Initiate your "Inner Journey" this Spring
What if you could do ONE THING that will trump all your other efforts at psychological development and behavioral change?
What if you could transform every personal conflict into an opportunity for self-development?
Many intelligent, well-intended, committed individuals want to develop their personalities.
They want to change their behavior for the better.
They want to grow their level of confidence.
They want to develop into more mature adults and progress along their spiritual paths.
BUT when they look back over time, very little change takes place.
Sure, they might know a lot more now, but at their core, they are still the same.
Because they unknowingly tried to bypass the single most crucial process for inner growth:
Getting to know your shadow.
And for genuine growth, you cannot skip this process.
Don't misunderstand me: You can fake it for a looooong time. You can make others believe you have all your "stuff" together. You can even convince yourself that you're on top of your game.
But eventually, everything you're ignoring about yourself—all the stuff that you've been pushing down and running away from for years—comes gushing to the surface. (Oftentimes this occurs around midlife, but nowadays many people are experiencing it at younger ages.)
The truth is that most psycho-spiritual information is designed to make you feel good. (I absorbed this feel-good literature for years too!)
And that feel-good message is appealing for two obvious reasons:
But what if what you were truly searching for was to know yourself and come to acceptance of who you are?
What if seeking to feel good was keeping you locked in your old patterns —specific behaviors, thoughts, beliefs, and ways of looking at yourself and others?
And what if what you really wanted was inner freedom, but this freedom required you to turn towards those things that don’t make you feel good?
Would you still be curious?
noun. The personal shadow is a psychoanalytic term to describe everything within us that we don’t know about ourselves.
It’s often called our disowned self, or the “dark side” of our personality (even though we each have a light or “golden” shadow too).
When neuroscientists say that over 90% of human behavior is unconscious, they are suggesting the relatively enormous size of our shadows.
Simply put, shadow work has two parts:
First, the process of getting to know the various aspects and dimensions of your personality of which you're not aware.
Second, reclaiming and integrating these disowned parts back into your conscious personality.
Through the course of getting to know and integrating your shadow, you can:
Increase your confidence
because you will know yourself and come to terms with the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Improve your relationships
because you’ll better regulate your subconscious motivations and more clearly understand others.
Understand yourself more completely
because without shadow work we tend to suffer from ego distortions that create false views about who we are.
Enhance your physical and mental energy
because you’ll stop expending energy repressing various emotions in an attempt to run away from yourself.
Develop greater emotional intelligence
because you’ll finally be able to take responsibility for your shadow and unlock repressed emotions.
Elevate your creativity
because creativeness is your birthright that begins to flow spontaneously as you become more whole.
Dissolve your internal resistance to change
not by "breaking through" it but by understanding its true nature.
These are just some of the remarkable benefits of shadow work.
Perhaps the most compelling thing is that you’ll find that you’re more “okay” with yourself. While this might not sound like much, I’ve found it to be worth more than gold.
“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”
― Carl Gustav Jung
Consider the following 10 real-world scenarios:
The reality that the shadow is operating “behind the scenes” in virtually all of our interactions with others―AND within our inner world too.
Shadow work brings insight, and eventually, resolution to these common problems that arise from unrecognized tensions within ourselves.
Finally get to know and integrate your shadow so you can restore your energy, resolve internal tension, and be your true self!
Shadow Training is an online course designed specifically for individuals committed to their psychological development, spiritual growth, and self-mastery.
Most of the literature you'll find on the shadow is written by academics (mostly the Jungian community). While this information is valuable, it's mainly written for a "professional" and tends to be theoretical in nature.
I've designed Shadow Training to be highly practical and easy-to-follow for the layperson. No prior experience necessary. This training course is unique. I don't believe you'll find anything like it elsewhere.
This hands-on program gives you all the theory, tools, and methods you need to make rapid progress in your psychological development. (Although shadow work is an on-going process, you'll likely begin to experience a shift in your awareness within the first 30 to 60 days.)
Shadow Training has 9 core lessons including:
How the Shadow forms ...
The transformative effects of shadow work
How psychological projection works
The skills necessary for making real progress
Dozens of attributes encountered in the shadow
The 8 archetypes that rule the shadow
10 powerful shadow work methods
Over a dozen tips to help integrate the shadow
Each in-depth module follows an audio-video slide tutorial accompanied by a written transcript and an audio-only streaming option.
I'll break down, step-by-step how to get to know your shadow using a range of methods, from classic approaches to techniques I've developed from years of practice.
We'll cover classic methods like dream analysis and active imagination as well as a host of other effective methods you can apply right away. We'll break down ten different shadow work methods.
You don't need to use all of the shadow work exercises in this course to get results, but you'll have a full arsenal of tools you can use at different stages along your inner journey.
