- 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.
What are some shadow work questions?
- What are your triggers and what caused them?
- Is there anyone you hold a grudge against?
- Do you feel misunderstood?
- What do you dislike about yourself most?
- What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done and why did you do it?
- Are you happy with where you are in your life?
How many shadow work prompts should you do a day?
How To Use Shadow Work Prompts. I wouldn’t recommend doing more than one prompt per day to give this process the time and thought it deserves. You can even scale it back to a couple of prompts per week.
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.