Integrating the Shadow Self

  1. The Shadow Archetype

According to Carl Gustav Jung, the Shadow Archetype represents the hidden side of our psyche, with both its positive and negative aspects. The Shadow doesn’t only contain dark or ugly aspects of ourselves, but also positive ones that we’ve suppressed and don’t feel belong to us.

Shadow is everything that we’ve disowned, every part of us that has been banished, and now mostly lives in the dark. Your vulnerability could be in your Shadow. Your courage or joy could be in your Shadow. Your anger or sadness could be in the Shadow. Your openness to socialize and connect with others could be in your Shadow.

Since the Shadow mostly lives in the Unconscious, we don’t have much access to it and doesn’t come out so much, except when we least expect it. We can feel our Shadow when we get triggered by certain people or events, and it usually comes out when we are least able to control it.

“I would rather be whole than good.” ~ C.G. Jung

We are born whole and complete, but we slowly learn to live fractioned lives, accepting some parts of our nature, while rejecting or suppressing others.

We want to get to know all the orphaned parts of ourselves so that we can hold our power in the world.
If we can accept the parts of us that we have come to fear, hate or reject, then we can find peace and safety in our hearts, and we can move towards a healthier, more balanced and grounded Self.

2. Date and time

All spaces have been booked for the 24th November workshop, and the next one will be held on the 8th December. We’ll start at 10:00am promptly and finish at 15:30, with the following schedule:

10:00 – 11:20 – What is the Shadow and how it’s created?
11:20 – 11:40 – Tea/coffee break
11:40 – 13:00 – Meeting and connecting with your Shadow
13:00 – 14:00 – We’ll enjoy a shared vegetarian lunch break. We’ll have nuts, fruits, croissants, but you are welcome to bring any vegetarian food of your choosing to contribute to our buffet.
14:00 – 15:30 – Integrating your Shadow Self

3. Location

The location is the beautiful Yoga Space in Mosta.

4. Registration

If you feel this workshop is for you, please save your seat as soon as possible as spaces are limited to 8.
To book your seat please send an email to info@integrativetherapy.com.mt or press Register and connect through the Contact form.

5. Facilitator

Alina has been living in Malta since 2017. She is originally from Romania, where she has trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist. She holds a Bachelor in Psychology and two Master’s, one in Integrative Psychotherapy and one in Organisational Psychology.
She is also a certified Tension & Trauma Release Provider (or TRE®) and the first to introduce this somatic practice in Malta, facilitating both individual and group sessions. To learn more about your therapist, please Meet Alina.

If you have any questions, please feel free to connect.

Looking forward to this wonderful journey together,

Alina

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