July 26 - August 23, 2023

Five Virtual Sessions
Wednesdays, 9-11am PT

Do you struggle to engage your anger or maintain boundaries?

Do you find yourself stuck in cycles of anxiety, passive aggression, or numbing behaviors?

Are there traumas, hidden messages, or significant people from your past that hinder you from engaging in relationships and present opportunities?

This course offers tools and language for exploring and integrating your “shadow,” the parts of our humanity we hide, repress, and deny. We'll explore concepts such as core emotions, counter-emotions, projections etc. for ongoing inner work and relational wholeness.

The course structure will move between high quality instruction, individual reflection, and voluntary group sharing. Clear boundaries and expectations are established to provide safety and sustainability to our time.

Our Guide

Instructor Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons is a spiritual director and retreat facilitator, and serves on the leadership team with the Companioning Center and on the board of Deep Water, a local community that provides tools, processes, and space for women and men to heal. Michael is also an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church and a doctoral student at Portland Seminary where he is also the full-time admissions counselor. Michael is gifted at helping people enter liminal space in order to explore and integrate their inner-landscape. Blending Christian spirituality and Jungian psychology, Michael loves equipping others with tools and language to heal and help others do the same.

Course curriculum

    1. Article: "Befriending Our Emotions, Healing Our Inner Landscape" by Michael Simmons

    2. Course Book List

    3. Event Zoom Link (Available on July 25th)

    1. Article | Nathaniel Branden, “Taking Back the Disowned Self"

    1. Book | Owning Your Own Shadow, by Robert Johnson

    2. Podcast | "Identifying & Integrating the Personal Shadow" - This Jungian Life

    1. Book | Inner Gold: Understanding Psychological Projection, by Robert Johnson (Ch. 1-2)

    2. Article | Ken Wilber, “Taking Responsibility for Your Shadow,”

    1. Book | Inner Gold: Understanding Psychological Projection, by Robert Johnson (Ch. 3-4)

    2. Article | David Steindl-Rast, “The Shadow in Christianity”

About this course

  • $200.00
  • 14 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content