November 2018 Workshop Dates
November 7, 14, 21 and 28th.
Wednesdays 7 to 9pm
Venue in The Greens (Dubai)
The shadow represents a cluster of various parts of ourselves hidden within our psyche.
It is the adaptive unconscious material that determines our thoughts, feelings and behaviors most of the time. It is in charge of evaluating our environment, interpreting situations and generating stories to create coherence and protection.
Remembering that the shadow is elusive is important; it hides behind us.
Our defense mechanisms are designed to keep our shadows repressed and out of view.
Benefits of Shadow Work
1.- Improves your relationship with yourself.
- As you integrate your shadow side and come to terms with it, you see yourself more clearly and become more grounded, whole and authentic.
2.- Enhances communication and improves relationships.
- You become more compassionate and acceptant of yourself and of others.
3.- Boosts energy
- With Shadow Work you liberate a tremendous reservoir of energy that you were unconsciously investing in protecting yourself.
What does this workshop cover?
Week One: Who do you think you are?
We inhibit Shadow Work when we are judgmental and critical. We will engage in introspection from our compassionate witness. By being centered and open we can become curious about the hidden aspects of ourselves.
How would you define yourself? How do you think people perceive you?
Week Two: Shadow Dialogue.
The more you pay attention to your behavior and emotions, the better chances you have of catching your shadow in the act. We tend to project our disowned parts onto other people.
My shadow self and your shadow self are communicating nonverbally. One of the best ways to identify our shadow is to pay attention to our emotional reactions.
Week Three: Engage in Inner Dialogue.
Many forms of inner work require you to engage in an active dialogue with your shadow side. Self-honesty and integrity are prerequisites for Shadow Work. We name it, face it and own it.
Week Four: Enlarging Myself.
Working with the shadow requires integration of the shadow material at every level: spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical.
As a result of including new aspects of yourself, you grow and expand, becoming more YOU.