Helped me discover the real fear behind my stuckness
Although I’ve been a writer for a long time, and I have written and published several books, I found myself stuck on what I considered to be my greatest writing project to date – my memoir. It had been written; it had been critiqued; it had been reviewed by a professional editor; it had even garnered a finalist award from the Writers League of Texas Manuscript contest. It was ready to take to the next step – but I couldn’t move forward. Carolyn’s coaching helped me find and work through what kept me prisoner. She helped me find resources that I didn’t know existed, and her coaching style helped me discover the real fear behind my stuckness. Thank you, Carolyn!
Opened up a playful part of myself
I long to write, I love to write, and I seldom write. I began Carolyn’s class with a wish to simply begin to write more regularly. First of all, I really enjoyed the process – the prompts and assignments she gave were simple, meaningful, helpful, and a lot of fun. As I began to have fun with the writing during the classes, this opened up a playful part of myself.
It has been a real pleasure to begin to do more writing on my own, and to simply enjoy seeing and feeling my own voice emerge. For me, Carolyn’s class was not so much about writing techniques, but about changing and deepening my relationship with writing. Like any relationship, it is enhanced with attention, playfulness, forgiveness and kindness. Many thanks for teaching this course!
Transform and enrich your creative life
Working with Carolyn has been one of the greatest joys of my life in recent years. She helps you discover how to nurture a healthy, loving relationship with your inner writer. In the process, you learn to truly enjoy the act of writing, to be gentle with yourself, and to create in a way that feels natural and easy. She is a bridge between the writer you’ve always felt you could be and where you are right now. Even taking a few small steps with Carolyn’s guidance can quickly transform and enrich your creative life from “not really sure where this is going” to having a steady, sure relationship with yourself as a writer.
Your work is life giving!
Thank you, Carolyn! Our session was pivotal for me! I have started 2 different series of paintings and I haven’t painted for years! They are just flowing out…..Thank you for holding the sacred space for me during our session and for being such a present and skillful spiritual witness to my process…..your work is life giving!
Lighting my writing fires!
I started writing poetry yesterday out of nowhere!! I haven’t written poetry since I was 15! A million thanks to you!! Thank you Carolyn for all you’ve done to light my writing fires!!! I’m unstoppable!!
Thanks to Carolyn, my life has completely changed for the better
I wasn’t quite sure what I was looking for, but hungry for something. I felt something was missing. I lived my life entirely from my head and knew I wanted to move towards a more heart based way of being. As near as I could tell, whatever I was looking for was behind a door marked “Creativity/Spirituality.” I wanted Carolyn to help me find the door, vacuum off the cobwebs, and apply the WD40 to the hinges. I expected to be assigned exercises and other things to do. I was hoping for a workbook, a weekly time commitment, a logical structure. Instead, Carolyn held my hand and encouraged curiosity as we strolled through the most beautiful garden of simple, easy, being.
Now, instead of exhaustively looking, trying, making things happen, I stand still and life comes to me. I’m aligned with Spirit and less often driven by thoughts and conditioned patterns. I nurture and grow this little flame within and, thanks to Carolyn, my life has completely changed for the better. Thank you!
My writer’s heart burst open
Carolyn holds the space so beautifully and with such a sense of safety and nurturing that your creative self can’t help but find its way to the surface and blossom. Reluctance falls away and even latent ability awakens. I began with an open writer’s mind and through the exercises, my writer’s heart burst open too. Carolyn helped me re-establish a vital connection within myself as a creative writer, and for that I’m super grateful!
It’s really happening!
It’s really happening! And I owe so much of this to you! Do you realize I have been working on this project for years and I re-wrote the entire book in one month after meeting with you? Thank you so much.
My friends raved about your workshop
My friends raved about the workshop on the way home! What you presented to us was so valuable. Like I said, “The Artist’s Way” morning pages just never worked for me. I tried turning them into night pages (because I’m not a morning person, at all!) but that didn’t work either. These techniques you shared and taught us are fabulous and I think the journaling is helping me get unstuck.
Find your true voice
I met Carolyn two years ago in one of those serendipitous ways – there was an empty seat next to her in a large, crowded workshop room at a coaching conference we were attending and I took the seat. That decision made quite an impact on me. First, getting to know Carolyn during the workshop was a true joy. Secondly, Carolyn’s gift to the world – that of helping others find their true voice — was exactly what I needed. I followed up by attending one of her teleclasses.
Each Tuesday, I entered Carolyn’s virtual room with other participants and breathed in her encouragement, wisdom, and guidance. We dove into creative writing practices while on the call and were offered reflections and practices to do on our own during the week. For five weeks, we gathered together and Carolyn met each and every one of us “where we were” within our writing journeys. In her calm, restorative way of being, she coaxed the writers within us to emerge and be known. Do yourself an honor and attend. You’ll be so happy that you did!
Move past that inner critic and into the deep well of wisdom
My experience in working with Carolyn as an inspirational creative coach as well as participating in a writing retreat have expanded my abilities in sensing the world and expressing that more fully. If you are looking for a grammar coach — look elsewhere. Carolyn holds space for a much deeper writing experience — one that will move you past the inner critic and into that deep well of wisdom that desires to be expressed. Not a writer? I didn’t think I was either. It is amazing the creativity and talent that comes to the surface when safe space has been created for it to emerge. I highly recommend Carolyn Scarborough’s work.
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