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SUMMER WORKSHOP *INTUITIVE POWER PAITNING* AUGUST 7-8 Register Now

Posted in Art, Art Workshops, Authentic Self, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Creativity, Inner Journeys, Inner Wisdom, intuition, Intuitive Painting, Painting Workshops, Personal Growth, Self Awareness, Self Discovery, Self Healing, Self Help, Self Improvement, Workshops with tags , , , , on June 15, 2010 by Carolyn Winkler

My students in South Africa

I am back from South Africa. What an amazing experience. Had a blast sharing this process with 9 fabulous South Africans. All had a breakthrough experience and proves once again how powerful this process is. I look forward to sharing this experience with you in my studio in North Portland on August 7-8. I am starting to register for this weekend now. Please let me know if you want to join us.

I also wanted to share with you some of the photos from the South Africa experience and give you an idea of what their paintings are like. Hope you enjoy them.

Testimonial from Lisa who did the painting above:
Hi Carolyn
Tx so much for the foties. The workshop was amazing. Definitely one I have put on top of my list. I can so see a need for this process in my area + would like to share this workshop with so many others. So once my studio is up + ready (should be in 2months) I will invite others 2 join me.
I have been in contact with Brenda + have discovered so much more about both our paintings. I will NOT be burning mine but rather hanging it up. I have bought matt acrylic seal to paint over.
I feel so honored to have been given the opportunity to attend ur workshop!
I noticed the ELK was the first animal image to come through. Then the CROW. These I painted over + without realizing, the WOLF found his own way to me. How exciting!
After the workshop I came down with terrible flu, infact I am in bed trying to shoo away this “flu gremlin” before my youngest daughters 17th birthday dinner. Getting flu for me after a healing process is a good sign, as I always have a deep healing shift when this happens. So tx for bringing it on hahahaha. Glad u had a safe trip back. Look 4ward 2hearing from u soon!
Lisa

DETAILS ABOUT THE AUG 7-8 WORKSHOP BELOW:

The Workshop runs two full days, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. It is held at my Studio, in Portland, Oregon. All you have to do is wear old comfortable clothes you can get paint on, bring a sack lunch, have an open heart and a curious mind and I will do the rest.

Absolutely no experience necessary, you already have everything you need. All inspiration and art materials supplied.

Cost is $160 and includes all art supplies and a copy of my E-Book Intuitive Painting: Art to Empower Your Life. Class is limited to 10 people so everyone has personal attention and lots of time to paint. You can easily pay through Paypal or you can send a check to Carolyn Winkler, 1001 N. Baldwin Street, Portland Or. 97217. Just let me know you want to attend and I will put you on the list and you can pay closer to the time of the workshop.

To Find Out More and ask questions just Email me at carolyn@powerpaintingprocess.com or visit my websites http://www.spiritmaskjourneys.com or http://www.powerpaintingprocess.com I will be out of the country April thru June so might not get back to you until after I return. Thanks for understanding.

Look forward to meeting you at the workshop.

Carolyn Winkler

*BEFRIENDING YOUR SHADOW* New Weekly Study Group – Starts Thursday Feb 11 – Mar 12, 2010

Posted in Authentic Self, Class, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Depression, Discovering Your Shadow, Healing, Inner Wisdom, Personal Growth, Self Awareness, Self Discovery, Self Healing, Self Help, Shadow, Support Group for Women with tags , , , , , on January 11, 2010 by Carolyn Winkler

DISCOVERING THE GIFTS OF YOUR SHADOW WEEKLY STUDY GROUP

This is a study group for you to befriend your shadows by taking whatever person or situation is bothering or disgusting you the most and turning it into the gift you need.

Once you understand what that is, and how you can benefit from it, it transforms and you are no longer bothered or disturbed and can now use it in your life. You can never have complete peace until you learn to do this.

Based on the work of Debbie Ford and her book “The Dark Side of The Light Chasers,” we will study how our Shadow helps us become who we are and holds the gifts to empower our lives. Discovering your shadows and its gifts is probably the most freeing experience you can have. As Debbie Ford describes it, “Imagine trying to hold a beach ball under water, how much energy that takes and when it gets loose it pops up and hits you in the face.” This is how your Shadow works, it is always there trying to give you the balance your life needs and pops up to hit you until you finely get the message your life needs.

