14th March to 12th July 2015
Facilitated by Marianne Hill and Hugh Newton
(This is exactly the same format as the original Six Month Shadow Work journeys, but the
workshops are slightly closer together spreading the journey over five rather than six months)
You are warmly invited to join us on this five-month journey of exploration.The group will be small, a maximum of eight people, and we will spend five Saturdays and a final weekend together from 14th March to July 12th 2015. There will be the opportunity to get to know each other and ourselves deeply. Shadow Work welcomes every part of each participant to be present in the room. As this level of welcome and acceptance builds people find that it is possible to be more and more fully themselves, even when this means exploring parts of themselves that they really don’t like, or that it has not previously felt safe to acknowledge.
Over the five months each person will get an opportunity to do their own individual, in depth, facilitated pieces of work on issues that are core to them at that moment. They will be witnessed and supported in this by the whole group.
The dates are: 14th March, 18th April, 9th May, 23rd May, 20th June, and 11th and 12th July.
In central Bristol at the Willow Arts Studio in St. Werburgh’s.
There will be a maximum of eight participants.
You don’t need to have any previous experience of Shadow Work to attend this workshop.
Shadow Work invites you to discover parts of yourself you have hidden or denied.
By bringing these parts out of shadow in a safe experiential setting you can release old patterns that you have held tightly in place, unlocking the power of your true self, with all your gifts and strengths.
Shadow Work workshops are well known for the safe, shame free environment
which they create and the deeply transformative nature of the work.
Take this opportunity to:
– improve your ability to set boundaries and achieve your goals –
– achieve a more genuine self-acceptance –
– defuse negative emotions that can erupt unexpectedly –
– feel more free of guilt and shame –
– recognise the projections that colour your reactions to others –
– heal your relationships through more honest self-examination –
– open to your natural talents and creativity –
– deepen your capacity for intimacy –
– alter your self-sabotaging behaviours –
Marianne is a qualified and experienced Shadow Work coach and Shiatsu practitioner, she is also an experienced relationship counsellor.
Hugh is a co-leader with The ManKind Project and a highly experienced facilitator.
We are both fully qualified Group Shadow Work facilitators.
To give you a flavour of Shadow Work a selection of feedback from previous workshops that we have run together follows this invitation.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like any further information,
or to talk through whether this workshop would be right for you.
If you would like to book a place please contact us as soon as possible.
From previous experience our workshops fill up very quickly.
If you would like to book please contact Marianne
Marianne: tel. 0117 9411012 e-mail MarianneHillShadowWork@gmail.com
A deposit of £195 hold your place.
(The balance of £400 is due on March the 1st. Alternatively, by arrangement this can be paid in five monthly instalments of £80)
Warmest wishes, Marianne and Hugh
For further information about Shadow Work:
You can take a look at our website on: http://shadowworksouthwest.co.uk
We have a very informative DVD on all aspects of Shadow Work that you can watch on our Home page.
Our blog about all things Shadow Work is at
You can also take a look at Marianne’s website http://www.shiatsuandshadowworkbristol.co.uk
and the international Shadow work website http://www.shadowwork.com
A selection of Feedback from previous Workshops
I felt that together you created a very safe space for people to work within, and had complete trust in the way you facilitated the work.At every stage, everything was clearly and calmly explained. This seemed particularly important given the deep nature of everyone’s work, and I really marvelled at how skilfully and seamlessly you both guided each person – in a large group, we had very individual attention and each process felt truly unique.I particularly appreciated the care that was taken to support me as a newcomer, having never done any group Shadow Work before. It really helped me participate in a way that had felt out of reach to me before I did the workshop! It never felt like anyone was ‘pushed’ to do or feel anything, I was left wondering how something so gently and gracefully delivered can be so incredibly powerful. Rebecca. Artist
Marianne and Hugh’s commitment and dedication to both the practice and the participants really shone through. The skill with which they created a containing space that was fully accepting of all that I am was awe-inspiring, and created a wonderful opportunity for deepening to myself. I cannot recommend this work highly enough. Professor Steve Onyett. Facilitator, coach and researcher
Marianne and Hugh’s facilitation is skillful, safe and potent. The support and respect they provide in the context of a safe and shame-free group environment enabled me to explore my deepest and most important issues. This is the most powerful and transformative type of therapy I have found in 14 years of personal development work. Rod B.
