Medicine painting workshops are more than a paint class. They are an opportunity to go on a medicine journey where paint and canvas are the mediums. These workshops are offered in a one-one-one setting, allowing you to dive deep into a healing process in an area of life that is seeking shift and is that ready to open to greater awareness.
Each class is facilitated by Cristin True Whiting, Intentional Creativity teacher, psychologist, shamanic practitioner, and yoga teacher. True's breadth of experience and training allows her to lead participants through a deep exploration of themselves, guiding them into expanded awareness of their consciousness and wisdom through the oracle of the painting they create.
Workshops are eight hours, divided into two four-hour sessions across two consecutive days. In addition to painting, you will be guided in meditations and journeys, journaling, and wanders on the landscape. Sessions may also include yogic movement and individual Systemic Constellations as would facilitate your process.
True has taught these workshops to people with no painting experience and to people with formal art training. No two workshops are the same because True tailors them to facilitate each participant's inquiry, adapting the process moment to moment to meet the shifts in co-creative consciousness.
The cost for each workshop is $640 + $60 to cover the cost of supplies. This includes 8-hours of personalized instruction with a workshop created uniquely for your to facilitate the intention you seek for your workshop. It also includes all of the materials you will need for painting: paint, canvas, brushes and other tools. Students provide a journal and pen, their own snacks, and clothes appropriate for painting.
Two paths are currently offered in these workshops: Explorations in Consciousness and The Archetype of The Lover. You can find more information about them in the Paths section.
Psychotherapy is an opportunity for you to be deeply listened to in an environment of acceptance and respect. My approach is founded in western psychology and individual Systemic Constellations layered with the wisdoms of yoga and shamanic practices from across Europe and the Americas. A typical therapy session will feel like a very intentional conversation rooted in inquiry, the purpose of which is to support you to move past brain/mind, the terrain that you already know, into deeper insight and intuition. I will support you to move past familiar narratives, into a space of healing and self-affirmed wisdom.
Sometimes that can be accomplished through conversation. Other times it is useful to incorporate guided meditation and/or movement (such as gentle yoga postures) into our work to allow for the expansion or embodiment of a particular experience. We also may incorporate the use of the figurines used in System Constellations to represent different aspects of inquiry. This approach allows to new perspectives, awarenesses and resources to be accessed on a deep level.
Though our time together is very important, most of your healing and growth will actually happen outside of our sessions as you break patterns that no longer serve you. I may offer practices tailored to your healing intentions for you to begin at home. These may include a meditation practice, pleasurable movement, wanders on the landscape, creating ceremony and ritual as well as artistic expression.
Choice will always be held at the forefront of our work. What we focus on, the modality we use, and the pace at which we work is lead by you. My role is to guide our discussions and activities to assist you in tracking your inner landscape of thoughts, emotions, body sensations and intuition so that your awareness expands into your place of sacred knowing. Our sessions will support you to move into new ways of being so you can experience yourself, your relationships and your life anew.
Petal Dance, 2022, True
The following are areas of practice that well suited to my offering:
Addiction recovery (Relationship, Behavioral and Chemical)
Relationships and sexuality
Life purpose and meaning
Healing family patterns
Most psychotherapy appointments are 50 minutes long and my fee is $150. I accept private pay clients and participate in some insurance plans. If I am not a provider on your specific plan I can provide you with a receipt for you to submit to your insurance company for possible out-of-network payment. I accept payment in cash, check or through Venmo.
103 Reynolda Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106