Group meets weekly, Thursday evenings 7 to 9 pm or afternoons 1 to 3, for 6 weeks. Cost is $35 dollars per week, can be paid weekly or at beginning of group. Group meets at my studio in North Portland. Group is limited to 8 people.

Please check my website http://www.spiritmaskjourneys.com for more information. To register please email me and be sure to include the afternoon or evening time you prefer.

*6 WEEK VISUAL JOURNALING STUDY GROUP FOR WOMEN* Feb 2nd thru Mar 9th, 2010

Posted in Art, Art Workshops, Authentic Self, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Creativity, Self Awareness, Self Discovery, Self Healing, Self Help, Visual Journaling, Womens Suppor Groups with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2010 by Carolyn Winkler


NEW VISUAL-JOURNALING STUDY GROUP FOR WOMEN
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Testimonial – “I have spent most of my adult life trying to build a house for my soul. Through counseling and relationships I had collected the boards, the pipes, the wire, and the nails. But no matter how many times I stacked these materials together the best I could do was build some kind of lean-to. It was a good enough place to weather a storm but nothing like the house I wanted. The Intuitive Painting class I took with Carolyn gave me the stone I needed to build a strong foundation. And the Journaling class gave me the saw and hammer I needed to not only build a house for my soul but a home I am proud to share with the other’s.” — Tammy Gaylord

A Visual-Journaling Study Group is a small group of women coming together for 6 weeks to access and explore their emotions and find the messages, wisdom and guidance they carry within. They learn to recognize, shift and transform emotions by first receiving an image and then using developing questions to understanding the meaning the image it is trying to give. Images express what words cannot. By setting a clear intention, centering in body awareness, using guided visualization and then drawing the images that come, you are able to understand and make changes on all three levels needed for transformation, body, mind and cellular.

Our feelings communicate what our life needs and every emotion we have has an image attached. By accessing these images, our inner wisdom is brought to light and we are able to reduce stress, release anger, resolve conflicts, get in touch with our emotions and give voice to our soul. The body always knows and guides you to the place you need to go. Each week you will learn something new.

Week 1- Access and Express Your Emotions.
Week 2- Access, Release and transform your Stress-producing emotions.
Week 3- Let your images speak and tell you a story.
Week 4- Overcoming your fears.
Week 5-Resolving your inner conflicts.
Week 6-Visual Journaling as a lifelong practice.

Anyone can do this. You don’t need to know anything about using art materials or how to draw. You just need the desire and courage to explore, and open up the dialogue between your inner and outer worlds. Unlike regular journaling that uses language and the left brain, this is a direct right brain connection to your inner world.

Group meets weekly for 6 weeks, Tuesday evenings form 7 to 9, limited size 5 women. Please check my blog for the current schedules of new groups forming. Cost is $35 each weekly session for a total of $210. You will need a few inexpensive art supplies.

To register for a group or workshop or ask questions please email me at info@spiritmaskjourneys.com Or Call 503 734-6516

Power Painting-Find Your Authentic Self In A Weekend Workshop – January 16 &17, 2010

Posted in Coaching, Consciousness, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Creativity, intuition, Intuitive Painting, Personal Growth, Self Awareness, Self Discovery, Self Help, Self Improvement on December 5, 2009 by Carolyn Winkler

*POWER PAINTING: THE SECRET WAY TO FIND YOUR
AUTHENTIC SELF IN A WEEKEND, Workshop*
Start the New Year off Right, Be Creative

Next Workshop Scheduled for Weekend of January 16th & 17th at my studio in Portland, Oregon, both days 10 to 5.

ONE TIME SPECIAL JANUARY OFFER TO BRING A GUEST FOR FREE. Because this is the launch of my new POWER PAINTING WEEKENDS I am offering a special one time offer for this January 16TH & 17TH workshop. If you sign up before January 8, 2010 you can bring a guest for free. So gather up a friend to share the cost or give it as a special gift to someone you love.

If you want to be creative this is the first level Power Painting Creative experience everyone needs to have. It not only teaches you how to be intuitive and creative again, the basics of navigating your inner world but how to safely and gently reconnect with your authentic self. It does all this in two short days.

WHAT FORMER PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT CAROLYN’S POWER PAINTING WORKSHOP

“Carolyn, thank you, thank you, thank you! I had such an expanding, opening experience ……
I truly believe those two days painting ……have changed my life!”

