'listening" by Jane Cunningham
Facing The Minotaur - Online is the workshop for people who want to join a gathering of courageous humans to explore the challenges and gifts of the shadow.
It's a 15 week exploration using circle work, myth, metaphor, visual images, creativity and journaling to bring us to a new understanding, create a practise and build relationship with the unconscious and with shadow.
It's not a quick fix. It's not a ride on a unicorn through a field of daisies.
It's a deep dive into the realms that our culture tells us to avoid - the parts of our lives that are not perfect or shiny or easy to admit to. The shadow holds our unwanted parts - our failings and our shames as well as our magnificence.
This work is not a space for pushing through or toughing it out - it is a space for gentle tending, self compassion and commitment.
When you do this work you will feel fundamental change.
Since I created the process it has revealed a way for me to have compassion for my woundedness and mostly (I am human and fallible) to act from my own values and not from my injury. I have more compassion with people around me and less willingness to put myself in harms way.
If you are interested in developing a life-long practice that is generous and gentle, that will lead you into and out of shadow with kindness and compassion then this work is for you.
For $800 (NZ- conversion here) you get access to 15 weekly zoom sessions, secret facebook community, workbook of over 100 pages, access to over 20 videos, journal prompts, visualisations and more.
If you would like to join us please click the paypal button below.
why do shadow work?
"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are."
A call to do shadow work is a call to wholeness.
When we are only willing to look at the parts of ourselves that are shiny and "Nice" we can only be a fraction of ourselves.
When we disavow the parts that are displeasing they turn up in other forms - the world around us, other people, projection, transference etc.
This course is about learning to understand our inner life so that we can come to wholeness, develop equanimity and compassion and come home to ourselves.
To read a blogpost about the shadow please click the link below.
who will this work for?
That's a trick question because everyone has shadow so everyone can benefit from shadow work.
Whether you face it or not, shadow is there and an active participant in your daily life.
This course is for people who are not currently in psychological crisis, who want to find ways to meet themselves kindly and who are willing to do the work.
This course is for people who are willing to work online, to trust themselves and develop a practice to support them on an ongoing basis.
This will not work if you want a quick fix or want to jump to the end. This will work for you if you are willing to be challenged to stay the course in the face of discomfort and be with yourself in new ways.
To do this work you will need at least 2 hours per week and a willingness to open space for this as an ongoing practise.
You will also need to be open to engaging with the synergy of a group of people doing their inner work - it is exponentially more powerful than doing this work alone.
You will also be required to sign a commitment to the group boundaries and self care statement before entering the course.
To read some testimonials please click the button below
who are you to lead this?
I am a woman who is doing her work.
I am standing on the shoulders of Dr Estés, Pixie Lighthorse, Randi Buckley, Chris Zydel, Connie Solera and Andrea Schroeder all of whom I have been blessed to train with.
I am not a therapist or a member of a professional body.
I come to this work with a Jungian world view, a strong creative practise and a deep sense of awe at the miraculous and supportive nature of the Unconscious.
I am delivering this as an online offer after walking with this work in my own life for 6 years and for the last 5 years working online, one on one and in-person.sharing this process.
I have a deep sense of trust in the process having developed it to tend to my own shadow. I have immense gratitude for the generative nature of this work.
In offering this to you, I consider myself a kaitiaki or guardian of something genuinely precious- both the process and your wellbeing.
To read more about me please click the button below
i have some questions
By all means ask away. I am reachable here. I look forward to hearing from you.
I would like to join you
what are the details again?
- Feb 26 - June 18 (containing a short working break)
- 15 Weekly sessions on Zoom (held on Tuesdays from 2:30 NZ time - Monday 5:30 Pacific) time converter here
- Access to secret facebook group for sharing work, answering questions etc
- Weekly downloadable worksheets from the 120 + page course workbook
- Access to videos explaining each step of the process
- Access to recorded audio and visualisations
- Engagement in the creative process using Soulmap Journaling - visual creativity that requires no previous art experience
- Engagement in group ritual
- Development of a practise that can support you through life.