Come As You Are:
Using SoulCollage® to Journey from
Body-Criticism to Body-Compassion
4 Week Online Workshop with Anne Marie Bennett
January 14 – February 18, 2017
True love begins with the act of going home to ourselves and our body. We need to learn to handle our body with compassion, in the way we eat, in the way we work. Keeping our compassion alive and releasing tension in our body brings us deep peace and well-being. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Have you ever said negative things about your own body, either to yourself or to others?
Do you feel anxious when thinking about your body?
Do you find it difficult to shower your body with compassion and love?
Would you like to find some creative ways to move from criticism to compassion in regards to your body?
If you responded YES to any of these,
then this unique online class is just what you need
to help you transform your inner criticism about your body
into deep acceptance and compassion.
What It’s All About
During this series of four 90-minute tele-calls, we’ll use SoulCollage® and a variety of other processes to explore our relationships with our bodies. We’ll explore this topic through discussion, card making, journaling and card readings as well as looking at and working with some of our inner Committee voices.
We’ll be meeting up with an Animal Companion and listening to their wisdom for us. We’ll dive deeply into our chakra energies as well.
And all along the way, we’ll be changing the way we talk about our bodies so that we’re embracing ourselves with constant kindness and compassion.
We will also use some other tools to help us find our way from criticism to compassion concerning our bodies:
* EFT Tapping
* Hand Mudras
* Guided Imagery
* Metta (Loving-Kindness) Practice
If you are a SoulCollage® facilitator, you’ll take away many ideas for workshops of your own so that you can help others talk and act more kindly towards their bodies. SoulCollage is such a powerful tool for this inner work!
This series is for new OR experienced SoulCollagers, and for anyone who has ever had disheartening thoughts about his/her body.
If you are new to SoulCollage®, please watch this 20-minute overview video first (with gratitude to Catherine Anderson!).
You’ll walk away from this series with lots of new SoulCollage® cards and a whole new way of seeing yourself!
Topics We’ll Be Covering
Factors that contribute to negative body image
- How to tell your “true voice” from your “inner critic” or “inner mean girl”
- Ideas for positive body image SoulCollage® cards
- Committee suit (inner voices)
- Ways to journal with inner voices (committee suit)who are getting in the way of our best selves
- Companions suit (body energies and animal energies)
- The seven chakras
- Sensuality, feeling physical pleasure
What You’ll Receive
- Daily inspirational (short!) emails from Anne Marie (January 11- February 25) to encourage you on this journey to compassionate self-acceptance. These will include inspiring quotations, cartoons, and simple reminders for treating your self with kindness.
- Participation in four 90-minute tele-classes with Anne Marie Bennett, SoulCollage® Facilitator, Trainer, and creator of KaleidoSoul.com, who has been working with SoulCollage since 2005.
- Access to the recordings of all 4 tele-classes, in case you can’t join us in person.
- All of the audio classes are also yours to keep as downloads for a valuable resource for years to come.
- Permission to participate or NOT participate in the live tele-calls. If you call in, you can just listen OR you can make comments, share your insights, and ask questions. OR… you can choose to listen to all of the recordings later, on your own, and do the activities without the presence and support of the group.
During our tele-calls, we’ll spend most of our time actually EXPERIENCING ways to create this inner shift from criticism to compassion. That’s right,we’re not going to just TALK about it, we’re going to actually DO it! Note that any sharing of your inner work is always OPTIONAL and a matter of choice. It is perfectly okay to dial in to these calls, do the readings on your own, and never speak a word!
- Handouts for some of the activities that we do
- A private Facebook Group to share your insights and experiences in between classes- optional participation
- Generous email support from Anne Marie Bennett who will be available during the time in between tele-classes to answer questions and provide assistance as necessary
SPECIAL BONUS OFFER!
Be one of the first TEN to register, and you’ll receive a FREE copy of the book Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance, by Rosie Molinary.
Value: $16.95. 440 pages.
