Archive for Mind Body Connection


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

– Study Group

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 Or Call 503 734-6516



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 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 The class is limited to 10 people so must check with me first before paying by PayPal or sending a check.

PSYCH-K® Discovering and Changing Old Beliefs

Posted in Consciousness, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Personal Growth, Psych-K with tags , , , on March 22, 2008 by Carolyn Winkler


Psych-K is a powerful process that works directly on beliefs to change the way we think and feel. By changing our beliefs at their deepest level we are able to change our life from the inside out. When this happens outer events also change to reflect the inner change that have occurred. So if you are ready to make a change Psych-K is a powerful tool for you to use.

We all have old beliefs we downloaded long ago. Some of these beliefs we are aware of and some we are not. It is the hidden ones that often stop us from creating the incredible life we really want to have. Even though we are completely unaware of them they still run our lives. Psych-K is an excellent way to expose these hidden beliefs and change them on the spot. Psych-K engages all three levels of body, mind and spirit as you test for the belief, do the Psych-K adjustment and then retest to see if the change is made.

If you are struggling with something and want to make a change call for a Psych-K session and we can work together to uncover and shift old beliefs getting in your way. I am a certified Psych-K Practitioner living in Portland, Oregon. I was trained by Joan Cameron and look forward to meeting you and helping you on your path. Call to set up an appointment and we can discuss the change you want to make. My phone is 503-734-6516.

Carolyn Winkler

Creative Ways to Empower Your Life From The Inside Out