Scheduled Events

Point of Arrival: SoulCollage® and Labyrinth Retreat Day

Saturday, May 1, 2021 – World Labyrinth Day – THIS IS AN IN PERSON EVENT

$60 Fee 9a-3p at Double C Farm, 6584 Hamilton Scipio Road, Okeana, OH 45053

Limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration is required. Masks and Social Distancing required in accordance with local government mandates.

You must bring: 1) Lunch. Water, coffee and tea will be available. 2) Your own scissors 3) Your journal 4) Your own pen or pencil

The spiritual path of the labyrinth is a metaphor for the journey of life and the inner pilgrimage. By walking the path to the center of the labyrinth, we symbolically journey to discovery the inner self. Walking the labyrinth is an ancient soul tending prayer practice. May 1, 2021 is World Labyrinth Day and thousands will join us in spirit around the world to walk the labyrinth.

SoulCollage is a creative, intuitive and inspiring process using images for discovering the deeper self and the Source. SoulCollage helps access the sacred within and is also a soul tending process.

This day retreat will combine these two soul tending practices for a day of renewal, connection and spiritual growth. We will walk the labyrinth in union with others on World Labyrinth Day. We will create SoulCollage cards. We will pray and share and connect with souls and Spirit.

Participants will receive a beginner packet of 12 mat boards, 12 protective card sleeves, glue, and access to a large assortment of images but please feel free to bring your own.

Refund policy: If cancelled within 72 hours of the event, a full refund is available. If cancelled LESS than 72 hours prior to the event, fees paid will be applied to another workshop at a later date. No shows – no refund.

Point of Arrival: SoulCollage and Labyrinth Retreat Day

See Description Above and Cancellation policy before ordering. THIS IS AN IN PERSON EVENT AT THE LOCATION LISTED ABOVE. Participants are limited to 10 in accordance with government mandates.

$60.00

Introduction to SoulCollage® Workshop – Saturday, April 17, 2021 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST via Zoom Use https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com to determine your local time for this 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.

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!

FEE: the suggested fee for this 3 hour workshop is $35. Register at least 10 days before the scheduled workshop and receive a $5.00 discount. Make payment to PayPal (below) or Venmo @christywesselman . Once registered you will receive an email 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 and to ensure you timely receive the information.

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 to another workshop.

Introduction to SoulCollage April 17, 2021 1p – 4p EST

Please read the description above and cancellation policy before ordering

$35.00

Creating Sacred Space – Tending to your Soul – Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 6p – 9p OR Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 6p – 9p EDT. 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 and self-care.

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

By participating in this workshop, you will help create a safe, supportive and sacred community in virtual space for others and yourself which I hope encourages and feeds your longing for community connection. By participating, 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 as you feel comfortable. You will be invited to create cards, journal with them using the I Am One Who exercise, perhaps write poetry, a Pantoum, or other creative processes and share in small group(s). 

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

  • Scissors
  • A glue stick
  • 5×8 index cards, mat boards, or cut to size manila folders
  • Images from magazines, calendars, greeting cards, online sites of copyright free images. Please remember to gather background images! 
  • A journal and something to write with.

The suggested donation for this three hour workshop is $20. All donations will benefit the Sally Wesselman Angel in the Dugout Memorial Fund,  a scholarship fund created after my mom’s death in 2016 honoring her love of baseball and dedication to Stephen T. Badin High School’s boys baseball program. 

I am unable to refund cancellations however, I will transfer your donation to another workshop.

Creating Sacred Space – Tending to Your Soul TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 6p – 9p EDT

See Description above.

$20.00

Creating Sacred Space – Tending to Your Soul May 19, 2021 6p – 9p EST

See description above

$20.00

Book now for retreats, labyrinth, SoulCollage workshops and MORE!

I am booking now for 2021! I am available for groups, faith communities, parishes, churches and gatherings of spiritually independent individuals for retreats and workshops or informational sessions about spiritual growth and formation.  I offer SoulCollage®, labyrinth facilitation, mindfulness and meditation workshops. I’ve facilitated workshops for reducing and managing stress for business persons, lawyers, social workers, public safety personnel, health care workers and people who experience vicarious trauma, etc.

Past Workshops and Retreats

Labyrinth. . . Prayer in Motion for Spiritual Directors and Companions – A Day for Spiritual Directors Saturday, March 20, 2021 9a -12n

Creating in Sacred Space – Tending to Your Soul Workshop – Wednesday, September 23, 2020, January 20, 2021, February 24, 2021, March 24, 2021

Introduction to SoulCollage Workshops – August 29, 2020, September 12, 2020, October 10, 2020, December 12, 2020, January 9, 2021, February 13, 2021,March 13, 2021

Mirabai Starr  – CoffeeTalk, Oldenburg Franciscan Center Sunday, July 19, 2020,

Catherine de Hueck Doherty – Lenten Series Workshops at Oldenburg Franciscan Center, March 5, 2020

St. Angela of Foligno, Coffee talk, Oldenburg Franciscan Center, May 26, 2019,

Communication for Couples “Can You Hear Me Now?,  February 9, 2019, St. Clement Catholic Church, Cincinnati, OH. 

What is Spiritual Direction? and Designing a Prayer Space”,  Lunch and Learn, January 15, 2019, Oldenburg Franciscan Center

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, 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