• May 18th and 19th, 2019
  • Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am to 7:00pm
  • Espacio Elsa. Calle Marina 132, 08013. Barcelona
  • | 637 47 42 14

If we do not create change deep within us, we will continue creating a shadow in the same structures that we want to change. - Irene Goikolea

Does the shadow control your life?
Would you like to have a more free and complete life?
Do you know the basic tools for working with the shadow effectively?

Some signs that the shadow controls your life​:

    -  Feeling frustrated in your attempts to reach your goals.
    -  Doing things you know are not good for you.
    -  Repeating the same negative experiences.
    -  Overreacingt in certain situations.
    -  Face recurring challenges in relationships.
    -  Find yourself in frequent conflict with others.
    -  Feeling misunderstood and not seen.


Why is it necessary to do shadow work?

To live a truly conscious life, awake and free or to complete ourselves and integrate what we have denied and rejected from ourselves, among other things. As C.G. Jung said, “What we deny, controls us, but what we accept, transforms us.”

What is the shadow?

According to C.G. Jung, the “shadow” are all the hidden or unconscious aspects of oneself that the ego has repressed or never acknowledged; all we disown in ourselves, all that is unwanted, ugly, unloved or simply uncomfortable or unbearable to look at so that we exclude it from what we show to the world. 
But what we exclude and disown becomes larger than life and scares us, because the shadow contains a lot of energy and vital force. If it remains unconscious, it will end up controlling our lives, creating a real inner hell, affecting our relationships and diminishing our wellbeing and fulfillment.
The toughest elements of our shadow often began in our childhood as extremely creative responses to survive tough, traumatizing or unbearable situations. The shadow appears in dreams, omissions, through an impulsive or unexpected act, when we are tired, under pressure or when we are ill. In those situations, the personality undergoes a sudden change of character and a subpersonality appears, unknown both to our near ones and even to ourselves.

These unacknowledged personal characteristics are perceived in others through the mechanism of projection, which consists in seeing our own unconscious tendencies in others. Due to our difficulty to recognize and accept our own shadow, projection is one of the most useful mechanisms to become aware of our excluded aspects or defects.

What can you get from this workshop?

    -  More fulfilling relationships: Coming to terms with your shadow will help you see yourself with more clarity. When you can embrace your darker parts, it is easier to accept the shadow in others and to communicate with them. By getting closer to your authentic self, you will have a more realistic image of who you are and you will see others with acceptance and compassion.

    -  A better physical health: Repressing our darkest parts consumes a lot of energy, which can lead to symptoms, pain and disease. Shadow work releases a huge reservoir of the energy that we unconsciously invest in protecting ourselves. As a result, our physical, mental, and emotional health improves. 

    -  Psychological integration and maturity: Integrating the shadow is a critical step to mature adulthood and to making peace with our internal conflict. On the other hand, it brings an assumption of responsibility. The more we accept, the more responsibility we take. 

    -  Greater creativity: There is lots of energy and vital force in our shadow, all we have invested in turning away from pain. Embracing and integrating the shadow brings compassion to ourselves and others. When we embrace the shadow, we stop projecting and begin to co-create. 

    -  Getting out of repetitive dynamics rooted in the past to access the next evolutionary level: In other words, we open ourselves to an unknown and creative perspective about the future. We have an unlimited potential that shadow work helps release. Thus, the shadow becomes an allied force in the search for our more genuine aspirations.

This workshop will give you some practical tools for a healthy, rich, rewarding and more complete emotional life. Besides, it will provide you with a solid approach focused on achieving a permanent.

Directed to

Terapeutas, personas que quieren crecer y aceptarse, personas en proceso terapéutico, personal sanitario y educativo.

The facilitator

Irene Goikolea is a Doctor in Depth Psychology by the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California, guest faculty in Michael Harner’s Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS). She has been trained in NLP, Integral Coaching ™, Process Work, Family Constellations and new family constellations with Bert Hellinger and others, systemic rituals, shamanism, Hakomi and yoga, among other disciplines. She is a GEN (Global Ecovillage Network) Ambassador and active member of the GEN Europe Council. 

Irene has been working for 25 years toward the awakening of consciousness, facilitating individual and group processes of personal development. She founded the Amalurra project, made of three intentional communities, situated in the Basque Country, Andalusia and Catalonia (Spain). She was the project’s coordinator until April 2017. Her commitment with the awakening of the feminine goes back to the circles of women she organized at the beginning of the 90’s with the intention of awakening to the sacred feminine aspect and thus be able to embrace our most excluded parts, or “shadow”.


Date: May 18 and 19 2019
Timetable: Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 7pm
Address: Espacio Elsa. Calle Marina 132, 08013. Barcelona

Price: 240€
Registration: By making a deposit of 50 € in the account stating your name and surname + Shadow and sending the receipt to: Bank account of Triodos Bank in the name of Blanca Martinez ES42 1491 0001 21 2031309426
More information: Cristina. E-mail: | Phone number: 637 47 42 14