The Shift Network presents Finding Treasure in the Shadow – a free presentation with Renowned Global Change Agent Tim Kelley & Leading Transformational Teacher Beth Scanzani.
What is our Shadow? Tim Kelley summarizes:
The presentation registration page explains:
Finding the treasure in your shadow is the ultimate hero’s journey…
It’s a quest to rediscover the parts of yourself you’ve disowned, embrace the fullness of who you are, and embody the gifts you find there — in service to yourself, others, and the world.
In childhood and early years of development, you likely nurtured the aspects of your personality that would get your needs met.
Although these aspects have served you, developing in this way also cut you off from other parts of yourself.
Over time, these evolved into self-limiting patterns that have created imbalances in your life, work and relationships — and likely hid your greatest gifts.
For example, are you feeling restless, dissatisfied, or blocked in your life?
Or, have you identified your life’s purpose or calling, yet can’t seem to take the actions you need to manifest it?
Or, maybe you’ve noticed a negative pattern showing up in your work or relationships… even though you’ve attended workshops, read the latest books, and spent years in psychotherapy?
If you resonate with any (or all) of the challenges above, you might be experiencing an imbalance stemming from aspects of your psyche that are relatively disowned (unseen).
The path to wholeness is through embracing ALL of who you are.
The challenge of exploring our unconscious
Beth Scanzani on dreamwork and the unconscious
Learn more from these teachers in the free video series:
Tim Kelley is a global change agent and internationally-renowned expert on higher purpose. He works with top leaders in many fields and countries to transform human institutions and evolve society to its new form.
Tim’s methodology, True Purpose, has been featured internationally in magazines, newspapers, and on television. Tim has trained over 1,000 consultants, therapists, and coaches in his methods and taught Voice Dialogue on three continents.
He has worked with hundreds of CEOs, including top leaders and executive teams from such companies as Nabisco, ING, Oracle, Lexmark, and AOL. He formerly worked as a leader at Oracle, two levels below the CEO.
He’s the author of True Purpose and the bestselling co-author of three other books. Tim has commanded military organizations, including an amphibious assault craft unit, and is a retired Naval Reserve officer.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from MIT.
Beth Scanzani is a highly respected and multifaceted life coach and teacher. She agilely synthesizes a diverse range of knowledge, resources and strategies to design programs and practices that create meaningful transformation.
She has attained numerous coaching certifications including True Purpose Coach™, Belief Closet™ Practitioner, Master Career Coach, Dream Coach™, iPEC Empowerment Coach™, Energy Leadership Coach™, and Theoretical Foundations of Coaching with David Rock.
In addition, Beth is a trained practitioner and teacher for Voice Dialogue™.
Beth is deeply passionate about sharing knowledge and strategies that create meaningful and sustainable transformation in service to co-creating a world that works for everyone.
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Neuroscience and our unconscious mind
In the free video Finding Treasure in the Shadow Tim Kelley talks about research studies on pre-conscious decision-making: another aspect of how our unconscious affects our choices and lives in many ways.
Here is an excerpt from a Wired magazine article on this topic:
“In a study published in Nature Neuroscience, researchers using brain scanners could predict people’s decisions seven seconds before the test subjects were even aware of making them.
“The decision studied – whether to hit a button with one’s left or right hand – may not be representative of complicated choices that are more integrally tied to our sense of self-direction.
“Regardless, the findings raise profound questions about the nature of self and autonomy: How free is our will? Is conscious choice just an illusion?”
“Your decisions are strongly prepared by brain activity. By the time consciousness kicks in, most of the work has already been done,” said study co-author John-Dylan Haynes, a Max Planck Institute neuroscientist.”
Brain Scanners Can See Your Decisions Before You Make Them by Brandon Keim, Wired 04.13.08.
Using our unconscious for creativity
“Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.” Jean Cocteau
This famous “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I” is a 1907 painting by Gustav Klimt.
Nobel Prize winning psychiatrist Eric R. Kandel notes, “Like other modern artists faced with the advent of photography, Klimt sought newer truths that could not be captured by the camera.
“He, and particularly his younger protégés Oskar Kokoschka and Egon Schiele, turned the artist’s view inward — away from the three-dimensional outside world and toward the multidimensional inner self and the unconscious mind.”
From my article Unconscious Creativity, Conscious Creating.
One of many related articles:
The Artist’s Unconscious.
Cheryl Arutt, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist specializing in creative artist issues.
She writes: “I am continually amazed at the work of the unconscious in the minds of creative artists.
“The capacity to hold many details in the conscious, wakeful mind may seem limited; the unconscious is capable of holding far more.
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