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
Whenever there were situations in my life (for the last 10 years) where I felt stuck – because I needed to make a decision, I felt trapped or confused - Shadow Work always helped me gain clarity, sort out my priorities, solved the hidden issues underground, so that I walked away with a renewed sense of direction, recharged batteries, wounds healed and the awareness that others were struggling but overcoming too. And each time I could and did move forwards in my life – more alive than beforehand!
Every human being should do a Shadow Work weekend… they are magicians! As a result of my weekend, I now finally can experience happiness, fun and laughter again, after many years of misery and depression. The weekend enabled me to deal with issues that 18 years in therapy could never solve… This is the best investment in oneself anyone can make.
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!