JOIN ME IN BROOKLYN FOR THIS INTIMATE, DEEP-DIVING GROUP WORKSHOP
One evening only: Wed December 13, 2017 ~ 8:00PM to 10:30PM
15 spaces available
This group workshop will guide you through powerful teachings and exercises to help you understand your unconscious conditioning and bring to light your shadows (a Jungian term for those parts of self that we reject, hide, and/or project on others). When we are able to lovingly INTEGRATE our shadows into our being (true self-acceptance), then we are able to access our full selves, and therefore full power. This is an evening of exploration, vulnerability, healing, connection, and self-illumination. It is for anyone who believes in the wisdom of “to know thyself.” (See below for FAQ about shadow work.)
You will awaken to more freedom, creativity, and self-Love . . . and shine this out to the world, which is in serious needs more of YOU.
We do this work as a group, in a circle. A circle creates a field of energy. When held with intention and Love, it is a powerful vehicle of healing and transformation.
Beginners to this work are most welcome! Space is limited to 15 participants. The cost is $20.
*Opening the circle
*Diving into the unconscious depths
*Shadow work exercises (solo and with partner)
*Tools for integrating the unconscious
*Group sharing and discussion
*Guided meditation: The Whole Self
*Closing the circle
1. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Please send $20 payment via Venmo to @stephaneylin (if you need another method of payment, let me know).
The location is The Playground Coffee Shop: 1114 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Take the G train to Bedford-Nostrand or the A/C train to Franklin Ave.
WHAT IS THE SHADOW?
The shadow refers to the parts of ourselves which we hide, deny, or reject. It begins to develop in childhood during the process of socialization, when we’re taught by parents, teachers, and media what is acceptable and unacceptable, what will get us love and what will get us disapproval or rejection.
As a result, we learn to suppress certain parts of ourselves (such as those which express anger, sexuality, vulnerability, pride) out of fear that showing them will prevent us from receiving love and acceptance. Those disowned aspects of our being come together to form what the eminent Swiss psychologist Carl Jung called “the shadow”. Our shadow follows us into adulthood, causing a range of inner and outer conflicts (particularly in relationships), until it is faced and integrated through shadow work.
WHAT IS SHADOW WORK?
Although our shadow sides are often witnessed by those around us, we ourselves are usually blind our shadow because of the intensity with which we fear, reject, and disapprove of it. The shadow tends to expose itself either in unexpected emotional outbursts or in our critical judgments of other people – and yet, often, we don’t recognize the presence of our shadow in these incidents. All we know is that afterwards, we feel humiliated, ashamed, or guilty, not to mention, confused.
Shadow work is any process that brings our shadow into the light of our awareness. It is any activity that makes the unconscious conscious, and the unacceptable acceptable. During this workshop, we’ll gently dive into a few of these powerful processes, and you can continue to do them on your own – shadow work is truly an ongoing journey, there’s always more to uncover.
One of the most effective ways to do shadow work is to explore our judgments of others. We often project onto others that which we reject in ourselves. So, a good question to ask yourself when confronted with someone you strongly dislike is: “What is it about that person that I can’t stand? What qualities or behaviors do they possess that are so unacceptable to me?”
WHY SHOULD I DO SHADOW WORK?
For anyone on the journey of spiritual and personal growth (and really, that’s everyone), shadow work is an indispensable part of the path. It is the place where we meet the parts of our being that we never acknowledged, understood, or accepted before. This opens the door for healing and invites us deeper into self-LOVE and compassion.
Only when we reclaim the disowned parts of ourselves can we become truly whole. Wholeness is our natural state, the state we are all in the process of moving back into. When we are whole, we radiate light, joy, and love…and it is reflected right back into our own experience!
ABOUT YOUR GUIDE:
Stephanie Lin (Certified Life Coach + M.A. and M.Phil Buddhism, Columbia University) is a teacher, healer, and lover of humanity. She has been working deeply with clients from around the world for over four years, helping them open their hearts, release limiting beliefs, and align with their purpose. Her own purpose: People awakening to their freedom and beauty and magic, thus co-creating a beautiful Earth.
PAST WORKSHOP TESTIMONIALS:
“Thank you Stephanie for yesterday, it was very very powerful, you are brilliant and guided us to unbelievably deep pain healing. With your humble, positive, benevolent attitude and open heart, you are having a big effect on other lives, and deeper than years of therapy process with psychologists.” —A.E.
“I have now attended at least four of Stephanie’s workshops, and every one has been releasing, inspiring and renewing. She has the incredible ability to create a space that is instantly comfortable, open and safe – whatever may have been going on with me on the outside, once I enter that space I just WANT to release, to find myself again, to get ready to explore and discover something new. Stephanie has such a sense of acceptance, curiosity and excitement. It is contagious and allows such deep work to be done. Pure positivity and love. Thank you so much!” —G.
“What an incredible evening and journey you led us through. Thank you so much for the space, your guidance and love, it was truly special.” —E.S.
“The workshop was really wonderful, thought-provoking and refreshing. I really enjoyed the guided meditations, especially the one at the end. For me, being able to get into such a deeply relaxed and open state where the meditation was able to take hold and I could do some deep feeling was really powerful… I enjoyed the open and accepting vibe in the group and the honest emotions and non-judgment that we shared.” —A.G.