Events – Upcoming Workshops and Retreats

Beginning SoulCollage – Introductory Workshop – Saturday, October 10, 2020 1PM to 4:30 PM EST via ZOOM

I would love to have you join me for a Beginning SoulCollage Introductory Workshop.

If you are new to SoulCollage or need a refresher on the basic concepts and process, this is the workshop for you.

SoulCollage is a creative, intuitive and inspiring process using images for discovering your deeper self and the Source. Whether you call The Source, God, Divine, Yahweh, Mystery, Higher Power, Brahma or some other name, using images often allows you to visualize and name without words. The SoulCollage process helps you access the sacred within.

This workshop will be held on Zoom in a safe, password protected room. Prior to the workshop, I invite you to gather images from magazines, calendars, old cards, discarded library books or internet sites like Unsplash and others. Don’t forget to look for larger background images! My colleague, Paloma Sylvan offers packets of curated smaller images for sale on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/CuratedCutUps?ref=shop_sugg 

FEE: the suggested fee for this 3 1/2 hour workshop is $35. Register by October 3 at midnight EST and receive $5.00 discount. Please make payment to PayPal christywesselman14@gmail.com or Venmo @christywesselman . Once registered you will receive an email from christywesselman14@gmail.com with the Zoom link and password, a list of “must have” supplies, and a list of optional supplies and handouts. 

MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS: A minimum of 4 participants is required for the workshop to be held. Please register early to ensure you have a spot in the workshop, to let me know who will be attending and to ensure you timely receive the information.

Introduction to SoulCollage

See description above and cancellation policy

$35.00

REFUND POLICY: I am unable to refund registrations which are cancelled less than 72 hours prior to the workshop however, I will be happy to apply the fee paid to another workshop.

I have a few beginner packets I’ve put together for sale. They include 12 mat boards, 12 plastic sleeves, a 5″ wooden easel, and a small Pioneer archival glue stick. They are $16.95 which includes S&H. Packets must be ordered by October 3rd to make sure they arrive in time for the workshop.

Beginner SoulCollage packets

12 mat boards, 12 sleeves, archival glue stick, pen and easel for displaying cards

$16.95

Creating in Sacred Space – Tending to Your Soul Workshop – Wednesday, October 28 2020, 6 PM to 9 PM EST. Use https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com to determine your local time for this workshop

This is a small, intimate and interactive workshop for those who have already taken an Introduction or Beginner SoulCollage® workshop and understand basic SoulCollage® concepts. It is an opportunity to create sacred space for soul tending. 

SoulCollage is a creative, intuitive, and inspiring process using images for discovering your deeper self and the Source. Whether you call The Source God, the Divine, Yahweh, Mystery, Higher Power, Brahma or some other name which attempts to name the Unnamable, using images often allows us to express the Unnamable without words. The SoulCollage® process helps us access the sacred within ourselves and helps us to access our inner wisdom and the sacred within.

By participating in this workshop on Zoom, you will help create a safe and sacred community in virtual space which is supportive and encouraging and feeds your longing for community connection.

By participating in this workshop, you are setting aside a specific time and space for tending to your soul while companioning others in the virtual world. You will be invited to share your creations and personal insights with others on the same journey.

Before the workshop, you will need to gather the materials to create cards:

  • Scissors
  • A glue stick
  • 5×8 index cards, mat boards, or even cut to size manila folders
  • Images from magazines, calendars, greeting cards, online sites of copyright free images.

This workshop will be held on ZOOM in a safe, password protected room.  The suggested fee for this 3 hour workshop is $30. Please make payment to PayPal. Be sure to include your email to receive the Zoom link and handouts. 

Creating Sacred space workshop

See description above

$30.00

Past Workshops and Retreats

Creating in Sacred Space – Tending to Your Soul Workshop – Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 6 PM to 9 PM EST. Use https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com to determine your local time for this workshop

This is a small, intimate and interactive workshop for those who have already taken an Introduction or Beginner SoulCollage® workshop and understand basic SoulCollage® concepts. It is an opportunity to create sacred space for soul tending. 

SoulCollage is a creative, intuitive, and inspiring process using images for discovering your deeper self and the Source. Whether you call The Source God, the Divine, Yahweh, Mystery, Higher Power, Brahma or some other name which attempts to name the Unnamable, using images often allows us to express the Unnamable without words. The SoulCollage® process helps us access the sacred within ourselves and helps us to access our inner wisdom and the sacred within.

By participating in this workshop on Zoom, you will help create a safe and sacred community in virtual space which is supportive and encouraging and feeds your longing for community connection.

By participating in this workshop, you are setting aside a specific time and space for tending to your soul while companioning others in the virtual world. You will be invited to share your creations and personal insights with others on the same journey.

Before the workshop, you will need to gather the materials to create cards:

  • Scissors
  • A glue stick
  • 5×8 index cards, mat boards, or even cut to size manila folders
  • Images from magazines, calendars, greeting cards, online sites of copyright free images.

This workshop will be held on ZOOM in a safe, password protected room.  The suggested fee for this 3 hour workshop is $30. Please make payment to PayPal. Be sure to include your email to receive the Zoom link and handouts. 

Creating in Sacred Space – Tending to Your Soul workshop

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 6 PM to 9 PM EST.

$30.00

(I have a few beginner packets of 12 mat boards and 12 plastic sleeves, 5” wooden easel and small Pioneer archival glue stick available for purchase for $16.95 which includes S&H. Packets must be ordered at least a week before the workshop to ensure timely delivery. )

Beginner Packet

12 mat boards, 12 plastic sleeves, 5" wooden easel, Pioneer archival glue stick

$16.95

I am available for groups, parish and churches, and informal gatherings of spiritually independent individuals to facilitate retreats and workshops or to provide informational sessions about spiritual growth and formation.  I offer workshops on mindfulness and meditation to learn ways to reduce and manage stress for business persons, lawyers, social workers, public safety personnel, health care workers and others who experience vicarious trauma, etc.

