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Shadow Mastery Diploma Course

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Shadow Mastery Diploma Course

What Will You Learn?

You may not be aware of your shadow but it’s present in each of us. It’s that part of you that you refuse to see in yourself, though you may be a little aware of it – your dark side, your personal shadow, your disowned and repressed self - the parts of you that you don't claim as your own.

The Shadow Mastery Diploma Course aims to guide you on your shadow work journey. Embark on this journey with us to understand your whole self, to develop and grow, and become authentically you, whilst discovering boosts in energy, creativity, and maturity in your perception of both yourself and others. Own your shadow.

The Shadow Mastery Diploma Course begins by outlining what shadow work is, its benefits, the dangers of repression, and what you need to be aware of before you start your shadow work journey. The foundations lain, you’ll be taken through the theory of the practice - look...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: What is Shadow Work?
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Definitions of Shadow Work
  • Part 2: Shadow Work Repression and its Dangers
  • Part 3: Benefits and Drawbacks of Shadow Work
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: Jung, Freud and the Shadow
  • Part 1: Jung and Jung's Shadow
  • Part 2: Freud and Jung
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Modern Shadow Work Theory
  • Part 1: How the Shadow is Formed
  • Part 2: Why Does This Happen and What Happens to the ‘Disowned’ Parts?
  • Part 3: Shadow as an Explanation of Behaviour
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: The Shadow Archetypes
  • Part 1: What are Archetypes?
  • Part 2: The 12 Archetypes and Their Shadows
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Preparing for Shadow Work
  • Part 1: Centring and Grounding
  • Part 2: Compassion and Self-Love
  • Part 3: Self-Awareness
  • Part 4: Radical Honesty and Assistance in Shadow Work
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Shadow Work Techniques I
  • Part 1: Internal Family Systems - Schwartz
  • Part 2: Active Imagination - Jung
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Shadow Work Techniques II
  • Part 1: Voice Dialogue
  • Part 2: The ‘Villain’ Method
  • Part 3: Owning Our Faults and Observing Triggers
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Understanding Blocks to Shadow Work
  • Part 1: Cognitive Dissonance
  • Part 2: Projection and Rationalisation
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Assisting Others with Shadow Work
  • Part 1: Your Own Shadow Work
  • Part 2: Certification and Training
  • Part 3: Vetting Suitable Clients
  • Part 4: Accountability and Support
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Setting Up a Shadow Work Business
  • Part 1: Structure, Branding, Positioning and Pricing
  • Part 2: Marketing
  • Part 3: Ethics
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
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Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Shadow Mastery Diploma Course is essential for anyone who wants to delve into, and understand, themselves completely, with the goal of healing, becoming happier, and being more successful. You’ll become conscious of your darkest self and pursue the opportunity shadow works presents for enormous growth, development and personal awakening.

From studying the course, and partaking in your own shadow work, you can go on to follow a career in shadow work, either as a sole practice or as an additional healing modality for counselling, psychotherapy, (life, spiritual, and business) coaching, or shamanic healing work.


The Shadow Mastery Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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