Shadow Work Coaches

Everyone on this page is a certified Shadow Work Coach and have met the stringent education and certification requirements of Shadow Work Seminars Inc. Everyone listed here actively maintains their certification and engages in ongoing supervision of their work, thereby upholding the professional and ethical standards that make this group of people the gold standard in Shadow Work. 

Shadow Work Coach certification requirements are: Completion of three residential week long intensive training programmes; apprentice at Shadow Work group sessions: some years of extensive individual practice; a fully supervised delivery of multiple coaching sessions.

For more information please see Facilitator Trainings and our Shadow Work Practitioners Ethics

Melanie Ward


Location: 'Glastonbury, Somerset and Chagford, Devon, UK
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Qualifications: Certified Shadow Work Coach

Melanie brings sensitivity, compassion and a gentle yet solid presence to her facilitation. She first experienced Shadow Work in 2009 and was so impressed with the level of safety, depth and holding at its core, that she began her training soon afterwards. Her facilitation is supported by over 10 years experience as a shiatsu practitioner, including working for a mother and baby home for women with a history of street sex work and a charity for bereaved parents.

Melanie has a deep trust in the transformative power of the emotions, and a firm belief that each person knows what is right for them and holds all the tools they need for their healing.

Prior to developing her healing work, she spent a decade as a freelance artist working in education, where she ran workshops for adults, young people and children, and found great joy in using her creativity to bring beauty into the world and helping others do the same.

Melanie is committed to her own healing journey, and has been involved in the Women in Power organisation, since going through the initiation in 2011. Other passions include 5Rhthyms dance, music and being in nature. She is currently working towards to become a certified Shadow Work Facilitator for groups. She works in Glastonbury, Somerset and Chagford, Devon and also offers sessions via Skype for those with prior experience of Shadow Work.


"Melanie's approach of 'we're exploring this together' feels like she is my companion on a mysterious journey. Through her acknowledgement and acceptance I've been able to open doors within me that I've been in fear of for years. Now I know more of myself than before and am more able to accept and even love the woman that I am."

Terry Bruce, Yoga Teacher





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