“This two year training has been one of the most transformational and deeply healing journeys I’ve ever experienced. Marianne and Rod are exceptionally skilled at teaching, guiding, supporting and challenging each person at the exact right moment. And with their wisdom, warmth and sharp perception I saw and experienced them consistently meeting myself and each trainee’s deepest vulnerabilities, powers and strengths with such grace. The space they create is profoundly real with deep care, they really walk their talk when they say every part of each trainee is fully welcome, the safety of this speaks volumes as when there’s safety, very deep healing can occur. I now feel equipped with the external and internal tools I need to work with individuals in their deep healing, supported by a strong and safe structure Marianne and Rod have passed on to us. I feel a different person than I was when I began the training. And my external world has shifted hugely in ways that move me to tears of eternal gratitude. I now welcome life rather than try to hide from it and I feel I know myself in ways I couldn’t even have imagined. This I know is a result of the work, care and love they have put into this training. For all of this, thank you from my heart.”
“This course has filled and enriched my ‘spare’ (and sometimes not spare) time for 2 years. It has been profoundly rewarding and was taught with a high level of detail and care…
Personally, as part of my lifelong journey, I have a well developed need for ‘safety.’ I need to believe that my teachers are working with consistent integrity and transparency . This course has fully met my expectations and requirement in this respect, and in all others too. I am deeply satisfied to have been so thoroughly and skilfully taught. In addition, my queries and questions throughout have been met with respect and clarity, and I’ve always received answers that calm the anxious sleuth within. My life journey has involved trauma and fear and negative self beliefs – this course has offered me the opportunity to move these beliefs along and into places where their power has waned and they can rest easy in the knowledge that I’ll be just fine without them.
The depth of the personal work on this course was profound. Had I not fully intended to qualify as a Healing The Shadow practitioner, I’d have done this course just for the personal development and work/life skills that it offers. I have experienced deep shifts and developments in myself and I have seen my fellow trainees, also, transform over the 2 yrs … I am now considerably more at ease with aspects of myself that I will call upon as I grow my own practise.
In terms of theory and content this course has been full, thorough and rich. We’ve been given considerable printed resources, alongside thorough and substantial hours of practical skill learning and practise. It all seemed somewhat overwhelming when I first started – wobbly and nervous – and yet now I have the skill and knowledge to work deeply and effectively – and all with the indispensable support and considerable skills of my course colleagues. I have been able to understand deeply the theories of Healing The Shadow – and it has been a great inspiration to complete the training.
Marianne and Rod have been unequivocally generous with their time and their own considerable skills as practitioners of this work.. I believe that they’ve positively engaged with, and supported, all of us all to set up our practises, and it is clear that they genuinely want to see us embed our skills and succeed as Healing The Shadow facilitators. We’ve been given excellent formalised peer supervision tools, and the ongoing requirements for CPD and Supervision have been well facilitated and supported. I find myself now part of a small, grounded and growing community of practitioners, and I know that I can practise effectively with the professional and warm support of these two fabulous, very intelligent, experienced teachers/practitioners at my back. Thank you.”
“Wow that was a journey. Or rather a crucial part of a lifelong journey. The crux of the climb from the shadows towards the sunny peaks of balance and healing. After encountering my shadow through the Mankind Project and through archetype workshops with Rod, and experiencing first-hand how powerfully healing the processes are, when the opportunity came to join this training I felt a pull to do it. Primarily as furthering my own emotional healing and growth, but also to give me a new purpose after retirement from a life-long career in industry.
The course Marianne and Rod have created is practical, (from day one we were working with each other), but also backed up with a good level of theory and reading. It is brilliantly crafted and delivered.
I give it a 5-star rating.”