Healing the Shadow Self

Phil Mollon PhD

• Healing the shadow may be the key to overcoming selfsabotage • A profound source of psychological reversal


Psychoanalytic Energy Psychotherapy

• Exploring the dynamics of the psyche as expressed in the energy fields of the body

EFT.Psychoanalytic Energy Psychotherapy Inspired by Thought Field Therapy. and Seemorg Matrix [Karnac. TAT. London. 2008] .

Psychoanalytic Energy Psychotherapy [PEP] • The traumas and conflicts within the psyche are also expressed as information within the energy fields of the body .

we create a powerful therapeutic synergy that allows easy and speedy movement .The synergy of psyche and energy field • By addressing the psyche and the body's energy fields at the same time.

(approximately) analogous to software code. . • A core discovery of Dr Roger Callahan.The core of Thought Field Therapy • Perturbations – the cause of psychological disturbance – are precise constellations of information expressed as sequences of meridian and chakra coding.

.Moving between levels and parts of the mind-body-energy system • The chakras are a deeper part of the energy system than the meridians • When we have cleared perturbations from the meridians we may need to go back to the chakras to clear the residues that have lodged there • There are many other potential parts of the mind-body-energy system where perturbations may be located – all can be muscle tested.

All distress is energetically encoded • The principle of energetic encoding of perturbations applies to all states of psychological and physical distress • Including traumas and pain that are not consciously accessible • Such as birth and intrauterine trauma. „other lifetimes‟ etc • As well as the traumas of dissociative parts and the shadow self .

The info-energetic system • Traffic lights analogy • Traffic lights control the flow of traffic – not by their direct energetic power. but by their signals. will cause traffic blockages and accidents – and overflow of traffic down other routes • Traffic may also be blocked by physical obstacles in the road . out of phase. • Dysfunctional traffic lights. or reversed.

Reversals are the key to the deeper issues Goal or problem Reversals Safety Deservedness Identity SHADOW SELF Repudiated aspects Intense pain Rage Chaos Core issues and traumas Childhood experiences Core beliefs .

What is the shadow? • Archetype • Disowned parts of Self • An energetic structure .

terrifying.Content of the shadow • a vessel for all that is repudiated from the main personality including all the 'dark' aspects of the psyche. but also all that is overwhelming. and chaotic. • „Black hole‟ phenomena .

.Religions may intensify shadow • Some religions may intensify shadow phenomena by repressing natural aspects of human life and desire.

• When healed. demonic. it can appear very beautiful . and destructive.Appearance • May take the form of something ugly. angry.

Shadow self as container of dangerous psychic contents • The shadow is a necessary vessel to contain potentially dangerous aspects of the psyche that cannot yet be integrated. .

through projective identification. It may be located. .The „other‟ as mirror  The Shadow may contain what is most repellent to the conscious personality/Self.  Muscle test: "there is a part of me that is like that person". in an other person in the subject's life.

Shadow as energetic structure • Distinguish from dissociative parts that have left the body during trauma (located through testing „all parts of me are in my body‟) • The shadow self is a distinct energetic structure with its own chakra system – but not linked to the higher dimensions and frequencies .

Parasitic aspects of the shadow • The shadow is parasitic on the main personality – but pursues its own destructive agenda (when unhealed). • .

Reversed energy The shadow self exists in a reversed parallel dimension – it is a major source of energetic reversals – exerts a pull towards death. .

. the shadow may also be fed by energetic blockages and inherited miasms etc.Energetic blockages • In addition to its accumulation of repudiated psychological content.

the shadow is inherently unconscious .Hidden in the shadows • Not available through introspection – it is not the repressed unconscious • In essence.

Muscle test for shadow self • Can be revealed through muscle testing • Test: „There is a part of me that wants to sabotage my life‟ .

.Intrusion of the unhealed shadow • If the unhealed shadow self intrudes before it can be integrated. various destructive consequences may ensue: • obsessive thoughts • hallucinations • malign personality changes.

The shadow is left out of the therapy • The shadow self will not participate in the energy healing of the main personality. unless it is specifically targeted. .

Healing the shadow self • Identify the shadow • Ascertain whether it is willing to be healed • Apologise (for using it as a dump) and appreciate (what it has carried) • Work with meridians and chakras to heal the traumas. pains. . and injuries of the shadow self.

using intention and visualisation – command. • Activate higher chakras. or visualise healing of the shadow self . working with both meridians and chakras.Alternative ways of healing the shadow self • Tap to “all the traumas and pains of my shadow self”. or intend.

Work from higher energetic frequencies • As we activate and engage with higher energetic frequencies. it becomes easy to reset the patterning at lower levels .

The shadow becomes a resource • When healed. the shadow can be integrated – becoming a friend and ally – the disowned parts of the self become new strengths and resources .

15 dimensional repatterning • Activate all 15 chakras • (and optionally those of the shadow) • Create spontaneous image for healing or achieving goal • Insert image into each chakra .

.Dreams and muscle testing • For the psychoanalyst “Dreams are the Royal Road to the unconscious” [Freud] • For the energy psychologist. muscle testing provides another rather precise window to the unconscious [John Diamond] – allowing the body to talk.

Body as mind • The brain descends down the brainstem and into the body • The deeper parts of the mind are the body • Body and brain form one mind. • Muscle testing allows us to access these deeper parts of the body-mind .

emotional and cognitive content.The deep energetic structure of psychological disturbance • Using these methods allows us to access and work with the deep energetic structure underlying the psychodynamic. . • Addressing both content and energetic structure in a potent synergistic combination.

as an informational energy sequence. process – and give back. as reflective comment or interpretation. • At the energetic level – we sense/receive. • Combining the emotional and the energetic – words and tapping.Listening and reflecting energetically • At the emotional level – we listen/receive. . process – and give back.

He must adjust himself to the patient as a telephone receiver is adjusted to the transmitting microphone.The unconscious as transmitting and receiving organ • “[the analyst] must turn his own unconscious like a receptive organ towards the transmitting unconscious of the patient.” Freud 1912 .

[energy countertransference] .The various sources of information • • • • • • Verbal-emotional Body language Conventional countertransference Muscle testing – often quite precise data Meridian sequence (or chakras) Therapist‟s own energy system – resonance and entrainment with the client‟s system.

• What comes to mind? . • As we begin to intervene energetically we listen/look/observe the response. to conscious and unconscious levels – and listening energetically.Moving fluidly between these • Listening – to words. emotions.

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