In the cultural process we sort out our God-given characteristics into those that are acceptable in our society and those that need to be tucked away.
Whether we like it or not, when hidden or pushed down long enough, these parts begin to take on a life of their own and make themselves known by way of our relationships, recurring problems and patterns and addictive habits, physical symptoms and illness, world events, and countless other ways. Positively, our shadows also hold the most beautiful and “golden” aspects of our being we have yet to take ownership of.
“Owning” the shadow- accepting it as part of one’s self- is seen as the first stop toward wholeness, the best a human being can strive for.
For all lovers of personal development and some good old fashioned psychological grunt-work (truly, the worthwhile human-shaping kind), I’m confident you’ll love this class. For therapists and lay people alike. It’s firmly rooted in the depth psychological tradition and taught accessibly.
Join nutrition, eating psychology, and depth-oriented counselor, Laura Burkett Gutierrez for a 2.5 hour workshop exploring the architecture, healing, and life-enhancing quality of shadow material. Please bring a notebook and an open mind.
Location: Cascade Yoga Studio, Grand Rapids, MI
Date: Saturday, October 19th 2019
Space is limited. Register for class through Cascade Yoga at this link or call 616-464-1610 to pay/register over the phone