Shadow work comes from the Jungian psychological tradition. In this work you will seek to find and integrate the parts of yourself that have been set aside, ignored or repressed. This work can be intimidating and you may be afraid of finding out what is hiding deep inside you. The reward, however, is knowing yourself more intimately and being able to work with all your parts instead of only those society has deemed acceptable. The shadow may hold darkness but also harbors immeasurable light.
Most of our decisions and actions spring, not from logic, but from emotions. By learning to recognize, accept and integrate your emotions, you gain the ability to act from a place of consciousness and purpose instead of reacting blindly. You will work with all emotions, withholding judgments about good and bad.
No one ever criticized themselves into being a better person, and you are no exception. You will learn to rewrite your internal self-talk, become your own best ally and cheerleader, and begin to experience the joy of having someone (yourself!) always on your side.
Goal Setting and Responsibility
If you have no destination, is it any surprise when you don’t reach it? You will learn to set SMART goals, take action, and create real change in your life one choice at a time. You will also learn how to take responsibility for your own life, reclaim your power from the world around you, and let go of the things that are not yours to carry.