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
Despite its dark & mysterious name, I found “Shadow Work” to be a very safe and precise way of exploring issues that were buried deep in the tapestry of my being. Perhaps because its tools are drawn from golden threads that have existed in mankind for millennia, I found it possible to travel further than I had been before and return still carrying the truths I had uncovered.
My work was just so well held and felt so safe. I can't believe how I was able to let myself go and really feel those held feelings, and let them go. It felt so respectful and contained and has left me feeling like a different person as a result. I have much more compassion for myself after this workshop and I am so grateful to you both for this gift.
This work is an extremely powerful way to address any problem you find might be keeping you stuck. I’ve found new ways to understand the struggles in my life and now have tools to change. I am now able to bring joy, love and life to my relationships. I have power to choose and take care of myself.