Adult Workshops

PR-Adult“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There is no greater investment.”

—Stephen Covey

Adult workshops allow participants to express themselves through poetry, accessing right-brain creative ability and the power of words to transform your life. The words we choose to define ourselves and our reality can dictate how we think, what we do—even our experiences and circumstances. By learning to harness the creativity of the right-brain and express yourself honestly and beautifully, you will be empowered to change your story and move toward your dreams. Each six-week workshop is 1.5 hours long and is limited to six people.

Writing workshops are designed to enhance the connection between the cognitive self and the creative right brain and do not focus on skills development. All levels of writers (including those who think they are not) are welcome and will benefit. The investment in adult workshops of $175 per six-week series helps support our work with youth.

“This workshop was enlightening, encouraging, and most of all, honest. In this safe and generous space I overheard myself saying things I did not know I knew.”

—Rev. Ian Cummins, Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church

“The workshops very much met my deepest emotional needs at this time/moment in my life. It was a release and I shared aspects of the experience with loved ones.”

—Jennifer Hampton, dance therapist

UPCOMING SESSIONS 2017

INTRODUCTORY (starts Jan 24)

Reigniting Your Creative Genius
The Phoenix Rising process is designed to allow participants to recognize their inherent creative power and how perception affects our identity and our reality. Art from Ashes uses the latest research in left-brain/right-brain functioning and the role of creativity in transformation to encourage participants to access the creative subconscious and the power available through artistic expression.
:: Tuesdays from 6 to 7.30 pm, Jan. 24 – Feb. 28 with Catherine O’Neill Thorn
$175 payment due by Jan 18 :: pay by check, cash, call us with credit card information, swipe or pay online with Paypal (below)
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INTRODUCTORY (starts Feb 1)

Reigniting Your Creative Genius
The Phoenix Rising process is designed to allow participants to recognize their inherent creative power and how perception affects our identity and our reality. Art from Ashes uses the latest research in left-brain/right-brain functioning and the role of creativity in transformation to encourage participants to access the creative subconscious and the power available through artistic expression.
:: Wednesdays from 6.30 to 8 pm, Feb 1 – March 8 with Catherine O’Neill Thorn
$175 payment due by Jan 22 :: pay by check, cash, call us with credit card information, swipe or pay online with Paypal (below)
*You don’t need a Paypal account to pay through Paypal


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INTERMEDIATE-1 (starts Feb 11)

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL (please sign up for our newsletter to be alerted of future workshops)

SYNESTHESIA :: The Art and Science of Perception (must have completed the Introductory Session)
Poetry prompts will focus on each of the five senses, using science and creativity to illuminate the role of experience and expectation in our lives. By deliberately managing your perceptions, you can choose to perceive yourself and what happens to you differently. Discover how powerful your life can be, when you begin to influence reality by changing your perceptions!
:: Saturdays from 11 am to 12.30 pm, Feb. 11 – March 18 with Catherine O’Neill Thorn
$175 payment due by Feb 4 :: pay by check, cash, call us with credit card information, swipe or pay online with Paypal (below)
*You don’t need a Paypal account to pay through Paypal

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INTERMEDIATE-2 (not yet scheduled)

THE FOUR AGREEMENTS (must have completed the Introductory Session)
:: this session will be scheduled in summer 2016
In his book, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. When we are ready to change these agreements, there are four deceptively simple, yet powerful agreements that we can adopt as guiding principles. At this intermediate workshop, we will reference “The Four Agreements” and create poems that reinforce the powerful transformation of our lives through new “agreements.”
Purchase in advance to secure your spot, and we’ll ensure you are registered for one session of your choice.
$175 payment :: pay by check, cash, call us with credit card information, swipe or pay online with Paypal (below)
*You don’t need a Paypal account to pay through Paypal


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ADVANCED (not yet scheduled)

BOLDNESS :: Living Your Life With Confidence
(must have completed the Introductory and one Intermediate Session)
“What you can do or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” —Johann von Goethe
Our self-concept is based on our thoughts, circumstances and experiences, which form a composite image of the person we believe ourselves to be. We can never act in a manner inconsistent or contrary to our self-concept. Through poetry, you can learn to distinguish your self-concept from your circumstance and experiences and choose a life of grace and power.
:: this session will be scheduled in the fall of 2016
Purchase in advance to secure your spot, and we’ll ensure you are registered for one of the 2016 sessions of your choice!
$175 payment :: pay by check, cash, call us with credit card information, swipe or pay online with Paypal (below)
*You don’t need a Paypal account to pay through Paypal


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INTRODUCTORY (starts April 15)

Reigniting Your Creative Genius
The Phoenix Rising process is designed to allow participants to recognize their inherent creative power and how perception affects our identity and our reality. Art from Ashes uses the latest research in left-brain/right-brain functioning and the role of creativity in transformation to encourage participants to access the creative subconscious and the power available through artistic expression.
:: Wednesdays from 6.30 to 8 pm, April 15 – May1 with Catherine O’Neill Thorn
$175 payment :: pay by check, cash, call us with credit card information, swipe or pay online with Paypal (below)
*You don’t need a Paypal account to pay through Paypal


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AFTERNOON FORUM

Our new afternoon forum condenses the prompts and exercises into one 3-hour afternoon session for those whose schedules don’t permit attendance once a week. This workshop costs $69 and as with the others, accommodates four to six people. Purchase using the Paypal button below, and once we have a minimum of four participants we’ll schedule a session around your schedule. Contact us using the form at the bottom of this page if you need more information.
$69 payment :: pay by check, cash, call us with credit card information, swipe or pay online with Paypal (below)
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GIFT CERTIFICATES

If you’d like to give a gift of creativity and transformation, we’ll send an email message alerting a loved one that you have purchased a six-week adult workshop in their honor, or we’ll print and mail it. Certificates can be used for any adult workshop at any time (no expiration date).
$175 payment :: pay by check, cash, call us with credit card information, swipe or pay online with Paypal (below)
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