The shadow, the hidden side of the human psyche. As Jung wrote in his autobiography, “[I] had to try to gain power over [my fantasies]; for I realized that if I did not do so, I ran the risk of their gaining power over me.” Although many people use the word “shadow” to refer only to the darker parts of our nature, it contains also the golden selves that we find it too risky to see or to allow ourselves to manifest.
Jung’s emphasis on healing through experience. Unlike traditional cognitive therapy, which relies on dialogue with a therapist, Shadow Work® is experiential, meaning that it involves stepping into parts of the self in order to experience the energies hidden there.
It’s light that allows shadows, and shadows can only be seen when there is something blocking the light.