Integrating my shadow
Life is messy! Many events cause us to become careful and self-conscious, and gradually we put on more layers of protection. These layers keep us from pain, but also separate us from love and playfulness in life. A shadow, nourished by repression and shame, starts growing in us.
We find many ways to stay in control and become righteous, sarcastic, or act as victims. It gets lonely inside the fortress we’ve built for ourselves. Out of the fear of loneliness and exclusion we compromise and sacrifice, and that always feels like self-betrayal to us.
We “try” living according to values and ideals of others and lose our inner compass along the way. All this effort results in feeling empty and exhausted.
Completion is a process that presses your ‘RESET’ button by facing your fears and the resentments that have accumulated in your life safely instead of controlling them. Together, we find a real strength within that is ready to look in the mirror and show up in the world.
Showing ourselves in our complexity is risky but also deeply liberating. This kind of honesty and authenticity creates a powerful meeting with ourselves and others, taking us out of isolation and into a sense of wholeness.
In this process you will expand your experience of yourself and practice the following:
- What changes when I face my shadow.
- How it feels when I no longer have to pretend.
- How it feels when I’m fully present to myself and others.
- What happens when I truly listen.
- What changes when I speak truthfully.
Whatever has caused you to guard yourself is never stronger than your longing to live life fully. Living our full potential and purpose are hard-coded into life, and something in us always seeks to live it.
The pain you feel holds the key to your liberation. It will guide you back to feeling connection, trust and whole. No matter what you’re facing right now, this process will allow you to find a way home.
Techniques and work method
This process will be interactive and experiential. For every theme we cover, there will be a short theoretical introduction followed by individual or group work. Sharings, different forms of inquiry, family constellation, bio-energetics, and movement will form the basis of our work together.
Who this process is for …
This workshop will benefit people who know the limiting pain of living with shame and guilt. It is for those who want to meet and embrace parts in themselves that cause isolation in their own heart and keep them distant from others. It’s for those, who want to step into their true strength and essential nature.
Join this empowering and insightful process and create a new foundation of relating with your own self.