The Golden Shadow Method:

A Path to Awaken Your Full Human Potential

Starting February 2021

Online Courses in The Golden Shadow Method

with Melanie Ryan, LCSW


The Three Pillars:
These courses can be taken in any order

Jung and the Shadow Immersion (3 months)

February 6th, 2021

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This pillar explores Carl Jung, his split from Freud and the development of the personal and collective shadow concepts and the foundations of Jungian and Humanistic psychology. We will do shadow integration techniques that include exercises on recognizing psychological projection, identifying and working with archetypes and practicing active imagination.

Buddha and the Shadow Immersion (3 months)

June 2021

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This pillar explores the Buddhist view of the shadow, how to use meditation practices to access the dark and golden shadow, embrace your basic goodness, make friends with yourself and become a warrior of goodness: a person who embodies fearlessness, gentleness, wisdom and compassion for themselves and others.

Shaman and the Shadow Immersion (3 months)

October 2021

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This pillar explores the Shamans’ view of the shadow where you will learn to embrace our luminous energetic being, your powers of energy medicine and intuition. You will develop the skills to walk between worlds as a conduit of nature’s intelligence and healing. These forces of nature include power animals, spirit guides, nature beings, elements and ancestors that help you to free yourself from cultural norms, family dysfunctions, and past life experiences that can create blocks in your ability to achieve your full human potential.

The Golden Shadow Method is a path of discovering your hidden potential. It shines a light on your untapped passions, talents, unlimited creativity, power and fearlessness. Each one of us has a giant reservoir of possibilities waiting to be discovered. These hidden parts of our self is known as the shadow. The shadow encompasses everything about ourselves that we have disowned and forgotten. It has been widely viewed as the dark side of human nature, but The Golden Shadow Method invites us to explore the positive light side of human nature that has been forgotten as well.

What does it mean to awaken my full human potential?
This method uses a humanistic approach which believes in the inherent goodness of humans and that we are all born with an ambition to grow and learn. You will be a guided in the process of self-actualization - the realization that you are more than who you think you are. The Golden Shadow Method Courses are an online learning community where I share personal stories and take you on your own experiential journey of discovery. You will learn the same methods I used over the last twenty years to help you awaken your full potential.

During my own personal journey, I had to peel away the layers of conditioning and narratives I had internalized from childhood, my family lineage, and the culture I grew up in. As I walk this path, with an open heart and curiosity, it proves to me that I have far more potential than what my limiting thoughts and beliefs tell me. This is true for all of us.

The path is full of twists and turns, dark nights of the soul, and surprising magical awakenings. I pushed myself to go deeper, like an archeologist digging for treasures, with each layer excavating more of my true self, finding my life purpose and new levels of joy, peace and humility. I experienced times of heightened creativity, synchronicity, intuition, fear and fearlessness. My abilities to manifest strengthened in ways I never thought was possible. I became highly intuitive, receiving visions and messages of doing things I had never thought I would do. I founded an award winning holistic health center, one of the largest in the Hudson Valley Region of New York State. I became an international teacher, leading retreats to sacred places worldwide and developing itineraries based solely on my intuition. Today, I continue to walk into the hidden parts of the shadow, knowing that there is never a finish line and the surprises are endless.

My own healing journey helped me prepare to guide people of all walks of life, to share from my own experiences and create a powerful method of healing and transformation. The shadow concept is found cross culturally and in almost every spiritual lineage. It is universally believed that we all have great potential we are not tapping into; within each of us is an ocean of energy and power that is waiting to be discovered. I am looking forward to guiding you on this journey of inner discovery, your golden shadow is waiting for you.

Light Up the World,

Melanie Ryan