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Meditations for Transmuting Trauma Triggers


How to Practice Trigger Work & Cleanse the Psyche

A One Day Workshop with Melanie Ryan, LCSW



This workshop offers a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of Transmuting Trauma Triggers.


Transmuting Triggers is a powerful and alchemical practice of healing and integrating the disconnected parts of us that have been lost as a result of trauma. The origin of the word healing in Old English is “Haelin” which means return to wholeness. Melanie Ryan teaches how to use triggers as a map for healing and transformation. You will learn how triggers are messengers of the unconscious. They are a sign of deep wounds held in the psyche with a very profound story to tell. Triggers ask us to learn the skills of deep listening that are found in meditation practice. In this workshop, you will learn new perspectives and a variety of meditation practices and exercises for working with the unconscious and discovering its hidden potential. This workshop is both educational and highly experiential. 

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

Practice the 3 Steps of the Transmuting Triggers Practice

Demonstrate an understanding of The Shadow and how trauma impacts the psyche/soul. 

Demonstrate an understanding of psychological shadow projection.

Demonstrate an understanding of individuation and becoming whole.

Practice Mind and Body Meditations

Practice working with difficult emotions  

Learn the steps to Shadow Portal Meditation 

Show an understanding of Spirit of the Wounded Self 

Practice Active Imagination Exercises

Complete a Shadow Integration

Complete a Transmutation Meditation of Negative Thoughts & Beliefs  

Recommended Books

The Golden Shadow Method

Transmuting Triggers Workbook

What psychotherapists are saying about Melanie Ryan’s Transmuting Triggers Practice

Melanie Ryan’s work has truly transformed my life. Her expertise and guidance facilitated my growth and evolution, gave me a roadmap to offer myself compassion, and cultivated me to be a more present and attuned therapist to my clients. Melanie’s vast knowledge on the dark shadow and golden shadow is inspiring and incredibly informative and relatable. I have referred many others to her because of how helpful and valuable her guidance has directly been for me. I feel extremely fortunate to have connected with her. My life will never be the same. I’m feeling more empowered, hopeful and fulfilled which is a direct result of my work with Melanie. She’s truly a blessing and a conduit for personal growth and development. 

Michelle Maidenberg, Ph.D., MPH, LCSW-R, CGP 

Award Winning Author of “Ace Your Life”: Unleash Your Best Self & Live the Life You Want ​

When a person experiences trauma, it is “soul crushing”. They often disconnect from their body and the accompanying feelings get frozen inside. Melanie is a Master at facilitating integration of these missing parts of the wounded soul that are split off during trauma so one can feel whole and vibrant. Her trigger work and Golden Shadow work are gentle and healing of disintegrated trauma in an unequaled way. As her student and as a psychotherapist myself, I can attest to the fact that her work is transformative and gentle and reaches the inner world in a way that other kinds of talk therapy and trauma therapy cannot. I highly recommend that all therapists learn from her work. Your patients will heal more quickly and less painfully than imaginable. This work is moving, healing, meaningful and enlightening to everyone who experiences it. 

Sheri Perlman, OT, LCSW

Neuro-psychoanalytical Informed Trauma Therapist

I regard the Soul and the Self as one, as the wise "core" or "source" within. I was in my own process of integrating Soul/Self into my psychotherapy practice for some years when I found my way to Melanie's writing and course offerings. Her approach has served to deepen my own personal and professional developmental. The Golden Shadow Methods are simple, actionable, gentle and yet potent, particularly for individuals struggling with a sense of meaning, purpose and disconnection. These practices are intuitive and offer a sensitive, imaginative, and respectful way to connect with many aspects of the Soul/Self. Melanie is a skillful guide and teacher who is passionate about helping others on their healing paths. Her courses offer a safe container to practice unlocking the “doors” to the psyche for inquiry, contemplation and for learning what is necessary for continued growth, integration, and self-realization. The Golden Shadow concept offers insights and approaches that are transformative and hope inspiring. It inspires courage and the will to explore the landscapes of our “shadow” parts, sifting through and finding the gifts that live there...the golden nuggets...the Golden Shadow. Melanie’s work is invaluable in teaching therapists to do their own inner work as well as to guide others to their essence.

Andie Iatrou, LCSW-R,

Trauma-Certified Psychotherapist, C-PTSD specialist, IFS-informed

I have been studying with Melanie for several years and her work transforms lives. After years of traditional talk therapy, I was seeking something deeper. Melanie’s transmuting triggers practice did that for me, taking me into the depths of my soul. I have gone through a death and rebirth, and Melanie has been there the entire time, providing a supportive, nurturing container as I embraced the powers of my inner healer. Using the golden shadow method and transmuting triggers practices of meditation, active imagination, and shamanic journeying, I have been able to become my true self. The wounds I used to carry and the triggers I experienced regularly, are now gone. I am more present, happier and healthier. I now share these teachings in my own private practice and see the transformation happening for others. This method brings profound healing and compassion to our world. Everyone needs to learn it! 

Mary-Kallergis LMSW

Psychotherapist & Educator



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