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Shamanic Painting Testimonials:

"When I saw Catherine Steinberg's Shamanic Painting Class at the Mercy Center website I knew I had to take it!  I brought my intuitive friend Beverly and we were very pleased with the experience that can also be healing.  With the beat of a Native drum Catherine allows us to sit or lie quietly for 5-10 minutes.  We can meditate with an intention that we bring or else she will offer one, or not, you can choose whatever may come.  We then go to our stations and paint. There were 3 canvasses and three different meditations.
After each one, we then form a circle and show and tell our painting to everyone, if we choose.  There is no pressure whatsoever.  The class drew a group who are intuitive and very easy and encouraging. All materials were supplied except a journal if we choose to use it.  The Mercy Center provided a healthy lunch.   A soulful and thoroughly enjoyable way to spend the day".

Cathy Lomarta, 2016

“What a joy it was to spend the day with Catherine Steinberg, as she guided us on a wonderful shamanic journey and gave us the courage and power to illustrate our journey in various artistic mediums. I am not a painter, but was so inspired by her workshop, that I quickly bought supplies and have since been exploring my own journey with paint and canvas. Using art to express one’s emotions and
discoveries can be a wonderful part of anyone’s spiritual journey.

If you want to take your spiritual path on a new level, this workshop will help in so many ways,
and many of them might surprise you. Catherine is a gifted artist and therapist, and she uses
her talents to gently guide you on this new path of discovery.”

~Barbara Shulman-Kirwin, 2014

“Two weeks ago I spent a weekend at Mercy Center for a writing retreat. In a circle of women we wrote to whatever emerged in your Mary paintings
(ongoing exhibit). I have spent time with all of your paintings over the last several months and they always reveal something new each time I spend time
with them. I want you to know how much joy and introspection they have provided to me and all of us in the group who spent time gazing and writing about them.”

~Leslie Reed, 2016

Taos Retreat: Nourishment for the Body, Mind and Soul Testimonials:

A safe circle full of feminine wisdom that allowed for healing and release.”  Deb, 2023

“Catherine is a skilled facilitator and her background as a therapist adds wisdom and experience to her work as a mystic in shamanism.”  Teina, 2023

“A well balanced retreat—intimate and private, stimulating yet relaxing.  A nice blend of yin and yang.  Any age can participate and feel the energy shift.”  Daya, 2023


Catherine Steinberg is a psychotherapist and artist in Guilford.  She is a participating artist in the Shoreline Arts Trail and her studio is open by appointment.








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