It's winter in the southern hemisphere which means some of us may find ourselves feeling a little down as we navigate through the colder months. Like you, I love summer and the bright, warm days. The sun is energising and my motivation increases. Yet, when winter approaches I need to find new ways to keep … Continue reading The season of SAD
Slow it down for your wellbeing
The faster life gets, the more pressure you tend to put on yourself to push harder. You know it is not good for your health, but you are not sure how to do everything without letting anyone down. Yet the more you push yourself the more you increase your chances of becoming ill. Slowing down … Continue reading Slow it down for your wellbeing
Creative ways to help your shadow work
Now that we know what shadow work is and how ignoring it can impact on our lives, this post explores some creative ways of exploring your shadow self. Using creativity in shadow work is a great way of stepping outside the box to experience inner healing and transformation through self-awareness. These creative prompts can help … Continue reading Creative ways to help your shadow work
Tips for starting your shadow work
Now that we know what shadow work is and how ignoring it can impact on our lives, this week we look at ways to get you started on your shadow work journey. Quite often we have the best intentions to do something, but knowing how to get started is the first obstacle. First, decide if … Continue reading Tips for starting your shadow work
The benefits to doing your shadow work
Once you get into a regular practice of doing the shadow work, you will start to see the benefits in the form of improvements to your life and wellbeing. The changes may be slow at first, but the more you bring awareness to your conscious and unconscious and understand yourself more, you will understand your … Continue reading The benefits to doing your shadow work
How to do the shadow work?
Over the last couple of weeks we have discussed what the shadow is and how it may impact on your ability to live a full life. This week we start to explore how to do the shadow work. However, please note upfront that when you start shadow work, it can be confronting as you are … Continue reading How to do the shadow work?
Understanding your inner shadow
Now that we know what shadow work is, let’s delve in deeper to understanding more about the shadow self. We previously learned that the shadow comprises those aspects of ourself that get hidden into the subconscious mind. As defined by our psychologist friend, Carl Jung, there are eight archetypes in your unconscious mind, each being … Continue reading Understanding your inner shadow
What is shadow work?
This week we delve into exploring what shadow work actually is. Shadow work means working with the subconscious mind to rediscover the hidden parts of yourself that you may have forgotten or even repressed over the years. While anyone can undertake shadow work, it comes with a warning that it can be confronting. Because your … Continue reading What is shadow work?
Your subconscious mind and the shadow
While your conscious mind holds those thoughts, memories and experiences you like, your unwanted memories are sent into the subconscious. This post follows on from last week to explore how your shadow self interacts with the subconscious hidden mind. Your shadow self is formed in your subconscious mind where you cannot clearly see it and … Continue reading Your subconscious mind and the shadow
Discovering your shadow self to live authentically
To live authentically, we need to know ourselves completely and holistically. This means knowing the good and the bad. It means getting back in touch with our shadow self. This is the first of a series of posts delving into how the shadow self can hinder us in living our best, authentic life. So what … Continue reading Discovering your shadow self to live authentically