How SoulCollage® Works
With the SoulCollage® Process, our hearts widen to welcome all of who we are, even parts we consider unacceptable. When we close our hearts to what we believe is unlovable or painful, we create a split inside of us which results in symptoms like anxiety, depression, and difficulties in interpersonal relationships. Often times we seek solutions in ways that do not serve our greater well-being. Eventually we recognize that the answers to our issues lie within us.
SoulCollage® is a process that relies on intuition rather than thought to create the collages. You need no prior art experience to participate in this process. You will simply select images that you are attracted to from a wide variety of magazines and books. The process itself allows you to access a creative state of being that doesn't involve thinking or planning. The images that " choose you" are the ones that symbolize something in your life that's wanting to emerge or be examined. Oftentimes participants will have no idea about what they want to create ahead of time, but after studying their finished collage, surprising insights come to them. For example, I often choose soft feminine images of women with their eyes closed. When I saw this pattern emerge in my collages, I realized that there was something in my own femininity that I did not want to see. It then allowed me to dig deeper and open to important parts of myself.
Instructions for constructing cards will be provided in class along with materials. Body awareness exercises, deep breathing, guided visualizations, and suggestions for journal writing may also be used to facilitate the process.