You'll learn three Shadow Triggers you can use on-the-spot to "catch" your shadow each day. Using these Shadow Triggers will help you integrate your shadow more quickly.
In addition to having transcripts and audio-only versions for each lesson, you'll also have access to a downloadable step-by-step reference guide for each method.
An additional bonus module provides a structured 70-Day Shadow Work Challenge to help you build momentum in your inner work. You don't have to partake in this challenge, but it's available if you want the added structure for this training.
Plus, you'll get lifetime access to Shadow Training. Revisit any module you want to improve your understanding of the material. All the insights and strategies you need to initiate the process of integrating your shadow are at your finger tips.
What do those who know their shadows do differently? How do they think and act when they face difficult situations that trip others up?
Shadow Training provides the insights to transform your relationship with yourself and others …
And this is just a sample of the insights packed inside this training course.
Listen to Tony Zarsadias's experience doing shadow work:
It's all too easy to feel like you're suffocating from emotions like shame, fear, and guilt as well as disconnection and overall discontent.
Through this process of centering and shadow work, you'll learn a new way of relating to these impulses:
And through this initiation, discomfort, confusion, and shock can transform into clarity, power, and self-liberation.
The reality is that it isn't so easy to see your shadow, let alone come to terms with it. Our egos have a tendency of resisting the shadow at every turn.
Jung's depth psychology and psychoanalytic process was often a 5-day a week process that went on for many years. And based on most accounts (including his own), it wasn't very effective.
Why? The answer lies in an Eastern concept called the Center. Shadow work can occur only when we're in the Center; it fails to happen when we're not.
So, I create another unique course based on Eastern studies and practices that works in conjunction with Shadow Training to aid those interested in making rapid progress...
A powerful approach to cultivating self-awareness
Centering MasterWork is a unique course that provides vital tools for developing emotional intelligence and self-leadership skills.
Inspired by a synthesis of depth psychology, transpersonal theory, Chan Buddhism, and Taoist alchemy, the principles in Centering MasterWork are foundational for those who want to get to know and integrate their shadows.
And for this reason, I'm offering both courses together in a special package.
In Centering MasterWork, you'll have access to 12 core video lessons with transcripts, in-depth tutorials, detailed guided audio training sessions, and other valuable resources available to download.
Combined with Shadow Training, Centering MasterWork can help you:
Centering MasterWork is a self-awareness training course that uses alchemical methods for internal transformation. This program provides a grounded approach to accessing your real potential.
I've come to believe that the material presented in this course is a prerequisite for doing shadow work and making measurably progress one's psychological development.
The Centering MasterWork course is designed to help you increase your self-awareness skills, which will make it infinitely easier to get to know your shadow.
The course itself covers a wide-variety of effective principles and techniques for making progress.
To help integrate the material in course, you'll also have access to an in-depth guided training program that will guide you through the process, step-by-step. These additional audio sessions are, in my opinion worth the value of this entire course. You will receive complete access as a member of this course bundle.
Brainwave Entrainment Bonus: Plus, when you enroll in this course bundle, you'll also receive a 20-minute powerful brainwave entrainment program called "The Center." This program uses isochronic tones and binaural beats to help you sink your awareness into your body so you can more easily access your Center when needed.
As an avid student of the work of Carl Jung, and as someone who has participated in over 70 Ayahuasca ceremonies, I know first hand just how vitally important shadow work is in becoming your optimized self. Without a serious guide, doing this work is like trying to navigate without a compass. Scott Jeffrey's Shadow Training course IS now my compass. I highly recommend it be yours as well.
As part of this introductory launch promotion, you'll receive full access to both courses: Shadow Training and Centering MasterWork.
Shadow Training contains 20 video tutorials in total. Centering MasterWork contains 14 video tutorials and a comprehensive audio program with two guided training sessions. Plus, as a bonus, you'll also receive a powerful brainwave entrainment program called "The Center."
Each lesson in Shadow Training and Centering MasterWork comes in video, audio, and transcript formats:
If you have any questions or concerns about the course, please contact me.
Without question, Shadow Training and Centering MasterWork are unique programs on unusual topics. I want to make sure you can absorb all the content before you commit to this. So you have 90 days to let it digest, integrate it, and make sure it serves you.
Try both courses. 90 days is enough time to take them multiple times and then decide. If you don't find it valuable, let me know and you'll get 100% of your money back.
It's simple: Enroll and try it for yourself. If you aren't able to begin integrating your shadow within 90 days, please email me.
"What if I'm new to shadow work?"
Terrific! Shadow Training doesn't require any prior knowledge or experience. While many students will already be familiar with what the shadow is (from various books and lectures), most students who enroll in this course do not have prior experience working with their shadow.
