Healing the Shadow Practitioner Training

A two year training in shadow work leading to qualification as a Healing The Shadow practitioner

This unique two year shadow work based training offers the opportunity to develop a new career facilitating deep process psychotherapy, or to deepen and enliven your current therapeutic practice. Here’s how one of our qualified practitioners describes his experience of the training:

“There were no powerpoint presentations, no desks, no classroom with a teacher at the front; there was a circle, there were cushions and blankets, there was space and sometimes silence, and there was intimacy, and sharing and deep exploration and deep learning. Six trainees, dropping in with each other for two years, exceptionally well held with an authentic, strong, nurturing energy emanating from Marianne and her team, an energy that only ever wanted the best for each of us. Their profound awareness of the delicate depth of this work and their ability to pass this on to us with increasing levels of subtlety has been frequently awe inspiring. This work and the way it has been shared by the trainers has landed fully in my heart. They provided a wonderfully warm and predictable holding, and in that holding was a safety for me to settle, to explore, to open and to turn towards what I have always been capable of.”  Alasdair Kirk

Healing The Shadow is an organisation devoted to facilitating deep process shadow work and supporting clients in exploring and healing their shadows. Our work is a form of embodied psychotherapy rooted in depth psychology and archetypal theory. Our practitioners work with individual clients in sessions between 2 and 5 hours in length. These in depth sessions allow people to get to know and understand their shadow sides, hold and heal their wounded inner child, explore their fears and limitations, and move beyond the emotional issues of their past to grow into all they can be.

We are a fully established training school offering a two year training in Deep Process Psychotherapy leading to qualification as a Healing The Shadow practitioner. This training will equip you with the skills needed to become a confident and competent Healing The Shadow practitioner and to facilitate this deep emotional process work for individuals. Our qualified practitioners facilitate powerful, safe and effective processes while holding the client with humanity and compassion.

The training is highly experiential and focuses not only on teaching powerful and effective techniques, but also on each individual trainee’s personal development, including the exploration and healing of their shadows. With an intake of only six trainees each year, supported by two trainers, the work is intensive and each student receives personalised attention.

Our two year trainings are suitable both for those new to working in the field of personal development and also those currently working as coaches, counsellors or therapists who wish to add these powerful techniques to their existing practice.

On completion of the two year training a third year of training is also available, which gives the additional skills required to facilitate deep emotional process work in a group or workshop setting. We also offer further one year trainings in couples’ work and in supervision.

The Founders, Marianne Hill and Rod Boothroyd, are well known experts in the field of shadow work. They both have busy practices working with individual clients and for many years they ran their hugely popular group workshops and healing journeys together.

Marianne also has many years of experience in training psychotherapists and counsellors to work more deeply with their clients’ shadow sides. Rod Boothroyd is author of Warrior, Magician, Lover, King: A Guide To The Male Archetypes For The 21st Century. This book brings to the world Rod’s vast knowledge of human archetypes gained from many years of facilitating transformational process work for men.

Rod is now retired from full time teaching. However, he remains very involved in the training as an elder and mentor, interviewing prospective trainees alongside Marianne and supporting the trainees, trainers and training assistants from the sidelines.

Marianne continues to lead the training, with her co trainers Rachel Mitchell and Laura Stoddart and support trainer Richard Martyn.