Thank you for your soulful, mindful presence which held the weekend in such safety and integrity. I was very challenged by the thought of doing this work in a group, yet you created a container in which much-needed energy shifts could happen naturally and in which I felt safe to dig up my deepest shadows. Diving into the challenge of exposing my deepest shame and guilt within a group has released a process in which I am receiving new levels of insight through dreams and other work. Hopefully I am becoming less armoured and more open-hearted.” PJH
Marianne and Hugh really kept the promise of shadow works by not pushing anyone into something not agreed upon. At the same time they made a splendid work with love, compassion and subtle guidance to bring me into experience and understand pieces of myself I’ve never encountered before.Thank you for your hard work. Staffan Sjöstedt
Coming to the end of the weekend I felt big changes in myself. It felt like a big jump
that I really understood and has lasted. It couldn’t have happened by reading a self-help book. What I learned about the high expectations of myself (& others) and the way I present myself without clear boundaries has impacted in my life every day. I’m working with my partner on all sorts of things and most days have really tough bits, but also a sense that it’s worth it. I believe the Shadow work weekend was crucial to all this – it was the valve on the pressure cooker for me, so that I could interact with him without leaking anger and fear everywhere. I find myself with energy, directing it to areas of my life that have been neglected. As I write, I feel my personal power and direction. Claire
Hi Marianne, many, many thanks to you and Hugh for a truly life changing day – I am so grateful for the insights I gained.
“I loved the attitude of the facilitators – fiercely perceptive, rigorous in execution, and yet always tender and compassionate, without being remotely sentimental.” Patrick (62)
My experience after the day has been very positive. I have felt more boldness, a permission to make mistakes and an internal energy flow. Like blocks inside have become free, and joyful.
I felt that your communication was clear, thorough and natural. As facilitators you explained things really well and listened really well and compassionately, and I felt that there was lots of space for me and others in the group to be heard, voice concerns etc both within processes and throughout the day as a whole. But there was also a really good balance between the day and the processes being shaped and directed by the participants and it being really strongly held by both of you.
Both facilitators had a good chemistry together and seemed to work almost instinctively – one taking over when the other stopped and both being tuned in to each other’s needs as well as the needs of the group. They gently, sensitively and with great intelligence dealt with issues as they came up – and were not thrown (at least it looked like that externally to me!) by some of the very deep and difficult issues that were raised.
Having not felt like I was ready to do any “work” on the day in question I was pleasantly surprised to find that I felt safe enough to open, and supported enough to communicate exactly what I needed. It turned into a really important day for me.
I felt very safe and trusted in the process, and in the hands of the facilitators. I especially felt nurtured after my work when I had permission to collapse in the corner until I recovered. That was very necessary for me, and having that permission made me feel very safe.
I felt very safe with each of you and with both of you as a team, and within the group as a whole. I think you worked very well together, very fluid and ‘easy’, and I felt safe in the sense that you knew what you were doing.
I felt that we went deep quickly during the day, (probably due to the safety you created) and I really valued that, and it was in a way that felt very natural and unforced.
I think you both were really good role models as people who know themselves and are authentic and are ‘walking their talk’ while also being human and ‘in it together’ with the group.
– The relationship between you both during the entire workshop was balanced & powerfully generative. By this I mean that I noticed time & time again a profound creative tension between you that appeared to never be forced, never strained & always open, easy, flowing & totally grounded. You seem to have reached a truly inspiring level of synergy, respect & efficacy. I could go on!!!
– The in depth naming of the many aspects of the archetypes was powerful for me on many levels. Being able to ask questions from such knowledgable practitioners whilst literally being inside the medicine wheel, so to speak, was a real privilege & of great benefit.