Shadow Work Mental Health: Healing Inner Wounds

Are you wondering how shadow work can help improve your mental health and heal your inner wounds?

Well you’ve come to the right place. I’ve done plenty of shadow work coaching and I’ve written many articles to help you find out what inner work you need to do.

But first, let’s make sure you understand some key ideas.

This is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it.

What is shadow and what is shadow work?

The shadow is the side of yourself that’s disconnected and unfelt. It’s the part of yourself that’s been rejected since childhood and you have no awareness of.

Shadow Work is integrating the entire spectrum of your being. It’s the intentional process of admitting the parts of yourself you’ve ignored and repressed.

The shadow is the embodiment of potential that you’ve cast away and now need to integrate.

Admitting you have an unconscious shadow is the first step to be able to “see” it voluntarily.

Integrating the shadow, without biting off too much, is the real challenge. You want to start cultivating these shadow qualities in a safe and ritualized way in your waking life.

I recommend you check out shadow work prompts and beginner techniques.

Check out each of the sections below. If any of these sections resonate with you, then check out the suggested readings and exercises.

Shadow Work to help depression and anxiety

Here are some inner wounds videos from my Manifestation Series.

I highly recommend you watch my whole series on Manifestation.

Manifestation, or The Law of Attraction, is the idea that you will get whatever you put your focus, thoughts, and feelings into. It’s the belief that whatever you set your sights on and truly desire, will come into your life.

However, for many people manifestation simply doesn’t work. The reason why it doesn’t work is rooted deep in their psyche. My goal is to help you build awareness and do the inner work so you can start manifesting the things you want in your life.

You can check out my FREE Manifestation Series here.

We start from ground zero, where we assume you are coming from a poor mindset. From there we will build a more resilient and positive outlook on life. By the end, you will be more aligned with your higher self for manifestation.

Shadow Work for Depression

Can you relate the any of the following?

  • Are you disappointed in the mindsets and behavior of humanity in general?
  • Do you find that what you’ve been told about the world in your youth to be untrue?
  • Can you see how some groups of people get far better treatment than yourself?

Take a moment and look within. Do you live out any of these unconscious beliefs?

  • Nobody can be trusted
  • I’m blameless & you’ll always forgive me
  • I’m always wrong
  • I am pure
  • I am helpless
  • The world wants to dominate me
  • I’ve always been a loser
  • Everyone is ungrateful

These are the typical unconscious beliefs that immature adults repeatedly live out.

You will unconsciously live out these positions in your relationships—even when it’s against your self-interest.

Until you become aware of this, your psyche is in arrested development.

If you find think you can relate to any of this, check out the following:

Shadow Work for Codependency

Can you relate the any of the following?

  • Do you struggle to say “no”?
  • Do you put in a lot of effort with little to no return?
  • Have you disowned your own aggressiveness?
  • Do you find yourself doing things you don’t want to do?

If you find think you can relate to any of this, check out the following:

Shadow Work for Fear

Fear only exists to protect fear.

When you are afraid of something, you come up with a ‘reason’ why you can’t overcome your issue. This is a trick of the mind.

This self-deception helps you maintain your illusion that you’re in control. Because remember, fear comes from the belief that you are losing control.

When you decide to overcome the ‘reason’, you will quickly realize that it was just a bullshit excuse to keep you stuck in your comfort zone.

The mind is a great liar that uses fear to make you feel as if you are in control of your life, by avoiding what you fear.

While you do have control in your life, it’s not as much as you’d think. There are far more things outside of your control than within your control.

It takes a lot of maturity to accept this.

Because maturity is understanding that you are part of a whole. When you are part of everything, there is nothing to be afraid of.

It’s when we see something in the world as separate from us that we believe we need to control it.

This is the fundamental difference between love and fear.

Every fear blocks a possibility. Integrating a fear is becoming more of who you truly are, so you can access these formerly blocked possibilities.

If you find think you can relate to any of this, check out the following:

Shadow Work for Relationships

Can you relate the any of the following?

  • Do you idealize potential partners?
  • Do you hold a lot of sexist, societal expectations towards the opposite sex?
  • In your relationships, do you feel like your partner “parents” you or you “parent” your partner?

If you find think you can relate to any of this, check out the following:

Here are some resources I recommend:

Shadow Work for Beginners is based on my in-depth research and personal experiences with shadow work, projection, sadomasochism, inner child healing, triggers, and all things shadow. This resource gets updated at no additional cost.

A Light Among Shadows is a guide on self-love and being. This series goes over consciousness, spirituality, philosophy, and makes sense of why people are the way they are. Recommended for anyone dealing with resentment and self-hate. Learn more here.

Shadow Work for Relationships teaches you everything you need to know about attachment theory, practical inner work, and your dysfunctional behavior. By the end of this, you will have developed your earned secure attachment style so you can put an end to your cycle of bad relationships.

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Shadow Work Journal: 240 Daily Shadow Work Prompts contains inner work exercises related to relationships, anger, anxiety, self-love, healing trauma, abandonment issues, depression, forgiveness, etc.

Self-Love Subliminal for self-hypnotism that will help you change your behavior and gain self-love, self-awareness, better relationships, greater health, and improve your creativity.

Shadow Play (or “DsR”) is a sister website that goes over “sensual” shadow work through BDSM experiences. If you are 18+ and are interested, go here.

Mindful & Mending is a small website that’s about self-hypnosis, affirmations, auto-suggestion, and more techniques & tools to help you shift your unconscious mind. Check it out here.

Inner Shadow Work on TikTok and Instagram.

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