Beginning SoulCollage – Introductory Workshop – Saturday, September 12, 2020 1PM to 4:30 PM EST via ZOOM

I would love to have you join me for a Beginning SoulCollage Introductory Workshop.

If you are new to SoulCollage or need a refresher on the basic concepts and process, this is the workshop for you.

SoulCollage is a creative, intuitive and inspiring process using images for discovering your deeper self and the Source. Whether you call The Source, God, Divine, Yahweh, Mystery, Higher Power, Brahma or some other name, using images often allows you to visualize and name without words. The SoulCollage process helps you access the sacred within.

This workshop will be held on Zoom in a safe, password protected room. Prior to the workshop, I invite you to gather images from magazines, calendars, old cards, discarded library books or internet sites like Unsplash and others. My colleague, Paloma Sylvan offers packets of curated images for sale on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/CuratedCutUps?ref=shop_sugg Catherine Anderson has several books of images and backgrounds for sale.

FEE: the suggested fee for this 3 1/2 hour workshop is $35. Register by September 4 at midnight EST and receive $5.00 discount. Please make payment to PayPal christywesselman14@gmail.com or Venmo @christywesselman . Once registered you will receive an email from christywesselman14@gmail.com with the Zoom link and password, a list of “must have” supplies, and a list of optional supplies and handouts.

MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS: A minimum of 4 participants is required for the workshop to be held. Please register early to ensure you have a spot in the workshop, to let me know who will be attending and to ensure you timely receive the information

REFUND POLICY: I am unable to refund registrations which are cancelled less than 74 hours prior to the workshop however, I will be happy to apply the fee paid to another workshop.

I have a few beginner packets I’ve put together for sale. They include 12 mat boards, 12 plastic sleeves, a 5″ wooden easel, and a small Pioneer archival glue stick. They are $16.95 which includes S&H. Packets must be ordered by September 4th to make sure they arrive in time for the workshop.

ON LINE VIA ZOOM: Introduction to SoulCollage is a creative, intuitive, and inspiring process using images for self discovery and for discovering the Source. Whether you call the Source, Divine, God, Yahweh, Mystery, Higher Power, Brahma or other name attempting to name the Unnamable, using images allows you to encounter it, know yourself and perhaps name it.

On Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 1 PM to 4:30 PM EST you can enjoy the process of co-creating with the Creator!

Suggested donation for this workshop is $35. If you register by August 10, you receive $5 off!

In the pre-Covid19 world, we would meet in person and I would provide you with images and materials. Social spaciousness requires that we be creative. You will need to provide your own images from magazines, cards, calendars, copyright free websites. Start collecting now! You should look for images that touch you in some way, that you have some emotional response to or you simply like but don’t know why.

Once you have registered and paid your fee, you will receive instructions on how to make mat cards, a list of “must have” supplies and a list of optional supplies.
Payment can be made by PayPal to christywesselman14@gmail.com or Venmo @listening-heart . Upon receipt of payment, you will receive an introductory email with the link for Zoom.
NEW EVENT

MIRABAI STARR – Mirabai Starr is a writer, teacher, and bereavement counselor who seeks to honor all the world’s faith traditions and to honor contemplation. The experience and connection of between loss and a longing for God is the ground of her spiritual life and the basis of her writings. Her first book, a translation of St. John of the Cross’ Dark Night of the Soul, was released the same day her youngest daughter was tragically killed in a car accident. Mirabai coped through writing, contemplation and seeing the connection of all. Since that first publication, she’s written several books on mystics. Her latest book, Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of Women Mystics will be the basis of this Lenten Series workshop. CoffeeTalk, Oldenburg Franciscan Center $15 http://www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/programs.html to register Sunday, July 19, 2020, 10:45 to Noon EST

CATHERINE DE HUECK DOHERTY – Catherine de Hueck Doherty was a Russian-Canadian Catholic social worker and founder of the Madonna House Apostolate. She was a pioneer among North American Catholics in implementing the Church’s social justice teachings and encouraging contemplation! A prolific writer, she urged Christians to take time apart, enter the poustinia and encounter the Divine in silence and solitude. Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:30 to 8:00 PM Lenten Series Workshops at Oldenburg Franciscan Center $15 http://www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/programs.html

Coffee Talk, St. Angela of Foligno,  at Oldenburg Franciscan Center, http://www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/, Oldenburg, IN, Sunday, May 26, 2019, 10:45 AM to 12:00 PM, Freewill offering.

Communication for Couples “Can You Hear Me Now?,  February 9, 2019, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, St. Clement Catholic Church, Cincinnati, OH.  Contact Colleen Gerke, Director of Faith Formation at cgerke@stcschool.org for registration.

Lunch and Learn, “What is Spiritual Direction? and Designing a Prayer Space”,  Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Contact Oldenburg Franciscan Center, http://www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/ to register. $20 includes lunch

John Denver, St. Francis and Creation Spirituality Saturday mini-retreat, Oldenburg Franciscan Center, June 23, 2018

Praying With Your Smartphone or How to Use Technology to Enhance Your Prayer and Spirituality workshop, Oldenburg Franciscan Center, June 14, 2018.

John Denver, St. Francis and Creation Spirituality Coffee Talk with Sr. Janet Born OSF, October 1, 2017, Oldenburg Franciscan Center.

Mindfulness for Mediators, August 19, 2017, co-sponsored by Partners in Mediation

Mindfulness for Mediators, September 26, 2016, co-sponsored by Partners in Mediation