- Decide if you’ll seek therapy or do shadow work on your own.
- Practice spotting your inner shadow.
- Think back to your childhood.
- Avoid shaming (or being ashamed of) your shadow.
- Meditate to observe your triggers.
- Keep a shadow journal.
- Express your inner shadow artistically.
- Start an inner dialogue.
Is shadow work just journaling?
Journaling. Last, but certainly not least, journaling is one of the most popular shadow work techniques. By using prompts you record your thoughts and feelings and tap into your subconscious. These questions are designed to make you challenge yourself and illuminate the darkest crevices of your mind.
What is an example of shadow work?
Think about someone who triggers you
“Often these images are a reflection of parts of ourselves that we find unlikable.” So, a good place to start with shadow work would be to think of someone who bothers you, and reflect on what it is about that person that might also be within you, he says.
What are the dangers of shadow work?
Risks of doing Shadow Work
You may have to face traumas or difficult past experiences, which can be tough to handle. If you’re not careful, shadow work can leave you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and even traumatized. It’s crucial to approach shadow work cautiously and go at your own pace.