Bay Area Moreno Institute


San Francisco


San Rafael, CA


Phone: (415) 454 7308



October 6, 2018

Opening the Heart to Body Love
A SoulCollage® and Psychodrama Workshop
With Michelle Minero, LMT and Sylvia Israel, MFT, RDT/BCT, TEP 

Each of us has experienced the freedom of an open heart: compassion, empathy, acceptance, wisdom and peace. Although an open heart is our natural state, we find that at times we close our hearts to our bodies.
Many people focus on weight loss diets believing losing weight will increase their self esteem.  By focusing on our bodies' shape and size we lose contact with our spirit. Using Webster's dictionary's definition of diet as things regularly offered, we will explore the seven paths of the Self-Love Diet, regularly offering love to ourselves. 
Join us as we discover and share the intricacies of what supports and prevents us from opening our hearts and loving our bodies. We will practice non-judgment and acceptance of ourselves and others, drawing from SoulCollage®, psychodrama, expressive arts, mindfulness and the Self-Love Diet. We will find love along the way, thus contributing to a more peaceful world.
Who should attend? This workshop is for you if are on a personal journey of healing and recovery which includes loving your body and for professionals who want to acquire new tools while exploring their relationship to their bodies. 
Dates:    October 6, 2018
Hours:  Saturday 1:30PM - 5:30PM
Where:   IMAGINE! Center for Creativity & Healing
               1924 Fourth Street San Rafael 94901 
Fee:        $125 by 9/17/2018; After, $145. Fees fully refundable until 2 weeks prior; 50% refundable after; no refunds day of workshop.
Info: Michelle Minero 707-481-9241, or Sylvia Israel 415-454-7308, 
Register: Send check to Michelle Minero 1617 Albin Way Petaluma, CA 94954. 
For Paypal payments, go to, select this workshop.
Registration, payment, and CE information, and application: 
Professional Information
Educational Goal: 
Therapists will learn new tools to help clients replace a weight loss paradigm with the seven paths of the Self-Love Diet.
After the the workshop participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate how to create and speak from a SoulCollage® card
- Discuss how role reversal accesses our spontaneity  
- Apply one psychodrama skill to your life or work  
- Describe the benefits of a diet of self-love over a diet for weight loss
Continuing Education 
CEU $25 payable to Sylvia Israel in advance or day of workshop. 

4 CEU credits for MFT/LCSW/LPCC/LEP.  
For Psychologists & RNs - Contact us for CEs.
See for CE information, additional fees, accommodations and grievances.  
Psychodrama and Drama Therapy Training hours. 
Sylvia Israel, MFT (mfc #31245), TEP, RDT/BCT, is a nationally certified Psychodrama Trainer, Educator, Practitioner (TEP), Registered Drama Therapist/Board Certified Trainer (RDT/BCT) and Founder/Director of IMAGINE! Center for Creativity and Healing, Founder/past-Director of Bay Area Playback Theatre and Founding member of Bay Area Moreno Institute. She is adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and Kansas State University and has presented at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and at professional gatherings nationally and internationally. Sylvia is past President of the Northern California Chapter of the National Association of Drama Therapy. Her work blends verbal therapy, psychodrama and other expressive arts. Sylvia specializes in grief and loss, blocks to creativity, trauma and childhood abuse recovery. She maintains a private practice in Marin and San Francisco working with individuals, couples and families.
Michelle Minero, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist who created an intensive outpatient eating disorder program in 2,000 and in 2005 co-founded EDRS, (Eating Disorders Recovery Support Inc.), a Bay Area based 501(c)3 non-profit organization. She is the author of the book, Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works.  She believes recovery is possible and spreads the message of the importance of Self-Love, Spirituality and Creativity to anyone who will listen. Her dream is to see a world filled with people who love themselves and their bodies.



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