Here’s What People Are Saying
About Anne Marie’s Online SoulCollage® Courses
I enjoyed the daily Encourage-mails and thought that all of them were very appropriate, connecting with the theme and gave lots of information, articles and videos. The classes were very well organized with lots of handouts as well as Homeplay suggestions that we could do on our own. I highly recommend this online course. Lots of facts, information, encouragement were shared.
~ Hannalie, South Africa
I liked the class. I know it wasn’t about weight loss, but I lost 7 lbs and a few inches. I wasn’t on any diet, but more of an acceptance of my body and being more kind to my body. I liked the daily emails. Very happy I signed up!
~ Dawn, New Mexico
I really liked the daily Encourage-mails. Everyday I looked forward to receiving them. I also used the Personal Pact almost everyday-I think I only missed one day. I think this is a class that would benefit most people. It certainly benefited me in being more mindful about body image, negative self talk and developing more self acceptance of my body.
~ Linda, Florida
Even when I was distracted by other things, the daily Encourage-Mail emails were a gentle reminder to stay in the conversation. The whole class served to raise my awareness of what has been going on in my psyche/inner world.
~ Dani, Washington
~ Patricia, Michigan
When I got sick suddenly during the class, I practiced being patient and gentle with myself and body. The EFT tapping lessened my anxiety, depression, and discouragement. Practicing gratitude continues to be very useful allowing me to recognize unexpected/overlooked blessings. This also supports my spiritual learnings which interestingly are complementary to the Come As You Are content.
~ Susan, Massachusetts
I loved the course. It helped me to look at my body in a different way. I feel I am now less critical and more loving and accepting.
~ Simone, Massachusetts
I am very happy with this course. It made me more aware of how I react on my body, especially when I experience pain. I can accept my body more than before. I enjoyed every part of this class, thank you so much! I have learned to look at my body in a more positive way and with more respect and thankfulness for everything that is going well.
~ Trudy, The Netherlands
I haven’t had time to delve into all of the call recordings yet, but the daily Encourage-mails and posts that other people have made on our private Facebook page have led me to make friends with my body, just as it is. The marked increase in mercy toward myself has bled into other aspects of my life, and have shown up as affirmations, decluttering, and other acts of self care.
~ Gail, Connecticut
Dates and Times
Saturday January 14, 2017
Saturday January 21, 2017
Saturday February 4, 2017
Saturday February 18, 2017
* 1:00 pm Eastern *
* 12 noon Central *
* 11 a.m. Mountain *
* 10 a.m. Pacific *
* 7 a.m. Hawaii *
* 5 pm London *
* Sunday 4 a.m. Melbourne, Australia *
* Sunday 6 a.m. New Zealand *
Each class is 90 minutes.
For other time zones, please visit
the World Clock Meeting Planner.
If you can’t attend one or more classes in person,
you’ll have access to all of the recordings the very same day.
You’ll be able to listen online and/or download the class as an MP3 file
and the recordings are yours forever.
SCHOLARSHIPS- Deadline December 28, 2017
In gratitude for how much SoulCollage® has meant in my own life, I am pleased to offer 3 full-tuition scholarships to this course, for those who cannot afford the tuition.
Please send me a brief email explaining why you would like to be in our Come As You Are course and why you want to be considered for a scholarship.
Send your request to: email@example.com and be sure to put SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line.
Info about how to call in to the tele-classes will be sent to you about a week before the first class.
As soon as you register, you’ll receive an email with this subject line:
“Please confirm you want to receive Come As You Are encouragement emails”
Please! Open that email and click on the link inside.
If you have any questions at all, please use the “Contact” button at the top of this page.
NOTE: If you are a Kindred Spirit Member,
you have a special coupon code that takes $20 off of the class fee.
…..Please use the contact button at the top of the screen
if you are a Kindred Spirit and need us to re-send you
the coupon code.
Pay with Check or Money Order
If you prefer to pay without using paypal,
please send your check or money order to:
PO Box 745
Beverly, MA 01915
Be sure to include your email address as well!