Healing the Shadow Practitioner Training

A two year training in shadow work leading to qualification as a Healing The Shadow practitioner

This unique two year training offers the opportunity to develop a new career facilitating deep process work, or to deepen and enliven your current therapeutic practice. Here’s how one of our newly qualified practitioners describes the training on his website:

“The Healing The Shadow training is an in depth experiential and theoretical syllabus developed by Marianne Hill and Rod Boothroyd (Healing The Shadow, Frome UK). Their pioneering training is a deepening and an evolution of the traditional shadow work facilitation tools, woven into an integrative psychotherapeutic theoretical framework harnessing their 40+ combined years of holding clients therapeutically. The training incorporates two years of deep personal therapy, emotional process work, shadow exploration and shadow integration in both one-to-one and group settings, extensive peer-to-peer practice and support, and substantial client practice hours prior to assessment and certification.”  Alasdair Kirk

Healing The Shadow is an organisation devoted to facilitating deep process work and supporting clients in exploring and healing their shadows. Our work is a form of embodied psychotherapy and deep process work rooted in depth psychology and archetypal theory. This work helps people to understand their shadow sides, hold and heal their wounded inner child, explore their fears and limitations, and move beyond the emotional issues of their past to grow into all they can be.

We are a fully established training school offering a two year training leading to qualification as a Healing The Shadow practitioner. This training will equip you with the skills needed to become a confident and competent Healing The Shadow practitioner and to facilitate this deep emotional process work for individuals. Our qualified practitioners facilitate powerful, safe and effective processes while holding the client with humanity and compassion.

The training is highly experiential and focuses not only on teaching powerful and effective techniques, but also on each individual trainee’s personal development, including the exploration and healing of their shadows. With an intake of only six trainees each year, supported by two trainers, the work is intensive and each student receives personalised attention.

Our two year trainings are suitable both for those new to working in the field of personal development and also those currently working as coaches, counsellors or therapists who wish to add these powerful techniques to their existing practice.

On completion of the two year training a third year of training is also available, which gives the additional skills required to facilitate deep emotional process work in a group or workshop setting. We also offer further one year trainings in couples’ work and in supervision.

The Founders, Marianne Hill and Rod Boothroyd, are well known experts in the field of working with the shadow. They both have busy practices working with individual clients and together they run their hugely popular group workshops and healing journeys.

Marianne has many years of experience in training psychotherapists and counsellors to work more deeply with their clients’ shadow sides. Rod Boothroyd is author of Warrior, Magician, Lover, King: A Guide To The Male Archetypes For The 21st Century. This book brings to the world Rod’s vast knowledge of human archetypes gained from many years of facilitating transformational process work for men.

Rod is reaching retirement soon, and will be stepping back from his full teaching role in September 2023. However, he will remain very involved in the training as an elder and mentor, interviewing prospective trainees alongside Marianne and supporting the trainees, trainers and training assistants from the sidelines.

Marianne will continue to lead the training, with support from Rachel Mitchell and Laura Stoddart.