Category: Visual Skills

anything having to do with visual skills, graphic facilitation, graphic recording, (working visually with groups and organizations).

Shifting the Power – We Start in a Few Days

Shifting the Power banner with Christina Merkley and Anneke Lucas

I’m back with Anneke Lucas for a summertime offering of our online course, Shifting the Power. As per usual, we are attracting attendees from across the globe, particularly Europe given Anneke’s tragic childhood in that continent. Our themes of power, and courageously facing and integrating authoritarian and narcissistic abuse, are timely. Doing our deep inner… Read more »

In-Person Visual Coaching Training

Hello, this summer I’m finally back to in-person trainings – yay! While I love the efficiency of online work, nothing beats the tactile pleasure of paper, markers and other physical supplies! This 3-Day workshop is the Fundamentals of Visual Coaching. All the ins and outs of how to work visually with individuals, partners and groups.… Read more »

Visual Coach Certification: Starts April 2nd

Are you joining us?! Time to slide under the wire to claim your spot. The 2024 cohort of Visual Coach Certification is just two weeks away. Wonderful adventure to join in deep learning with Process Peeps from around the world. Two pre-requisites are required – Home Study Kits available for last-minute joiners who need to… Read more »

News and Upcoming Events!

Great cohorts have happened this past fall and winter. Really deep with caring people during these shifting times. It’s challenging and edgy work that I’m so grateful to be holding space for. Here’s what’s coming this spring and summer … including my first in-person workshop in over four years! PRIVATE VISUAL SATSANG Saturdays: March 16… Read more »

Visual Coaching – Upcoming SHIFT-IT Retreat

How are you doing during these changing times?! You shifting ok?! No small feat, with the continued intensity happening. I’m writing to remind you that one of my SHIFT-IT Visual Coaching Retreats is forming – which offers an aware community for thoughtful processing. SHIFT-IT Retreats are useful for Newcomers (who come for the first time)… Read more »


free annual gift of visual coaching with christina merkley's specialized maps

Happy Holidays! It’s a tradition at this time of year to gift my eZine and blog readers a Mini SHIFT-IT Retreat. A handy reflection tool to doodle out the flow of your life. To see and integrate what’s been happening, and to clarify your ‘doings’ and ‘beings’ from here. I hope you find it fun… Read more »


Follow up from Public Visual Satsang #65.  See below for the video, timestamps, summary, visual maps and date of the next Public Visual Satsang – all welcome! Video: Timestamps: 00:00:00  Welcome and Meditation 00:30:40  [Self Inquiry] Freedom 01:02:10    [Self Inquiry] Energetic Anchoring 01:26:24    [Self Inquiry] It’s Time to Tap In 01:55:38    Closing… Read more »


ONLINE COACHING AND PROCESSING: Private Sessions One-to-one assistance with Christina Merkley via Zoom. Public Visual Satsang – 3rd Sunday of the Month Next Date: Sunday, January 21, 2023 10:00 am – Noon Pacific Time, convert to your zone SHIFT-IT: Online Visual Coaching Retreat  Save 50% Winter 2024: January 20 – March 2, 2024, 7 Saturdays,… Read more »


Certified visual coach spotlight on Elise Crespin of Germany shows Elise smiling from a whiteboard filled with her visual map drawing

Elise’s world is multiple … She’s French and German, both analytical and creative, a mother of two boys, and an independent entrepreneur working in five different languages. As a visual facilitator, she uses her creative gift to help groups reveal their potential. A graduate from Paris-Sorbonne in Communication and Marketing, she came to my Visual… Read more »


Dropping Into Hearts - group picture of the 5 women who participated in Public Visual Satsang #63 against a backdrop of their colourful visual maps from self inquiries.

Follow up from Public Visual Satsang #63. Unfortunately due to complications from a power outage, there will be no recording for Public Visual Satsang #64 – although it was a beautiful gathering and I thank those who came and processed!  See below for the video, timestamps, summary, visual maps and date of the next Public… Read more »