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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

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*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.

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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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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*CREATING THE LIFE YOU REALLY WANT TO HAVE* Support Group for Men and Women starts October 8th

Posted in Class, Consciousness, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Study Groups with tags , , , , , , on September 14, 2008 by Carolyn Winkler

THIS GROUP IS FOR ANYONE THAT WANTS TO CREATE A BETTER LIFE

6 WEEK SUPPORT GROUP FOR MEN AND WOMEN – STARTS OCTOBER 8TH

You create your life by knowing what you want, knowing what is real now, and letting the Path of Least Resistance follow it’s natural course.

“The Secret” and Esther Hicks teachings and book “Ask and it is Given,” helped you discover what you really want and desire in life and how to change your thinking to deliberately manifest it into being. By understanding and using 1. The Universal Law of Attraction-(you get what ever you are thinking and believing); 2. Your Vibrational Emotional set point – (what you are emotionally vibrating about what you are thinking and believing); 3. Creative Visualizations Techniques (imagine the new experience you want is already happening); you learned to create the life you desire. These were all helpful in letting you know you have the power to create your life and in fact that is what you are doing all the time.

Now we will go beyond this to discover the natural structure underneath these laws, the natural pull between what we have now and what we really want to have in our life and how to create a new structure that supports us in what we want. We will learn the questions to ask to discover what we really want and what to focus on in order to create them in our life. This is the natural law of the path of least resistance and it is operating naturally in our life at all times. This group will help you understand and use this law to help you create the life you want.

WEEK 1- Knowing What You Want
WEEK 2- What Is Reality Now
WEEK 3- The Path of Least Resistance
WEEK 4- Inner Vision Seeing What Isn’t There Yet
WEEK 5- Fundamental Choice As A Foundation
WEEK 6- Creating What Matters

Study Groups meet Thursday evening 7 to 9 pm for 6 weeks. Cost is $35 dollars per week. Group meets at my studio in North Portland.

To register or ask questions email info@spiritmaskjourneys.com
Or Call 503 734-6516
To know more about me and what I do please visit my website http://www.spiritmaskjourneys.com

NEW *FINDING THE GIFTS IN YOUR SHADOW SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN* Now forming – Starts October 8th

Posted in Class, Consciousness, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Discovering Your Shadow with tags , , , on September 13, 2008 by Carolyn Winkler

DISCOVERING THE GIFTS OF YOUR SHADOW AND TRANSFORMING YOUR LIFE
– Support Group

Discovering your Shadow allows you to find the wholeness you do not allow yourself to have. Knowing your Shadow helps you to access and integrate hidden strengths and gifts you carry hidden inside. Have no doubt these Shadows are completely hidden and the only way you discover them is by being upset with or admiring others. Working with your Shadow helps you find the meaning in the disturbances in your life and then transform them in to knowing yourself and having more compassion for yourself and others.

Based on the work of Ken Wilber’s Integral 3-2-1 process and Debbie Ford’s 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 transform our lives. Each week in this small group setting we will have the opportunity to explore what is disturbing us and discover the gift these disturbances hold for living our life. This is a safe, open, non-judgmental space to experience together this process.

The Shadow is a term coined by the psychologist Carl Jung to explain the parts of us that we keep hidden from ourselves. These are the parts that we determined were not acceptable and so we buried them deep in our subconscious so we could be the opposite, the person we think is acceptable and good and we are proud to be. This can lock up our soul and keep us from living to our full potential.

Discovering your shadows and the gifts they have for you is probably the most freeing experience you can have. 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.

This study group helps you discover the beauty and gifts in your Shadow and to accept and welcome them into your life. This is about finding peace and freeing energy you have been wasting holding yourself down. It is not that you will become the terrible shadow you are hiding but that by knowing and accepting it is a part of you, you will be more accepting and compassionate with yourself and all the people in your life.

Group meets weekly, Wednesday 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. Please check my blog for current schedule.

To register or ask questions email info@spiritmaskjourneys.com
Or Call 503 734-6516