“Ahhhh.. so wonderful.. Love Love love the workshop and the opening of my creative heart and mind. …such a wonderful experience… Your awesome. You rock!”

“What an amazing gift this past weekend was! I have been changed … and I am grateful! …. I continue to bravely blossom, unfolding that authentic self. Take care, and keep up the great work! It’s much appreciated!”

It is called the secret way because you can’t believe how easy it is and how much fun. All you have to do is come and freely play with paint, follow a few simple life inspiring instructions and rediscover creative, intuitive, authentic parts you think you may have lost. Absolutely anyone can do this, because It’s not about the product you produce but the process of letting go and learning what you need to know. It is not about how beautiful your painting is but how powerful it is for you.

DETAILS ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

The Workshop runs two full days, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. It is held at my Studio, in Portland, Oregon. All you have to do is wear old comfortable clothes you can get paint on, bring a sack lunch, have an open heart and a curious mind and I will do the rest. Absolutely no experience necessary, you already have everything you need. All inspiration and art materials supplied.

Cost is $160 and includes all art supplies and a free copy of my E-Book Intuitive Painting: Art to Empower Your Life. Class is limited to 10 people so everyone has personal attention and lots of time to paint. You can easily pay through Paypal by clicking the button below, or you can send a check to Carolyn Winkler, 1001 N. Baldwin Street, Portland Or. 97217. If you would like to break up the cost, payments can be arranged.

To Find Out More and ask questions just Email me at carolyn@powerpaintingprocess.com

Fall Workshop-INTUITIVE PAINTING: EXPRESSING YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF WEEKEND- Workshop November 7th-8th

Posted in Art, Art Workshops, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Creativity, Inner Journeys, Inner Wisdom, intuition, Intuitive Painting, Painting Class, Painting Workshops, Personal Growth, Self Awareness, Self Discovery, Self Healing, Self Help, Self Improvement, Workshops with tags , , , , , , , on September 21, 2009 by Carolyn Winkler

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Welcome to the last of my Intuitive Painting Weekend Workshops for 2009, the second weekend of November 7th-8th. This weekend is for people that want to express themselves authentically, be more creative and discover what is in their heart. This process is about letting go and painting with the right side of your brain, so no experience necessary you already know and have everything you need.

Experienced artists and non-artists alike benefit from this creative weekend. Studies prove that how we feel about ourselves effects how much joy and inspiration we get out of life. This workshop lets you play, find joy and get back on an authentic track. Playing freely with the paint allows you to reach deeper parts of yourselves and listen to what they have to say. So if you want to create a more authentic life this is the weekend for you.

I have done this process with many people over the years and it never fails to give you exactly what you need. This is a free, non-judgmental, playful way to re-connect with who you really are. One of my former students said it best, “My life was like a submarine and this opened up my hatch.”

Testimonials

I cannot tell you how much I appreciated your kindness and guidance this weekend. I love the work that we did. I hope to do some more work with you in the future. Thank you!
“It was a great experience that I would recommend to anybody interested in letting go. Carolyn leads you through this experience very gently.” Paula Austin, Web Designer

All art materials and a copy of my e-book INTUITIVE PAINTING; Art to Empower Your Life are included. The class size is limited to 8 to insure that everyone has the right support. It goes from 10am to 5pm both Saturday and Sunday with a break for lunch. Just wear old clothes you can get paint on and bring a sac lunch. To register or ask questions please email me at info@spiritmaskjourneys.com and let me know you want to attend. You can now pay through PayPal or send me a check. If you want Paypal just let me know and I will email you the invoice.

To find out more about me and what I do or see the testimonials from former participants, please visit my website http://www.spiritmaskjourneys.com. I look forward to meeting you and seeing old faces on this wonderful creative adventure using paint.

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New Weekend Workshop – Soul Retreival Weekend Using Paint – August 1st-2nd, 2009

Posted in Art, Art Workshops, Consciousness, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Creativity, Inner Journeys, Inner Wisdom, intuition, Painting Workshops, Personal Growth, Self Awareness, Self Discovery, Self Healing, Self Help, Self Improvement with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2009 by Carolyn Winkler

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Soul Retrieval Weekend Using Paint

Carolyn Winkler, Art Shaman and Creative Spirit Guide.

Native peoples ask….When did you stop dancing?  When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted? They say this is when you experienced soul loss.  My creative journeys help you get back on your path.

