This course is for you since:

YOU DESIRE TO GROW beyond negative and self-limiting reactions to some situations and the behaviors of others to create the life you want.

YOU FIND YOURSELF STUCK repeating negative and self-critical reactions that block you from creating the life you want when you:

  • over-react angrily toward another's comments and actions
  • feel personally embarrassed for another person's actions as if you are doing them
  • are irritated when someone speaks or acts and realize other people are not meeting your expectations
  • find your enthusiasm dies with self-doubt and self-criticism for a new project, adventure, job possibility or creative expression. 

YOU WANT TO BE FREE FROM BEING BLOCKED by life-taking shadow issues using the practical and easy-to-use SHADOW WORK TOOL modeled in this course.

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Goals of the Course

  • Learn to recognize behavior clues that suggest your Shadow may be activated.

  • Recognize when you are reacting out of your "Shadow-self" and when you are expressing an authentic emotion.

  • Learn the anatomy of how heart-wounds create Shadow-self issues.

  • Identify 15 major quality-of-life benefits From Shadow Work

  • Identify your resistance blocks to doing Shadow Work

  • Work stepwise through a 3-phase experiential Integral Shadow Work Tool

  • Have a practical, simple-to-use Tool to independently continue any Shadow Work.



Paul Fitzgerald

Dr. Paul Fitzgerald served a non-profit organization for 16 years in international pensions and benefits administration. He earned the CLU an ChFC designations. He also earned the Doctor of Ministry with research in internalized shame. For more than 20 years he and his wife, Susanna, have assisted people in wholehearted, authentic living through HeartConnexion Seminars. His professional training includes Inner Relationship Focusing and BioSpiritual Focusing. He is a member of the International Focusing Institute and BioSpiritual Focusing Institute. HCS Focusing is a process for individuals to discover life-forwarding change through awareness of inner wisdom that results in confident living in any life situation. Focusing has been life changing for I’m personally and much more than another theory. HCS Focusing is based on the extensively researched work of Eugene Gendlin, PhD and his discovery of focusing as a way to become aware of our inner relationship with the "felt sense" and inner wisdom leading deep change. He has professional training in Inner Relationship Focusing with Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin as well as training in BioSpiritual Focusing through the BioSpiritual Institute. He is also a member of the International Focusing Institute and the BioSpiritual Institute.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from your instructor

  • 2

    What are Shadows and how would I recognize them?

    • Lesson 1: Sources of Our Shadows

    • Lesson 1: Personal Reflections Preparing for Shadow Work

    • Lesson 1: What was your major take-away about your Shadow sources?

    • Lesson 2: Trouble Our Shadow Creates

    • Lesson 2: Discovering Shadow Clues, Stories and Spirituality

    • Lesson 2: Share your reflections, insights and story as you care.

  • 3

    Why Do We Resist Doing Shadow Work to Get the Benefits?

    • Lesson 3: Why Do We Resist Shadow Work?

    • Lesson 3: Exploring Shadow Sources in Dysfunctional Rules, Shame and Spiritual Bypassing

    • Lesson 3: Share some of the resistance you recognize in yourself.

  • 4

    Steps in using the Integral Shadow Tool

    • Lesson 4: First Step Using the Integral Shadow Tool

    • Lesson 4: First Step Guidelines

    • Lesson 4: First Step Insights

    • Lesson 5: Second Step Using the Integral Shadow Tool

    • Lesson 5: Second Step Guidelines

    • Lesson 5: Second Step Insights

    • Lesson 6: Third Step Using the Integral Shadow Tool

    • Lesson 6: Third Step Guidelines

    • Lesson 6: Third Step Insights

  • 5

    Next Steps...

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