Shadow Work

$100.00

What does it mean to hold space for our shadows?

What is shadow work? 

Join author, birth/death doula, yoga teacher, hospital chaplain Amy Wright Glenn in the exploration of these central questions.

 

Description

There is a special quality of stillness in a person who encounters the shadow wholeheartedly. Your body may relax in their company because it understands, in the subtle communications of their presence, that nothing is excluded in themselves, therefore nothing in you can be rejected. Such a person, who has given up guarding against the shadow, who has come to wear their scars with dignity, no longer squirms from discomfort or bristles at suffering. They no longer brace in avoidance of conflict. They carry a deep willingness to dance with the inconstancy of life. They’ve given up distancing as a strategy, and made vulnerability their ally.


What does it mean to hold space for our shadows?

What is shadow work? 

Join author, birth/death doula, yoga teacher, hospital chaplain Amy Wright Glenn as we explore these central questions. Whether you are drawn to shadow work because it will help deepen your professional work as a birth/death doula or mental health professional or because you are currently working with a challenging personal struggle, the examination of one’s shadow is vital and important. It is courageous and deep work leading to a more integrated and fulfilling life.

The Shadow Work course is an 8-hour, self-guided, pre-recorded, online course. There are 3 two-hour modules to listen to, 2 books to read, and then a paper to write should you want to conclude the course and earn a certificate of completion ~ which is optional.

Whether you are drawn to shadow work because it will help deepen your professional work as a birth/death doula or mental health professional or because you are currently working with a challenging personal struggle, the examination of one’s shadow is vital and important. It is courageous and deep work leading to a more integrated and fulfilling life.


This course will:

Introduce you to the terms “shadow” and “hungry ghosts” within the fields of mythology, psychology, and spirituality.

Create a brave/safe space for participants to deeply consider the following questions:

How does shadow work connects to grief?

How does shadow work connect to fear?

How does shadow work connect to birth and death?

 

Explore why shadow work is important ~ especially for those called to hold space for life’s sacred threshold points like birth, death, deep transformative change/loss.

Help you consider how to integrate, reconcile with, and/or even acknowledge the pain, hurt, disappointment, loss, envy, fear, failures, betrayal, and anger you’ve known.

Help gently guide you into dialogue with aspects of your own being that have been relegated to the subterranean levels of awareness.

Include an hour long interview with the Pixie Lighthorse, author of “Goldmining the Shadows” and an hour long interview with Glendon Geikie, MSW ~ a therapist with over 40 years of clinical experience.

*Note, this course is not a replacement for formal therapy and should be undertaken with mindfulness.

 

Two books are central to our study: Goldmining the Shadows by Pixie Lighthorse and Holding Space~ On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go by Amy Wright Glenn.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shadow is a term for the discarded aspects of our personalities within that inform our lives. It offers the potential to reveal what we previously thought was unsuitable, so unsuitable that we imprisoned it and forgot it. The aim of healing is to know the shadow well, appreciate it and seek to integrate it… Your shadow is worthy as a part of your life story, but it is not useful as the operating manual.
~ Pixie Lighthorse, Goldmining the Shadows