John Kurk

Practitioner Type

One-to-One Coach, Group Facilitator, Trainer


John is a One-to-One Coach, Group Facilitator, BFT, AFT, LT and CT Trainer and Mentor.

Qualifications: Certified Shadow Work Group Facilitator, Certified Shadow Work Coach, Teacher and Trainer of Shadow Work facilitation skills (BFT, AFT, LT and CT), senior Shadow Work Mentor, Supervisor of Certified Shadow Work Trainers

John Kurk is the pioneer of Shadow Work in the United Kingdom and Europe.  The first time he experienced Shadow Work in 1992, he knew he wanted to bring it to Europe and he has realised his intention. Over the past 20 years, he and his wife Nicola have trained and developed a flourishing community of Shadow Work practitioners, and John continues to provide leadership, training and mentoring to certified practitioners throughout Europe.

He has led Shadow Workgroup seminars in many countries throughout Europe as well as transformational business workshops and retreats. He is also a qualified Leader and Leader Trainer for the ManKind Project and an affiliate trainer for Interaction Associates. For individuals and couples, John facilitates Shadow Work sessions and offers psychological life coaching.

Together with Nicola, he brought the first Shadow Work sessions and training to Russia and is developing and nurturing a brand new generation of Russian facilitators and coaches.

After graduating with a degree in Physics with Humanities, John spent five years at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales in its early foundational phase. He is a skilled builder and cabinet maker and personally renovated the 17th-century outbuilding in which he and Nicola hold individual and group sessions and training at their home in the heart of England.

He brings the same passion for excellence and attention to detail to Shadow Work and is known for creating a safe environment in which people can explore and transform their most challenging emotional and psychological problems without shame.

He is particularly skilful in reading and tracking body language to reveal trauma held in the body, helping people to release and resolve deep-seated issues. His rare combination of compassion and integrity allows clients to challenge their limiting beliefs and re-energise their lives while remaining true to themselves.

Read an Interview with John about Shadow Work, his journey with it and its growth.


Broadway, England WR12 7H, United Kingdom



In Person / Online

In Person

Phone Number

01386 858947