May 1-22, 2023

Four Virtual Sessions
Mondays, 9-11am PT

This course builds off the 2-hour Companioning Our Shadow experimental course. It offers students an opportunity to explore the concept of “shadow,” more intricately and develop language and practice to continue integrating shadow, and healing their relationships. Concepts such as counter emotions, defenses, projections, transferences, and boundaries are defined and explored in depth. Students will leave this course with practical and accessible tools for continued shadow work, both for themselves and their communities.

Prerequisite: Companioning Our Shadow: Welcoming Emotions experiential.

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. Course Book List

    2. Event Zoom Link (Available on May 1st)

    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”

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About this course

  • $169.00
  • 13 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content