Weekend of August 1st and 2nd at Spirit Mask Journeys Studio in Portland, Oregon.

Is this you?

You are interested in personal growth and long to express yourself

You want a safe way to explore your inner world and see what’s in your heart.
You always wanted to try painting but thought you had to have special training first.
You know your Authentic Self is in there somewhere but not sure how to reconnect.
You want to develop intuition and find the guidance it can give.

What the Weekend is Like!

This Soul Retrieval Weekend takes you safely and gently into the untapped mystery of your inner world. This fun filled painting process lets you freely play with paint and get reacquainted with creative, intuitive, authentic parts you think you may have lost. It is all about the process, letting go of judgment and not being in control, so you are free to discover what you need to know and let the painting spirits get you back on track. One of my former students said it best, “My life was like a submarine and this open up my hatch.”

Workshop is Saturday and Sunday, 10 am  to 5 pm, August 1st and 2nd, at Spirit Mask Studio, North Portland. All materials and inspirational journey provided. Just wear old comfortable clothes you can get paint on, bring a sack lunch, an open heart and  curious mind. No experience necessary, you have everything you need, this is a great freeing experience for advanced artist and beginners alike. We all could use a little Soul Retrieval now and then.

All art supplies and a copy of $10 E-Book Guide, Intuitive Painting: Art to Empower Your Life are included. Along with a group of kindred spirits to paint and explore. Class limited to 8 people so I advise you register right away. I now have Paypal option for paying by credit card. Just email me and request an invoice.

You can pay with your credit card or paypal account by clicking here.


About me!

To learn more about me and what I do please visit my website and blog. http://www.spiritmaskjourneys.com. You will find testimonials about the classes and background information on me. I am extensively trained in processes to help you self explore. My job is to provide the safe, sacred container for you to do just that. I look forward to painting with you soon. To register or ask questions call 503 734-6516 or email me at info@spiritmaskjourneys.com

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4th Visual-Journaling Support Group for Women Now Forming

Posted in Consciousness, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Healing, Self Awareness, Self Discovery, Self Healing, Self Help, Self Improvement, self-confidence, Stress Reduction, Support Group for Women, Visual Journaling, Womens Suppor Groups on October 7, 2008 by Carolyn Winkler

Testimonail:
“I have spent most of my adult life trying to build a house for my soul. Through counseling and relationships I had collected the boards, the pipes, the wire, and the nails. But no matter how many times I stacked these materials together the best I could do was build some kind of lean-to. It was a good enough place to weather a storm but nothing like the house I wanted. The Intuitive Painting class I took with Carolyn gave me the stone I needed to build a strong foundation. And the Journaling class gave me the saw and hammer I needed to not only build a house for my soul but a home I am proud to share with the other’s.” Tammy Gaylord

VISUAL-JOURNALING SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN

We will start as soon as we have 5 women so sign up now and get the group started. Just email me if you wold like to join. This is one of the most powerful self help tools you can have. Visual Journaling Support Group for Women is a six week commitment of using Visual Journaling to Access, Release and Transform emotions. Images Express what words cannot. By setting a clear intention, centering in body awareness, using guided visualization and then drawing the images that come, you are able to understand and make changes on all three levels, body, mind and cellular. Our feelings communicate what we need. By accessing this inner wisdom you reduce stress, release anger, resolve conflicts, get in touch with emotions and give voice to your soul. The body always knows and guides you to the place you need to go. Each week you will learn something new.

Week 1- Access and Express Your Emotions

Week 2- Access, Release and transform your Stress-producing emotions.

Week 3- Let your images speak.

Week 4- Overcoming your fears.

Week 5-Resolving your inner conflicts.

Week 6-Your Life’s Purpose and Visual Journaling as a lifelong practice.

Anyone can do this. You don’t need to know anything about using art materials or how to draw. You just need the desire and courage to explore, and open up the dialogue between your inner and outer worlds. Unlike regular journaling that uses language and the left brain, this is a direct right brain connection to your spirit world.

Group meets weekly on Wednesday evenings form 7 to 9, limited size to 5 women. Cost is $35 each weekly session for a total of $210. You will need a few inexpensive supplies. To know more about me and what I do please visit my website http://www.spiritmaskjourneys.com. To register for a group or workshop or ask questions email me at info@spiritmaskjourneys.com.