Working With The Shadow

Continued Professional Development For Practitioners – One Year Training

Befriend your client’s shadow sides – and your own

Working with the shadow can deepen and enrich your practice and bring new levels of connection and healing to your life. This year long course offers a deep immersion in working with the shadow. This is a fully experiential training where you will learn and practice powerful new techniques for working with the shadow parts of the self.

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Fear – The Gateway to Transformation

If we have the right support then facing our fear can open up a gateway to transforming ourselves and our lives. In fact you could say that the process of turning towards fear rather than running from it is an unavoidable step at some point in the personal development process.

Facing our fear can transform this powerful energy into a friend rather than a foe, an ally which energises us to step up and take our rightful place in the world and to love ourselves and others more deeply. Conversely, if we never face our fear we can block our route to growth and transformation – when we explore only ‘fear free’ ways to live our life we tip toe around our greatest potential.

‘Don’t play for safety – it’s the most dangerous thing in the world.’ Hugh Walpole

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The Lover Archetype – Interview

With Marianne Hill – Healing The Shadow practitioner

This is the transcript of an interview by Carolyn Clitheroe, a psychotherapy student who has developed an interest in shadow work and the archetypes. In relation to her studies she interviewed Marianne about the Lover archetype. This is the fourth in a series of interviews, the first was the Sovereign archetype interview, the second was the Warrior archetype interview and the third was the Magician archetype interview. Before the Sovereign interview transcript there is a simple overview of all four archetypes. If you’re not familiar with the four archetypes you may wish to take a look at this summary to help put this Lover interview in to context.

This interview took place in The Green Room in Frome, Somerset in May 2018 and focuses on our inner Lover. The discussions are wide-ranging and a variety of topics relating to the Lover are discussed – Intimacy and attachment, grief and loss, the inner child, body wisdom, addictions, sex and more… Inevitably the other three archetypes – the Magician, the Warrior and the Sovereign – are also discussed, since all four archetypes are interwoven and interdependent.

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The Magician Archetype – Interview

With Marianne Hill – Healing The Shadow Practitioner

This is the transcript of an interview by Carolyn Clitheroe, a psychotherapy student who has developed an interest in shadow work and the archetypes. In relation to her studies she interviewed Marianne about the Magician archetype. This is the third in a series of interviews, the first was the Sovereign archetype interview, the second was the Warrior archetype interview. Before the Sovereign interview transcript there is a simple overview of all four archetypes. If you’re not familiar with the four archetypes you may wish to take a look at this summary to help put this Magician interview in to context.

This interview took place in Bristol in May 2018 and focuses on our inner Magician. The discussions are wide-ranging and a variety of topics relating to the Magician are discussed – transformation and trauma, truth and lies, shame and fear, power and abuse, wildness and freedom and more… Inevitably the other three archetypes – the Lover, the Warrior and the Sovereign – are also discussed, since all four archetypes are interwoven and interdependent.

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The Warrior Archetype – Interview

With Marianne Hill – Healing The Shadow Practitioner

This is the transcript of an interview by Carolyn Clitheroe, a psychotherapy student who has developed an interest in shadow work and the archetypes. In relation to her studies she interviewed Marianne about the Warrior archetype. This is the second in a series of interviews, the first was the Sovereign archetype interview. Before the Sovereign interview transcript there is a simple overview of all four archetypes. If you’re not familiar with the four archetypes you may wish to take a look at this summary to help put this Warrior interview in to context.

This interview took place in The Green Room in Frome in January 2018 and focuses on our inner Warrior. The discussions are wide-ranging and a variety of topics relating to the Warrior are discussed – power and boundaries, willpower and self discipline, self worth and accountability, war and abuse, anger and more… Inevitably the other three archetypes – the Lover, the Magician and the Sovereign – are also discussed, since all four archetypes are interwoven and interdependent.

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The Sovereign Archetype – Interview

With Marianne Hill – Healing The Shadow Practitioner

This is the transcript of an interview by Carolyn Clitheroe, a psychotherapy student who has developed an interest in shadow work and the archetypes. In relation to her studies she interviewed Marianne about the Sovereign archetype. The interview took place in the Green Room in Frome, Somerset in July 2017 and focuses on the inner Sovereign. The discussions are wide-ranging and a variety of topics relating to the Sovereign are discussed –  self compassion, authority and leadership, the inner child, trauma, joy and more. Inevitably the other three archetypes – the Lover, the Warrior and the Magician – are also spoken about, since all four archetypes are intimately related. Continue Reading

Why Explore Our Shadow?

With Marianne Hill – Healing The Shadow Practitioner

Whatever aspects of ourselves we have hidden away, however unacceptable or destructive we may believe them to be, there is usually a kernel of essential ‘life force’ which we have hidden away too, along with all the ‘bad’ stuff that we are trying to avoid.

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The Shadow

With Marianne Hill – Healing The Shadow Practitioner

When exploring the shadow I work with the idea that we are all made up of many different parts. Some of these parts we are aware of and happy with, others we are aware of but we dislike and we’d rather they weren’t there. In addition to this there are yet other parts of ourselves of which we have no awareness at all. They are missing from our conscious knowledge of ourselves and, as a result of these ‘missing’ parts, our experience of life is limited. Furthermore we can suffer much pain and confusion as these hidden aspects run things from the shadows.  Continue Reading

What’s in our Shadow?

With Marianne Hill – Healing The Shadow Practitioner

Our shadow contains all the parts of ourselves we have cut off, repressed or denied. These are usually aspects of ourselves that were disapproved of during childhood, or that we needed to hide in order to gain affection. They are characteristics that it might have been counterproductive or dangerous for us to express. In childhood our psychological and physical survival depends on getting along with those around us and being accepted, so we very naturally hide sides of ourselves that may not serve us in this process.  Continue Reading