillibit, and the creation of Lillibit's Dream.
Stanislav Grof is the Illustrator of Lillibit's Dream, by Melody Sullivan. Stanislav Grof is a renowned psychiatrist, author, professor and pioneering leader in consciousness research and personal development. As a child, Stan was a gifted illustrator who dreamed of becoming a cartoonist and film animator. He discovered his inspiration to draw while growing up in 1930s Prague, Czechoslovakia, where animated movies were a main source of entertainment. He was also fascinated with the animal kingdom – especially butterflies – and mostly drew and painted scenes of personified insects. At the age of ten he wrote and illustrated a story featuring two young beetles on a "hero's journey" that was published in a children's journal. Stan went on to devote himself to helping people transform their lives by cultivating a deeper understanding of their innermost visions and emotions. Today, he is delighted to revisit his early love for illustrating and to depict a beautiful metaphor for personal transformation in Lillibit's Dream. You can find out more about Stan's life and work at stanislavgrof.com. More information about caterpillars and Lillibit and the creation of Lillibit's Dream can be found at lillibitsdream.com.
Tav Sparks is a writer, international workshop leader, and Director of Grof Transpersonal Training, a program offering certification in Holotropic Breathwork™. For nearly 25 years he has worked therapeutically with people in non-ordinary states of consciousness. He is the author of Movie Yoga: How Every Film Can Change Your Life. His writing also includes screenplays, the poetry book, Through Thunder, and the training manual Doing Not Doing: A Facilitator's Guide to Holotropic Breathwork. A pioneer in the field of the wellness perspective in addiction, he is the author of the groundbreaking work, The Wide Open Door, the Twelve Steps, Spiritual Tradition, and the New Psychology. He lives in Mill Valley, California, with his wife, Cary, and son, Bryn. His son, Ason, and his grandsons, Dallin and Kellin, live in Georgia.
Watch Tav talk about Movie Yoga at you.tube.com
Read an interview with Tav Sparks appearing in The Inner Door (PDF)
Kylea Taylor is a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC# 34901). She earned a Master of Science degree from San Jose State University, San Jose, CA in Marriage, Child, and Family Counseling. She has worked as a counselor in the addictions and trauma recovery field since 1970 and was the executive director of a community counseling program for sixteen years. Kylea has been studying the theory and practice of therapeutic work with clients in non-ordinary states of consciousness with Stanislav and Christina Grof since 1984, with particular interest in the effect of non-ordinary states on trauma recovery and the phenomena and healing potential of Kundalini. After completing the Grofs' first three-year training program in the United States, she was certified as a Holotropic Breathwork Practitioner and assisted Stanislav Grof in facilitating large group Holotropic Breathwork workshops and trainings both in the United States and in other countries.
Kylea's books include: The Ethics of Caring, The Breathwork Experience, Exploring Holotropic Breathwork™, and Considering Holotropic Breathwork™. She has written numerous articles and conducted workshops in the USA and abroad.
Visit Kylea at her blog with information about her therapy practice and other work.
Dvorah Simon was born to Hungarian Jewish parents. She was introduced to poetry by way of Milne and Christopher Robin; "The King's Breakfast" was a particular favorite, especially as acted out with her mother and sister. She was also deeply moved by the rhythms and imaginative power of Hebrew liturgy, as well as the masterful poetry of Rilke, Neruda, Rumi, Ferlinghetti, and Oliver. When not writing poetry or cavorting with friends, Dvorah works as a clinical psychologist. Dvorah teaches Words Rise Up From Silence, a poetry-writing workshop focused on the sensual qualities of words. She is the author of Mercy, a poetry book that is a Nautilus Silver Medal winner. She can be contacted at email@example.com.
Visit Dvorah at her blog
Jeff Merrifield, Ph.D., author of Damanhur: The Story of the Extraordinary Italian Artistic and Spiritual Community, has worked in local government community arts as animateur and co-ordinator, organizing festivals, large-scale arts events and innovative projects, for over 43 years. Alongside this community work, he has developed his own creative projects and is founder of Playback Arts, producing theater, video, and publications. He is author of an investigation into the Cathar persecutions, The Perfect Heretics, numerous articles on a range of esoteric subjects and has written fourteen plays, edited three books of childrenís poetry, and one of senior citizen reminiscences. Jeff is co-ordinator of Artswork Essex, a charitable trust providing arts activities for young people, is founder of the Essex Arts Award and is trainer of advisers for the national young peopleís Arts Award. He lives in the Essex village of Great Totham in the UK.
Soren Gordhamer is the author of Meetings with Mentors, 2.0 Wisdom for the Creative and Constantly Connected. (Harper One, 2009). He is also co-founder ofZooleo, an Interactive Audience Engagement Platform that brings forth the primary interests, concerns, and wisdom of groups. As a Project Director for Richard Gere's public charity, Healing the Divide, he organized the Healing through Great Difficulty conference, which brought His Holiness the Dalai Lama into discussion with formerly incarcerated teens and adults. He is the founder of the Lineage Project, which offers awareness-based practices, such as meditationand yoga, to at-risk and incarcerated teens in New York City. The project won the Mayor's Voluntary Action Award from former NYC mayor Rudolph Guiliani.
Learn more about Soren at his website
Victoria Newcomb is passionate about creating and communicating art and ideas. She holds degrees in physics and education, and has worked to be a good partner, friend, artist, author, and high-school science teacher. Victoria currently lives in Seattle, Washington with her daily-amazing family of three people, two cats, one snake, and zero spiders.