A one-day Practical Interactive Workshop - led by Ireland’s leading Jungian Psychologist Jasbinder Garnermann
On a collective scale, the shadow has wrecked civilizations, caused wars and holocausts, inquisitions and the butchery of our fellow-creatures and of nature.
The first step in redeeming the shadow is to own up to it. Instead of laying the blame elsewhere we need to gaze into our own abyss. This abyss contains our lost personal history – of humiliations, rage, frustrations, despair and shame, the bits that we buried at different stages of our lives in order to become more bearable to ourselves and others. The very act of undertaking this painful process leads to the birth of compassion, both for our own mistakes and others’, as it dawns on us that we are all in this together.
We also then discover something wonderful, that at the core of the shadow lies a whole world – a forgotten world of pristine sensations, unsullied emotions and healthy instincts - which provides us with a flow of pure, primal, unhindered libido that we can pour into our present lives, revitalizing all the areas that were previously only sputtering along.