"What if I fall behind?"
No worries. Each lesson is easy to follow with text, images and action steps (when relevant). You also have lifetime access to both courses so you can take a break from the material if you're out of town or really busy for a few days. The program will be there when you're ready.
"What is the point of Shadow Training?"
The aim of Shadow Training is threefold:
First, to give you a comprehensive understanding of what the shadow is, how it forms, and why it can be tricky to work with. Second, to provide you with the tools and methods for getting to know your shadow. And third, to support you on your inner journey to begin the shadow integration process.
"Who are these courses for?"
Both courses are designed for anyone interested in their psychological development, self-actualization, and spiritual growth. If you're interested in developing more emotional intelligence and self-leadership, the information in these courses will serve you.
"How long will these courses take?"
If you invest less than an hour a day, you can go through each course within a few weeks or so. However, these courses are training programs. You will likely want to return to the lessons again after that—especially the shadow work exercise lessons and the centering methods. Whether or not you elect to partake in the 70-day Shadow Work Challenge is entirely up to you.
"What if I try these courses and I find they're not for me?"
I'm Scott Jeffrey, the founder of CEOsage and the creator of these courses.
Okay, so what exactly qualifies me to as an expert to teach material like shadow work and centering? And can you trust me?
First, I'm not a psychologist nor do I have a PhD. While this might be a negative to some people, for me, it has allowed me to "follow my bliss" and explore various topics based on where the "spirit moved me" instead of following any educational dogma.
I came to this material through the course of my own development and curiosity. I've been a student of psychology since my late teens. (Despite my youthful appearance, I'm approaching my mid-40s now.)
I don't consider myself any kind of "master" of this material. (And I recommend running from anyone who claims they are one.) I'm a practitioner, just like you. I apply this material daily in my own life and use it to support my clients.
One of my primary skills is the ability to distill and synthesize a range of complex topics into useful information for everyday folks like you and me. (If you've read some of my guides, you may know what I mean.) And so, instead of thinking of me as an "expert," perhaps it's best to perceive me as a "temporary guide" with material like shadow work.
Second, I don't subscribe to any one "school" of psychology. For example, I'm not a Jungian. That said, I have studied analytic approaches like Jungian psychology, humanistic psychology, transpersonal theory, developmental psychology, positive psychological, and behavioral science, among others.
As much value as I've gained from Western psychology, however, it wasn't until I began deeply exploring Eastern philosophies and practices from various Taoist and Buddhist schools that things began to "click." I found that these traditions offer powerful methods that go way beyond what Western psychology offers on its own.
Although I pursued these topics out of personal interest, I'm also a business coach who works with chief-level executives and high-achieving entrepreneurs.
For over two decades, I've worked directly with the leadership of companies ranging from Kohl's Department Store and The Life is good Company to dozens of smaller entrepreneurs who are successfully blazing their own trails.
Over time, the topic of self-leadership and self-mastery has become a critical focus because it's something that everyone needs, and yet, virtually all of us struggles with it.
Why do we struggle with leading ourselves? Two main reason:
Because I don't subscribe to one particular school of thought, I've been able to synthesize a large body of knowledge and practices into a cohesive framework. While theory is interesting, the key to making rapid progress is to incorporate effective methods into our daily lives. And that's the main objective of these courses.
I love teaching topics like shadow work and centering because I believe they are foundational skills for anyone interested in authentic personal development. Plus, they are absolutely essential if you're in a leadership role of any kind (including being a parent).
These two courses are the most in-depth programs I'm releasing to-date. I will periodically update them as we interact together and I have an opportunity to better understand your questions.
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“When you find out that there was never anything in the dark side to be afraid of … Nothing is left but to love.”
― Alan Watts
Initially, I had massive resistance towards getting to know my shadow. There were a lot of hurdles in looking at the "dark things." Before doing shadow work, I would often get triggered emotionally when dealing with a difficult client. This wasn't helpful for me or my ability to serve my clients. A part of me knew that my reactions had a deeper cause. And I also knew that these reactions where greatly limiting me. After taking Shadow Training and doing shadow work, I know myself much better, and I'm not triggered in meetings the way I used to be. It's made a massive difference for me.
Shadow work, in general, can be mentally and emotionally challenging. Shadow work requires you to confront many beliefs and “sacred cows” you may be holding about yourself and others.
You are likely to come up against realities that conflict with your self-identity. Through shadow work, you bring existing internal tensions hidden in your unconscious to your conscious mind. As such, you should only proceed with this training course if you feel like you’re in a relatively stable emotional and mental space.
Consider this a disclaimer. The content in these courses are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health condition.
If you have any questions or concerns about the course, please contact me.