A series of 4 workshops creatively exploring the psychological shadow, designed to bring self-awareness, acceptance, understanding and integration.
“How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole.“Carl Jung
What to expect
These beginner workshops are designed for people who are interested in dipping their toes in shadow work in a safe and welcoming group environment. In a group environment we can learn so much from each other. One persons understanding of their own shadow can help accelerate your own understanding.
The path of embracing the shadow is not a path of “darkness,” but instead it’s one of unfolding light. Understanding and bringing awareness to the parts of ourselves we dislike and often unconsciously disown can be deeply rewarding, healing and even transformational.
You can think of these workshops as a creative journey within. Each workshop involves a guided meditation, journaling, art-making and group sharing.
Note: shadow work is a process, not a destination. It’s one that requires patience, courage, and compassion.
What is the Shadow?
The shadow is our emotional blind spot. In analytical psychology, the shadow is an unconscious aspect of the personality that does not correspond with the ego ideal, leading the ego to resist and project the shadow. It’s also known as the “dark side” of our personality because it consists of the parts of ourselves we often neglect and abandon. The shadow often consists of primitive, ‘negative’ human emotions and impulses like rage, envy, greed, selfishness, desire, and the striving for power.
The shadow is the part ourselves that we disown. However these disowned aspects of ourselves don’t disappear. While we might try to deny their existence, we can’t get rid of them. They remain in the shadow of our awareness, or our unconscious. That is until we shine a light on them and understand them.
We can’t eliminate the shadow, but we can learn to understand it.
Cost & Commitment
You can choose to join each class individually or join the entire series. Each class is $30, or you can choose to purchase the entire series for $100 (excluding Eventbrite fees). To purchase the entire series click here and then click ‘Get tickets’ there will be an option to select the entire workshop from there. You can also pay me directly to avoid Eventbrite fees, if you wish.
You will also receive a course workbook to accompany you along your journey.
Breakdown of Course
Week 1: Yin/Yang
Saturday, June 3, 2023.
In week 1 of this 4 part series, ‘Exploring the Shadow’ we will begin easing ourselves into the complex and multifaceted world of shadow work by exploring our yin and yang qualities.
Week 2: Uncovering Limited Beliefs
Saturday, June 10, 2023.
In week 2 we will be taking a look at our beliefs that shape how we see ourselves in the world.
Week 3: Creative Storytelling
Saturday, June 17, 2023.
In week 3 we will be engaging in some creative storytelling to allow our subconscious to come out and play!
Week 4: Shining a light on the shadow
Saturday, June 24, 2023.
In the final week we will be shining a bright light on our shadow, bringing all the work you’ve done together working towards integration and acceptance.
If you want to know more, feel free to contact me and we can discuss it together.
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