Using Symbolic Modeling for the June 19th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, June 19th, TechSoup’s Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting will feature Niela Miller (Marly Milena in SL) and an overview of how the process of symbolic modeling and creative metaphor can be used for problem solving and insight discovery. Using Second Life and virtual creative tools for visual modeling can be powerful tool for counselors, trainers, community facilitators and educators.

Niela Miller, M.S. Education/Communications, is a Gestalt therapist, Jungian Process worker, educator, trainer, facilitator, coach. and multi-artist. With her combined background in arts, humanistic psychology and education, she joined Second Life as her avatar Marly Milena in 2007 excited about the creative possibilities for learning, teaching, and promoting human potential and growth. She created the Octagon: Creative Exploration group in Second Life which offers programs using arts processes for personal growth and educational ventures, employing her skills in Gestalt and Jungian modalities and group dynamics. This summer Marly will be leading a series of workshops for those wanting to dive deeper into Symbolic Modeling training. More info at: 

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Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, June 19th, 8:30 AM PDT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater


AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements 
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation – Niela Miller (Marly Milena in SL), Using Symbolic Modeling 
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements 

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir