Workshops & Classes
Splash-A Creative Awakening
Splash-A Creative Awakening™ is an invitation to a new experience of your life using creativity as a starting point. Our internal landscape determines our external one.
This is not your ordinary arts-based workshop.
This workshop is about the dilemma that underlies the inhibitions associated with creativity in all its expressions. You will work with your internal map of the psychological defense system.
The Creative Awakening is an experiential weekend that focuses on the relinquishment of a thought system based on fear while integrating the Inner Critic with one’s Muse.
While it uses some traditional modes of the visual, literary and performing arts, it is meant to expand your expression at work and play.
)Karen Goodfellow, Wendy Noel and Olivia Nelson) are active in the visual, written, and performing arts arenas and we have a team of assistants that are Registered Therapeutic Counsellors from the Clearmind Practitioners Training program.
Nov. 18-20, 2016
to a deep place inside of me and got to another level of not caring what people
enjoyed the Creative Constellations.
a powerful and graceful team you make.”
rock, rock, rock! I felt all your love enveloping me. I enjoyed the
Creative Constellations and the integration of my critic and muse."
with my inner critic and inner muse make for a powerful combination. I enjoyed the
connection with the group. The Creative Constellation work amazed me. I
enjoyed all the different twists of the workshop." Leonard
am taking away how my appreciation for how my critic has given me many gifts
that I rely on. The facilitation was top notch. Your comfort ease
and experience was apparent. I love how you clearly facilitated each
phase. All of the creative exercises were brilliant. I felt very held in
my crap." Marion
had beautiful open hearts and I felt really met." Satu Springer
work well as a team. I enjoyed the depth of connection with others and
the love, openness and reality that showed up in the space.” Herman
creativity is such a vital energy in life yet in our ‘practical reality’ it’s
not valued or encouraged. Thank you for showing me the value in my
creativity, how it weaves into everything I do and the power I can get from my
critic to enhance and kick-start my creativity.” Liz Coleman
are an amazing team. I never felt any friction, doubt, or
confusion. You are wonderful professionals and very authentic and
you for creating an inspiring supportive space where I could journey into my
creativity with assurance, guided by loving and committed professionals.”
creative awakening helped bust my ‘critic’ and illuminate where it
started. I also realized that it can now serve me instead of slaying
me.!” Lana Gowler
you all! Loved your care and energy with each other and all of us.
Just great job! Thank you." Carol Brown
are a great team. Fantastic idea. Great workshop."
Fall/Winter 2016 Schedule
Wendy Noel, Olivia Nelson and I will be running a mini-playdate to introduce you to our creative
style within the context of the transpersonal-psychology framework that
Clearmind operates from.
They will be
exploring the Mask with a process called a constellation, some performing art activities and
visual art to round it off. A more detailed version will be given upon
$80 for 4 hours (includes GST)
$50 if you bring an adult friend new to the Clearmind Community (they pay $50 as well)
Please RSVP to
Minimum 8 to proceed (max. 12).
Facebook Event TBD
Thanks for gathering
together a great group of women
for the fun, creative play date on Saturday.
I appreciate your creative wisdom, your open and honest
sharing, and the beautiful encouraging and peaceful space you were holding.
I felt safe, cared for, and free to express in whatever
way worked for me" G.K.
"Karen, you've inspired me. OMG. I bought paints. Just the primary
colours, and a couple of others. They were out of Payne's Grey! :-)
Over the next while, I'm going to buy some supplies! I'm letting the idea of painting on my own
percolate. I love the process you teach. I've always been able to easily copy other
drawings, but it didn't feel like the work was my own. Your process feels
like it's coming from me.Thank you so much for bringing me back to art. It was something I loved
when I was young. Looks like something I'll love in my old age.
I've gone full circle.
My heart feels full." Love, L. Harrison
Pandora's Paint Box
This is a mixed media retreat with acrylic paint as the foundation. Explore lots of different techniques and substances and you'll never know what will up up.
Designed with the peri- or post-menopausal woman in mind, this creative, expressive, rejuvenating workshop is our grown up version of a play date. This 1.5 day weekend workshop is for you if you: -crave some 'me' time -watched your creativity take a back seat to work, children or partner -want to acknowledge what legacy you have left in the first half of your life and want to design the second half...in creative form.
Format: -self reflection -group work -legacy project: with a wide variety of unique 'foundations', you will create a visual expression of your life (past and future). -skillful facilitation by experienced workshop facilitator (over 15,000 participants)
Included: -all the art supplies you can imagine to create your project (no art experience necessary) -Art instruction -Delicious delectables! -Mindful music! -Sat lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast -overnight stay (TBD depending on location) -15 oracle decks available Not included but welcome: -Lovely libations! (Bring your own) -Reflexology treatments Details: Details: Apr. TBD (10am) -Sun. Apr. (12:30p) Location (Burnaby or Langley) TBD Value: $195 (depending on location) email to register interest: email@example.com
8310 Vinewood Pl
Private Painting Parties
you all for an entertaining and uplifting day! Karen,
you were so relaxed, supportive, and encouraging you took away our fears and
made it fun. You kept us moving without us feeling any pressures of time. Thank
you for helping us silence the inner critic - a good lesson in all our
do this again!
Many thanks for an amazing day yesterday. Despite my fears and
insecurities, you made the class a fun-filled experience for me (& everyone
else, I think). I believe your positive vibes helped all of us. How many times
in classes of any sort have our eager expectations been doused with negative
feedback from an instructor!! You see the positive in everyone thus helping us
all to recognize it in ourselves. Bravo to you!!
Hope we can all get together again for an easier (ha ha! just kidding)
"Karen I just wanted to say thanks for art day yesterday.
I had an awesome time and LOVED it. I think I might have found a new
hobby. So much to learn and try!
Also loved all the cool kind of art stuff you do….. you are my new art
idol! LOL. See you at the next art day!" Andrea Valis
To read more about Karen's vast facilitating experience
where she uses creativity and relationship building to improve
organizational performance: www.astudia.ca