The Golden Shadow Method

A Path to Awakening

Your Full Human Potential

Online Courses 

with Melanie Ryan, LCSW



As a holistic psychotherapist, Buddhist, and ancient wisdom teacher for over 25 years, Melanie Ryan offers a unique and powerful approach to shadow work that weaves modern psychology and ancient wisdom. Her method is an integration of humanistic psychology, Jungian techniques, Buddhist philosophy and meditation, and indigenous wisdom from shamans.


Melanie Ryan shines a light on our Golden Shadow - the positive aspects of human nature: our unlimited creativity, powerful intuition, inherent goodness and undying fearlessness. She whole-heartedly believes in the strength of the human spirit and shows us that we can reclaim what has been lost, forgotten, and buried within our shadow self. Melanie teaches thousands of people worldwide how to transform their lives, heal old wounds, remove limiting thoughts and beliefs, and to awaken our true hidden potential. 


The Golden Shadow Method is designed using 3 PILLARS:


Jung & the Shadow 

Buddha & the Shadow 

Shaman & the Shadow


Do all 3 pillars for a profound life transformation!





This is a self-actualizing, life empowerment method where Melanie provides a safe and loving way for us to travel into our own shadow. She makes it so natural for us all to have hidden parts - both positive and negative. It is full of exercises and techniques that quickly helped me gain more insight and wisdom. I feel energized and inspired with clarity and vision for what I’d like to manifest. Thank you Melanie!!!!

- Catherine, Executive


I would highly recommend this if you are feeling stuck in your life, repeating the same relationship with different people, have a need for purpose and understanding, and want to realize who and what you really are."  


- Edward, Electrician & Healer


Melanie’s Golden Shadow Method dives into discovering your Dark and Golden shadow. It has brought out the light in me, helping me discover my creativity and who I am meant to be in this world. Thank you!


- Mary-Kay, Social Worker & Healer


Melanie’s Golden Shadow Method offers a deep dive into the treasures we have hidden away in our Shadow...those positive and negative qualities which we deem too powerful or too dark to reveal to the world- and even to ourselves! Her 3-pillared Method showed me how to access these places and how to explore them safely. Melanie has created a way in and a way out - and I am still going in... and exiting with treasures I had locked away in my unconscious so I wouldn't feel uncomfortable or vulnerable. This Method showed me how to navigate that discomfort with hope and a warrior's spirit! I am deeply grateful to Melanie Ryan for sharing this Method. 


- Colleen, Retired English Teacher, Shamanic Healer, and Death Doula

Melanie Ryan has developed an amazing shadow work method. It is about how to reach your full potential in life, heal your deepest fears, and discover a deeper level of happiness and joy that is available to us all. She helped me get unstuck, leading me on a magical journey through the world of meditation, shamanism and discovering my own inner wisdom. I highly recommend this method to everyone, she changed my life in the most amazing ways and she can change yours too!!!


- Saylor, Mother of two, Tennis Captain, soon-to-be Author