The Evolution of Shadow Resolution

Psychological shadows are parts of our psyche that have become walled off to our conscious mind, yet they can impact us in destructive and toxic ways.

Developmental psychology shows us that we evolve through levels of development, and every shadow also has its own development level—even the most advanced levels yet known to us.

Kim Barta, MA, coined the term “shadow crash” to describe how when we get psychologically triggered by something, we can “crash” back down to where that shadow lives. This might mean we stomp out of a room like an angry teenager, or go into a bathroom and cry, or fly into a rage, or drink too much and dissociate from our feelings. All of these things point to shadows at certain developmental levels.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have added both a HARDSHIP reduced price offering and SCHOLARSHIPS for anyone who wishes to take this course. 

A 4-week program April 23 – May 20.

In this course, you’ll learn how to pinpoint the level of your shadow. Full resolution of shadow issues often requires an even more nuanced approach that can deal with the particulars of how the shadow came to be created but then hidden from conscious awareness. And not just shadow rooted in early childhood, but also shadow that arises at later stages.

This is especially important if you are on a growth path because shadow associated with later stages is usually more subtle. And there may be a tendency to believe that resolution of lower level shadow issues is the end of shadow work. This blind spot can create many difficulties as we evolve into later stages.

Kim answers these questions and many more in this 20-minute Q&A. 
(if you wish to watch the entire, 1-hour call, click here

  • How can this course serve lay people wishing to work on their own shadows?
  • How does it serve therapists and coaches in working with clients?
  • How does this course address collective versus personal shadow?
  • Does this course allow someone to evolve their relationship to their shadow horizontally (within their developmental level) rather than vertically (allowing them to see it from a witnessing perspective)?
  • How does one work with shadow when it’s something that you can’t even see?
  • Is it possible to integrate all of our shadow in one lifetime?
  • Different therapists use shadow theory differently. How does this course allow for all of these different theories?
  • How relevant is this course in diagnosing and resolving collective shadows?

Course Session Schedule

The course material is released 6 days before the live Q&A to give you time to watch and consider the materials. 

Session 1:

Released
April 23
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LIVE Q&A
April 29
10:00 — 11:00 a.m. MT
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Session 2:

Released
April 30
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LIVE Q&A
May 6
10:00 — 11:00 a.m. MT
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Session 3:

Released
May 7
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LIVE Q&A
May 13
10:00 — 11:00 a.m. MT
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Session 4:

Released
May 14
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LIVE Q&A
May 20
10:00 — 11:00 a.m. MT
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Registration

Full Price

 

$299

Hardship

$299

$149

Scholarship

$299

($0 – $125)

This course is a theoretical exploration of shadow. In June, an experiential exploration of shadow begins with Shadow Craft: Dancing with Demons. If you take Shadow Patterns at the full price, Shadow Craft is 50% off ($149).

What’s Included in the Course:

  • 4, 90-minute video sessions with Kim featuring his latest research and insights into shadows and their resolution and evolution.
  • A 1-hour, live Q&A with Kim 1 week after each video session is released. This allows you to sit with the material and practice it inside of your own life, and then bring nuanced questions directly to Kim.
  • A combined 10 hours of course learning and live Q&A over 4 weeks. 
  • An elegant, private course Slack environment where you can share with other participants, ask questions for Kim, and work on the material together.
  • Video and audio recordings of all sessions for online viewing and downloading.
  • PDF of written materials from Kim to help deepen your understanding of this work.

Registration

Full Price

 

$299

Hardship

$299

$149

Scholarship

$299

($0 – $125)

This course is a theoretical exploration of shadow. In June, an experiential exploration of shadow begins with Shadow Craft: Dancing with Demons. If you take Shadow Patterns at the full price, Shadow Craft is 50% off ($149).

Please note Shadow Patterns is a course in learning shadow resolution techniques and applying them to your individual shadow work. The course does not provide individual or group therapy. If you feel you need a lot of individual support, we recommend that you find appropriate therapeutic resources to complement the course or to pursue instead of it.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the course.

About Kim Barta

Kim Barta, MA is an internationally-recognized licensed psychotherapist, coach, spiritual guide, and speaker. His work is founded in an experiential practice that works with many different kinds of cultures and challenges, from severe mental illness and trauma to supporting the fullest expression of one’s humanity. Kim’s expertise now includes integrating developmental theory with the day-to-day work of being an active therapist and healer.

Kim graduated with a BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Montana in 1984. He pursued a masters in an interdisciplinary program that combined psychology, social work, counseling, and sociology for a broad perspective for healing. He lived with a Native American shaman and did his masters thesis in shamanism and modern psychotherapy.

After developing and implementing a successful training program in the construction industry for people suffering from severe mental illness such as bipolar, schizophrenia, and Axis 2 Disorders, Kim pursued outdoor leadership, becoming an instructor with the international Outward Bound schools. Kim went on to develop a mental health treatment program for children and youth that was adopted by three hospitals in Montana. In 1992, Kim and his wife, Dr. Katie Carter ND, co-founded and continue managing a mind/body healing arts clinic in Polson, Montana, nestled beneath the high Mission Mountains on the shore of Flathead Lake, in the Flathead Indian nation.

Ever seeking better ways of healing in the life of self, other, families and children, Kim has developed several successful new forms of therapy that lead to deep and rapid healing. These therapies have proven themselves effective with a wide range of issues, including: depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger, addiction, chronic pain, physical illnesses and weight loss and personal growth. People utilize his psychology/coaching/spiritual guidance practice, on a global level.

Currently, Kim has joined his sister, Dr. Terri O’Fallon, to present workshops and trainings on STAGES, a new model of human development developed by Dr. O’Fallon. Kim’s long history of working with such a wide variety of clients has made his expertise invaluable. He brings nuance and direct application into the STAGES model, allowing it to be integrated into the dynamic and fluid world of psychotherapy and coaching.