I am on maternity leave from February 2019 until November 2019 for my Shadow Work practice. Please do get in touch if you would like to register your interest for Shadow Work and I will contact you when I return to work.
What would you really like to have happen in your life? What gets in the way?
What patterns keep repeating themselves causing pain, frustration and lack of freedom?
Shadow Work is a way of supporting the exploration of these underlying patterns and can bring resolution, increased freedom and deep healing.
As we grow, our conditions impact us in so many complex ways. Certain behaviours and emotions may be unwelcome in our culture or family of origin and we learn to repress or deny important parts of ourselves in order to fit in or simply to survive. We may experience painful or traumatic life events and disconnective experiences that close our hearts and make it feel really risky to open to love or trust. We may lose our connection to our full range of emotions, our sadness, joy, loss and healthy anger. We may struggle to create powerful boundaries and make our dreams manifest. We may have a harsh inner critic that disables us and causes us pain. We may shame ourselves viciously. From the perspective of Shadow Work it is understood that our power, life force and energy can get hidden within, bound up with these repressed parts of ourselves.
Shadow Work offers a place to explore our inner life in a respectful way that truly welcomes all that we bring. Being held in a way that allows everything to have a place can have a deep effect on integrating our inner life and finding more peace.
Trauma can be released, resolutions found and situations reframed. We are invited to explore and discover parts of ourselves we may have hidden, denied or repressed.
By bringing these parts out of shadow in a safe, experiential setting, we can unlock the power of our true selves, with all our gifts and strengths. We use archetypes to help us to understand parts of ourselves and why certain things may flow or feel blocked for us.
Following Shadow Work, people often feel more able to feel good about parts of themselves that they have previously felt negative about. It is a compassionate and shame-free approach, reclaiming power and energy that has been locked in unconscious inner dynamics.
SHADOW WORK OFFERS US THE OPPORTUNITY TO:
• Increase ability to make powerful choices and find our inner ability to love ourselves and others unconditionally (Sovereign)
• Develop new solutions for old problems and understand persistent patterns (Magician)
• Deepen our capacity for intimacy and activate our creative talents (Lover)
• Improve our ability to set boundaries, develop our ability to take action in our lives and follow through on our ideas and projects.(Warrior)
There are two ways i work
SHADOW WORK COACHING
Shadow Work is a personal growth process. Often we need to hide parts of ourselves in order to survive, or develop protection mechanisms to keep ourselves small. Shadow Work seeks to bring these parts which may have been hidden out of the unconscious and into the light. This allows the power and the energy which has been contained within them to be made accessible. We don't always allow ourselves to use all the energy we have, and often we have lots of power held in our fears, anxieties or doubts. We have all been hurt, and we have learned to hide parts of ourselves so we don't get hurt again.
Shadow Work is a way to explore the inner landscape and discover the gold that is hiding in the shadows. It is a way to become more and more who we really are. Shadow Work is a way to face the hurt, the fear, the anger and learn how to live more fully.
Most of all, it is a way to love ourselves for the journeys we have chosen. As a certified Shadow Work coach, I can support you to journey with this safely and at the pace that feels right for you.
About Shadow Work Coaching
The first session usually lasts for three to five hours. We begin with identifying a clear and specific want, and take a detailed family history. Then the session shifts into a different mode. The shadow work happens on the carpet in the centre of the room which represents your inner world. You use coloured cloths to symbolically represent different parts of yourself, stepping onto the carpet and inhabiting these different aspects and speaking and acting from them. This exploration builds up a picture of what is going on inside you. You then have the chance to step back and see things from a different perspective. Once all the parts relevant to the situation have been represented on the carpet we look at what changes you would like to make and find a way to make this happen. It is a creative and symbolic way to work with our inner life, it goes beyond understanding why and finds ways to move with
My fee scale is designed to accommodate the variety of clients that I work with.
I have a sliding scale based on ability to pay. The cost is from £40 - £100 per hour. On booking, I ask that you place yourself at the point on this scale that is appropriate for you. To contact me to enquire please click here.
I am fully qualified, insured, and receive supervision.
SHADOW WORK WEEKENDs
Doing Shadow Work in a group over time offers a different perspective to one to one coaching. Working with other people creates an environment of acceptance and encouragement. Watching how others process their shadows can bring lots of learning. It can be really motivating to witness others finding the courage hidden within fear, or power within anger, or finding deep support. In groups, there are often shared themes and situations that arising that resonate, and it is often possible to bring that learning and healing directly to your own situation.