"I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become."
- C.G. Jung
The shadow is a term used by Carl Jung, the famed founder of analytical psychology, to describe the aspects of ourselves that have been disowned or dismissed and yet continue to "drive the bus" from our illusive unconscious mind. From the moment we are born, our Whole Selves begin to be shaped by our families, society, cultural expectations, traumatic experiences, and so on. We are convinced or influenced to believe that meaningful pieces of ourselves are not welcome, that when unmasked and integrated, allow us to become more balanced and aligned with our true selves. By meeting the shadow and doing the work to accept and integrate these repressed, suppressed, or oppressed parts of ourselves , the following benefits can be experienced:
Increased self awareness
Increased compassion for yourself and others
Reduced reactivity to triggers
Recognition and resolution of old, unhelpful or harmful patterns
Increased patience and empathy
Increased creativity and self-empowerment
Improved mental clarity and decision making
Improved mental health relating to anxiety and depression
Whether you are familiar with or new to the concept of shadow work, your curiosity and self exploration are welcome and invited here!
Shadow Work services offered:
1 | Momentum Sessions
These 1-on-1 coaching sessions are focused on helping you navigate your shadow. Meeting the repressed, suppressed, and oppressed parts of ourselves will inevitably touch old wounds that will take attention and time to heal, but self-investment in this process can lead to powerful, internal transformation. Are you ready to explore the authentic you?
2 | Window Within Workshop
This is an introductory workshop. The objects we keep exist in the spaces we inhabit for a reason. Whether a lounge chair was lovingly purchased for evening reading, a hutch was inherited from a deceased, beloved grandparent, a sweater was left by an ex-partner, or an empty wine bottle acts as a piece of temporary décor on your night stand, the objects in your home say something much deeper about who we are than we may realize. Each object can act as a window to the unconscious an can help us explore the Golden Shadow aspects of ourselves that we've successfully integrated and the disowned, Dark Shadow parts that continue to influence our daily lives without our conscious agreement. This workshop can also have an influence on space design and organization for those struggling to feel find comfort in their living environments. THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE! Schedule a discovery call today!