Bring your power into the light
Throughout our lives we learn what is considered acceptable and what isn’t. Without realizing it, we begin to repress the unacceptable aspects of ourselves — fearful that they will result in physical or emotional pain, in hurt or rejection.
Frequently our joy, creativity, passion, and dreams get pushed into the shadows as well — along with our emotions, our power, and our truth.
When we can look at all parts of ourselves with compassion, we regain our power. Power to speak our truth. Power to live the life we want to live. Power to know that we are okay, regardless of what anybody else thinks. We have the freedom to be our authentic selves.
This 2-day intensive is a deep, experiential shadow workshop which provides the opportunity for us to work together in a safe, supportive, nurturing setting — from this place we can explore, make conscious, and possibly befriend even our most ingrained behavior patterns. We will also begin our journey toward:
- A deeper understanding of what drives our behaviour
- Becoming more comfortable with our feelings — such as fear, grief, anger, and shame
- Breaking through old patterns of behavior so we can experience greater inspiration, creativity, joy and power
Most importantly, we will take our first steps toward embracing the authentic power of our true selves.
Sara Schley shares a personal example of how our shadow gets created — and how it might affect our lives.
Sara Schley has been creating and facilitating culture-change initiatives for sustainability as well as personal transformation programs — in business, nonprofit, government, and academic sectors — for 25 years. She is a certified group facilitator in Shadow Work® — a method developed by Cliff Barry that includes a set of facilitated processes, to help people explore and change almost any behavior pattern. Cocreator of the Women In Power program, Sara is also cofounder, with her husband Joe Laur, of SEED Systems.
Also a coach and consultant, Sara is currently the sustainability advisor to EILEEN FISHER Vision 2020. Creator of collaboratives for global sustainability, including the international SoL Sustainability Consortium, she is the author most recently of Secrets of the 7th Day: How Everyone can Find Renewal through the Wisdom and Practices of the Sabbath and The Necessary Revolution: Working Together to Create a Sustainable World.
Joe Laur has utilized whole systems change for more than three decades. A leadership consultant, strategic facilitator, speaker, and executive, he has led workshops and initiatives in systems thinking, strategic visioning, capacity building, and personal mastery. He is also a certified practitioner of Structural Integration, an applied physiology practice invoking whole-systems change in the structure of the human body.
With his wife Sara Schley, Joe is a founding partner of SEED Systems, dedicated to innovation and leadership for sustainable enterprise. Along with Sara and colleague Peter Senge, Joe Laur established the SoL Sustainability Consortium, a group of industry leaders in learning and sustainability, and co-wrote Learning for Sustainability and The Necessary Revolution: Working Together to Create a Sustainable World.