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Announcing New Spring 2015 Intuitive Painting Weekend “PAINTING FROM THE INSIDE OUT” May 16-17, at my studio in North Portland.

Posted in Art Workshops, Authentic Self, intuition, Intuitive Painting, Intuitive Process Painting Workshop, Painting Class with tags , on March 26, 2015 by Carolyn Winkler

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Hi everyone are you ready to Paint? I know I am. Are you ready to let go, dive deep and follow your intuition where it wants you to go? This weekend is about painting from that deep place inside and in the most authentic way. Everyone can do this no experience required you have everything you need “YOU.” The paint helps you discover what wants to get out so you can live a better life. Just follow the paint and it will take you where you need to go. Can’t wait to see the paintings that want to come.

My new kitchen took a lot longer than I thought but now it’s almost done and I have my studio back. I”m inviting you to join me for two fabulous days as we go inside, listen to our heart, get out of our own way and let our bodies do the painting. You’ll be amazed at the paintings that come and how they unlock the places that need it the most.

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How great it is to share this experience with others and learn from each other along the way. What a great opportunity it is to come together and share the wild adventure of discovering parts of ourselves we didn’t even know were there. If you want to join us please email me at carolyn_winkler@comcast.net and I will add you to the list and send you and email of where to send your check. The details are below. Look forward to seeing you and the wonderful paintings that want to come.

The cost is $180 for the 2 days of painting if it’s your first time and $120 if you have taken it before and want to repeat. The workshop runs May 16-17, Saturday and Sunday, all day from 10-5. The cost includes paints and all art materials, tea and some healthy snacks. Experienced painters and beginners all enjoy this process. It is not about better techniques of painting but more about painting from your authentic heart. All you do is show up, wear old clothes you can get paint on and bring a sack lunch, I will do the rest.

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To register and ask questions just email me carolyn_winkler@comcast.net or call me at 503 734-6516 . Look forward to painting with you this May.

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Announcing Summer Shadow Support Group *USING THE GIFTS OF OUR SHADOW* Starting Thursday July 25 thru August 29th, 7 to 9 pm, Sigh up Now

Posted in Authentic Self, Discovering Your Shadow, Inner Wisdom, Personal Growth, Self Awareness, Self Discovery, Self Healing, Self Improvement, Shadow, Shadow Work with tags , , on June 29, 2013 by Carolyn Winkler

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Join me for this life changing 6 weeks Support Group.  This is some of the most powerful work you will ever do.  Based on my training with Debbie Ford and my experience developing Affirmative Innergetics I gift to you the techniques of integrating your Shadow and how that frees up a lot of energy not available to you now.  We will dive deep in to the basement and bring up exactly what you need.  I promise this support group will change your life.  Come and learn to explore the following and integrate the strengths you discover back into your life. Here’s what we will cover each week.

Learn what exactly is the Shadow and How Does it Work?
How do you find your Shadows gift and how this helps you?
What is my Story and how does it trap me?
What would you need to be wrong about to have what you want in life?
Who do I blame for the conditions in my life?
How many years have I been using these excuses?

Class is held 6 Thursday evenings starting July 25th ending August 29th, from 7 to 9, at my studio in North Portland. Cost is $30 each meeting for a total of $180, paid at time you sign up.  Group is limited to 9 so we have plenty of time to work on personal issues.

One of the most important things you will ever do is work with your Shadows. This often misunderstood part of us is a huge key to our happiness but is seldom addressed. It is key to knowing how to handle upsets when they come along.

So bring what ever is bothering you it can be turned around to be come one of your greatest strengths. Whether it is a person that drives you crazy and you can’t stand, some awful situation that keeps happening no matter how much you try to avoid it or something that you always wanted but never seem to get. These are the problems we will work on each week.

I promise you will uncover the gifts these Shadow parts hold for you and integrate them back into your life. It is not that you will become this Shadow  you have hidden away but will be free to use it’s strengths.

To register or ask questions please email me at carolyn_winkler@comcast.net. or call 503 734-6516. I will add you to the list and let you know the rest of the materials you will need to bring. Look forward to doing this wonderful work with you and teaching you these techniques.

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

Next *INTUITIVE PAINTING SUMMER WORKSHOP* Aug 7-8 at Spirit Mask Studio In Portland Oregon

Posted in Art, Art Workshops, Authentic, Authentic Creativity, Authentic Self, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Creativity, intuition, Intuitive Painting, Painting Workshops, Self Awareness, Self Discovery with tags , , , , , , on March 23, 2010 by Carolyn Winkler

I am posting this summer workshop early because I am leaving for South Africa April thru June and wanted those of you that wish to take the next one to put it on your calendar. I know how busy our summers get so this lets you plan. While in South Africa I will be teaching workshops and traveling and not sure of my internet access. So if I don’t get back to you until June know that is the reason why.

Below is a painting from the last workshop by someone that had never painted before. Also the comment she made of her experience. I hope some of you decide to join me for this incredible experience of creative self discovery and I look forward to painting with you. Just click on photo for larger version.

“I had a profoundly cathartic experience in this painting workshop that left me feeling whole and clear from the inside. I have never played with paints in this way…and that is exactly what we did! Carolyn is incredibly gifted at creating and holding a safe and sacred space that allows for complete expression for whatever wants to emerge for the artist. I was genuinely surprised and very happy with my painting and look forward to sharing what I have learned here with my children as a way to process feelings and to become “unstuck.” You DO NOT have to be an artist to take this workshop…it is a fantastic and curious journey of self discovery that I will never, ever forget. Thank you Carolyn for being exactly the wonderful person that you are. I cannot thank you enough for the knowledge and passion that you shared with our group this weekend!!” Karli DuBois

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 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

*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

THE LONG AWAITED MASK WORKSHOP IS HAPPENING SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2010

Posted in Art, Art Workshops, Consciousness, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Creativity, Mask Workshops, Personal Growth, Self Awareness, Self Discovery, Self Healing, Self Improvement, self-confidence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 3, 2010 by Carolyn Winkler

This is the long awaited Mask Workshop I have been promising for 3 years. I hope this date will work for you and you can learn these 5 simple powerful masks and discover what’s behind them.

Spirits Behind The Masks – One Day Workshop
Saturday February 27th, 2010, from 10 to 3.
At Spirit Mask Studio, Portland Oregon

In this afternoon of mask making you discover a lot about yourself and how to communicate with the different parts of yourself not usually noticed in your everyday life. You unmask important symbols for what is needed in your life.

Absolutely anyone can do this and have a really good time. You can watch a short video at http://www.vimeo.com/806775. In the workshop you will learn 5 different fun ways to make simple masks and see what wants to emerge.

This is a great activity to do with a group because everyone has a really good time, you explore a little of your creative spirit and at the end we all wear the masks and dance them and have a really good time.

Cost is $97 and includes a free copy of my e book Spirits Behind the Mask: Portals To The Emerging Self. All materials and inspiration provided. Just bring a sack lunch for the break.

To register just email me at info@spiritmaskjourneys.com. The class is limited to 10 people so must check with me first before paying by PayPal or sending a check.

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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