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!


Buddha and the Shadow

Online Immersion

June 5th to August 21st

  • Learn the Buddhist View of the Shadow

  • Learn the Foundations of Buddhist Meditation 

  • Establish a Regular Home Meditation Practice

  • Build Mental Strength, Stability and Clarity

  • Meditate to Meet Your Shadow & Make Friends with It

  • Recover Your lost Hidden Parts & Truths

  • Transmute old wounds & habitual patterns

  • Develop Gentleness & Kindness, Wisdom & Compassion


Shaman and the Shadow 

Online Immersion

October 2nd to December 18th

  • Learn the Shaman’s View of the Shadow

  • Practice the Ancient Shamanic Journey

  • Retrieve Your Spiritual Guides and Learn How to Work with them to Awaken Your Shadow

  • Use Ancient Ceremonies & Rituals to Transmute Energy

  • Become a Conduit of Nature’s Spiritual Energy


Jung and the Shadow

90 Day Online Immersion

February 5th, 2022 Saturday 10am-1pmEST

  • Learn Carl Jung’s Shadow Concept

  • The Duality of the Dark & Golden Shadow 

  • Going into the Personal and Collective Unconscious World

  • Transmute Triggers

  • Use Active Imagination

  • Heal and Reclaim lost Power

  • Awaken Your Hidden 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