The Art of

Embracing the Shadow

March 20-22
Basque Country, Spain

If you are a leader, therapist, educator OR you are in a personal development journey and you are ready to step out of your comfort zone, face your dark side and bring on earth your true potential – then join Irene Goikolea, integral coach and Doctor in Depth Psychology, for a new transformational workshop!

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The Shadow

According to C.G. Jung, the shadow is all the hidden or unconscious aspects the ego has repressed or never acknowledged.

The shadow is all you push out of your conscious awareness, all you disown, that is unwanted, ugly, unloved, uncomfortable or unbearable to look at.

Everything you hide from to the world.

The shadow is neither bad nor good.

But it holds an immense energy and vital force: what you exclude and reject will get bigger and bigger.

If it remains unconscious, the shadow will end up controlling you, affecting your relationships and subtracting wellbeing and fulfillment from your life.

You know that shadow controls your life when you

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The toughest elements of our shadow often began in childhood as extremely creative responses to survive situations that were very difficult, traumatizing or unbearable for us back then.

Embracing our shadow means to open our hearts to all those things and bring then to new light

This way we will plant the seeds for a new consciousness.

What we deny controls us, but what we accept transforms us.

Carl Gustav Jung

The shadow isn’t a popular topic.

The insight we obtain by looking at ourselves is generally very bitter. That’s why few people do it.

However, exploring the shadow gives us an enormous opportunity for growth and development.

These are some benefits that result from shadow work:

Get out of repetitive dynamics rooted in the past to access the next evolutionary level. Open to an unknown and creative perspective about the future. Release the unlimited potential of the shadow and make it an allied in the search for your most genuine aspirations.

Shadow integration takes you closer to your genuine self, which provides a more realistic image of who you are. As a result, you will also see others and contemplate situations with greater lucidity, compassion, and understanding.

Coming to terms with your darker half helps you see yourself with more clarity, and don’t be easily activated by other people’s shadow. Communication with others also becomes easier and your relationships improve in different spheres of your daily life.

There is lots of energy in our shadow. Repressing it consumes a lot of vitality, both mental and physical, leading to pain and disease. Shadow work releases the big amount of energy you were unconsciously using to protect yourself, thus improving your health.

Integrating the shadow brings an assumption of responsibility: the more we accept, the more responsibility we take. Accepting our shadow also allows us to touch the feelings it protects, which helps us make peace with our internal conflict.

Embracing and integrating the shadow brings compassion to ourselves and others. When we embrace the shadow, we stop projecting and begin to co-create. You open up to your creative potential.

What to expect from the workshop

This experiential workshop invites you to become aware of the rejected aspects within you, use the qualities of your shadow as a tool of empowerment and access your most authentic identity.

In this workshop you will learn to:

  • Become aware of your own shadow, to look at it and to contain it
  • Access the potential locked in the aspects that you most reject
  • Unleash the reserve of energy you invest in protecting yourself and use it to improve your relationships, as well as your physical, mental and emotional health
  • Leave behind repetitive dynamics rooted in the past to open yourself to a more creative perspective on the future

The final goal is to make space or, in other words, open our hearts to be able to include all those parts or situations that belong to each of us and our system. 

This workshop will give you practical tools for a healthy, rewarding and more complete life. It will provide you with a solid focus for achieving permanent transformation.

My heart says yes!

The Venue

"A place where nature entices you to rest and contemplation"

Amalurra Hotel is 35 minutes from the city of Bilbao and offers ideal conditions for relaxation, rest and health. It is equipped it with all the elements necessary to meet with oneself, the other, and nature.

The rural hotel and hostel offer warm and welcoming accommodation in stunning natural surroundings, which offer an array of activities and places of interest.

If we do not create change deep within us, we will continue creating a shadow
in the same structures that we want to change.

Irene Goikolea

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The Facilitator

Irene Goikolea

Irene has been working for more than 25 years toward the awakening of consciousness, facilitating individual and group processes of personal growth and development.

Her experience goes back to the circles of women she organized at the beginning of the 90’s with the intention of awakening to the sacred feminine.

Irene is a Doctor in Depth Psychology by the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California, an integral coach and guest faculty in Michael Harner’s Foundation for Shamanic Studies. She is also a member of the GEN Europe Council and GEN Ambassador. She is trained in family constellations and new family constellations with Bert Hellinger, systemic rituals with Daan van Kampenhout, Integral Coaching ™, Process Work, NLP, or yoga, among other disciplines.

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  • How and when your shadow was created
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  • First steps into shadow work
  • What is shadow workshop like
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