What is Shadow Work®

What is Shadow Work®

History of Shadow Work® Jung

Benefits of Shadow Work®

Shadow Work® coaching

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What is Shadow Work®

Shadow Work® is a spiritual technology providing the path to transform parts of our character with compassion and understanding. Explore and evolve any behavior with facilitated processes to embrace your light and bring your gifts forward.

 Shadow Work® supports individuals to explore and change almost any behavior pattern. Shadow Work® is especially devoted to providing a setting that allows people to explore and evolve themselves safely, without pressure from the facilitator.

History of Shadow Work® Jung

Shadow Work® is a therapeutic practice developed in the late 1980s by Cliff Barry, based on the theories of Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung. Jung believed that the unconscious mind had an impact on our lives, and Shadow Work® is a process of self-exploration and healing that helps us to become aware of, and heal, the parts of ourselves that we might be repressing or denying.

Shadow Work® helps us to become aware of our disowned power aka shadow, which Jung believed consists of those aspects of our personality that we may have abandoned in childhood [did you ever promise yourself you would never be like_____?]. This system of mind body connection helps us to understand and accept these disowned parts of ourselves. PLUS offers processes to transform the blindspot into an asset as we integrate the lost power into our lives in a healthy way.

Shadow Work® therapy can help with a wide range of issues, from self-esteem and relationship issues to physical and mental health problems. It can help us to recognize and work through our negative patterns and behaviors, to build better relationships with ourselves and others, to develop a greater sense of self-acceptance and self-love, and to become more fully integrated and balanced individuals.

Shadow Work® is the process of understanding and embracing our "shadow" selves - the parts of ourselves that we don't want to accept or acknowledge. It can involve exploring our subconscious mind and understanding our deep-rooted beliefs and patterns.

Shadow Work® can be a powerful tool for personal transformation and growth, allowing us to become more accepting of ourselves and others, and find greater peace and contentment in our lives. This model draws on archetypal energies to help you to learn more about yourself and to identify and address the issues that are preventing you from accessing your fullest potential.

Shadow Work® therapy is a form of self-exploration that involves examining and facing the seemingly darker aspects of our psyche, including our fears, insecurities, and repressed emotions. It is a journey of self-discovery and healing that can lead to a better understanding of ourselves, our relationships, and our lives. While the concept of shadow and dark or hidden aspects could sound scary, it is quite the opposite! Doing Shadow Work® is really uncovering the buried treasure of YOU!

Benefits of Shadow Work®

The mental and emotional benefits of Shadow Work® are numerous and include a greater sense of self-awareness, improved self-esteem, reduced anxiety, and a greater capacity for emotional resilience. If you are ready to do Shadow Work®, it is important to find a certified Shadow Work® coach to help you on your journey. A certified Shadow Work® coach can provide guidance, support, and practical tools to help you safely explore and process your innermost thoughts and feelings. This model draws on archetypal energies to help you to learn more about yourself and to identify and address the issues that are preventing you from accessing your fullest potential.

Shadow Work® is a powerful and transformative tool that uses a 4-Quarter Model to help individuals to explore and discover the hidden aspects of themselves. This model draws on archetypal energies to help you to learn more about yourself and to identify and address the issues that are preventing you from accessing your fullest potential.

Working with a Shadow Work® coach you can explore your feelings, needs, and desires as well as your thoughts, ideas, and mental processes. Identify what you really want for your life and a plan of action in service to your clarified vision and mission.

By approaching a challenge using the Shadow Work® model ,you can effectively connect with yourself at a deeper level and gain a new perspective on the situation. This will help you to illuminate a new level of truth and understanding, giving you the insight and clarity required to make positive changes in your life.

The credentialing process for becoming a certified Shadow Work® Coach is very rigorous and involves extensive study and practice. In order to maintain their credentials, Shadow Work® Coaches and Facilitators are peer reviewed every two years to ensure they are up to date with the latest Shadow Work® principles and spiritual transformation techniques. By ensuring that their spiritual transformational skills are kept sharp, certified Shadow Work® Coaches and Facilitators can continue to provide the highest quality of service to their clients.

Shadow Work® coaching

Shadow Work® Coaches are able to provide one-on-one coaching sessions to help individuals explore, identify and transform their personal challenges and beliefs. Certified Shadow Work® Facilitators are trained to work with teams and groups, helping to create an environment of safety, trust and clear communication.

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A powerful practitioner and agent for change, Monttein is dedicated to expanding light and consciousness for empowerment. Shen embodies the Divine Feminine and employs love, forgiveness, compassion and light to facilitate the process of healing, growth and transformation. It all begins from within!


Monttein's spiritual life coaching experience includes:

  • 20 years of clean communication coaching and trauma recovery facilitation
  • Supporting thousands of spiritual truth seekers and emerging leaders
  • Leading empowerment circles with Woman Within International
  • Facilitator at The College for Expanded Awareness
  • Creator of Neural Relaxation Therapy™ hands-on healing system


Monttein's credentials include the following certifications:

  • Certified Dream Builder Coach with the Life Mastery Institute
  • Certified Coach and Certified Group Facilitator with Shadow Work® Seminars
  • Diamond Transformational Coach under personal mentoring with Marie Diamond
  • Soul, Heart, Mind and Body Alignment Practitioner with The Soul Power Institute
  • Certified in Feng Shui and Energy Clearing

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