Archive for Self Healing

*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


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 for more information. To register please email me and be sure to include the afternoon or evening time you prefer.


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


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. 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



Posted in Art, Art Books, Art Workshops, Class, Consciousness, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Creativity, Painting Class, Painting Workshops, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 28, 2008 by Carolyn Winkler

BREAKTHROUGH INTUITIVE PAINTING -I am an Inner World Tour Guide and this weekend is about you learning to go inside, discover who you really are and connecting with your authentic self.


One of my former students really put it best, “It was like I was a submarine and this opened up my hatch.”

2 Days Saturday and Sunday August 23- 24, 10am to 5pm.

This workshop helps you get in your inner flow and actually experience the discoveries that you make. The paintings take you on the journey and show you the way to reach into your heart. Using your intuition you discover who you are and what you want in life.

Testimonial “What a treat to see how the painting evolved!! I can’t thank you enough for the experience. I feel calmer, happier and much more in touch with my joyful 6 year old self. It was so freeing for me to find that place of pure joy, no expectation, and just play. It was also so instructional for me to feel the energy sink to my feet when I started to develop an agenda/judgment about what I was doing. Honestly, Carolyn, it was one of the best weekends I’ve had in a looooong time (and the best money I have ever spent) and I look forward to working with you again soon.” Linda Klein, MD

Workshop all day Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Includes E-Book required to read before class, “Intuitive Painting- Art To Empower Your Life”

To learn more about me and what I do visit my website Cost is $185 for the weekend all art materials supplied. Includes E-Book required to read before class, “Intuitive Painting – Art To Empower Your Life.”

Location is at Spirit Mask Studio, Portland. Or. To register or ask questions email or call 503 734-6516.

Second Visual Journaling Support Group for Women forming.

Posted in Class, Consciousness, Inner Journeys, Inner Wisdom, Self Awareness, Self Healing, Self Help, Study Groups, Support Group for Women, Visual Journaling, Womens Suppor Groups with tags , , , , on July 14, 2008 by Carolyn Winkler

The July Thursday evening Visual Journaling Support Group for Women is full and so wanted to start another one on Tuesday evenings at my home in North Portland. Below is the information about the workshop and what is covered in the group over the six week commitment. This is some of the most powerful work I have done and look forward to working with and showing you the incrediable resource we all have within us to help us guide and understand our lives.

New Visual Journaling Support Group for Women for Accessing and Transforming Feelings and Emotions. This 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-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 Tuesday evenings form 7 to 9, limited size 5 to 10 women. We will start as soon as we have 5. 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 or my blog To register for a group or workshop or ask questions email me at


Posted in intuition, Self Awareness, Self Healing, Stress Reduction with tags , , , , on June 24, 2008 by Carolyn Winkler

I would like to start a weekly Intuitive Painting Group at my studio on Tues. evenings from 6:30 to 9:30. Each group will run for 6 weeks and I will provide all the materials. This will give anyone that wants to try this process a chance to and also have the opportunity to paint on a weekly basis and get the benefits of having this unique self healing practice deepen each week. As soon as I have at least 5 people I will start the group. If you are interested please email me at and I will add you to the list. The cost is $255 for the six weeks and all the materials are supplied. All you have to do is come and paint. The limit is 10 people so everyone gets a chance for personal attention and to share with the group. Look forward to hearing from you and painting together on Tuesday nights.