Raise your hand if July was brutal. Can you feel mine way up? I can feel yours.... For those of you who follow astrology, you know we went through a major eclipse portal this month, while spinning backward through Mercury Retrograde. The past coming back to haunt us as we released and shed into the eclipse abyss. Nothing can grow if the ground isn't moist, and the tears we shed as we upturned the soil of our lives are now ready to receive new offerings.
My teaching partner, Moriah Simmons and I have spent the past few months working on developing a new workshop - Healing the Shadow. This one is very dear to our hearts, as with every workshop we offer, it comes from our personal struggles and healing practices. Healing The Shadow is exactly what The Moon Void Tarot was created around.
illustration by Stefanie Caponi
Healing The Shadow
with Stefanie Caponi & Moriah Simmons
August 18th at Black Iris Tattoo in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Are you ready to face your shadow directly and reclaim the magic it holds?
Brooklyn witches Stefanie Caponi and Moriah Simmons have put together a powerful workshop to bring loving attention to our shadow. Based on our own self-healing and also holding space for clients, we’ve developed a process for shadow work that we’re excited to share with you. This workshop includes guided meditation, journaling, mantra work, and Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping) to heal the shadow.
The shadow is a holding space for so much of your innate strength and wisdom. There is nothing wrong with you, your shadow is natural. Your shadow is not something to be removed or “fixed.” Healing is about integration, recognizing that you are whole. When we speak of the shadow, we mean the parts we don’t want to look at - both our trauma and our coping strategies. Every “negative” pattern we have is a survival mechanism. We can honor those survival instincts, and find new ways to take care of ourselves.
In our Healing The Shadow workshop, we will work as a team to create a safe space to teach people what shadow work is, and offer them accessible and powerful tools to access and heal the shadow. Through guided journaling and meditation, we will gently examine trauma and what it is we demonize in our lives, followed by recognizing patterns of self sabotage without judgement. We will then share EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique, or Tapping) with the group, as a modality to calm the nervous system and help create new neural pathways.
Tapping is a powerful energy healing ritual - performed in a group setting, we are quite literally tapping into our personal power and bringing collective healing. With our Tapping practice in this workshop, we will work in two phases. The first phase is to locate and soften old automatic patterns. In the second phase, we will be programming in new, healthy patterns. And to close, we will each create personalized mantras for ourselves to reclaim the energy and wisdom of our shadows. Through the power of group witnessing, we will work with our shadow, bringing to light what is ready to be healed. Each participant will go home with an instructional handout explaining Tapping/EFT and how to continue the practice at home.
Space is limited. Sign up for Healing the Shadow here