Links to further reading
There has been a lot written about working with the Shadow, and about Shadow Work in General
Regarding working with the Shadow
Here is a link to Robert A. Johnson's excellent book, Owning your own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Shadow.
We love Robert Bly's Little Book of the Human Shadow
Excellent article by Debbie Ford on the Shadow Beyond The Blue Snow: Finding the Gift of the Shadow
Befriending the Shadow, an article by David Richo
An article called Me and My Shadow by Sally Kempton
I have experienced many forms of “talking therapy” since working in this arena, all of which are extremely valuable. But this Shadow Work Seminar was beyond words. Since participating in this weekend I feel I am moving through my life with grace and compassion instead of being critically conscious of every step. Not only has this transformation impacted me on a personal level but it has also had a profound effect on my work.
Throughout the whole weekend I felt extremely safe, accepted, loved and supported. Together with the tools that are used during the Shadow Work processes, it allowed me to go much deeper than I had expected… As a result in my private and professional life I can now set boundaries and connect with others with love and compassion. This has been the most powerful personal development workshop I have done so far. Nicola and John, thank you for the amazing work you do!
Shadow Work was far more effective than I dared to hope it could be and as good as I ever could have imagined. The tools and techniques are finely tuned to address each personal problem and bring out the essence of healing. All aspects of the human are integrated so well I felt more relief after one weekend then I’ve found through years of work. Although some previous personal work is invaluable for progress, the dynamic range of the process seems almost unlimited – from big to small.