Shadow Patterns

The Evolution of Shadow Resolution

A 4-week Online Course with Kim Barta

Shadow Craft: Dancing with the Demons

A 5-week Online Course with Kim Barta, MA

A Deeper Dive into Your Shadow Work – Techniques, Practice Examples, Group Work, and Q&A

Deepening Your Shadow Resolution Work—at Every Level of Your Development

One of the strengths of the STAGES Model is how well it shows that every shadow has a development level—even the later levels. STAGES is extraordinarily good at pinpointing these levels, which is essential for the healing process. This approach to shadow is part of all of the STAGES trainings we offer.

Although being able to pinpoint the level of your shadow is essential, 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. Not just shadow rooted in early childhood, but also shadow that arises at later stages. This is especially important if you are on a spiritual 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 much difficulty as we evolve into later stages.

In this new course you will learn:

  • The three classes of shadow:
    • Projection
    • Introjection
    • Split ego states
  • How each class of shadow must be worked with differently
  • Understand the sequential evolutionary steps to resolving shadow issues
  • The best techniques to use for each class of shadow and the specific steps in your healing process
  • How using a technique that works well for one class of shadow may actually be harmful in working with another class

Every shadow healing technique is usually adaptive to only one class of shadow. In addition, each technique is generally only sufficient for one or two steps along the path of shadow resolution. 

That path is:

  1. Unaware
  2. Aware of symptoms
  3. Aware of external triggers
  4. Aware of one’s internal process
  5. Conscious conceptualization

Each step has substeps to it and specific ways that help and /or hinder it.

The intersection between classes of shadow issues and the sequential evolutionary pattern will give you a comprehensive map for understanding what to do and when to do it in the process of discovering and resolving your shadow.


Save $50 If You Register by December 20

The price of the course is $349 until December 20, after which the price will increase to $399.

The course consists of:

  • Four 90-minute live video sessions with Kim that will include lecture, small group exercises and plenty of time for Q&A. All sessions will begin at 9am Pacific | noon Eastern | 6pm CET on these dates:
    • Wednesday, January 16
    • Wednesday, January 23
    • Wednesday, January 30
    • Thursday, February 7
  • An elegant, private course website with discussion forums for sharing with other participants; Kim will participate regularly
  • Video and audio recordings of all sessions for online viewing and downloading
  • Sections of Kim’s forthcoming book about shadow resolution

Invite a Friend to Join the Course for FREE!

The techniques that Kim will teach in this course can significantly accelerate shadow resolution. He’s been refining his approach for years and will be publishing a book on shadow resolution next spring. Kim’s approach is not just for early childhood shadow. Anyone who is growing beyond conventional stages will encounter new and subtler kinds of shadow at each new stage. Kim’s approach is beautifully effective across all stages because it uncovers the shadow patterns that repeat at every stage.

We’d really like to get the word out about Kim’s work so we are making an unusual offer: If you register for the course you will be able to invite a friend to join the course for free. The only stipulation is that your friend can’t already be on our email list. We’ll provide the details after you register. Click the Register button above to get started.

Shadow Patterns

The Evolution of Shadow Resolution Course

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Please contact us if you have questions about the course.

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.

About Kim

Kim Barta, MA is an internationally recognized licensed professional psychotherapist, coach, spiritual guide, and speaker. His work and insights spring from grounded experiential practice with self and others in his cross-cultural and life long-experiences.

Kim worked for gender rights in his small rural school in central Montana. In college, Kim co-founded Students in Union with Nature, which partnered college students with alternative energy advocates in the community to create a solar powered organic garden lifestyle for college students.

Kim graduated with a B.A. 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 in a broad perspective for healing. He lived with a Native American Shaman and did his masters thesis in Shamanism and Modern Psychotherapy. He graduated with high marks in 1986.

After developing and implementing a successful construction training program for people suffering from severe mental illness: Bi-polar, Schizophrenia, and Axis ll 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 3 hospitals in Montana. In 1992, Kim founded and continues to co-operate 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 Reservation.

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

Currently, Kim has teamed up with Dr Terri O’Fallon to present workshops and trainings internationally in a new model of human development designed and researched by Dr. O’Fallon. Kim’s developmental learning theory fits lock and key with Dr. O’Fallon’s model and his extensive history in clinical human dynamics provides a grounded passion to the workshop experience.

Kim’s website is